Technology News

Exam4 may not work this fall with next Mac and Windows operating systems

Microsoft and Apple are releasing new operating systems later this year, with current estimates stating "summer" for Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and October for Windows 8. The timing of these new operating system releases will have consequences for development and release of compatible versions of Exam4. Exam4's publisher, Extegrity, announced today that for Fall 2012 exams, Windows 8 will definitely NOT be supported; and Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) is "to be determined."

Please be mindful this summer that if you purchase an Apple Macbook or Macbook Pro and do so after the release of OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion), you may not be able to use that new laptop on exams next fall; and if you already own a Mac and decide to upgrade to Mountain Lion, you also may not able to use your Mac for Fall 2012 exams. While students upgrading to Windows 8 or purchasing new laptops with Windows 8 may be similarly inconvenienced, its tentative October release gives us more time to remind you when school resumes in August.

Best of luck on finals, and have a great and safe summer!

DUE TONIGHT: Exam4 for Spring '12 now available; practice test due

This is a reminder that Exam4 for Spring 2012 final exams is now available, and that the practice test deadline is tonight, 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 13, 2012. Students wishing to use their computers for finals must complete and submit a practice test using the newest version of Exam4 (all previous versions have expired) by the deadline.

To submit any Exam4 exam, practice or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure. If you've already submitted a practice test and want to see if it was received, check the Exam Tracker 4000. If your practice test is not listed under "S12 Practice exam," it was either not received at all or is wrong, most likely because you did not identify yourself with your ULink user name.

For more information, click here.

Another reminder: Exam4 for Spring '12 now available; practice test deadline Friday, 4/13

This is a reminder that Exam4 for Spring 2012 final exams is now available, and that the practice test deadline is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 13, 2012. Students wishing to use their computers for finals must complete and submit a practice test using the newest version of Exam4 (all previous versions have expired) by the deadline.

To submit any Exam4 exam, practice or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure. If you've already submitted a practice test and want to see if it was received, check the Exam Tracker 4000. If your practice test is not listed under "S12 Practice exam," it was either not received at all or is wrong, most likely because you did not identify yourself with your ULink user name.

For more information, click here.

Reminder: Exam4 for Spring '12 now available; practice test deadline Friday, 4/13

This is a reminder that Exam4 for Spring 2012 final exams is now available, and that the practice test deadline is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 13, 2012. Students wishing to use their computers for finals must complete and submit a practice test using the newest version of Exam4 (all previous versions have expired) by the deadline.

To submit any Exam4 exam, practice or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure. If you've already submitted a practice test and want to see if it was received, check the Exam Tracker 4000. If your practice test is not listed under "S12 Practice exam," it was either not received at all or is wrong, most likely because you did not identify yourself with your ULink user name.

For more information, click here.

Exam4 for Spring 2012 Now Available

Exam4 for Spring 2012 final exams is now available. Students wishing to use their computers for finals must complete and submit a practice test using the newest version of Exam4 (all previous versions have expired) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 13, 2012. To submit any Exam4 exam, practice or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure.

For more information, click here.

Exam4 Update

Several students have asked about Exam4 availability for the Spring 2012 semester.  Except for two classes that had mid-terms (Prof. Roberts' Basic Income Tax and Prof. Levinson's Evidence), no version of Exam4 has yet been available this semester.

The IT Department has requested a finals version of Exam4 and expects to receive it by Monday, March 26, test it that week, then make it available to students beginning Monday, April 2.  The mandatory practice test period will run from Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 13.

Tablet Computer Survey

The UofL Law IT Department would like to know how many students are using tablet computers, and which models are most popular among law students. Please take a minute to complete our survey!

To ensure only current law students complete the survey, you must log in first.

IT Staff Assisting with KY Bar Exam

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, through the entire day Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 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

Training Materials: Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

The IT staff have composed and posted a tip sheet on Creating Appellate Briefs Using MS Word.  On the Student Computing page, look for the Support and Training section, then Training Materials.  The tip sheet covers Word 2010 for Windows and Word 2011 for Mac.

Today: Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

Just a reminder that the Information Technology Department will present a training and information session today at 12:00 p.m. in Room 275 on using Microsoft Word's built-in tools for creating and formatting appellate briefs. Using Word styles and reference features, one can automatically generate tables of contents and authorities.

This session is optional and intended primarily for 1Ls, but all students, especially those on moot court teams, are welcome. This event will be your only opportunity to receive this information before BLS briefs are due.

As an added incentive, food and beverages will be provided.