In preparation for the Legal Research final exam, Saturday, October 4, the IT staff will conduct a mandatory policy and training session for 1Ls on using Exam4 today, Wednesday, September 17, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 275. Again, this session is required for all first-year students. Students are not required but are encouraged to bring their laptops.
This event was originally scheduled, and announced, for Thursday, Sept. 25, but due to a conflicting event, it was rescheduled several weeks ago.
From University IT ...
Good news! IT has begun the process to restore the integrated address books in both Exchange and CardMail. Over the next week you will begin to see your Exchange and CardMail address books re-populate with names from both email systems. When complete the address books will contain the names of all users who have an active university email account, including faculty, staff, students and retirees. Notification will be sent when the process has completed.
Two noticeable changes from the previous integrated address books:
- For some individuals you will see two entries in the address books. This indicates that person has both an Exchange and CardMail account. When using the address book you should take care to select the appropriate entry.
- Lync sessions created between CardMail and Exchange accounts will now require use of the complete email address, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You will no longer be able to select entries from the address books.
We thank you for your patience while we addressed the various problems encountered with your email service.
Questions: Contact the HelpDesk at 852-7997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IT Department is pleased that Lee McWhorter, a work-study student pursuing a master's degree in Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, will be staffing the Help Desk for law students, located outside the first floor lab in the Law Library, again this year. Mr. McWhorter will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and provide first-tier support for:
- Wireless networking (ulsecure)
- Wireless printing
- Lab computing and printing
- Exam4 downloading, installation and basic usage
Students are reminded that the Brandeis School of Law's online Help Desk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Any students who have been forwarding their Cardmail account to an external email account, such as Yahoo or Gmail, must read the notice from University IT as they are no longer properly receiving email.
"This notice is being sent to all CardMail accounts
***CardMail forward rule issue ***
As part of the transition to Exchange Online Protection (EOP), Information Technology (IT) has discovered an issue affecting CardMail users. CardMail is no longer honoring forward rules to any external email system. Forwarding rules to exchange.louisville.edu are not affected.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as IT continues to work on a resolution to the issue.
Questions: Contact the HelpDesk, 852-7997 or email@example.com "
I have received further information from University IT that this issue may not be resolved any time soon and students expect to need to check their Cardmail account for the forseeable future.
Exam4 for Spring 2014 final exams is now available.
- The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to use your computer on Spring 2014 final exams is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 18, 2014.
- All previous versions of Exam4 (i.e., those from Fall 2013 and prior) have expired, will not run, will not work, and will not help you.
You must always:
- Download and install the current version of Exam4 for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems are listed here.
- Take and submit a practice test (choose "S14 Practice Exam" during start-up).
- For practice tests, identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01).
You must never:
- Ever, under any circumstances, identify yourself in Exam4 (or any other exam situation) using your UofL Student ID Number. This applies to practice tests, real exams--everything.
Within about an hour, you should receive a confirmation e-mail at your CardMail address. If you submit a practice test and do not receive the confirmation e-mail, then you have done something wrong and you must try again until you do.
Complete, detailed instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here.
In spite of training during the 1L year, regular announcements, information on our Web site, and policy, instructing students to always identify themselves on Exam4 practice tests using one's ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01), some students continue to use their UofL Student ID Number, instead.
In the over ten years that the Brandeis School of Law has permitted students to take exams on computer, we have never required, asked or wanted students to identify themselves on any practice or real exam using student ID numbers. We never have, and we never will, so I am completely puzzled about how any student ever understood that he/she should use his/her student ID number on any electronic exam, practice or real.
Last spring, with the introduction of the app on the School of Law's Web site, which automatically sends an e-mail confirming receipt of one's valid Exam4 practice test, it became even more imperative that students submit practice tests using their ULink user names, and only their ULink user names.
- Dean Becker
If you experience or have experienced any problem with Exam4 while taking or submitting a practice test, please report it on our new Error Reporting Form (login required). The information you provide is extremely helpful for identifying software bugs or incompatibilities between Exam4 or some of its features and particular operating systems
University IT's personal computer repair service will close permanently April 30, 2014. This change only affects repair for personally purchased computer hardware. Repairs in progress will be completed, but no additional equipment will be accepted for repair after this date. Help with malware removal, passwords and other software-related issues will remain available from the iTech Connect office located on the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center (where McAlister's is located).
The IT staff will be out of the office from about 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 24, through the entire day Tuesday, February 25, 2014, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington.
Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams.
Good luck to our graduates taking the Bar Exam!