UCC replaces written exams with online assessments for end of semester exams
The university said the decision was made now to give staff and students time to adjust to the change.
University College Cork has announced it will use online assessments for its 2019/2020 end of semester examinations in light of the recent Covid-19 outbreak.
UCC announced the news to staff and students on Wednesday evening and said it had decided to substitute all remaining continuous assessments and end of semester written examinations with online assessments due to what it called exceptional circumstances.
The decision was made now to allow both students and staff adjust to the new reality.
"Semester 2 exams will held remotely according to the timetable you have already received from the Student Records and Examinations Office," students were told via email.
Many of the online assessments will be in a timed, open book format while others will be short answer tests, or essays and projects.
The University said it will ensure that no student is disadvantaged in terms of academic assessment from the changes.
It's understood that staff, students and external examiners were notified of the decision on Wednesday evening.