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Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Open Day will take place online in form of a virtual event. Everything is controlled from this website under the menu Open Day.
Each student will present their project by the following three parts:
Please find further technical information on each of these parts below. There might be additional instructions issued by the administrators of the academic degree programs.
This phase starts as soon as you can read this page. Students can upload and view their videos and their abstracts. Please note:
The pre-Covid equivalent of this phase was the printing and distribution of the paper booklet. For our current virtual format this means that:
Phase 2 will begin one week before the event i.e. on April 7.
The students will be available in their individual MS Teams rooms. There will be a morning session for examiners and other UCC academics and an afternoon session for everybody who has an invitation. The idea is to create a lively and relaxed atmosphere, as close as possible to a our old Open Days. For example, any attendee will be able to enter any Teams chat room without having to "wait in a lobby" or facing similar barriers. There will, of course, be technical measures in place to prevent zoom bombing and similar pranks.
There are also two "virtual town hall" meeting places, the common MS Teams room and the DHIT MS Teams room.
Watch this section for updates!
I will make a first "Phase 3 test" in the middle of the Easter Break. You do not have to attend but you are very welcome to!
Time: Thu April 8, 3pm-5pm. So by the above definitions, the system will be in Phase 3 during that time 🤓.
Attendance is a mandatory part of your project module. However, the Open Day is not an examination, your presentation is not a marked deliverable and your performance will not be formally assessed.
Instead, the Open Day gives you a golden opportunity to impress those you speak to with the quality of your own work and that of your classmates. You owe it to yourself and to your fellow students to make an effort to create a favourable impression. You should also bear in mind that the Second Reader of your project will certainly use the opportunity to speak to you in considerable detail to get a sense of what you have accomplished.
You must have a student account on https://project.cs.ucc.ie/ and it must be linked as the undertaking student to a project. The project must have a supervisor and a second reader, both of which must have lecturer accounts.
It is very important that your student number is correctly entered at My Account->Account Details. Otherwise, certain features will simply not work. Also, please make sure to select the checkbox of your degree program.
It is advisable to have some (possibly very sketchy) version of your video ready before you begin to write your abstract because the upload interface will reject incomplete presentations without video.
The abstract should provide a crisp, succinct summary of the project. It should indicate clearly what the objective of the project was and sketch what was achieved. It should be accessible to as wide a readership as possible and should try to enthuse the reader to learn more about the project.
The abstract must be entered in Markdown syntax which is something you will grasp in less than 5 minutes (PDF, MS Office etc are not suitable for online presentations since these document formats are tied to hardcoded output media, e.g. a fixed paper geometry).
Please stick to the following rules:
**Keywords:** word1, word2, word3 **Technologies:** term1, term2, term3
This will nicely render like this:
Keywords: word1, word2, word3
Technologies: term1, term2, term3
For those who are interested: this help text is also written in markdown and the same CSS will be applied to your content. We use the famous github markdown stylesheet with very few minor modifications.
We might do a dry run at some stage later on. I assume that all of you are familiar with MS Teams as it is used as a delivery tool for many lectures and labs.
I encourage you to update your personal introduction on FDAT (My Account->Personal Introduction). That's also done in Markdown and it will be linked to your presentation.
Not much at this stage. As written above, the web interface for browsing presentations will be open in Phase 2. There are filter options which help you to find the projects you are supervising and those where you are second reader.
If you want to earmark any other project you are interested in then use the star (bookmark) option which is also available outside the Open Day pages (from the single project views).