Exam Modes

All exams are taken with Exam4 software. Please be sure to read all of the exam instructions prior to beginning your exam. Possible exam modes are:

  • CLOSED: 
    • No access to hard drive or internet during the exam. 
    • All computers run through a Security Check prior to the exam.  
    • Students with CLOSED mode exams are encouraged to arrive in the exam room early so that they can run through the Security Check prior to the start of the exam.
    • Once the exam has been ended, students are not permitted to re-access the exam.
  • OPEN
    • Access to hard drive but not the internet.  
    • Students must type their exam in the Exam4 window.  
    • OPEN mode prohibits cutting and pasting text from any external document into or out of Exam4. 
    • Once the exam has been ended, students are not permitted to re-access the exam.
  • OPEN + NETWORK
    • Access to hard drive and internet.  
    • Students must type their exam in the Exam4 window.  
    • OPEN + NETWORK mode prohibits cutting and pasting text from any external document into or out of Exam4.  
    • Once the exam has been ended, students are not permitted to re-access the exam.
  • TAKEHOME
    • Take-home exam questions are available at www.exam4.com. 
    • Access to hard drive and internet.  
    • TAKEHOME mode allows cutting and pasting from external files to and from Exam4. 
    • Students may exit and enter an exam in TAKEHOME mode an unlimited number of times.  
    • Keep in mind that even though you are allowed to access the internet, your individual faculty may have more strict rules as to what you may access during your take-home exam.  

Please contact registrar@law.harvard.edu with any questions.

Last modified: December 03, 2014

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