Please find enclosed the guidelines about the way your Final Exams will take place.
If you have any questions regarding examinations, please refer to your delegates who can centralize them and send them to :
For all students:
- All Final Examinations of this semester will be “distance” exams
- All Final Examinations of this semester will be asynchronous, meaning that you will have 24 hours to take the exam. It does not mean that you need 24 hours to take the exam but that you are flexible in the time at which you take it.
A lot of international students have been returning to their home countries and this solution takes into account time differences across countries. It will also facilitate the process for those who have poor internet connection.
- Therefore, we have adapted the modalities of the final exam in order to ensure fairness and avoid cheating.
We consider that a distance exam is similar to an open-book exam and that communication between students may be possible. However, communication between students is NOT encouraged as we remind you that the objective of grading is to discriminate the excellent students from the less excellent ones. Moreover, as detailed below, plagiarism software will ensure that each student is providing an individual piece of work. If there is evidence of group work for an individual final exam, penalties will apply.
- Each course coordinator is going to communicate precisely about the modalities of your final exam on Moodle.
Please note that some modules have no Final Exams (as written in the syllabus) and therefore, these instructions do not apply.
- Moodle will be the platform to download the examination, and to submit your exam copy.
Please note that some disciplines might require you to scan your copy (accounting or finance, due to math formulas). You can either use a scanner, scanning application on your mobile, or take a picture of your copy (the least recommended option).
At the beginning of the examination slot (as detailed on your RISE schedule), please connect to your Moodle course page in order to download the exam.
Make sure you don’t wait until the last 5 minutes to upload your exam as it could take some time to upload, depending on your Internet connection. As you will have 24 hours to take it, do not procrastinate!
- The Moodle platform will automatically upload your work on Turnitin, which is a plagiarism software.
Please consult your student handbook to investigate what plagiarism is. Penalties will apply in case of plagiarism.
- You will not be able to upload your exam after the time has elapsed on Moodle. Each professor has been informed not to take into account any additional work sent via another platform than Moodle.
- Due to these changes, your exam schedule is currently being updated. The modifications will be made on RISE and will appear on your agenda.
- A technical assistance will be organized during your exam period.
- Please respect all instructions carefully. If you have not received strict instructions, please adapt your answer to the length of the exam.
- Students will only be able to submit their paper(s) ONCE.
- Take into consideration that uploading the final exam a few minutes before the 24 hour time slot closure will expose you to technical issues and consequently difficulties to upload your paper within the expected time frame. We therefore strongly encourage you to upload your exam as soon as possible.
- Please check your exam schedule on your webrise and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if one module does’nt appear.
- If you have a pre-reading for your exam, you will find it on moodle.
- Your final exam on Moodle - more explanation: https://youtu.be/OIc9osRaJd4
Duration and availabilty of the examination
Your exams will be completed online. As not all students are in France, you have 24 hours to complete your test and to submit your file on the Moodle course page. The countdown will begin the minute your final exam topic appears on Moodle.
The final exam will be accessible at the time of the exam shown on your RISE calendar.
For example :
If you have an exam on April 21 at 2 p.m.: the subject will be appear on Moodle from that moment, and for a duration of 24 hours.
Its theoretical duration (the time it would take a student to complete it) is three hours, but you will have until 2:00 p.m. the following day to submit your file.
We understand that these new modalities require some adaptation at your level in an uncertain context, but please also consider that the examination office, IT office, Teaching & Learning Office and all the professors involved are all working proactively to ensure academic fairness and rigor. Our objective is to secure the academic calendar and make sure the Covid-19 won’t have an impact on the following semesters. We hope to come back to a normal situation as soon as possible.
We wish you all the best for the preparation of your exams and again, stay home! Take care.
The Exam team
"I need adapted exams for medical reasons during exams (tiers-temps), I was entitled to this provision during those of the first semester, if I do not have access to this during exams, I would be greatly disadvantaged compares to my comrades, they are essential in my case. Have you made arrangements for the second semester exams? "
You will receive your exams on Moodle on the dates and times indicated in your RISE calendar.
Due to the change in evaluation mode, you will have 24 hours upon receipt of your subject to carry out your examination: on an examination with a theoretical duration of 3 hours for example, you can completely take an hour of additional time to realize it.
You will just have to make sure to deposit your virtual copy on Moodle within this time limit of 24 hours maximum.
Therefore, you do not have to request adaptation for the second semester exams.