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Information Technology Services

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St., Suite 540
Chicago, IL 60661
helpdesk@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5300
F: (312) 906-5177

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Taking Exams on Computers

Some important points to note:

  • SofTest is not supported by the ITS department on Mac OS X 10.6 and below, Windows XP and below and Windows RT.
  • Ongoing for Summer 2016, students will need to use their Student ID number which is the CWID without the A to download SofTest.
  • SofTest will be available for download July 13, 2016.

SofTest

Chicago-Kent College of Law uses a special program, SofTest, for taking exams on computers. The advantage of using the SofTest program is that it increases the stability, security, and reliability of the exam taking process. Since adopting SofTest and its predecessor programs, we have experienced very few problems with lost exams or corrupted exam files.

If you are taking an exam on computer, you will write your exam using the word processing program built into SofTest. The SofTest software includes the ability to download exam files over the Internet and upload completed exams back to ExamSoft.

Lab Computers

Continuing for Summer 2016 exams: If you are taking an exam on a computer lab desktop or an ITS loaner laptop, you MUST log in with the username "labexam".

Laptop Computers

Macs
  • Mac El Captain, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion are the only supported Mac OS X versions for exams on computer at Chicago-Kent.
  • "Virtualized" Windows operating systems via products such as Parallels Desktop for Mac or VMware Fusion for Mac will not function for exams.
  • Any individuals found to be running an unlicensed or "pirated" operating system on their computer may be declined technical assistance.
Windows
  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista are the only supported Windows platforms for exams on computer at Chicago-Kent. These operating systems can be either 32-bit or 64-bit versions.
  • Surface Pro 1, 2 & 3 are supported (Non-Pro Surface devices are NOT supported)
  • Any individuals found to be running an unlicensed or "pirated" operating system on their computer may be declined technical assistance.
  • "Virtualized" Windows operating systems will not function for exams.

New Softest Install

  • Log into www.examsoft.com\chicagokentlaw with the below information to install SofTest
  • Instructions: These are attached to this message and located here
  • Student ID: This is your CWID without the “A”
    • Example: CWID is A21234567 -> Student ID is 21234567
    • You can retrieve your CWID by logging into my.iit.edu and going to the ‘IIT Personal ID numbers’ section. This will be the Banner CWID.
  • Password: The last 6 digits of your CWID
  • Institution ID: chicagokentlaw
  • Instructions 

SofTest update for those who have already downloaded SofTest

  • Open the SofTest program on your computer to update.
    • For Mac users: Open the SofTest program on your Mac and hold down the Command+A+U keys at the same time.
    • For Windows users: Open the SofTest program on your PC and hold down the Control+A+U keys at the same time.
  • You will receive the below message and please click on 'Yes' to update.
  • Note: Please do not restart your computer or open SofTest for 15 minutes after running the update.Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 10.54.48 AM.png

Exam video

For Fixed Exams
  • Please review this video to familiarize yourself with the exam taking software. Please review this video to familiarize yourself with the exam taking software. This tutorial describes how to use SofTest exam software to download and launch exams for courses at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

For Self Scheduled & Take Home Exams

  • Please check back later for an updated video

Exam day

Laptops

Please note that you MUST come to the exam with the SofTest program properly installed and registered on your laptop. Additionally, you should bring the following with you:

  • SofTest downloaded prior to your exam
  • Student ID: This is your CWID without the "A"
  • Password: the last 6 digits of your CWID
  • Exam Number: 5 digit ID provided to you by the Registrar
  • Your laptop power cord
  • Connection to the internet via an Ethernet cord or wireless
Lab Computers
  • Your Student ID, exam number and last 6 digits of your cwid
  • You must log into the computers with the user name labexam

If you do not have the software properly installed, or are missing any necessary equipment, you will be required to hand-write your exam.

Please contact the Help Desk by emailing helpdesk@kentlaw.iit.edu or call (312) 906-5300 with any questions.