Examplify is NOT compatible with Mac OS lower than 10.13 (High Sierra, Catalina)

Compatibility with High Sierra

If you have a version of Mac OS lower than 10.13 (High Sierra) please update your system. If your system will not support High Sierra or a newer OS your system will not support ExamSoft Examplify (see ExamSoft’s site for details).

If you have questions please contact ExamSoft support at (866) 429-8889 or you may stop by the Law Library’s Public Services desk and ask for an Information Services team member.

Compatibility with Catalina

Examplify now supports the latest Mac OS Catalina. However, if you want to update your Macbook devices to this software, you must also reinstall version 2.1.0 of Examplify by going to www.examsoft.com/pepperdinelaw.

ExamSoft Examplify Mac System Requirements: https://examsoft.force.com/etcommunity/s/article/Examplify-Minimum-System-Requirements-for-Mac-OS-X

Alumni Email? Get your new email account! With benefits!

Hurray! You’ve graduated from Pepperdine Law! The last thing on your mind is your Pepperdine Email account, but there are some things you need to know…

  • After graduation a process starts that begins with your status changing from student to alumnus.  This process involves a file transfer that takes place sometimes weeks after graduation.  Sure, you have the diploma but the system doesn’t recognize you as an alumnus until that file is transferred from the student system to the alumni system. Typically this takes place about a month after the date of your graduation.  That’s when all the automated stuff starts up.
  • On the fifteenth day of the month immediately after your graduation date you will get an email to your student email account.  This email will give you the instructions and an important link you will need to setup your alumni email account… but you needn’t wait for that note, you can do it NOW by going here.
  • Note that student email accounts are deleted 90 days after the student’s last enrolled semester (90 days from the time of your entry into the alumni system — typically less than a month after Graduation day).
  • Once an account is deleted/deactivated the data/emails in that account it is not recoverable.

emailBut there’s good news. You’re an alumnus now!  Alumni may obtain a free, email account through Pepperdine’s Alumni Association. You can find more information on Alumni Email at this website.

Part of this process also includes instructions on how to easily migrate your Pepperdine Google Drive contents to a new Alumni Google Drive account!  The best benefit? UNLIMITED STORAGE!

After your student email address expires, no mail will be received at your student address. To make a smooth transition, the Alumni Association recommends:

  1. Set up your new alumni e-mail address immediately when you get that email noted above.
  2. Forward your mail in Wavenet to a new email address — that new alumni address or another one you prefer. (Note that forwarding will only work up until your student email account is suspended.)
  3. Set up an out-of-office message in your Pepperdine Student Email (accessed through Wavenet) account informing all your contacts of your graduation and of your new email address. Log into Wavenet click on Options, and then update your Out of Office Assistant.

Graduating 3L? LexisNexis access for you after graduation…

–From our friends at LexisNexis–

LexisNexis Graduate Access:

Graduating 3Ls have continued access to Lexis upon graduation to keep their skills up to date and use for job and interview preparation.

The Graduate Program gives extended access to Lexis Advance to spring graduates via their law school IDs through December 31, 2019.

This ID also grants them access to the Graduate Home Page and gives them a graduation gift (detailed in the flyer).

The transition from a regular law school ID to a graduate ID happens on July 5, 2019.

Read the flyer (linked below) for more information, including special services for those employed by a 501(c)(3) organization.

Graduate Program Flyer

Update Operating Systems for Examplify

A big thank you to the students who paid attention to our note about not updating your MacOS to Catalina at the beginning of Fall 2019 semester until further notice. That notice releasing the OS update hold came out in the blog entitled, “Examplify is NOT compatible with Mac OS lower than 10.13 (High Sierra, Catalina)” posted on November 4, 2019.

With finals upon us, please make sure your operating system is not out of date. Mac users, you must have an operating system with High Sierra (OS 10.13) or higher. You can even update to the latest version – Catalina (10.15.1) Here are some links from Apple where you can learn more:

If you are a Windows user, I haven’t forgotten you. Please make sure to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10. Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 in January 2020. Check out Pepperdine’s Student Discounts page if you need to purchase Windows 10. 

If investing in tech isn’t something you were expecting this holiday then perhaps making a Christmas gift request for a new computer is the way to go. Here’s a page we put together on computer requirements to help you select the best computer for law school. 

Please note that when you registered your computer onto the university network, you agreed to the usage policy that states: “Actively maintain the security of personally-owned and University-assigned computers.” This includes keeping your OS updated. 

One last thing: Pepperdine IT is here to help if you have any tech issues. We may not be able to fix your computer all the time but we can help troubleshoot and make recommendations– just don’t wait until the last minute. 

Good luck on your exams!

Law School Email Signature Update

Information Services is happy to announce an improved system for email signatures at the Pepperdine Caruso Law School (yes, remember that it’s now Caruso!). This new stationery system will be effective starting Nov. 26. We ask all members of staff and faculty to abide by the instructions listed in this article to ensure a sense of uniform professionalism and consistent brand identity.

Please make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to utilize our 50th anniversary email signature!

Again, the informational instruction page link is here: https://community.pepperdine.edu/imc/resources/style-guide/email-signatures/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Information Services at support@law.pepperdine.edu or (310) 506-7425.

Examplify Features: Spell Check

Spellcheck is automatically available for all exams. When you misspell a word, a red line automatically appears under the word, and by right-clicking on the word (similar to in Microsoft word), you will be given correctly spelled options. Select your preferred word and the misspelled word will be replaced. This feature is only available on the exam when permitted by the professor.

Taking An Open Notes Exam

In Examplify, there is a “Mock Final Exam–Open Notes” available for all students to try. This allows students to practice taking an exam with open notes and internet access.

It is recommended that students take a mock exam before the first real exam to make sure software is working correctly, and to become familiar with the interface and features of the Examplify software. Here is a guide for taking the mock exam:

Download the Mock Exam

  • Under My Exams on the left-hand menu of Examplify, select “Mock Final Exam– Open Notes”, and download the exam

Log In and Start Exam

4-digit exam ID number: This ID is unique to you, and can be found in Wavenet

Exam password: Open2019

For the real exam, the exam number will be found in your WaveNet account, and the password will be given by the proctor on the day of the exam.

  • Under Exam Details and Exam Settings, you will be able to see the default settings for the mock exam. Since it is open notes, the exam should be Non-Secure, Wifi On, and you should be able to Navigate between questions.
  • You will be directed to a start-up box. Click the agreement and the green Start button to begin.

At any time in the Exam, you are also free to navigate into a browser to check an answer, into notes from class, or consult any other resources on or off your computer that would be helpful!

Essay Question

  • For an essay question, type the response in the given answer section. Note the essay control options at the top of the exam, allowing adjustments of font size, style, page alignment, and more.
  • Within the text box, you may separate your answers by labeling each answer within the essay section, e.g. Question 2, Part A. Examplify automatically saves and backs up your responses every 30 seconds.
  • Also, note the icon that allows you to check character and word count.
  • Since navigation is open, at any point you may go back to a previous question or forward to the next, by either clicking on the question number bubbles on the left of the page, or by clicking on the previous/next tabs at the bottom right of the page.
  • Note also the Exam Controls at the top right of the page which allow you to hide exam from view, suspend exam to be completed later, and submit.
  • In the tool bar, you are able to adjust text size and set an alarm.

Submit Exam

  • Once you have reached the end of the exam and are happy with your responses, click Submit from the Exam control menu or after clicking Next from the last question.
  • Both options will lead you to the preliminary submit page. Click the box to signify you are done and press submit.
  • You will be led to the green Congratulations page, and then back to the Examplify dashboard, where your mock open exam will be listed under Completed.

For a step-by-step tutorial, please see the video below: