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Electronic Exam Information

Categories: Computers Electronic Exams Mobile Technology UGME

Overview

The College of Medicine's UGME program uses SofTest from ExamSoft (more about the company and software can be found here: http://learn.examsoft.com/) for administering exams.  SofTest must be downloaded and installed on your laptop and then registered with ExamSoft.  New students are provided with a user name and password at the beginning of the year.  With SofTest installed, the exams and questions are downloaded (from your account) a few days prior to the exam.  At the start of the exam, students are provided a password to decrypt the questions and start the exam.  Once the exam is completed, the answers are uploaded to the server for marking.

Students will be oriented to these procedures during the orientation phase.

Loaner laptops are available for students with computer problems.  Contact Todd at 306-966-8899 or todd.reichert@usask.ca  prior to the exam.  Loaner laptops are limited and loaned on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT AND THE SOFTEST SOFTWARE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BELOW MUST BE REVIEWED PRIOR TO THE START OF YOUR EXAM. FURTHERMORE, ANY ATTEMPT TO DISABLE OR TAMPER WITH SOFTEST OR ITS' SECURITY FEATURES WILL BE FLAGGED AND TREATED AS A BREACH OF THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE'S PROFESSIONALISM POLICY (pp 7-12) and COMPUTER USE POLICIES.

To download SofTest, login to the ExamSoft portal: www.examsoft.com/UsaskMed

Getting Started

  1. VISIT www.examsoft.com/UsaskMed
  2.  Download, install and register SofTest
  3. Things to do before your exam
  4. Things to do during your exam
  5. Things to do after your exam
  6. Exam taker best practices

Support and troubleshooting

Email support@examsoft.com
M-F:  5:30 AM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Sat: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)
Phone (866) 429-8889
M-F: 5:30 AM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Sat: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)
Chat - support.examsoft.com
M-F: 5:30 AM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Sat: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a laptop?

Yes! ;-)

What are the required laptop specifications?

PC System Requirements

Apple System Requirements

I have a Mac, will it work?

Yes, relax. We've got you coverd as long as you have OSX 10.6.x or better. More here.

When will I get my login?

You will be emailed details about your login when we're ready to start, well before your exam.

What browser does the ExamSoft portal support?

ExamSoft supports Chrome and Firefox officially. Others may be able to be used, but there are no guarantees. When you visit the page, you will be remined if you are not using one of those two browsers.

More FAQs here.

Feedback

We'd really like to hear from you! If you have anything to share about your experience with this tool, please submit here: https://servicecentre.usask.ca/servicecentre/index.php?/ugme  or email us here: medicine.itu@usask.ca.