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mgarber
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
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Re: How do you handle academic assessments?

I'm an adjunct instructor at a technical college and I'm having students download Vagrant boxes running on top of Oracle Virtual Box.  I'm teaching the RH124 as an on-line courses.  There are 7 students in the course and I have them send me either screen shots of their terminal window showing a limited number of steps of the RH124 labs or record their interaction with the script utility. I then use the scriptreplay utility to see what they typed and how quickly they are doing it.  I do add notes on modifications to the RH124 labs to meet the constraints of the format that I've adopted.

I had a few labs prior to using the text where students practice making recording such as  echo "Hello World" and then use scriptreplay to verify their recording.  There is a slight bug in the script utility but there is a workaround. 

(See man script for more information)

The course is done over Blackboard and I have on-line trouble shooting sessions using Blackboard's collaborate function where I can follow the student as they are presenting their issue.

Students are credited for script recordings (which I can replay with scriptreplay) or screen shots.  The screen shots must contain a prompt showing the student's lastname (see man hostnamectl).  They receive 100% for turning in the assignments on time and are penalized 20% for late assignments.  There is a drop dead date and no credit. 

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BrianTheWall
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Re: How do you handle academic assessments?

Lovely feedback. For the RH124: What I have now done is to recreate the NDG Labs Final Chapter Review in a MS Word document. I have removed the answers. I have also removed the questions that need to be “lab graded” since those often fail for one reason or the other. Quite often the graded labs fail saying “contact your system administrator” which means I have to reset the classroom server. So I use this Word document with no answers as a paper print out to the students as either a final exam at the end of my Redhat RH124 tutoring; or as a study guide. As they do each exercise; I tell them to also type the answers into a *.txt file on their Redhat workstation. They then copy that .txt file to a thumb drive and submit to me for grading. Upon completion of the training my department issues each student a printed Certificate of Completion for the class. It builds morale & gives them the sense of accomplishment. I then ask them to commit to self study some more; in preparation for sitting the EX200 exam.

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