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Instructions for Accessing Adaptex Online Tests

  1. Open Internet Explorer (IE) and go to http://carstest.jmu.edu:8080/library. At some point you should see a security alert message like below, click Yes. The security alert message may appear before the site is loaded or it may appear after step 2.
    IMAGE: Screen Capture Security
  2. The first screen that appears is a title screen that displays the Adaptex logo and developers. Click the continue button.
  3. At the login screen enter your info and make sure to select the correct institution code and test. Password will be supplied separately.
  4. Click Submit button.
    Note: if the window disappears after clicking the button then make sure there are no pop-up blockers running. If running Windows XP SP2 then in IE go to tools->Pop-up Blocker and turn it off.
  5. From there you should see the test instructions and may proceed with the test.

NOTE: Make sure to check with your network administrators to make sure port 8080 and 8443 are open.

Possible problems:

  1. Students get "Page cannot be displayed" errors
    Click the "Back" link to go back to the question they were at. Tell the test administrator to restart the machines between sessions and to make sure that no one runs any other program before and during taking the test.
  2. The program does not accept the password provided
    Make sure the keyboard is not caps-locked
  3. Computer has froze or crashed
    Restart your computer and sign back on the test. Using the same ID, name, test, and password should take you back where you left off.
  4. Cannot recover the test (the program has the student start the new test)
    Make sure the first name, the last name, the section number, and the test name are the same as before.
  5. Cannot see the whole screen
    Change the screen resolution to 1024x768 and the font size in the browser to medium. You can change the screen resolution by right-clicking the desktop, going to properties, settings, and adjusting the screen resolution to 1024x768.You can change the text size of the browser by going View then Text Size.
  6. Test disappears after submit.
    Make sure that the pop up blocker is off. It should be under Tools-> popup blocker in IE.
  7. 7.If you have framed tests and see the following dialog box:
    "This page contains both secure and nonsecure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items?

    [Yes]  [No]  [Moreinfo]"
    Use the following solution in IE >Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Miscellaneous > Display mixed content.  By default its set to prompt, reset it to
  8. If question does not advance.
    Exit the test and open a new IE. Under IE >Tool > Internet Options > click "Settings." Select the option "Automatically" and click OK. Now try to sign back on to the test.