First Mid Term yesterday using the new ExamSoft (SofTest 11) was a resounding success! We only had one student using the lab, whose computer had crashed one day before. All the rest stayed in their classroom and using their laptops (Win and Mac) and all experienced no problems at all. Window users now can start their exam without restarting their computers.
Our usual practice is to ask students to turn off their anti virus program. But for machines where we can not turn the anti-virus off, we ask students to choose the IGNORE button to continue their exam. No problem there either. We did have one student reporting that there was a lag between typing and the actual appearance of the typed letter. When that happened, we asked the student to turn off the anti-virus next time.