I considered going with something clever for the title, like “Don’t Climb Onto El Capitan yet” or “Already on El Capitan? Jump off NOW if you want to use Examsoft” but decided to spare you the cheesy line.
Why not upgrade you ask? Because if you want to take a midterm using Examsoft, you probably won’t be able to if you are using El Capitan.
Although there was hope that Examsoft’s SofTest product would be readily compatible with Apple’s new iOS, El Capitan, Examsoft recently confirmed in a post on their website that SofTest will not support El Capitan yet.
According to Examsoft, a vulnerability was discovered in the new iOS during compatibility testing. Until this can be remedied, Examsoft will not allow student’s with El Capitan to download or install SofTest (See Examsoft’s Mac Requirements page).
If you have already upgraded, as all us obedient Apple users usually do as soon as a new update is released, you have a few options available in order to still take your exams on SofTest.
#1. Revert back to Yosemite. Yeah its a pain, but far easier than having to hand write your essay exam in a blue book. Examsoft should release a new update soon that is officially compatible with El Capitan. We will notify the student population as soon as it is safe to upgrade to the new iOS.
#2. Check out a laptop from the library. The Law Library has laptops available for checkout at the front desk. You can use one of these to take your midterms. Please note, you must still download, install, and register SofTest on these laptops in order to download your exam files and complete your midterms. Also, availability is limited as these laptops are available on a first-come-first-serve basis only.
If you have any questions, stop by and visit us at the support desk in the Law Library. Good luck on Midterms!