Recommendations for Using EBB
Be Certain that Your Laptop is Functioning Well
To safely participate in laptop exams,
it is critical that your computer be
functioning well and virus free.
Restart Your Laptop You should restart your laptop on exam day, particularly if you have not restarted or powered it off in several days. Like most programs, EBB can run sluggishly if your computer has been on for a long period of time without a restart.
It is recommended that you avoid allowing your laptop to enter
"suspend" or "hibernation" mode during any period of inactivity while you are using EBB.
Close Other Applications
Although it is not likely that leaving other applications open while working in BLOCKED EBB will cause problems, we recommend that students close other applications before working in BLOCKED EBB, just to be safe.
Memory Overload Performance Issues
Have your notes and outlines available in printed format and/or on a flash drive in case of memory overload or other computer problems during the exam.
File Sharing Programs
If you use file sharing programs turn them off for the duration of the exam. File sharing programs such as BitTorrent may conflict with EBB during an exam, causing your computer to freeze or crash.
Undo and Redo Functions
Use these functions to restore any part of your work that you accidentally delete. The Undo and Redo functions will restore up to 20 prior actions or keystrokes.
Copying and Pasting into or FROM EBB is Prohibited
no copy feature in EBB, and you cannot copy text into or from EBB. If you type your exam in MS Word and try to copy the text into EBB, you will be prevented from doing so. You must type your entire exam directly in EBB and use the formatting features provided in that software program.
NOTIFICATIONS - MAC If you use OSX's Notifications feature, you may want to either turn it off or schedule a "Do Not Disturb" time frame so that you will not receive any notifications during your exam. You can do this by going to
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