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Exams on Computer

Students whose professors offer the option may take in-class exams on their laptop computer. Beginning in the fall of 2016, we will be using ExamSoft's Softest software.  Further instructions will be emailed to students well before final exams.  

Minimum Requrements for Macs

SofTest can be used on most modern Mac OS X based computers (i.e. purchased within the last 3-4 years). Please see specific system requirements as noted below.  SofTest cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environments.  
 
SofTest Mac
 
Operating System: OS X 10.7 (Lion), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported
CPU: Intel processor
RAM: 2GB
Hard Drive: 1GB or more available space
Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
For onsite support, and in order to backup the answer files to a USB, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
Internet connection for SofTest Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload
Administrator level account permissions 
 

Minimum Requrements for PCs

SofTest can be used on most modern Microsoft Windows based computers (i.e. purchased within the last 3-4 years). Please see specific system requirements as noted below.  SofTest cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environments.  

SofTest Windows - PC Requirements:
 
Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, and British versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported
ExamSoft does not support Tablet devices other than Surface Pro as detailed below
CPU Processor: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater 
RAM: highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
Hard Drive: highest recommended for the operating system or 1GB of available space
For onsite support, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
Internet connection for SofTest Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload
Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher
Administrator level account permissions 
 
 
Surface Pro Requirements:
 
Surface Pro 1, 2, & 4 (Non-Pro Surface devices are NOT supported)
Surface 3 (Pro and Non-Pro devices ARE supported)
External keyboard (USB or Bluetooth) required. Bluetooth keyboards must be paired prior to launching exam
Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
For onsite support, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
Internet connection for SofTest Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload
Screen Resolution must be 1920x1080
Administrator level account permissions