Update your Computer? Please Don’t … Yet .. Check here first!

 

In this day and age we are conditioned to make sure that we apply the updates for our computer operating systems as soon as they’re released. As you probably know, tech folks call this your “OS”.

If you have a Microsoft Windows computer, Windows 10 (or 8.1 or 7) is your “OS” or operating system.  If you have an Apple Mac computer, then you are running some variant of OSX (pronounced “O S – ten”).

There are times over the course of the school year when Microsoft and Apple release updates to their operating systems.

Please DO NOT apply these updates immediately if you are planning to use your computer to take mid-term and final exams.

Pepperdine Law uses a secure exam software to administer exams from ExamSoft.com.  This software is sensitive to changes in operating systems because it is designed to ensure a totally secure exam environment.  When there is a change to your OS, ExamSoft may no longer function properly.

Please check with this site: lawtech.pepperdine.edu or our vendor’s site: examsoft.com before your update your OS.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to check in with the support desk in the Law Library or send an email to support@law.pepperdine.edu

Printing and Copying Services at Pepperdine Law

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To send a print job start here: print.pepperdine.edu

To setup your printing go here for complete instructions.

Color Printing is $0.35 per side of a page 

Black and White Printing is $0.06 per side of a page

Print accounting and print charges are managed by the University.  

Charges go to your Pepperdine ID card’s linked Waves Cash Global account.

You cannot print if you do not have funds on deposit in your Waves Cash Global account.

 

 

Pepperdine has multi-function devices (MFDs) from Sharp (you can still call them copiers but they’re much more).

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Guests can print, scan, or copy on the MFDs using an account associated with their Pepperdine ID cards.  Students buy copy and print credit here:   https://get.cbord.com/pepperdine/full/prelogin.php 

All students can print to all Sharp MFDs in public areas at any of the Pepperdine Southern California campuses (click here to learn about print credit for students at school of law). This includes the color-enabled Sharp MFD in the Law Library public area.  Printing in color or black and white is possible and a document with a mix of color and black and white pages will only incur the higher cost for color on the pages where there is color.

Typically, print jobs are sent via the web using a web-browser interface.  In nearly all circumstances, your document that you want to print must be in PDF format.

You transfer/upload your PDF file to the print.pepperdine.edu site and select your parameters (number of copies, etc.).  If you want to print in color, you want to select a “findmecolor” solution (see video here) or “findmebw” for black and white.

Then once the document is uploaded, you go to the copier nearest you — Law School? go to the Law Library and see the copiers near the public services desk.

Swipe your ID card or type in your Wavenet credentials, select the print job you want to “release” and you have your document!

Printing Services at the School of Law

To send a print job start here: print.pepperdine.edu

To setup your printing go here for complete instructions.

Color Printing is $0.35 per side of a page 

Black and White Printing is $0.06 per side of a page

Print accounting and print charges are managed by the University.  

Charges go to your Pepperdine ID card’s linked Waves Cash Global account.

You cannot print if you do not have funds on deposit in your Waves Cash Global account.

 

Typically, print jobs are sent via the web using a web-browser interface.  In nearly all circumstances, your document that you want to print must be in PDF format.

You transfer/upload your PDF file to the print.pepperdine.edu site and select your parameters (number of copies, etc.).  If you want to print in color, you want to select a “findmecolor” solution (see video here) or “findmebw” for black and white.

Then once the document is uploaded, you go to the copier nearest you — Law School? go to the Law Library and see the copiers near the public services desk.

Swipe your ID card or type in your Wavenet credentials, select the print job you want to “release” and you have your document!

Print Credit for Students at School of Law

 

On the first day of each term students at the School of Law will receive $30 of non-refundable, non-transferable print/copy credit to be used through the University’s copy/print system called PaperCut.

PaperCut manages the copy and print functions of the Sharp Multi-function printer/copiers.

Note that the credit provided by the School of Law each term does not carry forward if a balance remains at the end of the term.  The first day of a term is the first day of classes. The last day of a term is the day before the start of the next term (first day of classes for Fall, Spring, Summer).

New students will not receive credit until the first day of classes.

The credit provided by the School of Law can only be used for copy or print jobs.  This credit cannot be used at the cafeteria for food purchases.

When the credit applied to a student’s PaperCut account is exhausted before the end of the term, further copier or print use must be covered by funds provided by the student in their Waves Cash Global account.  If a student has funds in that account, there is no need for any action to be taken as the system will automatically charge the copy or print usage against the available funds on deposit in that account.  If there are no funds in a student’s Waves Cash Global account, funds must be added to make copies or print.

The Sharp Multi-function printer/copiers are located at all of the Pepperdine University Southern California campuses in student-accessible areas including the Pepperdine libraries.

Alumni Email? Get your account (after you get that email)!

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.
  • 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!

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.
  3. Set up an out-of-office message in your Pepperdine 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.

Wrong Assessment Number in Examplify? Clear Your Registration

Be Sure to Double-Check Your Assessment Number in Examplify!

If you have logged into Examplify recently and noticed that the wrong Assessment Number is listed on your next exam, then you will need to clear your ExamSoft registration to correct the assessment number mismatch.

If your assessment number listed in Examplify doesn’t match, this means your software isn’t properly registering with the ExamSoft portal to automatically update your assessment numbers from the previous semester. Unfortunately, this means your old assessment ID may still show up on your midterm file instead of your current number.

This issue should be resolved before finals. However, before your next midterm, make sure your assessment number matches your current number listed in WaveNet. If you don’t, your exam may be submitted with an incorrect assessment number.

Please follow the below steps to update your assessment number.

  1. First, check if your Assessment Number listed in Examplify matches the number in WaveNet. If it doesn’t match, proceed to step 2. If it does, you can stop reading!
  2. If your Assessment Number does not match and you have already downloaded an exam, click on the exam and then choose “Remove Exam Download” from the right-hand menu. If you don’t reverse download your exams, you will lose access to all exam files you had previously downloaded before clearing your registration.
  3. Once you have ensured you don’t have any downloaded exam files for upcoming exams, you can clear your Examplify registration by opening Examplify and selecting the Home Menu and then select Settings in the drop-down menu.
  4. From the Settings menu, click on the Green Clear Registration Button.
  5. You will then be prompted again to confirm that you want to Clear Registration. Click the green Clear Registration Button to complete the clear registration.

For more information, check out ExamSoft’s help article for clearing your registration.

Login to Panopto with your WaveNet Credentials

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.

Installing Printers (Windows and Apple)

A quick step by step instruction guide for installing on a Windows computer:

 

1. Open a new explorer window (not Internet Explorer).
a. Type (Windows Button)+(R)


2. Enter the following in the address bar.  \\walnut
3. Locate and open the folder PCCLIENT.

4. Open the WIN folder and double-click on the CLIENT-LOCAL-INSTALL installer.


5. Accept the UAC if prompted.
6. Enter your network credentials.  DOMAIN\USERNAME
EX: student\juser


7. Run through the installer and leave all of the default settings.
8. Leave the checkbox checked to LAUNCH CLIENT… and click FINISH.


9. Enter your credentials into the pop-up client as noted in step 6.

EX: student\juser

 

Install FindMe Queue:

1. Open CONTROL PANEL and launch DEVICES and PRINTERS.
2. Click ADD A PRINTER.
3. Click THE PRINTER I WANT ISN’T LISTED.
4. Select the radio button to add PRINTER BY NAME and enter the following. Click NEXT.
\\walnut\FindMeBW

5. It may take a few minutes to locate the printer.
6. When prompted, enter your credentials.  DOMAIN\USERNAME
EX: student\juser

 

 

A quick step by step instruction guide for installing on an Apple computer:

 

  1. Download the Mac Driver.
  2. Install the driver by opening the image file from the download. (e.g. MX_C37_1603a_Mac104-1011.dmg)
    • Click on “MacOSX”.
    • Choose the driver for your operating system (e.g. Version 10.11). Go to the Apple Menu > About This Mac to see the operating system version.
    • Click on MX-C37 to install the driver
    • The Installation Window will appear. Click Continue and follow the on-screen instructions. Use the password that you use to log into your machine when asked for the password.
  3. Go to System Preferences > Printers and Scanners.
  4. Click “+” to add a new printer.
  5. Control-click the toolbar; then select Customize Toolbar.
  6. Drag the Advanced icon onto the bar; then click Advanced.
  7. In the “Type” drop down menu, select “Windows printer via spoolss”.
  8. Enter the Device URL, smb://walnut/FindMeBW or smb://walnut/FindMeColor, depending on the current printer you are installing.
  9. In “Name”, enter FindMeBW or FindMeColor depending on the current printer you are installing.
  10. In the “Use” drop down menu, click “Select Software.”
  11. Select Sharp MX 7040N PPD and click OK.
  12. Click Add.
  13. Click “+” and repeat 7-12 for both FindMeBW or FindMeColor depending on which one you have already installed.
  14. Now, when you print to FindMeBW or FindMeColor, a window asking for your credentials should pop-up. If you are staff or faculty, enter your Network ID and password. If you are a student, add “student\” before your Network ID and enter your password as usual.
  15. Go to any Sharp copier and swipe your Pepperdine ID card. Select the job(s) to release and retrieve your document from the print tray.

Helpful tips for your next exam – Quit Spotify Before Opening Examplify

We wanted to make all users aware of a few tips for taking exams with Examsoft Examplify.

1. Restart your Computer BEFORE Exams – Sometimes we fail to realize how long it has been since the last time we restarted our laptops. Restarting your laptop will help speed up the performance of your computer, as well as install critical updates. This will help your machine operate faster during finals, especially when working within a program like Examplify. Restarting will also close down installers and other programs that may be running in the background and slowing down your laptop’s performance. There is nothing quite as frustrating as having your machine take forever to load your exam, or upload your answers once you have completed the test.

2. Be sure to Quit Spotify Before Taking an Exam – Students at other law schools have reported issues with Examsoft from having Spotify open on their laptop when they open Examplify. In order for Examplify to work, it needs to lock down your computer into the exam environment. However, Examplify sometimes struggles with closing down the Spotify program and this can cause your computer to bog down or freeze in the middle of an exam… so for the sake of your own sanity, please make sure you quit the Spotify program Before you open Examplify.

3. Spell Check – Spell check is a very handy tool for exams. It is built right into the Examplify system now so it should work automatically. This is similar to most word processors like Microsoft Word where misspelled words are underlined in red.

4. Word Count – Word count is a helpful feature in Examplify and is absolutely necessary for certain exams. However, it can be tricky to use sometimes. The character count automatically displays above your answer text box. Don’t be fooled by this number though, this is NOT your word count.

You can view it easily from this line though. To see more information, you can click on the paper symbol next to the character count. This window provides the total number of words, characters, and characters without spaces for the essay response. If text is selected in the current question, Examplify provides the same information for the text that is selected. This tool will help you keep your essays within your instructor’s specified parameters for the exam.

For more helpful tips from Examsoft, please visit their Exam Taker Tips page.

 

SofTest is Now Examplify – Download the New Examplify Today

“I’m so excited it’s almost final exam season!” said no one ever… But even though finals might seem like a long ways away still, they will be here before you know it. And like your Crim Pro professor has probably already said, it’s never too early to start preparing for finals. Probably the easiest thing you can do to prep for final exams is to download the new exam software, Examplify, from ExamSoft©. Examplify is replacing our old SofTest program, which was also made by ExamSoft. 

Examplify has a number of new and helpful features, such as built-in spell check, SofTest used an outdated spellcheck wizard, and a new exam landing page and launch screen navigation. Now all you have to do is login and you can immediately see all of your available exams in the left-hand column, including exam-files available for download, ones you have already downloaded, and exams you have already taken and submitted.

Instead of having to go to a different screen to download your exams, then another screen to take an exam, and yet another location to review the status of your exam upload, now you can do it all right from your landing page.

For more information on how to navigate the new interface, check out ExamSoft’s helpful Quick Start guide for new Examplify users, or just log into examsoft.com/pepperdinelaw and download the program to see for yourself. It’s extremely easy to use! So what are you waiting for? Get ready for finals by downloading Examplify today!