Technology News

Reminder, the Second: Submit your Exam4 practice test.

Exam4 for Spring 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 "S13 Practice exam" during start-up) using Exam4 version 12.2A for Windows or 13.1.1 for Mac (all previous versions have expired) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 19, 2013.

New This Semester:

  • Exam4 now supports Windows 8.
  • You may now submit Exam4 practice tests with off-campus Internet access.
  • The IT Department is introducing a new practice test confirmation process.
  • Open Laptop mode is available for exams in Civil Procedure I (Abramson), Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes) and Law and Economics (Smith).

NOTE: The new practice test confirmation app automatically appends "@cardmail.louisville.edu" to whatever one types in the Exam Number field, which is why using one's ULink user name is absolutely critical. The image below illustrates why using something other than one's ULink user name, such as random numbers or a student ID number, will NOT generate a confirmation message: because those aren't valid e-mail addresses. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever use your student ID number to identify yourself in Exam4 -- not for a practice, not for a real exam, not ever, no exceptions, period. We have never asked for student ID numbers and never will.

For complete information, see Exam4 Essentials for Spring 2013.

Reminder, the First: Submit your Exam4 practice test.

Exam4 for Spring 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 "S13 Practice exam" during start-up) using Exam4 version 12.2A for Windows or 13.1.1 for Mac (all previous versions have expired) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 19, 2013.

New This Semester:

  • Exam4 now supports Windows 8.
  • You may now submit Exam4 practice tests with off-campus Internet access.
  • The IT Department is introducing a new practice test confirmation process.
  • Open Laptop mode is available for exams in Civil Procedure I (Abramson), Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes) and Law and Economics (Smith).

NOTE: The new practice test confirmation app automatically appends "@cardmail.louisville.edu" to whatever one types in the Exam Number field, which is why using one's ULink user name is absolutely critical. The image below illustrates why using something other than one's ULink user name, such as random numbers or a student ID number, will NOT generate a confirmation message: because those aren't valid e-mail addresses. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever use your student ID number to identify yourself in Exam4 -- not for a practice, not for a real exam, not ever, no exceptions, period. We have never asked for student ID numbers and never will.

For complete information, see Exam4 Essentials for Spring 2013.

Exam4 for Spring 2013 Now Available

Exam4 for Spring 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 "S13 Practice exam" during start-up) using Exam4 version 12.2A for Windows or 13.1.1 for Mac (all previous versions have expired) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 19, 2013.

New This Semester:

  • Exam4 now supports Windows 8.
  • You may now submit Exam4 practice tests with off-campus Internet access.
  • The IT Department is introducing a new practice test confirmation process.
  • Open Laptop mode is available for exams in Civil Procedure I (Abramson), Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes) and Law and Economics (Smith).

For complete information, see Exam4 Essentials for Spring 2013.

The Beginning of the World (Wide Web) As We Know It

Mosaic 1.0, the graphical browser that popularized the World Wide Web in the 1990s, was released 20 years ago this month. While not the first Web browser, Mosaic's importance was its inclusion of images and availability for Windows computers. Previously, Web browsers had been limited to text and the Unix operating system.

An interesting historical footnote: The first Windows Web browser, Cello, was developed by Thomas R. Bruce, co-founder and director of Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute. Tom Bruce is a giant in the very small world of legal education technology.

Exam4 Availability for Spring 2013 Finals

Exam4 for Spring 2013 final exams is tentatively scheduled to be available for download beginning Monday, April 8.  The mandatory practice test period will run from April 8 through Friday, April 19.  More information to follow.

Scheduled Power Outage Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013

The University will conduct a scheduled power outage Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., affecting several buildings on campus, including the law school.  During the outage, the law school's Web site will be offline; however, other University Web resources, such as ULink and Blackboard, will remain available.

Exam4 Now Supports Windows 8

Extegrity, publisher of Exam4, informed the UofL Law IT Department today, Tuesday, January 8, 2012, that Exam4 now supports Microsoft Windows 8.

Printing Credit Added for Spring 2013

On January 7, 2013, 500 pages of additional credit were added to each current student's printing account.

Classroom Wing Printer Working Again

The classroom wing laptop printer has been exorcised and is working once again. If you do not have this printer installed, please come see me in room 119 after the Spring term has begun.

Last Chance: Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Tonight

This is the last reminder that the Exam4 practice test deadline for Fall 2012 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is tonight at 11:59 PM EDT. To submit any Exam4 file, practice test or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure.

To submit a valid practice test, you must identify yourself using your ULink user name (e.g., lhowas01) and choose "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu. The Legal Research version of Exam4 and all other previous versions have expired, so you must download and install and test the current version.

After the practice test submission deadline, students who have submitted a valid practice test will receive a confirmation e-mail. In the meantime, however, you may check whether your practice test was received using ExamTracker 4000. At least once each week day, the IT staff will update the ExamTracker, moving invalid submissions to a folder labeled "Wrong." Typical reasons why submissions may be invalid include:

  • Student identified him or herself with something unidentifiable, such as numerals or "test."
  • Student chose something other than "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu, such as a real class.

If you see your submission on the "Wrong" list on ExamTracker, you must submit a valid practice test.

For more information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2012.