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.

Examsoft Users: DO NOT UPDATE YOUR MAC OS Before Finals

At this time we do not recommend updating your Mac OS before finals.

Recently, Apple announced that their latest operating system, macOS 12 Monterey, will be available on October 25, 2021.

From ExamSoft, makers of Examplify: Updating to macOS 12 at this time could result in testing issues for exam-takers, so we strongly suggest not updating until we announce official support for this new operating system.

This includes beta versions that may be available prior to their official release dates.