Electronic BlueBook (EBB)

Comprehensive EBB information for Summer 2023 in-class final exams was sent to students via email from lawrecords@wayne.edu on July 12, 2023. If you cannot find the email in your WSU inbox, please contact rhollancid@wayne.edu to request it. Please note that if you wish to type for in-class exams, you must complete EBB software training as outlined in the email and obtain your Yellow Laptop Exam card PRIOR to the start of the exam period. You must have the following equipment in order to utilize the EBB software:

  1. 1. A recent model laptop (either Windows or Mac)  
    1. NO tablets, Chromebooks or Surface laptops (Surface Pro is ok) may be used, as these are NOT supported by the software. EBB cannot be installed on Mac OS 10.14 or below.
  2. An AC power cord (do NOT rely on your battery during an exam)

Blue books will be provided in the exam room as an alternative to typing. Electronic materials CANNOT be accessed during in-class exams.  Students MUST bring hard copy materials if an instructor gives an open book/note exam.

  • Summer 2021 final exam FAQs (EBB Online Portal)

    Updated 7/13/2021

    Most final exams will be administered for the Summer 2021 semester using the EBB Online Portal.

    Q. Can I use my computer for other tasks while I am taking an exam using the EBB Online Portal?

    A. Yes! You are accessing the EBB Online Portal ONLY to download exam questions and to upload your exam answers. You are NOT using the EBB software that we use for in-person exams. Nothing will be blocked or locked on your computer, and you can continue to use your laptop/desktop for other tasks, including – IF PERMITTED BY YOUR PROFESSOR – accessing your notes and other documents.

    Q. What do I need to do BEFORE my first exam?

    A. You need to do the following:

    • Review the Summer 2021 Final Exam Instructions for the EBB Online Portal, noting in particular the section on formatting your exam with a header that includes your final exam number.
    • Make sure you know your Access ID (the first part of your Wayne e-mail account address) AND your Banner ID (from your Wayne student OneCard).
    • Log in and view “Courses” to make sure all your courses in which you expect to take midterm exams are listed and that an anonymous exam number is listed for each course by three days prior to the exam date.
    • Contact lawrecords@wayne.edu (cc: rhollancid@wayne.edu) if any of your courses are NOT listed or if any course does NOT show an anonymous exam number.

    Q. My username/password isn’t working.

    A. Make sure you are using your Access ID (2 numbers and 4 letters at the start of your Wayne e-mail account address) AND including the @wayne.edu when you type your username. Then, make sure you are using your Banner ID (from your Wayne student OneCard) and including any 0s when typing your password.

    Q. When I log in, my exam is not visible. What should I do?

    A. E-mail lawrecords@wayne.edu (cc: rhollancid@wayne.edu). Include your name, your Access ID, and the name of the course in your e-mail.

    Q. I am having trouble downloading my exam. What should I do?

    A. E-mail lawrecords@wayne.edu (cc: rhollancid@wayne.edu). You may also call the Records Office at (313) 577-8023 during business hours (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-F). It is your responsibility to download the exam 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. E-mail a copy of your exam answer to lawrecords@wayne.edu (cc: rhollancid@wayne.edu) from your Wayne e-mail account, explaining that you had an issue with uploading your answer in EBB. 

    Q. I missed the deadline to upload my answer. Can I upload it late?

    A. Yes, you can 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 your professor. However, you will NOT be able to upload a late exam after midnight on the last day of the exam period (i.e., after midnight on August 6, 2021). If extenuating circumstances arise after you have downloaded an exam and started the time clock for that exam, e-mail Rebecca Hollancid (rhollancid@wayne.edu) and Jennifer Colagiovanni (jcolagiovanni@wayne.edu) prior to the exam deadline to discuss your situation. DO NOT CONTACT YOUR PROFESSOR ABOUT 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. No. Once you download the exam, the clock cannot be reset; your exam will be due at the time and date indicated on the screen. Be VERY CAREFUL not to click the “Download” button until you are ready for your clock to start.

    Q. How long do I have to complete and upload my exam answer after I download the exam? What is the latest date I can complete it?

    A. How long you have to complete and upload your exam answer depends on your professor. You can find how long you have to complete your exam after downloading it by logging into the EBB Online Portal and checking the directions for each exam. Exam answers MUST be completed and uploaded no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2021, the last day of the exam period. Most exams require you to upload your exam answer within a much more limited period of time (for example, 1 ½ hours, 3 hours or 24 hours after you download the exam). 

    Q. I just downloaded a 24-hour exam, but the exam period ends in 12 hours. Is my exam due in 12 hours or 24 hours?

    A. Your exam is due in 12 hours. ALL exam answers must be uploaded by 5 p.m. on August 6, 2021, the last day of the exam period. If you have serious extenuating circumstances, e-mail Jennifer Colagiovanni (jcolagiovanni@wayne.edu) prior to the exam deadline to discuss your situation. DO NOT CONTACT YOUR PROFESSOR ABOUT EXAM ISSUES.

    Q. I uploaded my exam answer but I wasn’t able to view it after I uploaded it. Did it go through?

    A. You cannot view an exam answer that is submitted after the clock cuts off. Note that the clock cuts off at 1 second after the end time, so an exam that is due at 5:00:00 p.m. will not let you view a submission uploaded at 5:00:01 p.m. 

    Q. I had an accommodation for my exams. What do I do? 

    A. Accommodations will not be assigned for any exams for which the time period allowed is more than double the amount of estimated time to complete the exam (typically exams of 8 hours in length or longer.) If you have received an accommodation for additional time in a prior semester, please take the professor’s estimated time (typically 3 hours or so) and multiply that by 1.5 or 2 to determine how much time you should reasonably expect to dedicate to writing the exam. You should have more than enough time to complete the exam as long as the professor is allowing at least 8 hours. If you have any concerns about completing an exam within the allowed time period, e-mail Dean Colagiovanni (jcolagiovanni@wayne.edu.)

    If you are taking a shorter timed exam for which accommodations are required (typically 3-4 hours or less), you will need to submit a variance exam request to Dean Colagiovanni per the usual procedure. Once approved, an email will be sent to your Wayne email account with your alternate exam time and any specific instructions that you may need to follow to access and submit your exam at the alternate time, if applicable.