EEL5934: Internet of Things (IoT) Design Fall 2018
More detailed course information will be provided in the course Canvas site once the course begins.
The Internet of things (IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, e.g., vehicles, crops, the human body, buildings and other items, each embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
This course focuses on IoT solutions for multi-discipline topics selected by science and engineering student teams. The teams will develop solutions using IoT design methods.The course will consist of lectures on the fundamental building blocks and protocols in IoT. Then the course will run as a hands-on, multi-discipline project-oriented course, with project discussions, presentations and demonstrations led by the student teams.
- Internet of Things: A Hands-on Approach, A. Bahga and V. Madisetti
- Selected Journal and Conference papers
- IoT Design Methodology
- Sensors and Actuators
- IoT Architectures for Various Environments (Smart Grid, Public Safety, Agriculture, Health, Manufacturing, etc.)
- IoT Devices (WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID)
- IoT Protocols
- IoT Forecast
Grades are based on the following:
|Participation (in class and in group)||10%|
|Take Home Quiz||15%|
|Final Project Report||15%|
UF policy dictates that any exam worth 10 percent or more of your grade must be proctored. In order to meet this requirement for our distance learning students, we use an exam proctoring service called ProctorU.
Proctor U exam fees are included in your tuition and are paid on your behalf by the program. Additional fees for late registration or the “Take it Now” feature (for late Exam registrations) offered by Proctor U are not included.
Proctored Exams Overview
These videos produced by ProctorU provide an overview of the process:
- ProctorU: Who We Are and What We Do (00:02:03)
- Online Proctoring at ProctorU: How it Works (00:02:09)
These pages from the ProctorU website provide additional valuable information:
- ProctorU Student Page
- ProctorU Pre-Exam Checklist
- ProctorU Automated Equipment Check
- ProctorU Technical Requirements
ProctorU proctoring services will be used by all students taking this course online only. If you would prefer to take the exams on campus, contact the instructor by sending an email through Canvas. You can access ProctorU at www.proctoru.com.
- Students are REQUIRED to have a microphone and webcam in place during the test-taking period and will NOT be allowed to take an exam without a webcam.
- Students must register for a time slot for their course exams with ProctorU starting the third week of the semester, but no later than 3 days prior to an exam.
- Exams will be administered 8:00AM – midnight (Eastern time) on the dates described in the course syllabus. Do NOT sign up for an appointment that is scheduled to start after 9 PM EDT on the last day of the exam as the exam will close at 11:59 PM EDT regardless and your exam time will be cut off, instead of allowing the full time for the exam.
- Exams scheduled for AFTER midnight (Eastern US time) will not have access to instructor or program assistance during your exam – it is highly recommended that you take your exams ONLY during the time of 7 AM-midnight EDT
- No one is allowed in the room with you while you take your exam, so be sure to make proper arrangements.
- The proctor will ask you for two forms of picture ID and may ask some public record questions to identify yourself
- Please plan on 1 hour beyond the test taking time for interfacing with ProctorU
- Proctoring fees are prepaid. If you are late in scheduling your exam, i.e., less than 3 days before an exam, ProctorU will charge you a $5 late fee which you will be responsible for paying.
- Review the 6 Things You MUST Do BEFORE Your Exam
- Review the ProctorU Test Taker Detailed Service Description that provides information from ProctorU about what to expect.
Schedule Your Exam with ProctorU
- If this is your first time using ProctorU create your account and complete your profile. (See Pages 1 and 2 of the ProctorU Test Taker Detailed Service Description.)
- PLEASE use the name that you are officially listed as in your online courses as these are the names the system will be looking for to code you in the system.
- Be sure to select your home time zone If you don’t know your home time zone, perform an internet search with search term “time zone” for websites that will help you to determine your time zone.
- Under “Institution” select “University of Florida.” Do not select any other Florida school.
- You will not need to go through the account creation process each semester, but you will need to register for your exams each semester.
- To schedule your exam appointment, go to www.proctoru.com at least 3 days before your test date. (See Pages 3 and 4 of the ProctorU Test Taker Detailed Service Description.)
Check Your Technical Requirements
- Students may check their computer compatibility at any time, but it is VERY IMPORTANT that computer and Internet compatibility be checked the day before an exam so that additional exam stress and delays do not occur.
- This can be done by going to http://www.proctoru.com/testitout/. (If the link does not work, copy and paste the entire URL into your browser’s address bar and press Enter.)
- NOTE: The best Internet browsers for taking exams are Firefox and Google Chrome. Download one of these browsers from the official website.
Take the Exam
A proctor from ProctorU will be connected with you.
- They will ask you to present some picture identification.
- They will also ask you some questions to identify yourself.
- They will also ask for you to pan your room and desk with the camera to verify that you are alone taking the exam.
- They will ask you to open Canvas and log into your course and go to the exam you wish to take.
- They will ask permission to share your desktop. This is to enable them to enter a password to open your exam.
- You must have some administrative privileges on the computer you are working on for this to be enabled.
If a proctor does not come on right away, do NOT leave the ProctorU site. If you leave the site YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EXAM APPOINTMENT TIME.
- There are sometimes delays due to a large number of students logging on at the same time. If you have waited more than 15 minutes for a proctor, you may call them (be sure to press the option for “test scheduled today”) or open your e-mail (don’t close ProctorU) and send them a message.
- If you have extended delays (more than an hour), particularly on the last day of an exam, contact us at the emergency numbers below.
You will take the exam online under the rules that your instructor has set in the syllabus of your course (i.e. length of time, format, open or closed book, etc.). Please relax and take the test. The proctor will be watching and listening to you as you take the exam, but this is no different than a live test with proctors in the room walking around looking at students while they take an exam.
- Please ask others to refrain from coming into the room where you are taking your exam as you need to be alone to take your exams.
- Close all programs on your computer (unless this is allowed in the course exam rules), and turn off cell phones.
- It is important that you understand that you will NOT be able to leave the computer during the exam or answer the phone for ANY reason (unless there is a life‐threatening emergency).
- Be sure to take a bathroom break BEFORE you start as this will not be allowed during the exam (just like in a classroom exam).
The proctor will be there to assist you if you have any technical difficulties during or before the exam. Feel free to speak to them if you need assistance in this area.
- Be aware that connecting with the proctor, confirming your identity, and preparing to start the exam can take time. This does not deduct from your time allowed to actually take the exam.
- Proctors CANNOT assist you with the exam nor explain any questions on the exam.
The proctor will ask you to open up Canvas (please have your name and password handy) – then open up “Assessments” – then open the exam you wish to take – at this point they will need your permission to “share your desktop” – they will enter the password for your exam and the time for the exam will start after this step.
- NOTE: This last step requires that you have some administrative permissions on your computer. If you are taking your exam at a work computer please check with your IT department about this capability.
- If you do not know whether you can allow this “desktop sharing” function contact Dr. McNair as soon as possible.
- You may also test this with a friend or colleague via the “share desktop” feature you can find in Skype. Skype is a great tool to test many of the features needed to work with ProctorU – webcam, microphone, and desktop sharing. If you do not have a Skype account you may set up a free account at www.skype.com.
The proctors on the ProctorU service have all taken the same FERPA student confidentiality exam that UF employees must take when interacting with students.
The proctors will ask several questions about you to establish your identity. These questions are drawn from public records and they already have the correct answers, so you are not revealing anything to them that they do not know from these records. They will NOT ask you for a credit card number (except in the payment process) or social security number.
If you are uncomfortable answering any of their questions, please let them know.
Proctors will send you a message to “share your desktop” – this will enable them to enter the exam password into your Canvas exam site. During the few minutes that ProctorU shares your desktop students will be able to see everything that the proctor is doing on the computer. They will then relinquish the desktop and enter a “view only mode,” which will only allow them to see your desktop, but not manipulate your computer.
At no time will they be able to enter your computer or your computer files without your knowledge as you will see all their interactions with your computer.
Emergency Exam Contacts
If you have any difficulty while taking an exam via ProctorU that causes you to have an incomplete exam…
- Do not panic!
- Do not call the UF Computing Help Desk unless you are having trouble logging into Canvas.
- Do call Dr. McNair or the TA immediately, so that they can help resolve the problem during the exam time. Your course site has their contact phone numbers.