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Information Technology Services

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St., Suite 540
Chicago, IL 60661
pchelp@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 Windows 8 RT, Windows XP, Mac Snow Leopard, Mac Leopard and Mac Tiger.  
  • Ongoing for Fall 2014 students will need to use their Student ID number which is the CWID without the A to download SofTest.
  • As of November 3, 2014 Mac Yosemite is supported for Fall 2014 exams.

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 Fall 2014 exams: If you are taking an exam on a computer lab desktop, you MUST log in with the user name "labexam". SofTest will not work on Lab PCs if you log in as yourself.

Laptop Computers

Macs
  • Mac Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion are the only supported Mac OS X platforms 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 Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 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. Windows XP and WindowsRT 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.

Download and Installation Instructions

Mac Download Instructions

Windows Download Instructions

View this video for instructions on how to take your exam on the exam day

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.