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Spring 2024 Final Exam Computer Procedures

These procedures apply for the SPring 2024 Semester.  You must read and follow all directions.

Any violation of any exam administration rules given before or at the time of exams will constitute a violation of the Honor Code.

All scheduled final exams will be administered in person, in the designated classroom in the Lewis Katz Building. Students should arrive 20-30 minutes prior to exam start time to get set up and situated. 

Computer Use: Students who who will use their computer for a scheduled, in-classroom exam, are permitted to use a single laptop computer with current EXAM4 software. Desktops, all-in-ones, or other types of computers or tablets are not permitted. No additional computers/tablets, second or external monitors/screens, or other secondary electronic data storage or transmitting devices are permitted for scheduled, in-classroom exams. A student may use an external keyboard and/or mouse in a scheduled, in-classroom exam, provided it is not loud when in use or otherwise distracting to other students. If a complaint is received by an exam proctor or IIT staff about the noise being made by an external keyboard, the student must stop using that keyboard and may request one from IIT if their laptop keyboard is not working.

Students who begin an exam using their computer may switch to handwriting at any time, but they must keep their computer on and in the exam software until time is called. They should seek the assistance of IIT to ensure both the typed and the written portions of their exams are submitted. Students also have the option to handwrite their scheduled, in-classroom exams using bluebooks provided in the exam room. 

When typing a take-home exam outside of the building, either laptops or desktops may be used. All computers must be compatible with the EXAM4 software.  

Note that each exam will have its own rules and procedures for taking the exam. You must follow the rules designated by your professor.  

Once you have downloaded the software, you are requred to take a practice exam all the way through the exam submission process to verify the software is working properly. Do not type anything in your practice exam that you wish to review later because exam files are encrypted and cannot be viewed from the software after exiting the exam.

EXAM4 information

See for information on currently supported Microsoft and Apple computer Operating Systems (OS):

Please note: You must be logged into a user account that has full administrative rights to your device in order to run Exam4.

Please note that the following operating systems and hardware configurations are NOT supported:

  • Beta OS versions
  • Apple iDevices (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
  • Windows (RT, IoT, Mobile, Team & S versions)
  • Windows 10 SL (non-English Editions)
  • Surface devices that do not have Windows 10 or 11 Home, Pro, Education or Enterprise version
  • Windows computers with ARM processors (i.e., Snapdragon)
  • Linux
  • Chromebooks
  • Android devices
  • Virtual operating systems (VMs)
  • Anything else not specifically listed as supported on the EXAM4 website

The exam software employs robust measures for the preservation of data in the event of a hardware or software failure, and thus minimizes the risk of loss, but does not remove it entirely.

  • Students who have serious doubts about their laptop’s reliability should consider purchasing a new laptop or borrow from a friend or family member.

My Exam Dashboard 

  • Video demo of the Dashboard and EXAM4 download procedure  (opens in new tab)

  • This page provides your exam number for this semester, links to download the software, a record of whether you have downloaded the software and uploaded a practice exam, information on your upcoming exam schedule, and a record of your uploaded exam answers, along with FAQ and video demonstrations.    

Exam schedule and modes: