COMP 261 (2021) - Algorithms and Data Structures - COVID-19 Levels

NB! Please check the current NZ COVID-19 Alert Level here: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/current-alert-level/.

NB! These expectations will be finalised by the start of true course as VUW confirms some final details.

This course is going to run as close to normal as possible at any alert level in 2021 with the following expectations:

  • Level 1
    • All lectures are in person (video recorded, also streamed live over Zoom (see Blackboard announcement for the link)).
    • All tutorials are in person (with special arrangements for the Zoom-only tutorial for those students who enrolled as remote at the start of the year.
    • All tests happen in the lecture theatres as scheduled (other than for the special remote group as before).
    • All "in person marking" is in person with Zoom allowed as an option for any student who signed up for a slot.
    • All help desks are in person.
  • Level 2
    • All lectures are in person with reduced capacity and will be streamed live over Zoom.
    • Tutorials are in person with reduced capacity and streamed live over Zoom or done over Zoom depending on the tutor's choice.
    • All tests happen in the lecture theatres as scheduled but at much-reduced capacity with additional rooms and "special arrangements to do the test at the same time over Zoom with camera ON at all times for ad hoc proctoring by a staff member or tutor".
    • All "in person marking" is over Zoom.
    • All help desks are in person with possible Zoom option using a different room than lectures or tutorials.
  • Level 3
    • All lectures are over Zoom at the scheduled times.
    • All tutorials are over Zoom at the scheduled times.
    • All tests happen over Zoom at the scheduled times as per the lecture scheduled with ad hoc proctoring with camera ON at all times by a staff member or tutor - arrangements and splits of class into relevant groups of 24 or 48 participants will be emailed out.
    • All "in person marking" is over Zoom.
    • All help desks are on Zoom using a different room than lectures or tutorials.
  • Level 4
    • All lectures are over Zoom at the scheduled times.
    • All tutorials are over Zoom at the scheduled times.
    • All tests happen over Zoom at the scheduled times as per the lecture scheduled with ad hoc proctoring with camera ON at all times by a staff member or tutor - arrangements and splits of class into relevant groups of 24 or 48 participants will be emailed out.
    • All "in person marking" is over Zoom.
    • All help desks are on Zoom using a different room than lectures or tutorials.