Law School Computer/Technology Recommendations

If you are just starting out at Law School, or heading back to school and looking to upgrade your system, please review the below information before purchasing your new laptop!

Nearly all Pepperdine Caruso Law Students use laptops for class, exams, and homework. While laptops are not required, they can be a very valuable tool in law school.  The following recommendations take into account services and applications that are often used in conjunction with Caruso Law classes and other curricular and extra curricular activities.

The Information Services team at Caruso Law provides assistance in configuring your laptop for the network. Please think very carefully before choosing a laptop brand or other hardware/software choice outside the recommended list, as you may be limiting your potential sources of support.

As a law student your laptop computer is a key tool.  Please keep this in mind as you think about how you will use it, the software you install on it, the websites you visit with it, the files/attachments you choose to download and where you store it when you are not using it.  You will want it to be functioning at optimum levels.  Theft, drops, malware, and other untoward variables will detract from your laptop’s ability to help you succeed in law school.

Below are the minimum Computer/Technology Recommendations:

  • Internet: Strongly recommend a rock solid internet connection with a minimum 20 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up.  This exceeds the minimum requirements for synchronous Zoom sessions (the absolute minimum is 600 kbps in both directions while recommended minimum is 1.5 mbps) but note that if you share your internet connection you will need more bandwidth to ensure a reliable, continuous connection.  Also please note that the age of your hardware (router, modem, cabling, computer) will play a significant role in reliability.
  • Manufacturer/Model: Dell Latitude Series/Apple MacBook Pro or MacBook Air
  • Display: Minimum 11” screen – for improved readability, consider 13” or larger
  • Operating System: Windows 10 /OS X 10.15 or better
  • Processor: Intel i5 Processor or faster (or equivalent AMD)
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Solid State Drive (SSD): 120GB or higher
  • Integrated WiFi or WiFi adapter: Newer is often if not always better
  • Media Drives: None necessary
  • Battery Life: 4-6 hours, much longer is much better.  MORE UP TIME.
  • Spare Laptop Charger: If you plan to bring your laptop with you, keep one for home and one for travel.  If you lose one you have a spare.  NO DOWN TIME.
  • Warranty: 3 year parts/on-site labor. LESS DOWN TIME.
  • Security Lock: Don’t ever walk away from your laptop if it isn’t secured.  LESS DOWN TIME
  • Malware Protection Software: Make sure you have Anti-Malware installed.  Use the firewall that is build into your computer’s operating system.  MORE UP TIME.
  • Personal Printer: We strongly recommend HP Printers with an extra toner cartridge.  NO DOWN TIME.

The Dell Latitude series is designed for a professional enterprise user and is not what you will find in a consumer-focused retail store.  We have found these systems to be very reliable and strongly recommend them to both students and faculty for their personal computing needs.  This recommendation is not meant to dissuade you from other manufacturers or even other lines of Dell computers, however, we know this line to be a great fit for a law student who needs a solid, reliable system for three years of challenging work (plus the Bar exam).

We do not recommend tablet-based systems. Nor do we recommend netbooks or Chromebooks.  You are certainly welcome to buy them but we don’t believe they will meet your needs in law school. Essentially, you can bring any device you want to law school. However, if you want to take exams and keep pace with the challenges of law school, you should purchase a high-quality, business class laptop, not a cheap off-brand version found on sale at a big box retailer. Remember, you want a system that is reliable and will last you through completing the BAR exam. You don’t want a machine that may crash in the middle of an exam!

MacBook ProThe Pepperdine University Computer Store (an online referral site) offers generous discounts to Pepperdine University students on software (MS Office is no cost to Pepperdine students and employees) and hardware. These discounts are often more than the typical education discounts that you will find online. The Computer Store can be accessed 24/7 online.

For purchasing as an enrolled Pepperdine student, please visit the Pepperdine University IT Department’s discounts for students web page or call Pepperdine University Tech Central at (310) 506-4811.

Please note that using a computer on the University network requires that you agree to the University Computer and Network Usage policy.

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

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

  • COVID-19 NOTE: Student email accounts, WaveNet, and other network-related resources are governed by university policy and managed by the university IT department.Typically, student email accounts, WaveNet access, printing, Zoom, etc. would be deactivated 90 days after the 15th of the month following the date of graduation.In these unprecedented circumstances, this date is being pushed further out.  We do not yet have a fixed date for this but it is presently set to be 90 days after commencement. That’s the graduation ceremony, not the official graduation date which for Spring 2020 is 5/15/2020.

    At some point, recent graduates’ student email accounts will be deactivated by the university. When the commencement date is set, recent graduates will receive automated notifications in their student email inboxes 90, 60 and 30 days before account deactivation.

  • 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 several days to a few 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 disabled 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 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.

EXAMPLIFY INSTRUCTION GUIDE FOR SUMMER 2020 FINAL EXAMS

The following guide is intended to walk you through the process of taking your Summer 2020 Final Examinations.  Please read these instructions carefully.

Unless you are otherwise notified by your professor, all final examinations will be administered remotely as “open book/open note/open Internet” exams this term. 

  • You will have the ability to “toggle” between your exam attachment, electronic notes, the Internet, and your essay responses in ExamSoft. 
  • Your exams will be timed.  You are responsible for starting the exam at the time you are scheduled to take the exam and uploading your exam on or before the time the e-mailed instructions indicate you must end the exam.  You are responsible for time-keeping if you begin the exam later than its scheduled time.  If you begin the exam late, the timer may suggest that you have time remaining, but the deadline for uploading your exam is the time indicated in the instructions.
  • You are responsible for following the instructions as well as the honor code, which are included with every exam. Your exam submission indicates your certification that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the terms of the Pepperdine Caruso Law Honor Code, which applies with equal force to examinations submitted online.

Before taking your first exam, please do the following:

For further reference concerning requirements, installation and re-registration instructions and other features of Examsoft’s Examplify, please click here.

STARTING AND COMPLETING THE FINAL EXAM

On the day and time scheduled for your Summer 2020 final exam, an email will be sent to your class with exam-specific instructions, including the exam start and end time, password, and contact information should you require immediate assistance during your exam.

(Please note:  If you have been approved and scheduled to take the exam on another day or time, you will receive this information on the day/time your exam was originally scheduled.  Please save this information for the time your exam is scheduled. Your exam timer will begin the moment you enter the exam password. Do not enter your password until you are ready to take the exam.)

Once you have received the e-mail with your password information, please log-into Examplify and click on the exam you are taking in ExamSoft.

1. Under “My Exams” on the left-hand side of the screen, look for the name of the the exam you are taking and select it/click on it.

2. Enter the exam password that was e-mailed to you at the start of the exam.
(Note: this password is case-sensitive and must be entered exactly as shown).

3. Please read and acknowledge the “Exam Notice,which is the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law honor code for remote exams. (A copy is attached to this document for your thorough review.) Please read and scroll down to the bottom of the screen before clicking “Next” to accept the terms of the honor code.

4. The “Exam Controls” screen will appear, indicating that the exam includes an attachment and instructions where it can be found under the drop-down menu, “Exam Attachments.”

5. The screen, “Please wait until instructed to start” will appear.  Please disregard this statement to start your exam by clicking “Continue.”

6. Next, please check the box, “I am authorized to start my exam,” then click “Start Exam.”

7. Once you have entered the exam itself, you will have the ability to “toggle” between your computer notes, the Internet, the exam attachment, and your response.

As indicated above, you may access the exam attachment by clicking on “Exam Controls” on the top menu, then “Exam Attachments” on the drop-down menu.

8. A pop-up window of the exam will appear on your screen.To open and/or print the Exam attachment in your PDF reader, please click on the printer icon/Print.

9. The exam will appear in your PDF reader and allow you to Print from its application, typically using the printer icon at the top of the screen.

10. Please type your answer in the space provided. There is a  timer at the top of your screen. (Please note: It is your responsibility to start and end your exams on time.  Your exams must be uploaded by the exam end time and will not allow for a “late start/end time.”)

11. Once you are finished with the exam, click “Finish” at the bottom right hand corner.

  •  a. Before the time expires, you can upload your exam, as you typically do in
    Exam Controls as shown below.  
  • b. IF the timer expires, a screen will appear to inform you that your “Time Limit is Reached,” and the exam will be uploaded for youPlease keep track of your time to ensure your exam is uploaded at the scheduled end time.

c. If the time limit expired and your exam was uploaded for you, you will see the following screen, which will indicate the status of the upload:

  • If you have manually uploaded your exam, you will be asked to confirm the completion of your exam. If you are certain that you would like to submit your exam, check the box and click “Submit Exam.”

13. PLEASE make sure your exam is completely uploaded. Wait until you receive the green screen, “Your exam has successfully uploaded.”  Do not close your laptop until you see this screen.

(Please Note: If you do not receive an email confirmation of your exam submission, please open your laptop again to complete the upload process.)

Once you see this  green screen, you may click “Return to Dashboard.”

HONOR CODE STATEMENT FOR REMOTE EXAM TAKING – SUMMER 2020

The following statement will be attached to every exam you will be taking this term. By clicking “NEXT” and entering the password for your exam, you agree to the following:

By checking the box below, you certify that you understand that the terms of the Pepperdine Caruso Law Honor Code apply with equal force to examinations administered online.  [link to the full policy]

In particular, you are aware of the following non-exhaustive examples of prohibited conduct that specifically apply to exams:

1. to consult with any other person during an examination, unless expressly authorized by the instructor;

2. to edit overtime on an examination;

3. to obtain unauthorized information concerning an examination one is to take, without immediately informing the Dean;

4. to take an examination for another student;

5. to divulge the contents of an objective or essay examination (note: all exams being administered online this semester should be considered as designated as an examination ‘not to be removed from the virtual examination room’)

6. to intentionally and unnecessarily disturb others taking an examination;

7. to incorporate into work offered for credit any passages taken either word for word or in substance from any work of another without properly crediting the original author and work;

8. to submit as one’s own work the work of another;

9. to submit for credit work that has been previously offered for credit or submitted to a journal;

10. to submit for credit work prepared in collaboration with another without securing the instructor’s permission in advance of submission;

11. to improperly reveal to a professor one’s identity in connection with an examination which is to be graded on an anonymous basis;

12. to unlawfully possess, distribute, or use prescription drugs without proof of prescription, to enhance academic performance;

In addition, it is a violation of the Honor Code to willfully fail to fulfill the duty owed by every law student to report promptly to the Board Chairperson or the Dean all circumstances which he or she believes to constitute a violation of the Honor Code and to identify the person or persons involved.

An honor code investigation may include, but is not limited to, collecting electronic data from computers, phones, and other potentially relevant data sources.  Violations of the Honor Code are extremely serious, can cause sanctions including expulsion, and must be reported to the bar examiners as part of the moral character determination, thus potentially hampering your ability to ever practice law.

IF YOU NEED ANY TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO INFORMATION SERVICES AT (310) 506-7425 OR SUPPORT@LAW.PEPPERDINE.EDU. GOOD LUCK!

When I need Zoom Support …

If I have technical difficulty with Zoom what do I do?

  • Test your computer with Zoom before class.  Check out the audio and video settings.
  • If you have problems, the first thing to do, is to completely shut down your computer and restart.  Most computer problems are corrected with this remedy.
  • Before you begin your Zoom session, we strongly recommend that you shut down and turn off any and all extraneous applications, especially those using the camera, the microphone, or the speakers.  Turn off facebook and other social media apps. The only thing you should have running is your Chrome browser with minimal tabs open (two or three?). Avoid news sites, sites with video, other things that require more bandwidth while using Zoom.
  • Mic Problems? Try checking your microphone settings in Windows or on the Mac. Make sure that the microphone is on and is turned up enough to pickup your voice.
  • As a student you may want to use MS Word for taking notes but note that this may be an ideal time to use Google Suite apps as they are very lightweight and will save your computer’s power for more Zoom fun.
  • If your trouble shooting attempts above do not yield results, please see this comprehensive support site from Zoom
  • Note: you may find it valuable to acquire a USB headset for your Zoom classes. That will remove some variables with your computer’s audio (mic and speakers).
  • Tech Support: 
    • Please contact University Technology Support directly at 310-506-HELP (4357)
    • Secondarily, contact LawTech at support@law.pepperdine.edu with technical questions.  
    • Zoom’s user support is available for Zoom Pro users (your Pepperdine Zoom Pro account qualifies for the Education support option — best/highest support level). Report support tickets to Zoom by:
      • Online submission via submit a request.
      • Chat live with our support team by visiting your account and selecting help in the lower right hand corner here.
      • Phone dial-in: 888-799-9666 ext 2
    • If you do not have a computer or way to connect to Zoom via the internet, please contact Dean Goodno.

What if, as a Pepperdine Caruso Law student I have a bad internet connection?  How should I join my classes by Zoom? Can I call in?

  • You must use the Zoom app and connect via Internet. See our guide for students here.  We strongly recommend that students use a computer with a reliable internet connection for connecting to their Zoom class sessions.  Telephone dial-in will not work for attending classes remotely It is possible to connect using cell phone data to “tether” the phone’s internet connection to a laptop or desktop computer.  Check with your mobile phone provider for details on this feature. Android Tether Article  iPhone Tether Article

More for Student Zoom users

More for Faculty Zoom users

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

Courses by Sakai

Both TWEN and Courses are utilized by both students and faculty for effective classroom communication. Read on to learn more about COURSES.

Courses

Courses is Pepperdine’s open-source, learning management system that offers faculty and students a collaborative online environment to support teaching and learning. Basic features of Courses allow faculty to post syllabi, grades, and announcements. For more information, visit the University’s Courses Community page.  Watch the video below to learn more about the basic features of Courses and view the user interface. For step-by-step instructions and a list of FAQs, please visit Pepperdine’s Courses Faculty Guide.

Additional Features: Anonymous Grading in Courses

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

Faculty Hardware — Setup at home

When setting up your secondary monitor (connected to your laptop) or attaching your headset or webcam, you may have questions.

Please check out these very short videos and then if you still have a question, please do call us at (310) 506-7524 or send us a note at support@law.pepperdine.edu

Student Organization Email Addresses

As a note, scroll left/right to fully view the table below.

#Student Org Email AddressStudent Receiving AccessStudent’s Email AddressStudent Org Position
1BLSA@law.pepperdine.eduAnita Marksanita.marks@pepperdine.eduPresident
2ChristianLegalSociety@law.pepperdine.eduReed Bartleyreed.bartley@pepperdine.eduPresident
3DRS@law.pepperdine.eduAusten Thompsonausten.thompson@pepperdine.eduPresident
4APALSA@law.pepperdine.eduAllen Umallen.um@pepperdine.eduPresident
5SELS@law.pepperdine.eduKendall Deranekkendall.deranek@pepperdine.eduPresident
6HealthLawSociety@law.pepperdine.eduHayden Tavodahayden.tavoda@pepperdine.eduPresident
7HonorBoard@law.pepperdine.eduAlexandra Boutellealexandra.boutelle@pepperdine.eduCo-Chair
8LawReview@law.pepperdine.eduZachary Carstenszachary.carstens@pepperdine.eduEIC
9NAALJ@law.pepperdine.eduZach Remijaszachary.remijas@pepperdine.eduEIC
10SpanishConversationClub@law.pepperdine.eduRebecca Vothrebecca.voth@pepperdine.eduPresident
11FirstGeneration@law.pepperdine.eduEquiana Brownequiana.brown@pepperdine.eduPresident
12VLS@law.pepperdine.eduJoseph Castrojosephdominic.castro@pepperdine.eduPresident
13MootCourtBoard@law.pepperdine.eduEquiana Brownequiana.brown@pepperdine.eduChair
14InternationalLawSociety@law.pepperdine.eduKarin Langkarin.lang@pepperdine.eduPresident
15NLG@law.pepperdine.eduCooper McHattoncooper.mchatton@pepperdine.eduPresident
16fedsoc@law.pepperdine.eduCatherine Urbanekcatherine.urbanek@pepperdine.eduPresident
17PDSA@law.pepperdine.eduTimothy LeDuctimothy.leduc@pepperdine.eduCo-President
18CriminalLawSociety@law.pepperdine.eduGabriel Arredondogabriel.arredondo@pepperdine.eduPresident
19OUTLaw@law.pepperdine.eduRoxanne Swedelsonroxanne.swedelson@pepperdine.eduPresident
20NLLSA@law.pepperdine.eduKarla Youngkarla.young@pepperdine.eduPresident
21PhiDeltaPhi@law.pepperdine.eduEmma Sholderemma.sholder@pepperdine.eduMagister
22JRCLS@law.pepperdine.eduAusten Thompsonausten.thompson@pepperdine.eduPresident
23EnvironmentalLawSociety@law.pepperdine.eduBryce Wallgardbryce.wallgard@pepperdine.eduPresident
24SBA@law.pepperdine.eduSophie Sarchetsophie.sarchet@pepperdine.eduPresident
25MLC@law.pepperdine.eduThurgood Wynnthurgood.wynn@pepperdine.eduPresident
26TrialTeam@law.pepperdine.eduStolle Voigtstolle.voigt@pepperdine.eduPresident
27APIL@law.pepperdine.eduAlex Boutellealexandra.boutelle@pepperdine.eduPresident
28ABARepresentative@law.pepperdine.eduAllison Hillallison.j.hill@pepperdine.eduABA Student Representative
29ConsumerLawSociety@law.pepperdine.eduMathew RezvaniMathew.Rezvani@Pepperdine.eduPresident
30DRLJ@law.pepperdine.eduAmy Jichaamy.jicha@pepperdine.eduEditor in Chief
31IJM@law.pepperdine.eduAshley Koosashley.koos@pepperdine.eduCo-President
32IranianLawStudentAssociation@law.pepperdine.eduOra Zarnegarora.zarnegar@pepperdine.eduPresident
33JewishLawStudentAssociation@law.pepperdine.eduGabriel Eissakhariangabriel.eissakharian@pepperdine.eduPresident
34JBEL@law.pepperdine.eduTroy Kramertroy.kramer@pepperdine.eduEditor in Chief
35MootCourtTeam@law.pepperdine.eduEmma Sholderemma.sholder@pepperdine.eduCo-Chair
36PalmerCenterStudentBoard@law.pepperdine.eduAshley Jonesashley.j.jones@pepperdine.eduChair
37StudentMentorProgram@law.pepperdine.eduKelly Shea Delvackelly.shea@pepperdine.eduPresident
38VideoGameLawSociety@law.pepperdine.eduJustin Hungjustin.hung@pepperdine.eduPresident
39WLA@law.pepperdine.eduJaimie Harrakajaimie.harraka@pepperdine.eduPresident

Email Tips for Student Organization Leaders

With the new school year around the corner and the recent notice of student organizations’ email addresses now being live, there are two main email tips student leaders should know.

As a student leader, you will likely want to auto-forward emails to the rest of your student organization’s leadership team using filters in gmail, as well as send emails from your student organization’s email address rather than your personal email address.

Below, please find two headlines that will hyperlink you to informational Google Docs with step-by-step instructions.

Sending Emails from a Different Address

Auto-Forward Emails with Filters

For a list of student organizations and their corresponding emails, please click here.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT INFORMATION SERVICES AT SUPPORT@LAW.PEPPERDINE.EDU OR (310) 506-7425.

iClicker for Faculty

Welcome to iClicker for faculty! For an extensive tutorial on creating an account and utilizing the features iClicker has to offer our faculty, please see the video below.

This page will walk you through setting up an iClicker account, so that you may begin to create your courses.

  1. In a web browser, navigate to iclicker.com and click Sign In in the top right corner.

2. Click Instructor.

3. You will be directed to iClicker Cloud, which is the platform for instructors and faculty. Click Sign Up underneath the Sign Up button to create your account.

4. You will be asked to begin creating your profile. NOTE: Make sure to type in Law School: Pepperdine University as your primary institution. The label “Pepperdine University” is not the version paid for by CSOL.

5. Continue to fill out the information and click the box agreement to iClicker’s policies. Then, click Create.

6. In the next page, make sure you have the option for Polls, Quizzes, and Attendance selected. You do not need to use all of those features, but if you select “Just to take attendance”, you will not be able to change your settings later.

7. Again, you will be prompted to select an institution. DELETE “Pepperdine University” and TYPE IN Law School: Pepperdine University.

8. Fill out the rest of your course information (optional) then click Create.

9. Congratulations, you now have a course! By clicking on the course name, you will be directed to the course itself.

Note that on the left-hand side of your course, you can find the class history where attendance and statistics will be held, assignments, and more.

Tips and Tricks for Virtual Lessons

This information is compiled from Zoom.com’s suggestions for instructors. For a full PDF, see below.

Tips and Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom

Class Structure Tips

  • For online teaching, it is important to give students a clear agenda and set clear expectations for the class. Without the visual and in-person cues and conversation one receives in a regular classroom setting, guidelines are crucial to help the class flow. Consider giving students a written plan or agenda for each class meeting, via email or screen sharing a document at the beginning of class.
  • Encourage student engagement by using online platforms such as zoom’s whiteboard attachment. In whiteboard, through sharing your screen, students can use annotation to mark up the text.
  • To break up lecture time and encourage student engagement, consider breaking students into discussion groups; you can use zoom’s breakout rooms feature for this.

Delivery Tips

  • Pre-set your meeting settings to mute participant’s microphones upon entry. This will allow students to enter class without ambient noise, and keep your class environment more controlled.
  • Take a second after larger sections of lecture material to check in with students for comprehension.
  • Speak as if you are truly face-to-face with a class, and ensure you are a proper distance from the microphone and camera.
  • Embrace the pauses at the end of content delivery, giving students time to process.

Additional Features

For a comprehensive blog about the different features zoom offers, and how to navigate its basic functions, see our Zoom For Faculty page. Note that by scrolling to the bottom of the post, you can find additional posts that target specific questions regarding zoom.

FOR QUESTIONS OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TECHNOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO INFORMATION SERVICES AT (310) 506-7425 OR SUPPORT@LAW.PEPPERDINE.EDU. GOOD LUCK!

Customizing Your Zoom Personal Meeting ID to Your Pepperdine Phone Extension

In your zoom settings, you can customize your zoom personal meeting ID (PMID) to a different number. If helpful, you may change it to your faculty phone number extension.

For more information on how to set your PMID to be used for office hours, see this article.

To begin, navigate to the zoom website and log in.

Click on the Profile tab on the left column. Then click on Edit for the Personal Meeting ID bar.

This will open a page where you can edit your PMID. Simply delete the numbers that have randomly been assigned, and enter the sequence you would like. We recommend that you use your 10-digit faculty phone number. Remember to save your changes.

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

Zoom and 2U Error Update: What to Do When You Can’t Log In

There have been numerous instances in which a faculty member is not able to properly access their Zoom account and receives an error notice, or gets redirected to Zoom.com.

While Zoom accounts are meant to be linked to an email designed as “username@pepperdine.edu,” for faculty who teach in the 2PEP platform and “firstname.lastname@pepperdine.edu” for instructors who teach regular on-ground courses, these accounts are getting mixed up.

Evidently, random faculty accounts that have been mixed seem to have restrictions on their settings they otherwise would not have with their proper Pepperdine account. Pepperdine and 2U are currently collaborating to fix these Zoom accounts, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

To avoid this issue:
Please access 2U’s Zoom course sessions through the 2PEP platform.
Use pepperdine.zoom.us to access all other Pepperdine sessions such as regular JD course meetings and faculty or staff meetings.

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

Using the Zoom Chrome Extension

The Zoom software offers multiple options to schedule a meeting, such as from the Zoom App (desktop or mobile), the Zoom Web Portal, or from a Zoom plugin (ChromeOutlookFirefox).

This post will go into detail on how to install the Zoom Chrome extension, specifically. The Zoom Chrome extensions allows participants to schedule or start Zoom meetings directly from Chrome, as well as schedule them from Google Calendar. You may learn more about the Zoom Chrome extension by visiting Zoom’s official documentation here, or continue reading to learn how to use and install the service.

1. To utilize the Chrome extension, you must first have the Chrome browser, which you may download here. Note that Chrome is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 or later, and it is preferable to have the latest updated version.

2. If you are already using the Chrome browser (or if you have just finished successfully downloading it), next, you may download the Zoom Chrome extension from the Google Chrome Store by clicking here.

3. From the Chrome Store, select “Add to Chrome.”

4. A pop-up window will now appear to confirm you selection. To confirm and begin installation, select “Add extension.”

5. Shortly, you should now see the Zoom icon appear at the top of your browser menu, to the right of your search bar. Another pop-up menu will show asking whether or not you would like to sync these extension to all computers under this Google account; select your preferred choice.

6. Now, when selecting the extension’s icon, you will be asked to sign-in. To use your Pepperdine Zoom account, select “Sign In with SSO” at the bottom.

7. Next, enter your Pepperdine email address and password.

8. You will now be able to either schedule or start a meeting directly from your Chrome browser menu at any time.

9. Additionally, when logging on to the Google Calendar associated with your Pepperdine account, you may schedule any calendar event or invite as a Zoom meeting.

To do so, simply select on the time and day you would like to schedule a meeting on your calendar, and a pop-up window of details will appear. Adjust the meeting settings accordingly to fit your preferred title, date and time.

On this window, select “Make it a Zoom Meeting” on the bottom right.

10. You will now see the meeting created, alongside an automatic Zoom Meeting Link. To edit or view the details of this meeting, simply click on the scheduled event.

11. If you have shared this meeting with another individual, he or she will automatically receive an email with the Zoom Meeting invitation and link. If you would like to adjust any details on your created meeting, simply select the “Edit” pencil on the top menu of your scheduled event.

For more information on Zoom for faculty, please click here.

For more information on Zoom for students, please click here.

iClicker for Students

Welcome to iClicker for students! For an extensive tutorial on creating an account and utilizing the features iClicker has to offer our law students, please see the video below.

1. Create a student account.

In a browser, go to the iClicker website and choose “Sign In” from the top right corner and then “Student”

2. When prompted for an institution, type Law School: Pepperdine University. Ensure that you do not choose simply “Pepperdine University” as that is not the version used by Caruso School of Law.

3. Click “Next” to confirm. The prompt should indicate that you attend Law School: Pepperdine University.

4. Fill out your account information.

5. Choose a password that follows the guidelines– and don’t forget it!

6. Congrats! Your account has been created. Click sign in with the account information you have just created.

Download the iClicker Reef app from the app store to your mobile device.

7. Skip the remote registration.

8. Add a course by clicking the plus sign in the top right of your screen.

9. Under “Find your institution”, find Law School: Pepperdine University.

10. Find your course by typing in the course name. It will show up when you start typing. Then select it from the options listed.

11. Check to see the information is correct, then add the course.

12. Now, under course lists, your class should appear.

13. Note the major benefit of using iClicker: study tools. Once you enter a class, on the top toolbar region will be listed course history, statistics, and study tools to aid in tracking your progression!