Computer Examination Policy Statement
Students enrolled in specified courses may elect to take their midterm and final examinations using their personal laptop computers.
Computer exams require the use of specialized examination software (SofTest by ExamSoft) and therefore interested students must decide whether to pursue the computer exam option well in advance of the examination. In order to be eligible to take a computer exam, students must:
- Download the SofTest program and register with ExamSoft via the Internet (http://www.examsoft.com/washburnlaw).
There is NO fee for using ExamSoft.
Students should be aware that they are solely responsible for any technical problem that may arise during an examination, and no exam relief or additional time will be granted for malfunctioning equipment, such as software problems, hardware problems, loss of power, etc. No technical assistance will be provided once the exam has begun. In the event of any malfunction, students should complete the remainder of the examination in handwriting using standard bluebooks. Students should not leave the room during the exam to seek assistance. SofTest automatically backs up work every minute; therefore, answers written prior to the malfunction should be recoverable from the computer's hard drive.
SofTest can be used on a Windows or Mac operating system. The Mac OS does not require installation via Boot Camp or a Windows operating system.
It is not possible to take secure exams through a virtual operating system such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion, or any other virtual operating system environment.
Due to security issues at this time, you will NOT be permitted to use a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for any secured exam.
Mac Users: ExamSoft has fixed the mid-exam freezes experienced by students using version 10.12.4 of the Mac OS. The new SofTest release is version 11.0.793.95079. Please update to this version. You can trigger an auto-update at any time by holding the Command+A+U keys simultaneously while SofTest is open. Or you can re-download SofTest through the custom home page. The SofTest version number can be found at the top of the screen once SofTest is opened after the update is completed.
Due to continuing security issues, the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will NOT be allowed for Softest law exams at the law school, effective immediately (2/11/2017).
No technical assistance will be provided once the exam has begun. In the event of any malfunction, students should complete the remainder of the examination in handwriting using standard bluebooks.