OMSI Ground Rules
OMSI system is a powerful
tool that benefits both students and instructors. You take exams ON
YOUR LAPTOP COMPUTER, in the classroom.
You do NOT need a fancy laptop. Any machine that runs Python 2.7 (and
if the class requires it, R), is fine. If you have both versions 2.7
and 3.*, it is your responsibility to ensure that OMSI will use 2.7.
Here we set some ground rules, nothing
surprising, just making sure we are all on the same page.
- You must read the files
IN FULL. (Note: These are markdown files, so you may
need an add-on for your Web browser to view them cleanly, though the
content is clear without an add-on.)
- You must go through a trial run before your first exam, where you
play the roles of both the instructor and student, running the server
and client. Be sure to check the files produced on both ends after your
- Make sure you prepare beforehand, checking that your laptop works
well with the WiFi system in your classroom. Make sure to fully charge
- Bring a USB key to the exam, in case of sudden network failure
etc., as explained in the OMSI documentation.
- During the exam:
- If you are unable to use OMSI, e.g. because you did not learn to
use it properly beforehand, you must work that exam on paper.
- Other than OMSI itself, you are not allowed to access the
Internet in any manner whatsoever.
- You must run OMSI on your laptop, not remotely on another
- You are not allowed to use any electronic devices other than
your laptop, and even then only using OMSI.
- Needless to say, you are not allowed to do any work on the exam
outside the classroom.
- Make SURE to read the exam Description before you begin.
- The OMSI window must fill your ENTIRE SCREEN AT ALL TIMES.
- If you need to restart OMSI, e.g. because your code has an
infinite loop, ask the proctor for permission to restart OMSI.
- When you finish the exam, leave the room. Otherwise the proctor
will think you are still working on the exam, and possibly engaged in
- As with any exam, do not leave the classroom without permission
during your taking the exam.
- As with any exam, communicating with anyone during the exam
other than proctors, including sharing of materials, is strictly forbidden.