1. Online assignments of all year 1 and year 2 courses (Semester 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Please note that the “online assignments” of each course in the VLE will be marked differently from 2018 onwards.
According to the new criteria, you will have to obtain
- at least 40% from each assignment in a GPA course (i.e. assignment 1 AND assignment 2 of a particular GPA course) to successfully PASS the online assignment component of that course.
- at least 50% from each assignment in a non-GPA course (i.e. assignment 1 AND assignment 2 of the enhancement course) to successfully PASS the online assignment component of that course.
Successful completion of this online assignment component of each course (GPA or non-GPA) is a compulsory requirement to obtain the Diploma/Higher Diploma at the end of the year.
2. Online assessments of all enhancement courses (semester 1, 5 and 6)
From 2018 onwards, there will be a change in the way the practical exams are conducted for the non-GPA enhancement courses. You will have to complete an “online assessment” (apart from the online assignments already conducted in the year 1 and year 2 VLE courses) for all the enhancement courses conducted in semester 1, 5 and 6.
You will get 2 weeks and only 1 attempt to complete this online assessment on or before the given deadline. Deadlines will be published as “Announcements” in the BIT and VLE websites.
Please note that in order to pass the enhancement courses (a compulsory requirement to obtain the BIT degree), you will need to pass this online assessment AND the written exam paper with other subject exam papers. When you apply and pay for the examinations of the enhancement courses you will be eligible to take the online assessments. (No separate payment is required for online assessment.) Please note that ONLY those who apply and pay for the enhancement course exams are allowed to take the online assessments soon after the exams.
If you do not pass any one of the components (online assessment OR the written exam paper) of the enhancement course examination, you will receive a FAIL grade for that particular enhancement course and you will have to apply and pay again for the online assessment AND the written paper to pass the course successfully. Marks of any of these components will not be released and will not be able to carry forward for the next year.
Therefore, even if you have passed the online assignments of an enhancement course but failed the course in a previous attempt, you will have to request for VLE access when you register for an academic year to attempt the online exams and to receive notices regarding these online components.
If you have any queries regarding these criteria, please post a message in the “Online Examination discussion” forum of the relevant online course in the VLE (vle.bit.lk).
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