Mojave Now Compatible with Examplify

ExamSoft has just announced that it will begin supporting the new Mac OS X.10.14. You may now upgrade to the newest Mac OS X.10.14 Mojave version, which will be compliant with the latest version of Examplify. As always, please confirm that you have the latest version of Examplify by opening Examplify and checking the top bar of the window for the version number. The latest version number is 1.7.4. For more information, please visit the ExamSoft website.

As always, stay tuned to lawtech.pepperdine.edu for more important updates regarding ExamSoft, or consult the ExamSoft website to ensure you stay current with all the latest news regarding your Examplify exam software.

The new Mac OS has a variety of new features and improvements, including the new Dark Mode. Hope you enjoy!

 

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.

Mac Examsoft Users: Supported OS Versions for Examplify

 

You may have noticed the warnings advising you not to upgrade to Mac OS X Version 10.14.1. What you might not know is, this is an annual ordeal when it comes to taking midterms with Examplify. Every year Mac rolls out a new OS update. And every year, we advise against updating to the new OS until our exam software Examplify can release a compatible update that allows Examplify to work on the new system.

Once the update is available, Examplify will push it out to your computer and alert you that an update is available for install the next time you log into Examplify. Please remember, you MUST install the update in order for it to work on your new OS during finals.

Examplify is supported on the latest 4 versions of Mac OS. So this means that if you are running an OS that is 4 versions old, and a new OS is released then yep, you guessed it, that list bumps up by one and your old version is now 5 versions old and the new Examplify will no longer work on your now

updated OS. This means before the new OS release you need to either upgrade to a later version right or hope you don’t have an exam before ExamSoft can release a new update to make it compatible with the newest OS. Otherwise, you will find yourself in the unenviable position of being stuck on an outdated version that is no longer supported for use with Examplify, but not able to upgrade to the newest version because it isn’t compatible yet. 

To update your Mac OS, please visit your app store. To upgrade to the latest version of Examplify, just launch Examplify and install the update when prompted. Stay tuned to LawTech to be notified when it is safe to upgrade your Mac to the newest OS.

 

You can also check out ExamSoft’s minimum system requirements page to view what Mac OS versions are currently supported.

 

Printing Selected Pages using Preview – MAC OSX

Using our new print system here at Pepperdine can be a bit of a challenge at times. Particularly if you just want to print a few pages of a word document.

Since the web interface for printing requires PDF files to print, you may find yourself looking for an easy way (any way?) to print selected pages without buying an expensive copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Luckily for MAC users, there is a simple way to accomplish this, by utilizing the thumbnail view from within the Preview Application.

With a document open in preview, select the Thumbnail view in the side bar. Command-click  the page thumbnails you would like to select for printing. Conversely, you can Command-click to deselect a page as well.

Once all desired pages have been selected, you will click File > Print from the menu bar, and chose the Selected Pages In Sidebar option. Using the PDF drop down menu, you will now create a new PDF of your selected pages for printing.

You will be prompted to name the file,  I suggest giving the file a unique name, and saving the file to your desktop so it’s easy to find and upload to the file server at print.pepperdine.edu.

For more information on printing to the Sharp Copiers please go HERE. If you would like to see this process in action please find a brief video walkthrough on preparing select pages for printing utilizing MACOS’s Preview Application.

Update your Computer? Please Don’t … Yet

 

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

MacBook Pro TouchBar Enabled Laptops Now Approved for Exams

As you may know, there was a previous security issue with Mac TouchBar enabled laptops that prevented them from being used on numerous state bar exams during the February bar. Many law schools also banned them from being used on exams this spring. However, Pepperdine still allowed TouchBar laptops to be used but required the TouchBar be manually disabled by IT staff. Fortunately, the latest version of Examplify from Examsoft has resolved this issue and all TouchBar enabled laptops are now permitted to be used on exams without needing to disable the TouchBar in advance. Examplify will now automatically disable the TouchBar when the exam is launched and re-enable it once the user exits an exam. This will prevent any potential exam integrity issues so all users are cleared to take finals on their Mac TouchBar enabled laptops.

Fortunately, the latest version of Examplify from Examsoft has resolved this issue and all TouchBar enabled laptops are now permitted to be used on exams without needing to disable the TouchBar in advance. Examplify will now automatically disable the TouchBar when the exam is launched and re-enable it once the user exits an exam. This will prevent any potential exam integrity issues so all users are cleared to take finals on their Mac TouchBar enabled laptops.

Pepperdine GMAIL on your Mac Mail Client

Looking around online, there is no hard directions on how to add your Pepperdine GMAIL client to the Mac MAIL client.  So here goes.

These instructions assume you’ve already moved your Pepperdine account to the Pepperdine-branded GMAIL.  If you haven’t done that but want to do that, go to google.pepperdine.edu and follow the instructions there.

 

The first thing you need to do ensure IMAP is Enabled on your Pepperdine branded GMAIL account.

  • Click on the Gear on the Upper Right corner and Click on “Settings”

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  • Click on “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”
    • Under “IMAP Access” click on Enable IMAP

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Now your Pepperdine GMAIL can be added to your Mac Mail Client.

  • Open the Mac Mail Client
  • Under the Mail tab, click “Add Account”

 

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  • Click “Add Other Mail Account”

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  • Under the “Add a Mail Account” screen insert your user information.
    • Full Name: What your enter here will be how your E-mails Go out
    • Email Address: Inserted as “Your WAVNET UserID”@pepperdine.edu
    • Password: Your WAVENET Passsword

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  • Click Create. You will get a warning that the “Account must be manually configured.” Click Next

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  • “Incoming Mail Server Info”
    • Ensure IMAP is Highlighted
    • Mail Server: imap.gmail.com
    • Email Address: Inserted as “Your WAVNET UserID”@pepperdine.edu
    • Password: Your WAVENET Passsword
    • Click Next

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  • “Outgoing Mail Server Info”
    • Mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
    • Email Address: Inserted as “Your WAVNET UserID”@pepperdine.edu
    • Password: Your WAVENET Passsword
    • Click Next

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That should do it. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can contact SOL-Information Services at 310-506-7524

Examplify Now Supports Mavericks

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Are you planning on using ExamSoft’s Examplify exam taking software for final exams this Fall 2014 term? Did you recently upgrade to Mac OS X 10.10, Yosemite? If you read our last post, you were hopefully waiting to install Yosemite until it is supported by ExamSoft. Remember, DO NOT download any new version of Mac OS until you have verified that it is supported by ExamSoft.

Good News, your wait is over! Yosemite is now supported by ExamSoft. You can upgrade to the newest Mac OS Yosemite starting and the new OS will be compatible with the latest version of Examplify.

Before attempting to take any exams, please verify that you have the latest Examplify, and as always, work through a Mock Exam to ensure proper use of the software before your exams.

For more information, and to see what others are saying about this and other exciting ExamSoft announcements, please visit the ExamSoft Community.