I gave my graduate class their final exam on April 11. As some of you know, these are brilliant computer science students from around the world. I teach interpersonal communication, public speaking, improv, effective teamwork, conflict resolution - stuff like that.
I created a binder of lessons, activities, quizzes. They also have a pdf version, but I prefer they use the binders in class to write in and highlight key points. Part of the exam was multiple choice/short answer. It was an open-book exam. They were allowed to use their binders and work alone for an hour. For the second hour, they could work together, compare answers, argue for their answers, and so on. The day of the exam, I received this email from one of my students:
So I cannot have my binder tonight. I am very sorry about this. Can I use the pdf version with my laptop?
I am super sorry about that. See you tonight!