Electronic BlueBook (EBB)
EBB online portal take home exam instructions
Username and password:
Your username is your accessID@wayne.edu, i.e. email@example.com.
Your password is your Banner ID number including any 0s preceding the first positive integer in your ID number, i.e. if your Banner ID is 000123456 your password would be 000123456. This number can be found on your OneCard (student ID card).
Obtaining your exam number
If you plan to utilize the EBB option for a take-home exam, you MUST obtain your exam number prior to beginning the exam. To obtain your exam number you may come to the Records and Registration Office during business hours, M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., any time beginning the first day of the review and reading period and throughout the exam period (you will not be able to start the exam, however, until the first day of the exam period).
If you are an evening student with outside obligations that prevent you from coming to the Records Office during business hours, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make alternate arrangements for you to obtain your exam number.
Accessing the exam
To access the exam, go to https://waynelaw.ebbexams.net/EBBlogon.aspx and log in using your username and password.
Any course that you are enrolled in that is offering a take-home exam should appear under the "Course" heading. If it does not, please contact email@example.com right away. You should log in during the review and reading period to confirm that all of your courses with take-homes are showing under the "Course" heading.
Under the "Take Home Exams" heading you should see a link for the final exam(s) for the course(s). The link will not be active until the start of the exam period, or until the start time for the exam if the instructor specifies a start time other than 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the exam period. (If you log in prior to the start of the exam period and do not see an exam here, it is likely because we have not uploaded the exam yet. If you log in after the start of the exam period and there is no link here, email firstname.lastname@example.org right away for assistance.).
Once the link is active, you may click on the link for the exam. This will take you to a screen with the specific time restraints for the exam, i.e.
- Exam Available: 12-08-2016 08:30 AM (this will always be 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the exam period unless specified otherwise by your instructor)
- Your Due Date: 12-21-2016 05:00 PM (This will show as 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the exam period until you check out the exam. After you check out the exam, this will update to the time that exam is due based on the specific amount of time allowed for that exam)
- Time From Checkout: 72 hours (This line will only show for exams with specific time constraints shorter than the entire exam period, such as 24 hours, 72 hours, etc.)
- File Checked out: This will show the time you first checked the exam out.
Below this will be a "Download" button.
Do NOT click on the "Download" button until you are ready for your exam clock to start! The clock cannot be paused or reset once you start the exam.
Once you click on the "Download File" button, your clock will start, a popup box will appear and you can open the exam. You should save a copy of the exam onto your computer but you can download the exam question multiple times prior to the exam deadline if needed. Downloading the exam again at a later time will NOT extend your time clock.
To review when your exam is due once you have checked it out, you can look on the page where you checked out the exam under "Your Due Date" and will show the due date and time. The due date should also show up on the home page under "Take Home Exams". It is strongly recommended that you allow a window of at least 30 minutes prior to the final deadline to upload your exam answer in case of any technical difficulties.
In case of any issues with uploading your exam answer to EBB, you are to send an email from your WAYNE email account to email@example.com PRIOR to your exam submission deadline stating that you had difficulty with your upload. You MUST attach a copy of your exam answer to this email. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU CONTACT YOUR PROFESSOR regarding any difficulties or requesting extensions. You will be required to submit a hard copy of your exam answer within 24 business hours of the exam due date and this will be compared to the emailed copy to ensure no changes were made after the submission deadline.
Formatting your EBB exam answer
In addition to any specific formatting instructions from your professor, you MUST do the following:
- You must save your exam answer with your exam number as the file name.
- On your exam answer, please list the course name, section (if applicable), instructor name and your exam number at the top of each page of the exam.
- You MUST include page numbers on your exam. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME anywhere on your exam answer.
- Please do not use colored fonts, colored highlights or colored diagrams in your answer, as print outs from the EBB portal will be in black and white only. If you want to submit a document with color printing, you will need to pick up and submit a hard copy of your exam in person at the Records Office during business hours, rather than utilize the online portal.
Uploading your exam answer
To upload your exam answer, log in to https://waynelaw.ebbexams.net/EBBlogon.aspx with your user name and password, click on the final exam title in the "Take Home Exams" box, click on the “Browse” button and select the exam file from your computer (should be saved with exam number as the name), then click the “Submit Exam” button. A link will appear “Click to View Your Exam". You can click on this to view the name of the file you uploaded and confirm that you uploaded the correct file (you will not be able to open the file, just view the file name.). You may upload a different file or upload a newer version of a file, if necessary, up until the exam clock runs out.
If you are uploading an exam answer after the allotted time has expired, you will be able to do so as long as you haven’t yet submitted a previous version of your answer, but your exam will be marked late. Make sure that you select the correct file when you browse before you hit "Submit Exam" as you will NOT be able to upload a second time if you upload the exam after due date/time.
Manual upload instructions
Manual upload instructions:
- Go to http://ebb.law.wayne.edu/intranet/EBB/Upload/M_UploadExam.aspx
- Erase whatever is in the User Name box and enter: EBBlaw
- Enter the Password (case sensitive): waynelaw
Frequently asked questions
Before the day of the exam
- Download and test EBB
- Bookmark the upload website
- Get a laptop exam certification card
Q: What equipment do I need to take a laptop exam?
A: You must have:
- A recent model laptop (either Windows or Mac);
- An AC power cord (do NOT rely on your battery during an exam); and
- A valid, signed yellow Laptop Exam Certification Card (see below for details).
The Law School does not supply computer equipment. In addition, it is recommended to use a flash drive to save a backup version of your answers in the event of a computer crash.
Q: How do I download the laptop exam software for this Semester?
A: First you must uninstall any previous version of EBB and then delete the EBB folder in the C drive.
PC users go to: http://ebb.law.wayne.edu/download/ElectronicBluebookSetup.exe
Mac users go to: http://ebb.law.wayne.edu/download/ElectronicBluebook.dmg
Mac OSX version 10.6 and above other than Catalina 10.15 (EBB cannot be installed on Mac OSX version 10.5 or below)
Mac OS Catalina 10.15: http://ebb.law.wayne.edu/download/Electronic Bluebook-3.0.pkg
For both the PC and Mac versions, follow the directions to install the program onto your computer. After installing the program on your laptop, you must run through an initiation sequence, which takes a few minutes. If you had a previous version of EBB on your laptop, when you open the program to initiate the new version, check to confirm that the expiration date in the bottom corner of the welcome screen is August 2020.
Q: What must I do after downloading and installing the software?
A: After installing the software, you should initiate a practice exam by running the software as if you were taking an actual exam. On the first screen that asks you to input information (Exam Number, Course Number, etc.), enter a fake exam number, and then choose “PRACTICE” from the drop down menu in the “Course Number” box. Then insert any number into the box that asks you how many exam questions there are. Then click, “Start Exam.”
You will arrive at the screen that allows you to type your exam answer. Input and practice with the software however you like for at least one minute, but no longer than ten minutes.
When you are done, click “Finish Exam,” and follow the exit sequence. Once you have clicked finish and receive confirmation, you CAN NOT go back into the exam!
If you are connected to the internet, the confirmation screen will be green and you will automatically be prompted to go to the upload page for EBB. If you are not connected to the internet, the confirmation screen will be yellow. You will have to connect to the internet within two hours to upload your exam to the EBB Page.
The EBB page will ask you for your User Name and Password, erase any default wording that might be in the User Name or Password box already. Type in the User Name, “EBBlaw” (without the quotes) and “waynelaw” (without the quotes; case sensitive) as the Password. Once in the website, click on “Browse” to find the exam you just completed located on your hard drive.
- XP: Browse to My Document Exams2019-20. The My Document can be found by clicking Star Button.
- Vista: Browse to Document Exams2019-20. The Document can be found by clicking Star Button.
- Windows 7/8/10: Browse to LibraryDocument Exams2019-20. The Document can be found by clicking Star Button.
- MAC: Browse to Document ExamsEBB_Exams2019-20. The My Document can be found by clicking HD icon.
Select the exam file which you wish to upload (exam files can be identified by EXAM-ID--CourseID-DATE) with .enc and click Open or OK. Once the file name is in the textbox click Submit.
NOTE: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO RUN A PRACTICE EXAM PRIOR TO EXAM DAY TO ENSURE EBB HAS BEEN INSTALLED PROPERLY OR YOUR EXAMS MAY NOT BE SAVED OR SENT TO THE SERVER RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE FAILURE OF THAT COURSE.
The first practice session with the software will be timed out after 10 minutes on a PC laptop, but there may be no time limit for the initiation session on a Mac. After you have run the software one time, it will be ready to use on a real exam. RUNNING A PRACTICE EXAM FOR 10 MINUTES WITHOUT HITTING “FINISH EXAM” DOES NOT ACTIVATE THE SOFTWARE.
Q: What if I cannot download the EBB software or it will not run on my laptop?
A: The problem may be with your laptop. Please contact the Law School’s IT Department at (313) 577-3960 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I obtain the Laptop Exam Certification Card?
Note: If you already have a LEC Card, please retain and reuse it for all of your exams during your time at the Law School. You do not need to get a new one each semester. If you lost your exam card, please visit the Law School Records and Registration Office in room 1223.
A: If one or more of your courses are offering the option of taking the final exam on a laptop and you wish to exercise that option, you must obtain a yellow Laptop Exam Certification Card (“LEC Card”) and you must bring it with you to each final exam.
To obtain the LEC Card you must:
- Review these FAQs
- Download and install the EBB software on your laptop and follow the instructions to activate the software by running a practice exam
- Once you have watched the training video and installed the software, you must complete and sign the Certification of EBB Training Completion found on the class and exam schedules web page, https://law.wayne.edu/students/academic-schedule and bring it to the Records and Registration Office in room 1223 to obtain your LEC card. You must turn in your form before the start of the exam period in order to receive an LEC card for that exam period. IF YOU DO NOT TURN IN YOUR FORM PRIOR TO THE EXAM PERIOD, YOU CAN NOT TAKE YOUR EXAMS ON A LAPTOP.
Only students displaying valid LEC Cards on their desks will be permitted to use laptops during their final exams.
Q: Can I practice using the EBB software more than once before the real exam?
A: Yes. After running through the initiation sequence, you can take as many more practice exams as you wish. After each practice, confirm that you can find your encrypted exam answer on your hard drive and on your flash drive (if you are using one). It would be a good idea for you to practice using the software until you are completely comfortable with it. As mentioned above, the first practice session with the software will be timed out after 10 minutes on a PC laptop, but there may be no time limit for the initiation session on a Mac. After you run the software one time, it will be ready to use on a real exam.
Q: What else do I need to do before exam day?
- Bookmark the manual upload website on your internet browser—the address is http://ebb.law.wayne.edu/upload/
- Save to your desktop and printout these FAQ’s and bring them with you; and
- Charge up your battery—in the unlikely event of a power outage, you would have to rely on your laptop’s battery.
Procedures on exam day
Q: What do I need to do on the day of the exam?
A: Plan on arriving in the exam room at least 15 minutes before the exam is scheduled to start. Put your Laptop Exam Certification Card on your desk; plug your laptop in, insert your flash drive (if you are using one), and boot up.
All users: It is recommended to turn off Windows automatic updates and any anti-virus software.
Windows Users: disable/turn off Automatic Updates.
- Click on the Start button;
- Select the Settings menu;
- Choose Control Panel from the Settings menu;
- Click on the Automatic Updates icon in the Control Panel menu;
- Choose the "off" option on the Automatic Updates menu
- Then click "apply" and "OK”.
Vista/Windows 7/8/10 users:
- Click on the Start button;
- Click on the Control Panel;
- Click on the "Control Panel Home" at left side in the Control Panel Windows;
- Click on the Security;
- Click to the "Turn automatic updating on or off" below Windows Update Icon;
- Choose "Never check for updates" and then click "OK".
- Choose the "off" option on the Automatic Updates menu, and then click "apply" and "OK.
- Turn off any antivirus program prior to the start of your exam. If you are using Kaspersky Antivirus (Web portion only) be sure to turn it off.
Q: What do I do before the exam starts?
A: Try to log onto WSU’s wireless network. Once you have logged on, you should confirm that you are online by getting onto the internet. If you can’t get online, don’t worry. Your exam will still get to the server via the manual upload procedure (see below) even if you can never get online on campus.
After getting online (or trying to get online), start the EBB program using the icon on your desktop. You will be prompted to enter your exam number. PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOU ENTER THE CORRECT EXAM NUMBER. If you have any question on what your exam number is, ask the proctor.
After entering and verifying the correct exam number, use the dropdown menu to choose the correct course number and section, this should automatically fill in the professor’s name and the course name. If for any reason it does not, select “other” and fill in the correct information manually.
Lastly, enter the number of questions on the exam (the proctor will give you that information). When the proctor tells you to begin the exam, you must click on the button for starting the exam, confirm the number of exam questions, and start writing your answer.
Q: What happens when I’m finished with the exam?
A: When you have finished entering your answer, click on “Finish Exam.” You will be asked to confirm that you really are finished with the exam. Once you confirm that you are finished with the exam, you cannot return to your answer. After you exit the EBB program, you will transmit your answer to the Law School in two independent (and redundant) ways:
- Automatic Wireless Upload. After you confirm that you wish to exit, EBB will automatically attempt to send your answer to the Law School’s server through the wireless network. After a few seconds, you will see a green screen confirming that your answer has been sent or a yellow screen informing you that it has not been sent.
- Mandatory Manual Upload from the Hard Drive. After you see the green or yellow screen, please close your laptop, gather your things, and leave the exam room. After you leave the exam room, you must upload your answers to the website immediately upon leaving the exam room but not later than 2 hours after the end of the exam.
Please be sure to leave the classroom in case there is another exam scheduled right after yours. As soon as you leave, go somewhere in the Law School or anywhere else with a wireless connection, and go to the website:
When prompted to enter a User Name and Password, enter “EBBlaw” (without the quotes) as the User Name (after erasing anything that might be in the box already) and “waynelaw” (without the quotes; case sensitive) as the Password. Once in the website, click on browse to find the answer you just completed on your hard drive.
XP: Browse to My Document Exams2019-20. The My Document can be found by clicking Start Button.
Vista: Browse to DocumentExams2019-20. The Document can be found by clicking Start Button.
Windows 7/8/10: Browse to LibraryDocumentExams2019-20. The Document can be found by clicking Star Button.
MAC: Browse to DocumentExamsEBB_Exams2019-20. The My Document can be found by clicking HD icon.
Select the exam file which you wish to upload (exam files can be identified by EXAM-ID--CourseID-DATE) with .enc and click Open or OK.
Once the file name is in the textbox, click Submit.
Q: What happens if the Law School’s wireless connection goes down before or during the exam?
A: If you are unable to get on the wireless network before the exam, don’t worry. Just go ahead and take the exam, and your answer will be saved to your hard drive and your flash drive (if you are using one). At the end of the exam, you will see a yellow screen informing you that your answer was not saved to the wireless network.
Similarly, if the wireless network is down at the end of the exam or if you are not connected to the internet for any reason at the end of the exam, you will see the yellow screen informing you that your exam was not saved to the network. Once again, your exam answer will be saved to your hard drive.
If the Law School’s wireless network is still down shortly after you have finished the exam, you will not, of course, be able to manually upload your exam shortly after leaving the exam room. Please go anywhere (internet café, library, your home, etc.) where you can get an internet connection. Go to the Law School’s upload website,
http://ebb.law.wayne.edu/upload/, enter the User Name (EBBlaw) and Password (waynelaw), and manually upload your exam.
Q: What happens if my laptop computer crashes while I’m taking the exam?
A: Close your laptop and switch immediately to writing your exam by hand in a bluebook. Make sure you note on the cover, your exam number, and the fact that the blue book is in addition to your laptop answers.
Do not waste time trying to repair your laptop. Whatever you typed up to the time of the crash will be saved in two places: on the network (updated every 7 to 8 minutes), and on your hard drive (updated every minute). If you are using a flash drive, the answer will also save to it every 10 minutes.
Since the file on your hard drive will likely be the most updated, take your laptop to the Law School Records & Registration Office in room 1223, after the exam and they will escort you to the appropriate computer technician, or you may go directly to the Law School IT department in room 3320 on the 3rd floor. In the case of evening exams, you should bring your laptop to the Law School IT department first thing in the morning, as the IT department closes at 5:00 p.m. The typed portion will be combined with your bluebook and given to the professor for grading.
Q: Will the electrical outlets go out during the exam?
A: It is highly unlikely that a fuse will blow from too many laptops being plugged in during the exam since only every other seat will be occupied and not all students will be using laptops. Nevertheless, make sure your battery is fully charged before the exam. Many laptops also allow you to conserve your battery by operating in a power saver mode.
Q: Should I type the exam double-spaced?
A: No. When the exams are printed out they will automatically be double-spaced.
Q: What if I want to draw a diagram as part of my exam answer? Can I draw it in a regular blue book and submit it along with the Electronic Bluebook file?
A: Yes. If you do this, note in the typed exam that you are also submitting a diagram in a blue book and make sure you place your exam number on the cover of the blue book.
Q: Is it okay to use scratch paper during the exam?
A: Yes. You will be provided scratch paper.
Q: Will students taking the exam on a laptop computer be seated in a separate room from those writing in bluebooks?
A: No. If you are sensitive to noise, we suggest you bring earplugs. Earplugs are not provided by the Law School.
Q: What’s to stop someone from cheating by changing the answer on their hard drive after the exam or typing their entire answer after the exam has already been given?
A: The exam files that will be saved on your hard drive are encrypted, so you will not be able to modify the answers after the exam.
Q: How long after the exam should I keep my answer file on my hard drive?
A: It’s probably a good idea to keep the answer file until your grade is posted; that way, if there are any questions as to what you actually typed, your answer can be retrieved.
Q: Can I use my computer for other tasks/in-class exams while I am taking a take-home exam?
A: Yes! You are accessing an online portal to download the exam questions file, not utilizing the EBB software, so nothing will be blocked and you can continue to use your laptop/desktop for other tasks.
Q: What must I do prior to the exam period if I wish to utilize the EBB online portal for a take-home exam?
- Obtain an exam number per the instructions above.
- Log in and view “Courses” to make sure any courses you have with take-homes are visible 1-2 days prior to the start of the exam.
Q: When I log in, my take-home exam is not visible. What should I do?
A: Contact the Records Office at email@example.com. Include your name, access ID and the name of the course in your email.
Q: I am having trouble downloading the exam, who should I contact?
A: Contact the Law School IT Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 577-3950 for technical assistance. If you are concerned about downloading the exam in time for a deadline, contact email@example.com or call the Records Office at (313) 577-3979 during business hours. It is your responsibility to either download the exam or pick it up in person in time to submit it by the final deadline. Extensions will not be granted due to technical difficulties accessing the exam online.
Q: I am having difficulty uploading my exam answer, what should I do?
A: Email a copy of your exam answer to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Wayne email account, explaining you had an issue with uploading your answer in EBB. You must submit an identical hard copy within 24 business hours to the Records Office. Contact the Law School IT department at email@example.com or (313) 577-3950 for assistance with resolving the issue you encountered.
Q: I missed the deadline to upload my answer, can I upload it late?
A: You can still upload an exam answer after the due date/time, but it will be marked late and the time and date it was submitted will be noted to the instructor. However, you will NOT be able to upload a late exam after midnight on the last day of the exam period. If you have serious extenuating circumstances arise after you have already downloaded the exam, you should contact the Office of Student Engagement and Culture at firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to the exam deadline to discuss your situation. You should NOT contact your professor directly about your exam or any exam issues.
Q: I clicked the “Download” button but didn’t intend to start the exam yet, is there any way to reset the clock?
A: Once you download the exam, the clock cannot be reset and your exam will be due at the time and date indicated on the screen, so be very careful not to check out the exam until you are ready for your clock to start.
Q: What is the earliest date my exam will be available to check out? What is the latest date I can complete it?
A: Take-home exams will become available at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the exam period and must be completed by 5 p.m. on the last day of the exam period unless otherwise specified by your professor. After 5 p.m. on the last day of the exam period, exams will no longer be accessible for check out or uploading answers.
Q: I just checked out a 24-hour exam but the exam period ends in 12 hours. Is my exam due in 12 hours or 24 hours?
A: It will be due in 12 hours. All take-home exam answers MUST be submitted by no later than 5 p.m. on the last day of the exam period. After 5 p.m. on the last day of the exam period, exams will no longer be accessible in the EBB system so you will not be able to upload a late exam answer after the end of the exam period.
Q: Can I pick up the exam in person but upload my exam answer electronically?
A: No, if you wish to submit electronically you must check out the exam electronically.
Q: Can I check out the exam electronically but submit a hard copy in person?
A: Only in cases where you encountered technical difficulty that prevented you from uploading the exam answer. In those cases, you must email the exam answer to email@example.com from your Wayne email account and provide a hard copy to the Records Office within 24 hours.
Electronic BlueBook verification form
The Electronic BlueBook verification form is available here.