Remote Exams

Final Exams Schedule
Exam Codes
Reschedule an Exam
Accommodated Exams
Laptop Use
Taking the Mock Exam
Guides for Remote Exams
Emergencies
FAQs


Fall 2020 exams will be given remotely according to the published exam schedule. Students do not need to be on campus to take exams but will be expected to take scheduled exams at their scheduled times and to meet take-home deadlines.

We know this is a stressful time full of new challenges and obstacles. If you encounter any problems with exams please contact lawreg@seattleu.edu. We will help resolve all issues the best we can within the current circumstances. 


Final Exams Schedule

Updated Oct 15, 2020

Examination Schedule

Exam Schedule - Calendar View

The Fall 2020 Exam Schedule is linked above. Please review it to find the days and times of your exams. The exam schedule is subject to revision and exams may be added.

It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the exam schedule, policies and procedures. Please carefully review all correspondence from the university regarding exams and other matters. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Registrar at 206.398.4150 or e-mail lawreg@seattleu.edu.

If you have an examination schedule conflict as outlined in the Student Handbook, you will have the opportunity to fill out an Exam Conflict Form


Exam Codes

Each term, the Registrar generates a unique four-digit exam number to be used for all exams. Your exam code changes every semester. You may view your exam code on SU Online. Please use this four-digit number in place of your name on exams and it will be used as your login for ExamSoft. 


Rescheduling an Exam

Exam Conflict Form - Will be available Nov 2

No student shall be required to take exams during consecutive exam periods, such as two in the same day, an evening exam followed by a morning exam, or three exams in three days (see Student Handbook). Exams on two consecutive days do not constitute a conflict.

Rescheduled exams must be taken during the next exam period in which no conflict exists between the first day and the last day of exams. Exams cannot be rescheduled for a date that precedes the scheduled date (or the alternative date, if applicable).

Students will be notified when exam conflict resolution forms are available. Conflict forms must be completed and returned to the Office of the Registrar. Students will receive confirmation of the conflict resolution via email.

If prior to a scheduled exam, an emergency arises, you must contact Dean Deming prior to the scheduled date of the exam. In the case of illness, a note from a physician who has diagnosed and treated you must be submitted before the exam can be rescheduled. In all other cases, you must submit a statement setting forth the nature of the emergency. Do not contact your professor. Faculty do not reschedule exams and any attempt to contact a faculty member may jeopardize the anonymous grading system.


Accommodated Exams

Students who have disabilities that require accommodation in the exam process or scheduling should discuss these requirements early in the semester with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Donna Claxton Deming (dcdeming@seattleu.edu). Appropriate accommodations will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Documentation of the disability will be required.


Using Your Laptop For Exams

To use your laptop computer, you must have properly installed the ExamSoft software, current iteration is called Examplify. ExamSoft is a program that allows you to use your laptop as a simple word processor. This is where all exam files will be posted - you cannot take an exam without ExamSoft.

ExamSoft download instructions will be emailed prior to the exam period. These instructions will include a deadline for downloading the software.

If you have difficulty downloading ExamSoft, please contact the Assistant Registrar Heather Juul. Ms. Juul can be reached at 206.398.4138 or juulh@seattleu.edu.


Taking the Mock Exam

It is important for you to take the mock exam at least three business days before your first exam. It will give you the opportunity to learn the software and ensure that your computer and the software are compatible. This will be important for both secure and non-secure exams as each security setting is very different and the programs you can or cannot use on your machine will be different.


Emergencies

If an emergency arises, or a student is so sick that they are unable to sit for the exam, the student must contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Donna Claxton Deming (dcdeming@seattleu.edu or 206.398.4307). Please remember that a request for an accommodation or reschedule in these instances must be supported by appropriate documentation.

Do not contact your professor. Faculty do not reschedule exams and any attempt to contact a faculty member may jeopardize the anonymous grading system.

Questions? Contact Megan Peter, Exam Coordinator, at 206.398.4154 or peterme@seattleu.edu.


Guides for Remote Exams

Quick Reference Guide for Exams (emailed 4/1/2020)

How to Navigate Examplify + Remote Proctoring (emailed 7/22/2020)


Frequently Asked Questions - Remote Exams

How will I access the exam?

Exams will be embedded in the Examplify exam file. Your exam may have an attachment, such as a fact pattern required for multiple questions or statues required to answer a question. However, these attachments must be viewed in Examplify and you will not be able to print or download these files. You will be notified at the beginning of your exam if there are any attachments.

How do I know when my exam is being given?

An exam schedule is available online and updated with any changes. It is your responsibility to know the date and time of your exams.

Where is the password for my exam?

Exam passwords are emailed 15 minutes before the start of an exam to your SU e-mail address. If you do not get the password by the start of your exam you MUST contact the Exam Support examresponse@seattleu.edu immediately.

What happens if I do not have access to stable internet?

All exams will be available for download at least 24 hours before each exam. It is recommended you download the exam before your scheduled exam. Examplify only requires an internet connection for starting the exam and uploading the exam. It will okay if you are not connected to the internet while you are taking the exam.

Why is it taking so long to upload my exam file? My ExamMonitor file (closed book exams only)?

Your exam file will take up to five minutes to upload. If you are taking a closed book exam, it can take anywhere from 5-30 minutes to complete the upload of your ExamMonitor file. But once the file has started to upload, you do not have to do anything. You can leave Examplify open on your computer and walk away, even if your internet is unstable. The software will continue to upload the file until it is complete.

What can use during an exam?

Depending on the security of your exam will depend on the materials allowed during an exam. Your professor should tell you before the start of the exam what materials will be allowed. You will also see this information as part of the notifications at the beginning of the exam in Examplify.

Can I use headphones? Eat? Leave for the bathroom?

If you are taking a closed book exam you cannot use headphones. Regardless of exam security, you can leave your desk to go to the bathroom. You can also drink and eat during exams; it is recommended you still have a lid on your beverages to minimize the risk of spilling on your machine.

Can I handwrite my exam?

You can only handwrite your exam if you have permission from the Office of the Registrar 1 week before the start of exams and your exam will be open book. Please contact Megan Peter (peterme@seattleu.edu) if you would like to handwrite all your exams.

What is the anonymous grading system?

The anonymous grading system promotes objective grading and encourages free interchanges in class between faculty and students. DO NOT contact your professor about scheduling or processing of exams; it will compromise the anonymity of the grading system.

Where can I find my Exam Code?

You can review your exam code number on SU Online. Do not put your name or any other identifying information on your exam.

What should I do if I get sick during an exam?

If during an exam, you become so seriously ill that you cannot complete the test, you must notify Megan Peter, Exam Coordinator, of the nature and seriousness of the illness. Before rescheduling the exam, you must supply a written statement from a physician indicating the cause and seriousness of your illness, and if the illness made you incapable of completing the exam. Remember, it is better to defer an exam than to start it and stop mid-exam.

What happens if I have a tech issue during the middle of the exam?

If your computer crashes, freezes or other problems arise you must contact Exam Support (examresponse@seattleu.edu) immediately. In your email please include the problem and your phone number. Someone from the Office of Technology and/or Office of the Registrar will call you immediately to help diagnose and solve the problem. If you have a tech problem, you are permitted to take a picture of your screen with a second device to send along with your email.

Is there anything else I should know about the exam process?

All students are subject to the Seattle University School of Law Academic Integrity Code. It is a violation of the Code to give, seek or receive information, answers or solutions to exams; to divulge questions or answers, or comment upon the substantive nature of the exam under circumstances in which a person could use the information to improve his or her performance on the same exam; to use resources not authorized by the faculty member; either to discuss a take-home exam with another person or to work with another person on a take-home exam without the faculty member's permission; to violate any other rules established to ensure the integrity of the exam; except when authorized by a faculty member, to enter a faculty office, secretarial area, or other areas with the intent to obtain a copy of an exam.


Who is the Exam Coordinator and where can I find her?

Megan Peter is the Exam Coordinator. You can reach Ms. Peter at 206.398.4154 or peterme@seattleu.edu.

Who should I talk to if I have any questions about exams?

Dean Deming is responsible for the overall administration of exams at the Law School. You can reach Dean Deming or her assistant Deann Ketchum at 206.398.4307 or 4302. You may also contact the Exam Coordinator, Megan Peter at 206.398.4154 or peterme@seattleu.edu.