Take Home Exams in Electronic Blue Book (EBB)
Columbia Law School utilizes Electronic Blue Book, or EBB, for all take home examinations. Students may download their take-home exams and submit their answers online.
On this page you will find the following information:
Accessing and Navigating EBB
Refer to this section for instructions on how to log into EBB, and how to navigate the home page.
- Open any web browser on your computer.
- Navigate to the address: https://columbialaw.azurewebsites.net/EBBLogon.aspx
- Log in with your credentials where prompted.
If you don't remember your PID (C-Number), you can find it by logging on to Student Services Online. Select any of the options and then select "Show my name and personal data" under "Viewing Options." Click on "Update View" to see your PID.
Navigating the home page
The home page will have several modules where you may view information at a glance.
- The current semester where your courses with take home exams will appear,
- ‘Anonymous Numbers’, where your exam numbers will appear,
- ‘Take Home Exams’, where your take home exams will appear.
Note: The In Class Software Download is not needed. EBB is not currently being used to administer in class examinations. Please disregard this section.
Understanding Take Home Exams in EBB
Refer to this section for an explanation of how take home examinations are structured.
Take Home Exam Date Explanations
Each take home examination you are assigned has a number of important characteristics.
- release date (the earliest date/time when you may begin the exam)
- due date (the date/time you must submit your exam by)
- duration (the maximum amount of time you are allowed to work on an exam once you begin); note that your deadline for submission is not extended if you start the exam late.
Home Page Module
In the ‘Take Home Exams’ module on the home page, you will be able to look at your take home exams at a glance.
Once you are ready to begin an exam, click the exam title in the ‘Take Home Exams’ module to navigate to the Exam Module.
In the ‘Exam Module’, you will have the option to download your exam, submit your exam, and view details about this exam including exam notes and instructions.
Starting your Exam
Your timer starts when you download the exam file. EBB will adjust the published due date for your exam depending on the time that you download the exam file.
You are responsible for keeping track of the time you have to complete the exam and you are able to review this page check your progress toward your deadline.
Once you have downloaded the exam questions, you may begin working in your computer’s word processor (Microsoft Word, Pages, etc.).
Putting Your Exam Number on your Exam
You must put your Exam Number on every page of your document. Exam Numbers can be found on the EBB Home Screen under Anonymous Numbers.
Do not put your name or any identifying information on the document.
IMPORTANT: If you do not put your Exam Number, your instructor will not be able to identify your exam and they will not be able to grade your work.
Saving your Exam in PDF Format
When you are satisfied that you have completed your answers, you will need to save your exam in the following PDF format:
Submitting your Exam
After you have saved your exam answers, you will upload the file following these instructions:
You will be able to submit replacement versions of your responses, but only the most recent submission will appear for grading.
Viewing Exam Submission History
You can view your exam submission history by returning to the 'Take Home Exams' module on the home page and clicking on the exam title.
This screen will be your only confirmation of submission. Once your exam has been submitted and your deadline has passed you will not be able to make any changes to your exam file.
Registration Services seeks to constantly improve students' exam-taking experience. If you have any feedback regarding Electronic Blue Book, please email [email protected]