Technology News

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.

Exam4 for Professional Responsibility Now Available

Exam4 for the Professional Responsibility final is now available to download and install. Students wishing to use their computers for the PR final must complete and submit a practice test (choose "F13m Practice exam" during start-up) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 25, 2013.

The current version of Exam4 is for the Legal Research and Professional Responsibility exams ONLY.  A second version for end-of-semester finals will be available, tentatively, beginning Nov. 11th.

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

Update on Exam4 and Windows 8.1

The IT Department received a notice from Extegrity this morning (10/11/13) reminding students NOT to upgrade to Windows 8.1 until Extegrity announces Exam4 support for it and clarifying information about how Window 8.1 will be distributed.  For awhile, rumors had suggested that Microsoft would push Windows 8.1 to Windows 8 users as an update.  However, current statements from Microsoft now indicate that users will have to manually download Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, as the upgrade is expected to exceed 2 GB.

This notice is good news for Windows 8 users, who previously had to be concerned that Microsoft might unilaterally and surreptiously upgrade their operating system via Windows Update.

Exam4 for Professional Responsibility Available Monday, Oct. 14th

Exam4 for the Professional Responsibility final exam will be available to download and install beginning Monday, Oct. 14th. Students wishing to use their computers for the PR final must complete and submit a practice test (choose "F13m Practice exam" during start-up) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 25, 2013.

The current version of Exam4 is for the Legal Research and Professional Responsibility exams ONLY.  A second version for end-of-semester finals will be available, tentatively, beginning Nov. 11th. 

For complete information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2013.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline for Legal Research Final Exam

First-year students are reminded that the Exam4 practice test deadline to qualify them to use their computers on the Legal Research final exam is 11:59 p.m. EDT, this Thursday, October 10, 2013.

Mandatory Exam4 Training for 1Ls

First-year students are reminded to attend a mandatory information and training session on using Exam4 at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, in room 275. Lunch will NOT be provided for this session. Students may bring their laptops but are not required to. Even if you are not planning to use your computer to take exams this semester, all 1Ls must attend this session.

Windows 8 User Best Practice

Windows 8 users please be aware that the Internet Explorer app available on the Start screen is not the same as the Internet Explorer program (IE) available through the Desktop. The Desktop version of IE is sometimes required for certain web-based programs to work correctly like Ulink, Blackboard, and Tegrity. To avoid lost work and confusion the best practice is to use the IE program via the Desktop and not the app for student related work.