untar614 wrote:jubee wrote:also i just saw this info under the admitted students page about examsoft, id post link but dunno if itd work since its through my account:Exams on Notebook Computers
Columbia Law School (CLS) offers students the option of using a notebook computer to take in-class proctored exams (essay-type only).
In order to use a notebook computer to take exams, students will be asked to download and install a software application called SofTest.
SofTest is offered and supported by ExamSoft and was carefully selected by the law school’s Registration Services department as the official exam software at CLS. You may not use any other software to take CLS exams during the 2013/2014 academic year.
SofTest is available for IBM-compatible notebook computers running English versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Apple Macintosh.
SofTest is available for Intel-based Macs running English versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, via Boot Camp.
SofTest does NOT run on software emulators such as Virtual PC, Parallels, or VMware Fusion.
SofTest does NOT support non-English versions of Windows.
Students who fail to meet any of the aforementioned requirement(s) must handwrite their exams.
The current version of SofTest does not require floppy disks. Students download the exam file(s) and submit their answer file(s) via the Internet. You will need an Internet connection to download the exam file(s) (prior to arriving in the exam room) and to upload your answer file(s) at the end of the exam in the exam room. In order to connect to the Internet in the exam room, you are required to register your Ethernet card in LawNet prior to the exam.
Please make sure to take the necessary precautions to secure your computer (please see reverse side). If your computer becomes infected at any point, you may lose access to the Internet until you clean up your laptop. This can take days, endanger your personal documents; or require you to reformat your hard-drive and re-install your operating system and all your applications from scratch. There are some steps you must take to ensure that your notebook computer will be ready for exams:
Your notebook computer must meet or exceed the hardware and software requirements
You must take the necessary steps to secure your computer
You must perform each and every one of the steps listed in the exam checklist"
My mac air runs lion or whatever the Mac operating system is (sorry i'm not very tech savvy), not windows. does this mean i can't run softest...?
ur gonna have to set up bootcamp and make a windows partition. Or get another computer.
This seems preposterously unfair. There's such a clear advantage in typing over handwriting on an exam, I can hardly believe they'd make it so difficult for so many people, given that macs are pretty much the most universally owned product on college campuses. I don't want to spend time and money junking up my computer with a Windows partition I will literally never use for any other purpose! Maybe I should drag my 2,000 pound, 10 year old virus-riddled Dell out of the closet, wipe it clean, and haul it to NY. As if I have room to store a bunch of barely useful crap....