I signed up randomly for an online course that seems to consist mostly of teaching ML at the moment. I wasn't paying much attention to the community there for the longest time, but recently it suddenly occurred to me that I might put my newly acquired knowledge to work by attempting to answer a couple of questions about ML on StackOverflow.
So I hit the ml tag and was pleasantly surprised to find a good volume of questions. However, when I opened one after the other, they all looked extremely familiar. Turns out that lots of people from the course seem to have thought of SO before me, and for the opposite reasons! (Allegedly the traffic for that tag started skyrocketing a few weeks ago.)
This has since been brought up in the forum of the course, and while the consensus was immediately that this was unacceptable behaviour, someone also mentioned that a while ago people were using SO during an online exam at MIT, and that allegedly SO informed the university of this later. I wanted to ask how true that is, and whether that's a standing policy. If yes, then I'd like to earmark that the course will have an online exam some time in the two next weeks. Is there anything I should be doing if I spot an obvious exam question?