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Examination Timetables & Information

Information on Autumn 2020  Examinations:

 

IF YOU HAVE FAILED OR DEFERRED AN EXAM FROM THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020 YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED FOR YOUR EXAMINATIONS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE A FORM.

 

Repeat to improve your semester two mark

There is a special COVID 19 related provision to re-sit a Semester two module which you have passed but which you wish to repeat for a higher mark.

To enrol please click on the link provided below.  You must enrol by 12 midnight on Friday,  3rd July.   Enrolments after this date cannot be accepted.

 

 

Apply Online >> 

 

 

 

 

 

Repeat a module from a year previous to 2019-2020

If you wish to enrol to sit an Autumn examination in 2019-2020 for

(a) a module relating to a previous academic year  or

(b) a module which you registered for this year, but did not sit the exam

then please click on the link provided below.     You must enrol by Friday, 3rd July. Enrolments after this date cannot be accepted.

 

 

Apply Online >> 

 

 

 

 

Outline of modes of reassessment in August 2020

  1. In many cases modules will be re-assessed by Coursework issued by your Department to be completed  by a set date

  2. A number of modules will be assessed online through CANVAS,  in accordance with the Institute’s Autumn examination schedule, and with procedures in place to ensure academic honesty and integrity.

  3. In a small number of cases, repeating a module is only possible by re-attendance in the coming academic year, 2020-2021

It is important that you make yourself aware of the assessment arrangements for modules you are taking in Autumn 2020 as follows:

 

  • The Autumn timetable will be available by Tuesday 28th July

  • Examinations will take place from Monday 10th August to Friday 28th August inclusive

  • Your department will issue details to you regarding coursework submission    

  • Information may also be posted on your CANVAS student account.

  • Please email examsmgt@cit.ie if you have a query.

August 2020 examination dates:

  • Monday 10th August  to Friday 28th August inclusive

Information for Students 

 

Introduction

Enormous credit is due to all CIT students for engaging with the remote arrangements for teaching, learning and assessment since the Institute closed on Thursday 12th March. We are very much aware of the impact of both the Covid-19 crisis and the unexpected change to your mode of study in Semester 2.

Unfortunately, there is no certainty at this time that that any on-campus assessment activity can resume before September 2020. It is for this reason that the Institute has decided that the Autumn 2020 repeat examinations/assessments, for both Semester 1 modules and Semester 2 modules, will be in online/remote format.

There may be some exceptions to this, but the number of such exceptions will be small. It will depend on the learning outcomes of specific modules and/or the requirements of professional/regulatory bodies in respect of specific programmes.

While the Autumn 2020 examination session normally runs for 2 weeks in August, it has been decided to add another week to it this year, due to the changed circumstances. Accordingly, the Autumn 2020 examination period will run from Monday 10th August 2020 to Friday 28th August 2020 inclusive.

 

Below you will find some information on what to expect if you are repeating in Autumn 2020. A number of assessment approaches will be used, for example, online open-book exams and coursework assignments. For Autumn 2020, most examinations and many assessments will be run through Canvas. Again, there may be some exceptions to this, depending on the module and the programme. The outline arrangements will be confirmed to you in early July, and the examination timetable will be sent to you at the end of July. Please continue to check Canvas and this webpage for updates.

 

 

Changes for Autumn 2020 Repeats

In order to explain the new reassessment formats for many modules, we will first look at the usual procedures for Autumn repeats. If you are in 2nd/3rd/4th year, you may already be familiar with these.

CIT has published all module descriptors on http://modules.cit.ie These descriptors have been approved by Academic Council. When you look at the approved module descriptor on http://modules.cit.ie you will see a box labelled Reassessment Requirement. The term ‘Reassessment Requirement’ covers any exams/assessments which a student has to do for an Autumn repeat.

In normal circumstances, there are three possible reassessment requirements. A given module has exactly ONE of these reassessment requirements. We will now explain each of these.

 

1.       Repeat the Module:

Here is what you will see on the module descriptor for a ‘Repeat the Module’ module.

Usual procedure Autumn 2020- No Change

 

The assessment of this type of module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Unfortunately, this means that there is no Autumn repeat opportunity for this module.

if you need to repeat the module, you must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

There is no change to the reassessment requirement for this type of module for Autumn 2020.

If you need to repeat this type of module, you will have to register to repeat and attend the module in the next academic year. Please contact your department for further information.

 

 

2.       Coursework Only:

Here is what you will see on the module descriptor for a ‘Coursework Only’ module:

Usual Procedure Autumn 2020- No Change

There is no repeat written examination for this type of module. If you are repeating it in the Autumn, you will be reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. Thus, for example, you might have to resubmit a project report, essay, or artwork; or you might have to redo some labs.

There is no change to the reassessment requirement for this type of module for Autumn 2020.

Your department will advise you of the coursework that has to be resubmitted.

It is likely that an online/remote approach will be used in many cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.       Repeat Examination:

Here is what you will see on the module descriptor for a ‘Repeat Examination’ module:

Uusal Procedure Autumn 2020 - CHANGE

The repeat exam is normally an exam of two hours duration. You are likely to have experience of this type of exam. It is held on-campus in an examination hall. It is a ‘closed-book’ exam, which means that you are not permitted to use material such as your notes or books during the exam.

For this type of module, it sometimes happens that the department requires a student to also do some coursework for the Autumn repeats. The department makes the arrangements for that coursework element.

Because the Autumn exams/assessments are going online for Autumn 2020, the on-campus repeat exams are being replaced by alternative assessment formats. Your department has been asked to decide the most appropriate alternative. Depending on the module, you can expect one of the following:

1.       The repeat exam will be      replaced with a coursework assignment.

2.       The repeat exam will be replaced with a Long Open-Book Exam (LOBE).

3.       The repeat exam will be replaced with a Short Open-Book Exam (SOBE).

 

The three options explained in more detail

 

     
1

The repeat exam is being replaced with a coursework assignment.

Your lecturer will determine a coursework assignment for the module. The brief (instructions) for that assignment will be communicated to you by Friday 17th July 2020. The deadline for you to submit your completed assignment will be Friday 21st August 2020.

2

The repeat exam is being replaced with a Long Open-Book Exam (LOBE).

The Long Open-Book Exam will be run in Canvas. As it is an open-book exam, you will be permitted to use your notes and books while you are doing the exam. 

 

The Long Open-Book Exam will be made available to you on Canvas for a given 24-hour period during the Autumn Examination Session. Although it will be available to you for 24 hours, it will normally only require about 6 hours of student effort to complete. Thus you will have time to take breaks during the exam.

 

Depending on the particular module, you will be asked to either type or write your answers. If you write your answers, you can use the Canvas app to upload them.

 

Please note that, in certain cases, your department may also ask you to submit some coursework.

 

3

The repeat exam is being replaced with a Short Open-Book Exam (SOBE).

The Short Open-Book Exam will be run in Canvas. As it is an open-book exam, you will be permitted to use your notes and books while you are doing the exam. 

 

The Short Open-Book Exam is of 2 hours’ duration, with 30 additional minutes given to all candidates for downloading the paper, and for preparing and uploading their digital examination script file(s).

 

Depending on the particular module, you will be asked to either type or write your answers. If you write your answers, you can use the Canvas app to upload them.

 

Please note that, in certain cases, your department may also ask you to submit some coursework.

 

 

Canvas

If you are repeating a module in Autumn 2020, then you will see a special Canvas CRN for that module in addition to the CRN which you have for Semester 1 or Semester 2. You will have access to both CRNs before and during the Autumn examination session.

We are also working on some training material to help you to become more familiar with online assessments and online exams. Further information will follow and will be made available to you as soon as possible.

 

Timetable for online examinations

The Autumn 2020 Examination Timetable will be published in late July 2020.

 
Students registered with the Disability Support Service

Additional time will be given, as appropriate, for Long Open-Book Exams and Short Open-Book Exams. Please contact dss@cit.ie if you have queries.

 
What happens if I have a query or an issue during an online exam?

As the Autumn 2020 online examinations will be in open-book mode, no invigilation/proctoring will be required as would be the case for closed-book examinations. However, the Examinations Office team will be available (exams@cit.ie) during daytime hours and you can contact them at exams@cit.ie if you have any queries or issues during an exam.

 
Academic Honesty and Integrity

Academic honesty must be fostered and protected in order to protect the integrity of the academic qualifications awarded by CIT. It is the expressed policy of CIT that there is no acceptable level of plagiarism, collusion or other infringements and that appropriate action should be taken in relation to each and every instance detected.

We ask that you do your utmost to ensure the integrity of your own work. It is your responsibility to ensure that you abide by the relevant policies and procedures which are listed here and are also posted on the Institute’s website.

Also, please note that you will be required to submit a declaration of academic integrity for each online examination and assessment in Autumn 2020.

Policy Governing Academic Honesty, Plagiarism and Infringements Relating to Examinations and Assessments

Supplement to the Policy Governing Academic Honesty, Plagiarism and Infringements Relating to Examinations and Assessment

Procedure for Formal Inquiry by Assessment Infringements Board

Supplement to the Procedure for Formal Inquiry by Assessment Infringements Board

 

Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that academic honesty and integrity are observed and upheld at all times across CIT so that everyone will continue to have confidence in the qualification which you aspire to achieve.

 

Repeat to improve, repeat without additional academic penalty

We are very much aware of the impact which the COVID-19 crisis and/or the changed format of teaching, learning and assessment may have had on your performance in Semester 2 modules. Therefore, the following two exceptional measures have been approved for Semester 2 repeats, and for Autumn 2020 only.

 

1. Repeat to improve (Semester 2 modules only).

 

The ‘Repeat to Improve’ option is an exceptional measure under which any 2019/2020 student has the opportunity to repeat a passed Semester 2 module on a ‘no detriment’ basis in Autumn 2020.

 

Thus, for example, if you passed all of modules in 2019/2020 at your first attempt but are disappointed with your Summer 2020 mark in a particular Semester 2 module (even though you have passed that Semester 2 module), you can register to repeat it in Autumn 2020. This will be on a ‘no detriment’ basis. ‘No detriment’ means that if your Autumn 2020 mark turns out to be lower than your Summer 2020 mark, your Summer 2020 mark will remain as your final mark for the module.

 

Note: If you have a mixture of failed and passed modules, you are advised to prioritise the failed modules. You should think very carefully about taking on the additional workload involved in repeating a module which you have already passed.   

 

It is the student’s responsibility to register to repeat for improvement. You will have to register online by Friday 3rd July 2020. No late applications will be accepted. Further details about the registration procedure will be posted on the CIT Exams Website as soon as possible.

 

2. Repeat failed module without additional academic penalty (capping)

The ‘Repeat Without Additional Academic Penalty’ option is an exceptional measure under which any 2019/2020 student who needs to repeat a failed Semester 2 module has the opportunity to repeat it without additional academic penalty (capping) in Autumn 2020.  

 

 

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