What is SofTest?
- SofTest is a program from ExamSoft which you can use to
exams on your laptop computer. The use of SofTest is not mandatory. You
do not have to use SofTest for your exams. Using SofTest allows you to
type your essays during final exams, instead of having to write your
essays during final exams. CWSL is currently using SofTest version 11.
- When you run an exam in SofTest, SofTest will lock your
into a secure exam mode. During the exam, you will be able to take your
exam, and nothing else. You will not have access to any other program
or data files on your computer. Once the exam is finished, SofTest will
return your computer to normal mode, and will automatically upload your
- The cost for SofTest is $30 for one academic year. This
license fee allows you to use SofTest until the end of August,
regardless of when you purchase the license.
- If you choose to use SofTest, you do so at your own risk.
are solely responsible for getting the answers to the essay questions
turned in to the school for grading.
The use of SofTest has been very successful here at California
Western School of Law. Very few students have any problems with the
program. Technical Support is available for SofTest, both here at the
school, and through ExamSoft.
In the sections below, you will find complete instructions for installing and running SofTest.
You can also check out our Panopto Video.
Technical Assistance & Help
If you have any problems with any of these procedures, or any
questions about using SofTest:
Go To: The tech office in the Student Computer Lab in the Library
Knowledge Base Web Page