So, I’m in a class that had an open book exam a couple of weeks ago. It was a 15 question multiple choice exam on a specific topic, and it does not count for much of the grade.
The professor took 8 of 15 questions from an online study guide. A number of people in the class had access to the study guide and happened to have the guide with them for the exam.
A number of people complained that this happened. Today, we received an email: “It is possible, and perhaps even likely, that one or more students cheated” on the exam, and now the entire exam has been discarded with no credit for anyone. (The reasoning behind discarding the entire exam was that those with the answers had more time to dedicate to the other questions.)
So, did they “cheat” on the exam?