Exam4 Essentials for Spring 2013

UofL Law licenses Extegrity's Exam4 to allow students to take exams on their laptop computers. Available for both PC and Mac, Exam4 provides a stable, secure word processing environment and locks out access to the Internet, files and all other applications. Below is important information about and helpful resources for using Exam4 this semester.

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The Important Stuff

New This Semester

  • Exam4 now supports Windows 8. Other currently supported operating systems are listed under Operating System Requirements.
  • You may now submit Exam4 practice tests with off-campus Internet access.
  • The IT Department is introducing a new practice test confirmation process (more information below).
  • Open Laptop mode is available for exams in Civil Procedure I (Abramson), Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes) and Law and Economics (Smith).

Previous Versions

ALL (TODOS, TOUT, ALLE) previous versions of Exam4 have expired and will no longer function.

You must download and install Exam4 and take a practice test by the deadline (below) using the Spring 2013 finals version of Exam4 (Release 13.1.1; Expiration 10 May 2013), which will be available beginning April 8, 2013. Instructions for downloading and installing Exam4 are provided under Download and Installation.

Practice Test Deadline

  • Take and submit a practice test by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 19, 2013.
  • For practice tests only, identify yourself in the Exam Number field with only your ULink user name. Example: jwboot01
  • On the Course menu, select S13 Practice exam.

Remember that failure to timely submit a practice test prohibits you from taking any exam on computer, excludes you from technical assistance during actual exams and may subject you to other penalties. For detailed instructions and information, read the new companion document, Taking and Submitting an Exam4 Practice Test.

NEW Practice Test Confirmation Process

Beginning this semester, students who successfully submit a valid Exam4 practice test will receive an automated e-mail message confirming their submission within about an hour. A successfully submitted, valid practice test meets three criteria:

  1. The student has identified himself or herself in the Exam Number field with his or her ULink user name (e.g., jwboot01);
  2. The student has chosen S13 Practice exam from the list of courses; and
  3. The student has submitted the practice test during the practice test period, Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 19th.

If you submit a practice test and do not receive a confirmation e-mail message within a few hours, your practice test did not satisfy one or more of these criteria and you have not satisfied the practice test requirement. Identify your error(s) and try again.


Open Mode

The following courses will use Exam4's Open Laptop mode:

  • Civil Procedure I, Abramson
  • Immigration Law, Trucios-Haynes
  • Law and Economics, Smith

In Open Laptop mode, students may access documents and other materials stored on their laptop's hard drive or a USB flash drive during an Exam4 session, but may not access any materials or resources on the Internet or another network source. Note that copying and pasting from documents and other materials to Exam4 is disabled.

Requirements and Installation


Hardware Requirements

  • 10 MB free hard disk space
  • Wireless network connectivity
  • Functioning USB port
  • Minimum 800x600 screen resolution

Operating System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 or 8
  • Apple Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard) , 10.7 (Lion), or 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Virtual operating systems are not supported.

Download and Installation

  1. Go to Extegrity's Web site
  2. Click for Law schools
  3. On the alphabetical list, click K for Kentucky
  4. Under Kentucky, click University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
  5. Complete the Registration Form by providing your first and last name, class year and e-mail address, select your operating system and click the Submit form button
  6. Read the download and installation instructions for your browser (Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), then check the acknowledgement box. After checking the box, a download link will appear
  7. Click the download link and follow the appropriate instructions for your browser (Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox)