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:

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.

(Fall 2013)

Notice
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.