Turning Off Private Browsing MAC

When using Pepperdine’s Wifi network, make sure to turn off private browsing MAC for the best experience.

Instructions for iOS Apple

Android

For Android devices find Wi-Fi in your settings. It will be under a tab called “Connections” or “Networks.” Once you find Wi-Fi, tap on it.

To the right of ‘pepperdine’ there should be a symbol of a gear. Select it.

Next, you will want to select “MAC address type.” You may have to scroll down to find it.

There should be a small pop-up that gives you a few options. Press “Phone MAC.”

Jump to Android

Apple

For, the process is followed in a similar way. Open settings and find “Wi-Fi.”

Find ‘pepperdine’ in your list, and tap the ‘i’ symbol to the right of it.

Simply scroll down until you find “Private Wi-fi Address.”

Finally, make sure it is off.

Classroom Overview

Introduction and Map View

This page is a general guide to the 16 classrooms and teaching spaces at Caruso School of Law. Linked to each entry in this article is a more detailed page on each room.

For more detailed information such as how to use the smart control panel and computer systems in each room, click the highlighted name of the room in each entry that is linked to a specific page for each room. If at any time you need classroom support you can pick up the IS help line landline and get connected to a member of the information services team who will be happy to help you.

Appellate Courtroom

The Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom is located off of the main atrium behind the grand staircase on the first floor of the law school. The smaller of the law school’s two courtrooms features two large projector screens and seven rows of seating for lectures. Standard technology in the room includes an integrated lectern computer that connects to the dual projectors and screens that face the lecturer.

Caruso Auditorum

The main entrance to the Caruso Auditorium is located in the central atrium of the law school on the first floor. It is the largest classroom at the law school and is used for guest lectures, panels and events in addition to normal classes. The auditorium can divide into 3 sections to form Classroom C, Classroom D, and Classroom E. The Auditorium has a podium with a speaker microphone for presenters as well as hanging microphones in the audience. The hanging microphones feed into the main speaker system and will be picked up for class zoom recordings with the presenter microphone.

Darling Trial Courtroom

The Darling Trial Courtroom is the larger of the two courtrooms at the law school and is located on the first floor, in the back hallway past the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution on the right. The courtroom has four rows of seats, a lectern, jury box, bench, and display screen for presenters. There is an attached jury room with a display screen and whiteboards.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is located within the Harnish Law Library on the second floor directly to the right as you enter. It features two monitors, an integrated computer system and three rows of seating.

Classroom A

Classroom A is located on the first floor, directly to the right of the Appellate Courtroom behind the grand staircase in the atrium. The classroom features a standard classroom presenter setup with a lectern, two whiteboards and two drop down projector screens. The presenter lectern has an integrated computer system that is connected to the projectors, speakers, and microphone in the room. The classroom has three rows of seating, one of which wraps around the room facing the lectern.

Classroom B

Classroom B, also known as the Irvine Lecture Hall, is located directly to the left of the bookstore on the first floor in the main atrium. The classroom features the same standard technology and presenter setup as Classroom A, with five rows of seating.

Classroom C

Classroom C is located to the right of the Caruso Auditorium entrence. With Classroom D and E it combines to make a full auditorium or split into 3 smaller classrooms. The entrance to Classroom C is directly to the left as you walk down the long end of the first hallway at the back of the main atrium.

Classroom D

Classroom D can be accessed through the large doors in the main atrium that typically lead to the Caruso Auditorium. Classroom D is the middle classroom that forms between Classrooms C and E when the Caruso Auditorium is divided into 3 parts. It can be accessed either through the large doors in the main atrium or through either of the two side entrances at either end of the auditorium. The two side entrances are located right next to the entrances for Classrooms C and E.

Classroom E

Classroom E is located to the left of the Caruso Auditorium entrence. With Classroom C and D it combines to make a full auditorium or split into 3 smaller classrooms. The entrance to Classroom E is on the left side of the auditorium, at the front of the short hallway by the front of the building.

Classroom F

Classroom F is located directly to the right of the Strauss Institute in the back hallway of the building. The classroom features four rows of seating, two whiteboards and two drop down projector screens. The presenter lectern at the front of the room has an integrated computer system that is connected to the projectors, speakers, and microphone in the room.

Classroom G

Classroom G is located on the left at the end of the long hallway in the back of the building, directly to the right of classroom F. The classroom features a nearly identical setup to classroom F, with a lectern, two projector screens and white boards, and a computer system integrated with the speakers and microphones in the room. There are five rows of seating, three of which wrap around to face the presenter’s lectern.

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 1, also known as the Gunder Conference Room, is located next to the Career Development Center at the front of the building looking out at the front terrace. The room features a conference room table set up facing the center of the room, with a podium and integrated computer system connected to the two presentation screens.

Seminar Room 2

Seminar Room 2 is located next to the Appellate Courtroom on the first floor of the building. The room features one presentation screen, connected to the integrated computer system in the corner of the room. There are two whiteboards and seating that wraps around the room to face the presenter’s lectern.

Seminar Room 3

Seminar Room 3 is located next to Seminar Room 2 off of the small connector hallway leading to the back of the building and the Strauss Institute. The room features one screen and white board with a connected computer system in the corner of the room. The seating is arranged in a conference room setup all facing the set of the room.

Seminar Room 4

Seminar Room 4, also known as the Founders’ Room, is located to the left of the Strauss Institute toward the back of the law school. The room features two presenter screens, one white board and a connected computer system in the corner of the room.

Seminar Room 5

Seminar Room 5 is located past the Trial Courtroom at the end of the hallway on the right hand side as you walk down the longer end of the hallway at the back of the building. The door to Seminar Room 5 is down a small side hallway that also leads to the Trial Courtroom’s attached jury room.

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

Update Examplify to Version 2.8.5 (Windows)

Please follow these steps to ensure a successful update of your Examplify software to version 2.8.5. This guide will walk you through all the steps of the Examplify install launcher for the new version.

If you need to re-register or re-download Examplify reference this page. If you re-download Examplify rather than just update it you should also follow these instructions.

After initially downloading the installer the InstallShield Wizard program will prepare the install on your computer and show you its progress.

When prompted, continue through the first welcome screen by pressing “Next” to continue with the install process.

Next you will be prompted to read through and agree to the End User License Agreement shown on screen. In order to continue, select the bubble next to “I accept the terms of the license agreement” and then select the “Next” button to move on with the install.

From here you will be able to press the “Install” button on the lower right of the installer window to begin actually installing Examplify version 2.8.5 on your computer.

The InstallShield Wizard program will show you the progress of your install and automatically continue to the next screen that shows the completed install.

After you have completed your install and selected “Finish”, Examplify will automatically open and prompt you to read and agree to the “Software License Agreement” before continuing. If Examplify does not open automatically just open it from the desktop icon as you normally would and continue from there.

Once you have completed the install and agreed to the Software License Agreement you will be brought to the Examplify home screen and can continue from there.

How to update/download Examplify on Mac

If you need any technology assistance, please feel free to reach out to Information Services at (310) 506-7425 or support@law.pepperdine.edu.

Update Examplify to Version 2.9.2 (Mac)

Please follow these steps to ensure a successful update of your Examplify software to version 2.9.2. This guide will walk you through all the steps of the Examplify install launcher for the new version.

If you need to re-register or re-download Examplify, reference this page.

Open Examplify as you normally would, and accept the prompt to update your Examplify version to 2.9.2 in the launcher.

The new version installer will open and prompt you to accept terms and conditions. After accepting that prompt you may continue through the installer steps to download the new version of Examplify. This download will require about 440 MB of storage on your computer.

Once you have agreed to the Terms and Conditions, you will be prompted to actually install the software. By default on a Mac, the software will be installed onto your hard drive. This install destination can be changed with the “Change Install Location” button on the lower right, but it is recommended that Examplify be installed onto your hard drive.

Your Mac’s software installer will then prompt you to enter your password (or Touch ID if you have it) in order to verify the installation. After doing this you will be prompted a second time to allow the installer access to “System Events” on your computer. Select “OK” to continue with this install.

After verifying and giving the installer permission to control “System Events” the installer will show your software install progress and show you the successful installation screen below when the process is complete. From there select the blue “Close” button in the lower right and then select “Move to Trash” when prompted to move the Examplify Installer to the trash.

After you have completed the aforementioned steps, Examplify should open automatically and prompt you to agree to the user Software License Agreement before continuing to use the software. After agreeing to this you will be taken to the normal Examplify home page and will be able to use the software as instructed from there.


How to update/download Examplify on Windows

If you need any technology assistance, please feel free to reach out to Information Services at (310) 506-7425 or support@law.pepperdine.edu.

Running out of Room?

Space really is the final frontier... isn’t it?

Clearing out space on your computer’s main storage (hard drive) volume doesn’t need to be scary or difficult.

Most uses of your computer require significant “free” space on the hard drive. When you try to do something (like use ExamSoft Examplify) that requires some free space, you may run into some errors or worse, you may be blocked from using that software all together.

Here are a couple of sites that may provide you with some help in removing some of the extraneous contents of your computer’s hard drive.

For Windows Users: https://www.maketecheasier.com/recover-free-space-windows-c-drive/

For Mac Users: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206996

Examplify – Missing Download

A small number of you experienced an issue last semester with Examplify during finals.  The problem was that after downloading an exam in Examplify, that exam did not appear in the downloaded exams. This is a known issue with the software and one that ExamSoft is working to remedy but in the meantime, we have a workaround.   

To avoid this interrupting your examination process do the following:

  1. Plan ahead: download your exam as soon as it is available and then reboot your computer.
  2. After rebooting, open Examplify, If you notice your exam is not listed under the “Downloaded” heading please contact Information Support immediately and we will give you access to an additional download. 
  3. If you notice this right before your exam you can come to the Law Library Public Services desk. But it’s much better if you plan ahead.

When you reach out for assistance, please provide us with:

  • Your first and last name
  • Phone number
  • The course and professor names related to the exam that is missing after downloading
  • The date and time of your exam

We will assist you as soon as possible to provide you with an additional download. After we modify your exam profile to permit an additional download you will need to restart your computer before you download your exam.
If you run into additional issues or have further questions please contact our Caruso School of Law Information Services team at support@law.pepperdine.edu anytime or call (310) 506-7425 during business hours. We can also meet you in person at the Harnish Law Library Public Services Desk.

Caruso Law School Computer/Technology Recommendations

If you are just starting out at Caruso Law, 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
      • NOTE: We strongly discourage the use of Microsoft Surface computers.  Microsoft Surface systems may provide some challenges with ExamSoft software, this software is used by most students to take exams at Caruso Law and is used by the California Board of Bar Examiners for the state bar exam … along with most other state jurisdictions. 
  • Display: Minimum 11” screen – for improved readability, consider 13” or larger
  • Operating System: Windows 10 /Mac OS 11 or better
  • Processor: Intel i5 processor, Apple M1 processor, or greater (Make sure your system is compatible with ExamSoft)
  • RAM: 12GB – 16GB is recommended
  • Solid State Drive (SSD): 120GB or higher
  • Integrated WiFi or WiFi adapter: Newer is often if not always better
  • Media Drives: None necessary, but it’s always good to have a few flash drives handy. Keep in mind that these don’t last forever, don’t rely upon one flash drive to keep your work safe. AND have a backup solution.  LESS DOWN TIME
  • 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.

Please visit the Minimum System Requirements page for the ExamSoft/Examplify system requirements to ensure that your system is compliant.

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.  In fact, these systems do not work with ExamSoft Examplify at all so that should be a compelling reason to avoid the Chromebook/tablet acquisition unless you already have a serviceable laptop that meets the ExamSoft minimum requirements. 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.

A Guide to Personal Data Backup

In order to migrate your data off of Pepperdine sponsored data storage services, you will need to have some place to store all of your files. This article will serve as an overview of data backup solutions to keeping your data safe and secure in one place.

Common ways to back-up data include the following:

  • Flash or physical drive
  • Online backup services
  • Online cloud storage (like Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive or Apple iCloud)

Each of these options has its benefits and drawbacks in the areas of price, ease of use, security, and storage capacity.

Backup Option Comparison

Below is a basic comparison of data backup solutions. These are categorized by paid cloud backup services (I-Drive, etc.) at the top of the list, a physical drive option (flash drive, and lastly cloud storage services (Google Drive, etc.) at the bottom of the list.

ServiceCost /yrEncryption Remote AccessibilityStorage CapacityAdditional Features
I-Drive$79.50 ($59.62 for first year)Private encryption key availableFiles accessable from multiple devices 5 TBMobile app for remote access, can order a physical drive of all your data 
Carbonite$58.99Basic encrypted cloud dataFiles accessable from multiple devices UnlimitedAvailable integrated anti virus software for extra cost
Backblaze$70Private encryption key availableFiles accessable from multiple devices UnlimitedMobile app for remote access, can order a physical drive of all your data 
Flash DriveFixed Cost, $20-$80NANAHowever much you want to buy
Google Drive$19.99, $29.99, $99.99Basic encryptionAccessible from any device on your Google account100GB for $19.99, 200GB for $29.99, 2TB for $99.99Integration with Google suite applications
iCloud$11.88, $35.88, $119.88Basic encryptionAccessable across Apple devices and online 50GB for $11.88, 200GB for $35.88, 2TB for $119.88Integration with Apple products and services like iPhone photos
One Drive (Microsoft)$19.99, $69.99Basic encryptionAccessable from any device on microsoft account100GB for $19.99, 1TB for $69.991TB option includes Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, etc.)

Why You May Need a Backup

Getting a backup drive for your files all has to do with assessing your need to protect your data and access your data remotely from the backup. Potential hazards to your data security that may warrant getting a drive include:

  • Viruses and malware that could corrupt, take or delete your data
  • Stolen or damaged computer
  • Corrupted files or accidentally deleted files

Good Practices for Data Backup Maintenance

Wherever you have your data backed up, it is important to make sure you follow some steps to maintain your backup system.

  • Backup Schedules; Set a regular interval to back up your data manually, or set your backup service to update data at a regular time interval. Additionally some services, either automatically or by your choice, will back-up data continuously every time you edit it.
  • Separate your backups – If you are storing your data on physical drives, it may be best to keep your primary device and your backup as disconnected as possible when not updating your files in order to minimize the risk of spreading malware or viruses that could corrupt your data on the backup drive.

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