Do you know what happens to students who don’t run their Examplify updates? They lose the ability to access and print their exam instructions! Yikes! We just found out too! Both Mac and Windows users need to run the update. Not just once but twice! Yup, we are two versions behind. While you’re at it, take the Spring 2021 Mock Exam to make sure you can see and print the attached exam instructions. The highly sought-out secret password to access the mock exam is “password!123”.
Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Open Examplify and log in using the credentials emailed to you by me (firstname.lastname@example.org) via ExamSoft.
Step 2: Click the green Update button to run the update
Step 3: Read the Software License Agreement. You have to scroll down to the bottom of the agreement before it lets you click the “I Agree” button.
Step 4: If you are using a Mac, allow your system to install the update.
Step 5: Once you get to “The installation was successful” screen click close.
Step 6: Relaunch Examplify to complete the update.
Step 7: Relaunch Examplify and run the update again. This time it should be for version 2.6.4
Step 8: Download and Open the Spring 2021 Mock Exam (password is: “password!123”)
Step 9: Click on Exam Controls from the top right corner and select Exam Attachments
Step 9: You should see the Print button and be able to print your exam instructions. You will need to have Adobe Reader downloaded first.
So you finally finished that 3 hour exam. You’ve uploaded your exam file and got the green “All Clear” sign (cue enormous sigh of relief). Congratulations! You’re home free at last … but … you have your doubts … and you want some reassurance.
No worries! The first thing you may want to do is check to see the status of the ExamSoft systems that run behind the scenes. This site will give you the status of their systems in real time so you will know if for some reason an internet outage in some part of the country may be impacting the upload confirmation that you are expecting. While rare, this has happened a few times and it’s nice to know that it’s just a slowdown.
For more support information visit their tech support self-help page for help fixing whatever ails your computer post exam. help.examsoft.com
If you experience a problem, remember that this is the exact same software used for your California Bar exam (and many other jurisdictions), so it’s best to sort out all these problems now, rather than when you’re sitting for potentially the biggest exam of your life.
You can also check out this page for the list of their latest minimum computer requirements for Examplify on Windows PC and Mac OS computers.
You can also check out this Quick Start reference list for all the support tips you might need.
ExamSoft produces the Examplify examination software used by many law schools and state bar examiners. This software is a secure essay exam word processor. Pepperdine School of Law allows students to use this software to take their midterm and final law exams. If you plan to use your laptop computer to take your exams, Examplify is required.
For a list of relevant Examplify articles, please view the links presented in this article below.
IMPORTANT: RETURNING STUDENTS – If you have not used Examplify during the current term, you may need to re-register your software for the current academic school year. To do this, simply follow the same steps for installing the program for the first time. Login to the Examsoft website listed above, and click on “download” to accept the new academic year’s user agreement and download Examplify. Follow the prompts for the installation and when prompted, accept the new academic year’s student agreement again within the program and then follow the remaining prompts to install the latest version of Examplify.
Before attempting any exam, we highly recommend downloading and running a ‘Mock Exam’ within Examplify. This will help ensure that the software is functioning properly on your computer prior to exam day.
The following guide is intended to walk you through the process of taking your Fall 2020 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.
For an instructional video that discusses downloading Examplify, taking a Mock Exam, Examplify features, and more, please view the video below.
Before taking your first exam, please do the following:
Take a Mock Exam – This will prevent unnecessary stress during exams
Download your Exams in Advance of your Exam Date
For further reference concerning requirements, installation and re-registration instructions and other features of Examsoft’s Examplify, please click here.
STARTING AND COMPLETING THE EXAM
On the day and time scheduled for your 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 you. Please 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
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
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!
Please note that you can start recording your meeting/class after you start the session. If you want to setup recording as an automated feature you can do that as well, even after you have setup the meeting link.
Below is the information on how to start a recording DURING your class session. There are two options. One is for the professor/host and one is for the attendee/student.
As the faculty member hosting the meeting you have the option to record your Zoom session to the cloud or locally to your computer.
We recommend you record to the cloud as it is easier to track and manage through Zoom’s web interface.
There are two ways to access your recordings. • The first way is to use the link Zoom emails you after your session has ended. • The second way is to log back into your Zoom profile at http://pepperdine.zoom.us and click on Recordings menu on the left as shown in the image below. i. Then click on Cloud Recordings ii. Locate the session you want to share and click on the share button.
4. Select “Only authenticated users can view; Signed-in users in my account” and then “save”
5. You can choose if you would like to allow viewers to download the link by clicking the slider to blue for yes or gray for no.
6. Click on the Copy To Clipboard button will copy the information that is the grey box labeled “Recording Link Information”. You can then copy all of that information into an email for students.
Students manage their own recordings
Student participants should request for their professor’s permission to record the session either via email prior to the Zoom sessions or privately to the professor in the Zoom Chat feature.
2. As the host you need to allow for each student individually to record the session. Participants have the option to save to their Zoom cloud account or on their computer.
From the Chat tool move your mouse to the right of a student’s name and you will see the Mute and More button appear. Click on More.
3. Then click on the Allow Record button
4. You will now notice the red record dot appear at the top left of the screen. Please note that this will appear for everyone in the session.
So you’re all ready to rock this final, you’ve studied, have a stupendous outline, now all you need to do is type this essay portion and you’re practically on summer break. You double-click on the Examplify icon to launch the program and watch the load screen run up to 50% and then BOOM… you get a warning that says “The Application’s Service is Unavailable, please retry or contact your administrator.”
With the seconds ticking down to exam time you can feel the panic start to set in as your heart begins to race and your stomach starts tying knots like an Eagle Scout.
But it’s going to be OK! All you need to do is follow the below steps and you will be back up and running in time to still own this final!
Step1: Right click the Examplify icon on your device, from the menu options, choose Run as Administrator. That’s it, this should fix the problem for most users. However, if you receive the same error message, proceed to Step 2.
Step 2:Navigate to the Services Console
Click the Start button and type in “Services” in the search field for the local services application. Launch the application
Step 3: Restart the ExamplifyService
In the Services application, find the item named ExamplifyService
Step 4: Double click the ExamplifyService. This will open up a new window. Ensure that the Startup Type is set to Automatic.
Step 5: Click the Start button on the left. After this service starts, Examplify will open as normal.
Note: If the service is not listed, you will need to re-install Examplify and/or check your antivirus settings to remove it from the quarantine.
Now go conquer this final exam!
If you find yourself in a similar situation with the same error message, or worse, your Examplify simply won’t launch at all and just bobs up and down without ever loading, then your solution is similar.
Step 1: Simply create a new user profile on your computer. Make sure the new user profile is set as an Admin (Administrator) – For instructions on how to create a new user profile, please visit Apple’s support page for setting up new user accounts.
Step 2: Log into the new profile and launch Examplify.
Being a Pepperdine student has a variety of perks, ocean view, Olympic swimming pool, close access to the beach, and now either free or discounted access to software such as Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud and
Microsoft Office 365
As a Pepperdine student, you can sign up for free access to Microsoft Office 365 and earn access to Microsoft Office tools like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Simply go to the Microsoft online store and enter your Pepperdine email address, then follow the prompts to set up your free account and that’s it! Simply download the Desktop apps to your computer and you will be writing in style in no time.
Adobe Creative Cloud
With your Pepperdine student email, you can download Adobe Creative Cloud and earn access to software like Acrobat PDF, Photoshop, Indesign and more for $19.99/month instead of the standard payment of $52.99/month. To purchase the subscription, visit their website for more information.
For more information on student discounts provided to you, please click here to be redirected to Tech Central’s page. Thanks for being a Pepperdine Law student and we hope you enjoy your free and discounted software with an ocean view.
In our digitally-connected world, it seems everything requires access to the internet now. Laptops, gaming devices, TV’s Bluray players, refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, pencil sharpeners… Ok maybe not Everything, not yet anyway.
But all that connecting does make you wonder, “How do I connect all my stuff in on-campus housing?” Well, we have a few tips for you to follow.
If you have a laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device (smartphone) simply turn on your WiFi and choose the ‘pepperdine’ network from your list of available network options. Then open any browser and navigate to www.pepperdine.edu and follow the “Faculty, Staff and Students” connection prompts to register your device on the network and connect.
You will need to know Wavenet ID and password so be sure to have this information readily available or memorized.
If you have friends visiting who wish to know how to access the internet, follow the instructions on Pepperdine’s Connection Page to help get them connected.
Well, that part was easy, but what about a TV or streaming device? If your device has a web browser you can connect the same way as a computer. However, if your device does not, then follow the below steps.
Select the Pepperdine network from your system’s network settings.
Use your computer to access wavesconnect.pepperdine.edu and accept the use policy.
Choose the “Non-browser Devices” link and follow the instructions at that page.
If those don’t work, check out the University’s WiFi FAQ page for more tips.
TV and Internet streaming is available on your TV or streaming device via the University’s partnership with Philo Edu. For more information on how to connect to this service, check out the School of Law Housing Page.
Lastly, be sure to review all Rules of Wireless usage to make sure you are being a good wireless neighbor to your fellow WiFi users. TIP: Devices that put off their own WiFi networks like wireless printers and routers are prohibited on campus as it can jam the network signal for other students.
If you’ve ever had to miss class before, then you may have asked the professor to have the session recorded via Panopto. You then received a viewing link to view the recording and all you had to do was click on the link and Presto! the recording appeared. Only one small issue with that… a little thing called “security”.
In an effort to ensure a more secure environment for all class recordings, the Panopto service has now moved to an online authentication that prompts you to log into the service with your Pepperdine WaveNet credentials.
This means that when you get a viewing link now, you may have to “login” before you can view the session. This is super easy as long as you have a current Pepperdine network ID. All you have to do is follow the 3 steps listed below to login and “Viola” you’re watching your riveting class recording in no time!
1. Select the drop-down menu for the “Sign-in using” box.
2. Choose the “Pepperdine Network ID” option.
3. Then choose “Sign In” and sign in through the Pepperdine Portal to be connected.