Distance exam

In summer semester of 2020/21, the exam will have a distance form. It will be organized as follows.

Conditions for distance exam

General FEE conditions for distance exams (in Czech).

By enrolling to the distance exam date in KOS, you confirm that you have

  • a computer with software needed for the exam (web browser),
  • webcamera,
  • microphone,
  • speakers/headset,
  • data connection with sufficient capacity, speed, and quality for video conference,
  • telephone connection (for the case when the internet connection drops).

The exam will consist mainly of an online alternative of written test. Online oral part will follow only in unclear cases. By enrolling to the distance exam date in KOS, you also agree with the following process:

  • The exam will be “open book”. You can consult literature, or lecture notes, or internet. But you should be aware that looking things up is surely more time consuming than just knowing them.
  • Any communication of any form with other persons (with the exception of the teacher) is prohibited.
  • The exam will be done using the online testing facility in BRUTE.
  • The exam will take place in specified date and time, and will have a limited duration.
  • During the exam, you will be connected to a BBB room. This will be used to
    • discuss issues before and during the test, for questions and answers, and to
    • ensure a basic level of fairness. During the test, the camera shall point to you (or the place you elaborate your solution with pen and pencil).
  • The exam will NOT be recorded. The teacher decides what to do in controversial situations.
  • If a loss of connectivity occurs during the exam, the student will call the teacher (tel. number will be announced at the beginning of the exam). The teacher will decide if a continuation of the exam is possible; a repetition of the exam at different time is an option.
  • When the online test is finished and evaluated, the teacher puts the grade into KOS, and informs the students by email. If the student does not agree with the grade, she must contact the teacher within 24 hours and express her disagreement. The teacher suggests further options.

Exam test contents

  • The online test will last for 2 hours and will consist of around 10 tasks based on the course contents.
  • Each student can choose from Czech or English version of the test. Only one will be evaluated. (You cannot choose certain questions from Czech variant, and other questions from English variant).
  • The number of tasks is intentionally quite high to keep you busy for the whole 2 hours.
  • The test will mostly contain questions for which you cannot just look up the solution in lecture slides or on the internet; they will be formulated such that you must show that you are able to apply what you have learned. Mostly, they will be computational questions where you should perform one (or a few) iterations of certain algorithm, etc.
  • Althought the textual description of a task will be the same across several tests, each student shall have her own set of parameters, i.e. the results shall be different for each student.

Provisional exam plan

The exam shall start at 10am.

  1. 9:45 Log in to BRUTE for the initial check of student identities, cameras, microphones, and organization guidelines.
  2. 10:00 The test is started. Students elaborate the questions on blank sheets of paper and input the main answers into the online test.
  3. 12:00 The test is closed. No more answers are accepted. If anybody finishes sooner, he/she is required to stay in front of the camera.
  4. 12:00-12:30 Students make a PDF document (preferably) containing photos of their paper sheets with the elaboration of the individual questions. It is not allowed to continue elaborating the test. This document must be submitted to BRUTE and will be taken into account during evaluation. The main results submitted in the online test and the results and their derivations on paper sheets must agree. Please, sign each sheet, put a page number there, and mark clearly individual tasks.
  5. 12:30 BRUTE stops accepting the PDF documents.

Creating the PDF with photos of paper sheets

I suggest to create the PDF using your mobile phone. There are probably many applications allowing you to create a PDF with your photos. I have a good experience with the Microsoft Office Lens application. (It seems that Adobe Scan is a similar app, but I have no experience with it.) They allow you to automatically crop and resize/rescale the taken pictures, and to compose them into one larger document.

courses/ui/distance_exam.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/18 11:50 by xposik