Hold off on MacOS 01.15 Catalina!

As many of you may know, Apple released a new software update titled macOS 10.15 Catalina earlier this week. However, the Law School’s Information Services advises against updating your machine’s OS at the moment, since Pepperdine currently does not support Catalina on any university owned Mac computers. Please continue to operate on your latest version of macOS Mojave 10.14 until further notice.

We ask you to please hold off on installing this update or purchasing any new Apple products until we resolve the potential issues that have been developing, such as complications with ExamSoft, video conferencing and whole disk encryption.

Thank you for your cooperation, and feel free to contact Information Services at (310) 506-7425 or support@law.pepperdine.edu with any further questions or additional technology assistance.

Registering / Re-registering Examplify

Is your software not working? Here are some steps you can try to get your Examplify to work. 

  1. Go to: https://ei.examsoft.com/GKWeb/login/pepperdinelaw
  2. Log in with your student ID and password that was emailed to you by Hong Kha. 
  3. In step 2 of the next screen, click on the Download button and register with Examplify.

4. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the “I Accept” button.
5. Now open up Examplify and log in using the same username and password. 

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!

Survival Tips for Midterm Exams

As midterm season approaches, Information Services is here to give you some tips on how to survive your midterm exams!

Commit your Student Exam ID Number to Memory
Please make sure you enter the correct Exam ID number on your Scantron forms and Exam envelopes.  It is the only way for us to maintain grading anonymity.

Accept Examplify User Agreement for the Current Academic Year
Before taking exams, you must re-register your Examplify software for the current academic year by accepting the User Agreement. You will not be able to download exams until you accept the new user agreement.  Please visit the following website for directions to re-register:

Download your Midterm Exams BEFORE the day of your exams
Please download ALL of your exams as they become available.  An e-mail will notify you as exams become available for download.  Please do NOT wait until the last minute to do this in the exam room, as it may not download in the exam room.

Before taking exams, close ALL programs and disable your anti-virus
Please close all programs regularly in use; particularly Spotify, and be sure that your anti-virus is disabled to ensure a smooth test-taking experience with ExamSoft.

If you are using a Mac Computer, DO NOT update the latest OS version
Examplify will NOT work with the latest Mac OS version.  Do NOT update until after 12/21/19.

Take a “Mock Exam” in Examplify before taking your first midterm exam
Please make sure Examplify is working within your computing environment so that you can be confident that it will perform when you want it to during final exams.

Please UPLOAD your exams to ExamSoft when time is called
Please wait until you see the green screen that indicates your “Exam was Uploaded Successfully”.

REMINDER: If Examplify “freezes” during an exam, please try powering your computer off, then on again.  ExamSoft should reboot and ask if you want to “return to exam software”.  If not, please pick up a Blue Book from the Proctor.  Be assured that your work is saved often, so you can pick-up typing/writing where you left off.

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!

Pepperdine Eduroam

As of today, Information Technology at Pepperdine Law has provided Pepperdine eduroam, a new and free Wi-Fi service that allows traveling students, staff and faculty to connect to participating eduroam Wi-Fi networks in any global location that is using a Pepperdine UserID and password.

Though providing a more secure online experience, your Wi-Fi devices will remain the same in usability and function as they do at Pepperdine’s Southern California campuses.

Please visit the Pepperdine eduroam website for instructions on how to set-up your Pepperdine eduroam profile.

If you are planning to travel any time soon and would like to use this service, or if you have any questions at all regarding Pepperdine eduroam, please feel free to contact Information Services at support@law.pepperdine.edu or (310) 506-7425.

Student Registration with Turning Technologies

Welcome students and faculty to the wonderful world of Turning Technologies! Below you will find a step by step guide on how to create a student registered account for TurningPoint.

1. Go to student.turningtechnologies.com.

2. Select Sign In.

3. Enter your Pepperdine University email address in the area provided.

4. Click Create Account.

5. Check your Pepperdine email and click the verification link.

6. Enter all required fields and click Finish.

7. As the student registration page opens, click Get Started.

8. When you enter the Subscription page, click Skip.

9. Proceed to enter your Clicker ID. After you are done entering the Clicker ID, select Add. If you do not have a clicker and need one, contact Information Services to be provided with one or select Purchase Clicker to be directed to the Student Store.

10. Click Finish. Now, your new student profile page should be displayed.

If you need additional help, please contact Information Services at support@law.pepperdine.edu or (310) 506-7425.

The Basics for Pepperdine Law Students

The Basics for Pepperdine Law Students

WELCOME TO THE BASICS!
This page contains the a list of the best posts for getting started.

Security Pages
Browser Check
My Password
IT Security Homepage
Security Tips
Network Password Management


Technology Services
Pepperdine Google Suite
TurnItIn
WaveNet
ExamSoft Examplify
CALI Lessons
Contact IS Tech Support
Contact the University Help Desk


Law Library Resources
Law Library (Guides, Catalogs, Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw)
Printing and Copying Services
Just Tap! Printing Update
Fax Services
Reserve a Study Room


Laptops/Computers
Security: Protecting Your Laptop
Law School Computer Recommendations


Course Management Systems
TWEN and Courses by Sakai
Polling and Clickers
Student Registration with TurningTechnologies

New Features of TurningPoint

LawTech is excited to announce new updates to TurningPoint and eager to remind all faculty of the beneficial uses TurningTechnologies has to offer with their software and products.

Pepperdine Law uses TurningPoint as a simple live polling system, which is incredibly useful in the classroom for an abundance of reasons, including learning retention and student engagement. TurningPoint allows instructors to ask interactive questions, track student progress through their individual Clickers and receive immediate feedback by producing answer results.

To view the info graphic, please follow along by scrolling down on the page or simply download the PDF version below.

For more information on how to positively update your course and “flip” your classroom, click here!

Microsoft Office Suite

The Microsoft Office suite is a family of software that delivers almost any tool imaginable to assist users at home and in business. Here, Pepperdine Law IT helps break down the different applications available.

Students and Faculty can purchase this software at a significant discount through Microsoft’s education store; Office 365 is even available for free.

Click the link below to view the Pepperdine IT Student Discount page: http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/students/newstudents/student-discount.htm

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word may be the most popular application under the Microsoft Office suite. Word is a powerful word processing software that is heavily used in the field of law, specifically for legal document creation and formatting. Click here for some common Microsoft Word tips and tricks for lawyers.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is an all-in-one information manager for personal emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, and notes. It is said to be the second most used Microsoft Office application for lawyer, after Microsoft Word of course. For most interesting information on how to incorporate Outlook’s benefits in a law office, click here.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation software commonly used for meetings, business proposals and industry talks. PowerPoint is known to boost memory retention when it comes to presenting information.

Microsoft Excel

MicrosoftExcel is an incredibly popular spreadsheet software tool. This application may be valuable for analyzing, presenting and sharing data-intensive cases. Many Excel applications exist for case evaluation and management, as well as law firm budgeting.

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a database management system, usually utilized to create business applications from templates or scratch. This is frequently used for lawyer contract tracking and appointment tracking.

Polling and Clickers

TurningPoint

Pepperdine Law uses TurningPoint as a simple live polling system. This desktop software uses Microsoft PowerPoint and Clickers to deliver self-paced assessments.

Though incorporating interactive polling software in the classroom requires some extra tech knowledge, live polling systems are incredibly useful and beneficial in learning. TurningPoint allows instructors to ask interactive questions, track student progress through their individual Clickers and receive immediate feedback by producing answer results.

To download TurningPoint on to your classroom Mac or PC desktop, please click here or on the following link: https://www.turningtechnologies.com/downloads/turningpoint-desktop/

To view an instructional video on TurningPoint’s Powerpoint polling, please click here or on the following link: https://www.turningtechnologies.com/turningpoint/turningpoint-desktop/video-tutorials/?wvideo=eivnr7c8n8

Remember, when presenting a Powerpoint that incorporates TurningPoint polling, you must open the TurningPoint desktop application prior to opening the created Powerpoint.

Clickers

The same company creates the LCD Clickers that are personally assigned and checked-out to each Pepperdine Law student at the library. These response devices allow students to answer polling questions with an easy click of a button.

Clicker use is now available in each of the School of Law classrooms. Professors using the classroom PC do not need to bring a Clicker Receiver to class. Professors simply need to open their PowerPoint presentation on the classroom PC via TurningPoint.

Students need to tune their Clickers to the correct channel for the classroom, as noted on a sign in each classroom:

  • Law Library Room 219: 30
  • Classroom A: 32
  • Classroom B: 34
  • Classroom C: 36
  • Classroom D: 26
  • Classroom E: 40
  • Classroom F: 42
  • Classroom G: 44
  • Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom: 46
  • Darling Trial Courtroom: 48
  • Seminar Room 1: 50
  • Seminar Room 2: 52
  • Seminar Room 3: 54
  • Seminar Room 4: 56
  • Seminar Room 5: 28

Used for informal Q&A, attendance and assessment purposes, professors can easily integrate multiple choice or True/False questions directly into their PowerPoint slides using the TurningPoint software.  Students then submit their “anonymous” responses on their own personal clickers, which look like small remote controls. Depending on the settings, the results of the question are then displayed on the slide.