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Exams on Computer Affected by Wireless Change

Prior to your first exam, ensure you have accepted the new ulsecure security certificate on the laptop you will be use for exams.

From University IT:

Friday evening, November 29th, at approximately 10 p.m., IT will update UofL's wireless security certificate. This means you will need to accept the new certificate the next time you log on to the ulsecure wireless network.

Please visit louisville.edu/it/departments/communications/wireless/new-wireless-certificate-information-page for pertinent information and helpful screenshots.

As always, bring a functioning flash drive with you to exams in case of wireless submission issues.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Tonight!

The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to use your computer on Fall 2013 final exams is 11:59 PM EST, TONIGHT, Friday, November 22, 2013.

In the interest of absolute clarity: As publicized earlier, the version of Exam4 for the Legal Research and Professional Responsibility finals was for those exams only.

You must:

  1. Download and install the current version of Exam4 for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems now include Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).
  2. Take and submit a practice test (choose "F13 Practice exam" during start-up).
  3. Identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01).

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.

Instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here, and more complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2013 is here.

Students are reminded that, in order to use Exam4 to take final exams, they must comply with the Brandeis School of Law's Policy and Procedure Governing Examinations on Computer, including satisfactory completion of a practice test by 11:59 PM EST, TONIGHT, Friday, November 22, 2013.

At the November faculty meeting, the faculty discussed and re-affirmed the law school policy that students who fail to complete a satisfactory practice exam in accordance with the rules established by the IT department MAY NOT use their computers to take final exams, and that, should a student use a computer on a final exam in violation of this policy, that student will receive no tech support during or after the exam, including but not limited to help re-booting or restoring an Exam4 session OR assistance uploading an exam or partial exam that the student may have written using Exam4. In addition, a letter describing the student’s violation of law school policy will be placed in the student’s record. This policy may result in your being unable to turn in part or all of your exam answers, should you fail to complete a satisfactory practice test. The Dean on Duty and IT staff on duty have been advised of these policies.

Please do not risk failing an exam – if you have not received a confirmation e-mail, DO NOT use your computer to type your exam. Bluebooks are available from the Law Resource Center or the Dean on Duty.

Imminent Change to ulsecure Wireless Network

From University IT, "Friday evening, November 29th, at approximately 10 p.m., IT will update UofL's wireless security certificate. This means you will need to accept the new certificate the next time you log on to the ulsecure wireless network."

Please visit http://louisville.edu/it/departments/communications/wireless/new-wireless-certificate-information-page for pertinent information and helpful screenshots.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Friday

The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to use your computer on Fall 2013 final exams is 11:59 PM EST, Friday, November 22, 2013.

In the interest of absolute clarity: As publicized earlier, the version of Exam4 for the Legal Research and Professional Responsibility finals was for those exams only.

You must:

  1. Download and install the current version of Exam4 for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems now include Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).
  2. Take and submit a practice test (choose "F13 Practice exam" during start-up).
  3. Identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01).

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.

Instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here, and more complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2013 is here.

Students are reminded that, in order to use Exam4 to take final exams, they must comply with the Brandeis School of Law's Policy and Procedure Governing Examinations on Computer, including satisfactory completion of a practice test by 11:59 PM EST, Friday, November 22, 2013. At the November faculty meeting, the faculty discussed and re-affirmed the law school policy that students who fail to complete a satisfactory practice exam in accordance with the rules established by the IT department MAY NOT use their computers to take final exams, and that, should a student use a computer on a final exam in violation of this policy, that student will receive no tech support during or after the exam, including but not limited to help re-booting or restoring an Exam4 session OR assistance uploading an exam or partial exam that the student may have written using Exam4. In addition, a letter describing the student’s violation of law school policy will be placed in the student’s record. This policy may result in your being unable to turn in part or all of your exam answers, should you fail to complete a satisfactory practice test. The Dean on Duty and IT staff on duty have been advised of these policies.

 

Please do not risk failing an exam – if you have not received a confirmation e-mail, DO NOT use your computer to type your exam. Bluebooks are available from the Law Resource Center or the Dean on Duty.

Exam4 for Fall 2013 Finals Now Available

Exam4 for Fall 2013 final exams is now available to download and install. Students wishing to use their computers for finals must complete and submit a practice test (choose "F13 Practice exam" during start-up) no later than 11:59 PM EST, Friday, November 22, 2013.

If you submit a practice test and do not receive a confirmation e-mail at your CardMail address within about an hour, then you have done something wrong. Instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here, and more complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2013 is here.

IMPORTANT: Exam4 now supports Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).

For complete and important information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2013.

Exam4 Practice Test Tip

Tip #2: If you do not receive, or have not received, an e-mail like the one pictured below at your CardMail address within about an hour after submitting your practice test, you did something wrong. Try again following these instructions.

Exam4 for Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) Now Available

The law school IT Department received notice late Tuesday night, Nov. 12, from Extegrity that it now had a version of Exam4 for Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) available for testing and release. IT staff downloaded and tested this version of Exam4 Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Extegrity has now made it available on its Web site.

Exam4 Practice Test Tip

Tip #1: Never, ever, under any circumstances, identify yourself in Exam4 (or in any other exam situation) using your UofL student ID number.  This applies to practice tests, real exams -- everything.

Never.  Don't do it.

On Exam4 practice tests, use only your ULink user name to identify yourself in the Exam Number field. For example, in the illustration, below, Lee Harvey has identified himself correctly with his ULink user name, lhoswa01. Good job, Lee Harvey! If you do not use your ULink user name, you will not receive the confirmation e-mail:

"lhoswa01" + "@cardmail.louisville.edu" = complete e-mail address and successful confirmation message.

Classroom Printer Once Again Duplexes

In the continuing saga of the reluctant printer, following a sucessful part replacement, the classroom printer has now also had it's duplexer reinstalled so it will once again print on both sides. We will continue to monitor it's behavior; if you encounter printer issues please create a ticket at http://www.law.louisville.edu/it/helpdesk/  or email uofllawit@louisville.edu and include pertinent information relating to your issue.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline for Professional Responsibility Final Exam

Professional Responsibility students are reminded that the Exam4 practice test deadline to qualify them to use their computers on the final exam is 11:59 p.m. EDT, TONIGHT, Friday, October 25, 2013.

If you submit, or have submitted, a practice test and do not receive, or have not received, a confirmation e-mail at your CardMail address, then you have done something wrong. Instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here, and more complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2013 is here.