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Academic Resources (Canvas)

This guide gives an overview of resources available through the Library and Teaching & Learning Center.

Academic Assistance

Learning Resources offers a full-time Learning Specialist who will provide one-on-one assistance tailored to meet a student’s specific needs. We also offer interventions for time management & organizational skills, test-taking, studying, etc. We will gladly connect via phone, email, Zoom, Skype, or another source that works for you.

Email the office of Learning Resources to connect today.

Assistive Technology

Closed Caption TV (CCTV)

A CCTV is a video magnifier which assists individuals with visual impairments to enlarge the contents of printed materials. The image is captured by a video camera allowing the user to adjust magnification level, focus, brightness, contrast, and coloration.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon is a software program designed to allow a fast, easy and accurate way to turn speech into text. Users can dictate into virtually any windows-based application.


JAWS is a screen reading software program that uses an integrated voice synthesizer and your computer’s sound card to output the content of your computer screen to speakers.

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil is a text to speech program that can also serve as a reader/scribe.  Kurzweil provides both audible and visual accessibility to word documents and web pages. The company is recognized as the leading developer of reading technology for people with learning difficulties and those who are blind or visually impaired. 


The Smartpen is a computerized ball point pen which serves as a platform for writing and recording lecture notes in class. Access to Learning Ally and Text in Alternative Formats

UNCSA students with a documented print disability may receive free access to Learning Ally or access to text/books in an alternative format.

Email the office of Learning Resources with any questions or requests.

Peer Tutoring

The office of Learning Resources offers free peer tutoring in a variety of courses for all enrolled UNCSA students. Tutoring is available for the following courses; however, if a tutor is needed for a course not listed, a staff member with the office of Learning Resources will provide support until a tutor has been secured:

  • Anatomy of Human Movement
  • French I & II
  • German I & II
  • History of Musical Styles
  • Italian I & II
  • P2P Philosophy of Science
  • Personal Health and Nutrition
  • Theatre History

Email the office of Learning Resources at to connect.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who are interested in registering for Accessibility Resources or have questions on how to access eligible accommodations should reach out to the office of Learning Resources at to connect.

Temporary Impairments

A temporary impairment or injury can be very disruptive and, in some cases, adversely affect a student's ability to fully participate in their academic classes or specific art area. Although a temporary impairment/injury does not qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, staff in the office of Learning Resources will make every effort to provide assistance and appropriate accommodations as needed.

See: More information on resources for temporary impairments or injuries

University Testing Services

Testing Services for Students

Administration of exams for students:

  • Requiring make-up exams.
  • Requiring special accommodation.
  • With proctoring needs who are enrolled in an online course (on- or off-campus).
  • With proctoring needs who are enrolled in a course for another college/university.
  • With proctoring needs who are enrolled in a UNC online or UNC system course.

Testing Services for Faculty and Staff

A fee based service is available for faculty and staff with proctoring needs who are enrolled in a UNCSA course, off-campus course, or an online or distance education course.

Workshops for Academic Success

Check back in the fall for more information.