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READING ALL EXAM INFORMATION IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT.  

For EXAM related questions/issues send an email to law-exams@emory.edu. Do not send exam emails to the regular law registrar email.

If you experience health or other emergencies, contact lawengagement@emory.edu  for further assistance from Dean Brokaw's team.

Due to COVID-19, Emory Law has temporarily updated the Spring 2020 exam dates and policies. Please read all of the below information carefully.

  • The exam period will run from Wednesday, April 22, 12:01 AM, through Tuesday, May 5, 11:59 PM. This schedule is designed to provide you with enough flexibility to accommodate your individual family, health, privacy, and other circumstances. If you become ill or are otherwise unable to complete all of your exams within the scheduled time frame, you should email Dean Brokaw (lawengagement@emory.edu) as soon as you are able.
  • Scheduled exams, with very few exceptions, will be administered in a 24-hour, take-home, self-scheduled format via the take-home feature in the Electronic Blue Book (EBB) Student Portal. This means that you can choose any 24-hours within the scheduled exam period in which to take each of your exams.  Once you download an exam via EBB, you will have 24 hours to complete it and upload your answer.  Unless you hear directly from any of your professors that they will be giving a timed exam instead of a 24-hour take-home exam, you should assume all of your exams will be given in this format. 
  • All of the exams given in the 24-hour, take home format will be unblocked, meaning that you are free to download the exam and print it if you like, and you will have access to your computer during the exam period.  Your individual professors may choose to limit what you can use for the exam, and you will of course be bound by the Professional Conduct Code to follow their specific instructions and restrictions. 
  • Exams given in this format are not subject to extra-time or most other accommodations because they are not time-limited.  If you are in one of the few courses that will be assessed by a time-limited exam subject to accommodations, your professor will notify you. If you have any questions or concerns about exam accommodations, please contact Cody Teague (cody.teague@emory.edu) for information and support.
  • The EBB take-home portal is NOT the same as the in-class EBB software with which you are probably familiar.  A PowerPointTraining on how to access and use the EBB take-home portal will be available starting on Monday, April 13.
  • If your professor is using an alternative method of assessment (such as a paper, project, in-class presentation, or extended-time take-home outside of EBB), the professor will communicate this information to you directly if they have not already done so.

For a list of your take-home exams, please refer to your EBB Student Portal beginning the week of April 13.


Accessing EBB student portal, Take-Home exams, and exam numbers

EBB Training PowerPoint (It is recommended that you view this before you start any exam and, if need be to print it out as a guide.)

Accessing EBB Student Portal

  1. In your browser go to https://emory.ebbexams.net
  2. User Name: this is your full Emory email address (your NetID shortcut will not work)*
  3. Password: this is your 7 digit student ID number*
  4. Click the “Remember Me” box
  5. Click “sign in”

*If you do not know your full email and/or student ID number, go to OPUS >Profile tile>Email and Phone Numbers (Id number is in top left corner)

Anonymous Exam Numbers are in the bottom left corner of the EBB Student Portal.

  • The exam numbers for ALL exams/projects/papers will be listed here.
  • You have a different exam number for each exam
  • The class number is not your anonymous exam number.

Take-home exams

  1. Log into the EBB Student Portal.
  2. Identify your exam number in the bottom left corner and make note of it – write it down or print the screen.
  3. Click on the take-home exam you want to take.
  4. Download the exam questions to start the time (you have 24 hours to complete the exam once it is downloaded).
    1. Your essay answers will need to be saved in a MSWord or PDF document and uploaded. NO OTHER FILES TYPES ARE SUPPORTED.
    2. Click browse to locate your file and submit exam. Do not use your name in the document or the file name.
    3. If there are multiple choice or true false questions, there will be a link to access an electronic scantron .When completed click the “Finalize Multiple Choice”.
  • You do not need to be on campus to use the EBB take-home exam.
  • Be sure that you have enough memory on your device to type and save multiple exam files.

Reporting an Illness/Emergency/Exam Conflicts

If you become ill or are otherwise unable to complete all of your exams within the scheduled time frame, you should email Dean Brokaw (kbrokaw@emory.edu) as soon as you are able.

Because these exams are self-scheduled, there are no conflicts or scheduled make-up days during the exam period.

ALL of your Spring exams must be submitted by May 5, at 11:59 PM unless you have received permission from Dean Brokaw.


IT/Technical Assistance (Before And During Exams)

For EXAM related questions/issues send an email to law-exams@emory.edu. Do not send exam emails to the regular law registrar email.

Exam support will be available Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

Remember to SAVE your work on a regular basis, as your hard drive is the only place your work will be accessible prior to submitting your answers through EBB.


Professional Conduct Code Issues

Confidentiality of Exam Contents: Discussing the content of any exam with someone who has not yet taken that exam (even seemingly informal comments such as that was harder than I ever imagined or no surprises there) may constitute the provision of unauthorized assistance and violate the Professional Conduct Code. This includes posts on Facebook or other social media.

Due to the take home format, exams will be unblocked: However, your individual professors may choose to limit what you can use for the exam, and you will be bound by the Professional Conduct Code to follow their specific instructions and restrictions. 

Ending Exams On Time: Failure to submit each exam by the end of the 24 hours (or other established time limit, if applicable) constitutes a violation of the Professional Conduct Code, if you have not been excused by Dean Brokaw. Professors have the right to award a failing grade in such an instance, apart from any Conduct Code process.

ALL of your Spring exams must be submitted by May 5, at 11:59 PM unless you have received permission from Dean Brokaw.


Questions 

For EXAM related questions/issues send an email to law-exams@emory.edu. Do not send exam emails to the regular law registrar email.