Virtual Examinations Rules

2020

Declaration of honesty

Before submitting an online examination or summative assessment task, the student must submit a declaration stating that they understand the institutional ‘Academic Dishonesty Policy’, and that should they cheat or plagiarise, this policy will be applied.

  1. During an examination a student is not allowed to copy the assessment or to create images of the screen showing any part of the assessment (including, but not limited to, images obtained by means of screen shots, photographs and any software applications).
  2. In an open-book assessment, a student may only consult the following sources of information during the examination in order to help formulate an answer to the questions: the textbook, prescribed readings, slides or notes provided by the lecturers; notes or materials that they created personally and independently using the aforementioned sources; and sources expressly allowed by the question paper. Students may not search for answers on the Internet, social media, or solicit peers or colleagues for assistance.
  3. A student is not allowed to communicate about any aspect related to the assessment with another student or anybody else, from the time that the assessment becomes available on either on Moodle, in Google Classroom or another HCHE LMS, until all the answers have been submitted or until the opportunities for submitting the assessment have closed (whichever occurs last). This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, telephonic communication, SMSs, WhatsApp, Messenger, any social media, e-mail and any other form of communication.
  4. The student carries the sole responsibility for successfully submitting and uploading a completed assignment and the required documents. The student may not assume that submission was successful until Moodle or Google Classroom has indicated expressly that the submission was accepted. No late submissions or uploads will be accepted.
  5. For examinations on Moodle, students must sign a declaration in which they acknowledge and grant permission for logging of their online activity by Moodle for the duration of the examination, allowing for lecturers and IT staff to evaluate and submit their testing behaviour for assessment of plagiarism, cheating, or other behaviour that infringes on the academic dishonesty policy of Helderberg College of Higher Education. 
  6. Any student who is found to have contravened the examination rules will be subject to disciplinary action.

Academic Honesty Declaration

Abridged template

During this examination I am not allowed to copy this assessment or to create images of the screen showing any part of the assessment. 

(Only for open-book examinations). This is an open-book assessment. I may only consult the following sources during the examination: the textbook, prescribed readings, slides or notes provided by the lecturers; notes that I created personally and independently using the sources; and sources expressly allowed by the question paper. I may not search for answers on the Internet, social media, or solicit peers for assistance. 

I am not allowed to communicate about any aspect related to the assessment with anybody else, by any means, until I have submitted all my answers or until the opportunities for submitting the assessment have closed. 

I carry the sole responsibility for successfully submitting and uploading my completed assessment. I acknowledge that no late submissions or uploads will be accepted. 

By clicking on the declaration “I have read, and I agree to the terms of the examination”, I acknowledge and agree to the conditions concerned. 

Any student who is found to have contravened these conditions will be subject to disciplinary action. 

Full template 

During this examination I am not allowed to copy this assessment or to create images of the screen showing any part of the assessment (including, but not limited to, images obtained by means of screen shots, photographs and any software applications).

This is an open-book assessment, which means that I may only consult the following sources of information during the examination in order to help me formulate my own answer to the questions: the textbook, prescribed readings, slides or notes provided by the lecturers; notes or materials that I created personally and independently using the aforementioned sources; and sources expressly allowed by the question paper. I may not search for answers on the Internet, social media, or solicit peers or colleagues for assistance.

I am not allowed to communicate about any aspect related to the assessment with another student or anybody else, from the time that the assessment becomes available on Moodle until I have submitted all my answers or until the opportunities for submitting the assessment have closed (whichever occurs last). This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, telephonic communication, SMS’s, WhatsApp, Messenger, any social media, e-mail and any other form of communication.

I carry the sole responsibility for successfully submitting and uploading my completed assignment and required documents. I may not assume that submission was successful until Moodle has indicated expressly that my submission was accepted. I acknowledge that no late submissions or uploads will be accepted.

I acknowledge and grant permission for logging of my online activity by Moodle for the duration of the examination, allowing for lecturers and IT staff to evaluate and submit my testing behaviour for assessment of plagiarism, cheating, or other behaviour that infringes on the academic dishonesty policy of Helderberg College of Higher Education. 

By clicking on the declaration “I have read, and I agree to the terms of the examination”, you acknowledge and agree to the conditions concerned.

Any student who is found to have contravened these conditions will be subject to disciplinary action.