Before the start of the scheduled exam period you should take sensible measures to prevent infection by malicious code, which may result in the loss of papers, outlines, or even exams. The health of your machine is your responsibility.
If you begin to take an exam with an infected computer, your access to the network will be shut down, and you will not be able to submit electronically. After the exam, you should turn in your exam envelope to the Proctor, notify them of the situation, and then bring your computer to the IT office, room 4401F. IT personnel will take all reasonable steps to extract your exam answer from your computer. Please realize that if malicious code has damaged your exam answer, you will only be graded on what can be retrieved. You must have your machine cleaned before you can take another exam using your computer.
To ensure the health of your computer, you must take the following steps before the exam period begins. We recommend that you follow them in this order.
- Backup all data. SOL IT reccomends the use of OneDrive for backing up Law School documents. OneDrive is linked to your student email address and available from the Office 365 Portal
- Update your anti-virus software with the latest definitions.
- Set it to update your virus definitions regularly (at least once a week, but preferably every day).
- Students must have a functioning, updated antivirus software product running at all times while on our network.
- Windows has free built-in AntiVirus called "Windows Security". More info can be found here
- You may purchase Symantec AntiVirus at the circulation desk of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).
- After updating your virus software, scan your machine for viruses.
- Run your Windows® operating system updates or macOS Updates and apply any critical updates. Windows updates are available on http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com. This step is extremely important. It is best done while here at the law school where the download time is very fast. While the updates are installed on your computer, make sure your computer does not go into sleep mode or get disconnected during the process of installation
- All currently supported operating systems appear on the Extegrity website.
- It is extremely important you verify prior to upgrading OS that it is compliant with Exam4.
- If your laptop's OS is not compatible with Exam4, you may check out a laptop from the circulation desk for use with your exam.