Computer Exam Guidelines
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School students are offered the opportunity to take final examinations on their own laptop computers. To preserve the integrity of the examination process, the law school has secured SofTest (ExamSoft), which blocks the use of all other computer applications while the user is taking an examination. To use this examination option, students must comply with the policies and procedures set forth below.
- Students must provide their own laptop computers.
- The laptop must have either Microsoft Windows or Mac .
- For Windows, the student must have administrative rights to the computer.
- The computer must have a wireless network adapter. Laptops without a wireless network adapter may not be used for exams.
- The laptop must be configured to access the AJMLS wireless network.
- The laptop must have the SofTest program installed prior to the beginning of the exam.
- Prior to taking an exam, the student must run the SofTest mock exam on their laptop to verify that the program operates properly.
- It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with the computer they are using. This includes, but is not limited to: familiarity with the hardware, basic computer knowledge, using the operating system, and general typing/editing skills.
- At the end of the examination, the answer must be saved to the Exam Server.
- In the event of a network or server failure, exams will be retrieved by IT staff with a USB key.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that both their laptop and the SofTest software that has been installed are working properly. If there is any technical error or malfunction during the administration of the examination, the student will be provided with a blue book. No printed answers will be accepted, i.e., any examination completed on software other than SofTest will not be accepted
- Students using laptop computers will take their examination in a separate room from blue book users and should report to the room scheduled for “Typists.”