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Instructions for Students

Instructions for Students

 

To get a DASS Link account, you must apply for accommodations and/or services from DASS. If you've never applied for accommodations at SMU before, head over to our Accommodations page, where you can see a detailed overview of the accommodation process here at SMU, including step-by-step instructions for completing the Accommodation Request Form and uploading your supporting documentation, as well as guidelines for supporting documentation. When you've read these and you're ready to apply, go to the Accommodation Request Form. Once you complete it, you'll get a welcome email containing instructions on how to log in to DASS Link.

 

If you're already receiving accommodations and/or services through DASS, then you can log in to DASS Link right now!

 

Logging in

Go to the DASS Link log-in page. The header says Symplicity. Enter your SMU student ID and password, just like when you log in to my.SMU.

 

Your Home Page

Once you’re logged in, you’ll see your DASS Link Home Page. Navigation tabs run along the left side of the page: Home, Accommodation, Appointment, Documents, Resources, Surveys, Test Proctoring, Calendar, andProfile & Texting.

You will also notice three sections: News Feed, where announcements and notifications will appear intermittently throughout the semester; Shortcuts, which contains links to frequently visited pages in DASS Link; and Helpful Websites, which contains links to frequently visited pages on the DASS website.

 

Navigating DASS Link: The Menu

Accommodation

The Accommodation dropdown menu leads to a number of useful DASS Link pages.

Accessibility Request allows you to view your initial request for accommodations and a list of your currently authorized accommodations. 

Supplemental is where you can request new accommodations and services in addition to the ones you already have. This is also where you'll make a request to renew an accommodation that requires an update or has expired. (INSTRUCTIONS)

Semester Request is where you'll need to go before each new semester to renew your accommodations and request updated accommodation letters for your new instructors. You can use the Semester Request 2 weeks before classes start. (INSTRUCTIONS)

Accommodation Letters contains a list of all of your accommodation letters, as well as system messages and alerts sent to you from DASS Link. You can also sign your Accommodation Letters here. (INSTRUCTIONS)

Equipment is not used by DASS. DASS does not loan assistive devices or equipment at this time.

Documents lets you see all of the supporting documents you have uploaded to DASS Link, as well as those uploaded on your behalf by DASS staff members. This is also where you'll upload new documents, if needed. (INSTRUCTIONS)

 

Appointment

The Appointment tab is where you can request an appointment with the Director, your Coordinator, or the Learning Specialist here at DASS. (INSTRUCTIONS)

 

Documents

Here, you can view "Student Documents" that you may have uploaded, but not "Accessibility Documents." To view and upload documents to DASS Link, please select Documents in the Accommodation dropdown menu instead of this tab.

 

Resources

The Resource Library contains useful forms, like the flexible attendance agreements and course substitution paperwork.

 

Surveys

DASS asks students and faculty to complete a survey every now and then. Please select Survey on the left side menu of your home page and complete any active survey by clicking on “Respond”.

 

Test Proctoring

Use DASS Link to make reservations to take your exams in the A-LEC proctored by DASS. (INSTRUCTIONS)

 

Calendar

You can see your class schedule as well as any DASS appointments, including testing reservations, here.

 

Profile and Texting

You can view your DASS Link profile here. You can also opt in or out of the DASS text messaging service.