Exam4 Essentials for Spring 2012

UofL Law licenses Extegrity's Exam4 to allow students to take exams on their laptop computers. Available for both PC and Mac, Exam4 provides a stable, secure word processing environment and locks out access to the Internet, files and all other applications. Below is important information about and helpful resources for using Exam4 this semester.

The Important Stuff


Previous Versions

ALL previous versions of Exam4 have expired and will no longer function.

For final exams in all classes, you must download, install and take a practice test by the deadline (below) using the current version of Exam4, which is available now.

Dates and Deadlines

Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 13
Practice Test Period for Final Exams

Friday, April 13, 11:59 p.m. EDT
Practice Test Deadline for Final Exams

April 23 – May 4
Final Exams

Requirements and Instructions


Hardware Requirements

  • 10 MB free hard disk space
  • Wireless network connectivity
  • Functioning USB port
  • Minimum 800x600 screen resolution

Operating System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Vista or 7
  • Apple Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion)

Virtual operating systems are not supported.

Download and Install Exam4

  1. Go to Extegrity's Web site
  2. Click for Law schools
  3. On the alphabetical list, click K for Kentucky
  4. Under Kentucky, click University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
  5. Complete the Registration Form by providing your first and last name, class year and e-mail address, select your operating system and click the Submit form button
  6. Read the download and installation instructions for your browser (Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), then check the acknowledgement box. After checking the box, a download link will appear
  7. Click the download link and follow the appropriate instructions for your browser (Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox)

Take and Submit a Practice Test

  • Identify yourself in the Exam Number field with only your ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01).
  • On the Course menu, select S12f Practice exam.
  • You must be on campus and connected to ulsecure to submit any Exam4 exam electronically.
  • Remember that failure to timely submit a practice test excludes you from technical assistance during actual exams.

More Information and Resources


Current Semester Course List

Click here for a list of Spring 2012 courses in which use of computers on exams is permitted.

Policy and Procedures

The law school’s Policy and Procedures Governing Examinations on Computer, including general information, the practice test requirement, exam day procedures and support, and printing exams, is available here.

ExamTracker 4000

With ExamTracker 4000, students can check online to ensure that exams for particular courses have been successfully submitted and received for printing. ExamTracker 4000 is available here.

FAQ and User Guide

Extegrity’s Exam4 FAQ and User Guide includes helpful information about getting started with Exam4, taking, saving and submitting exams, technical info, and contacting Extegrity user support.

Info for Graduate (non-Law) Students

Graduate students enrolled in law classes may take exams on their computers, subject to each professor's approval, but only if they comply with the same deadlines and other requirements applicable to law students. Every graduate student who wishes to use his or her computer to take law school exams must complete and submit the Request Form for Graduate Students to Take Exams on Computer no later than the end of the second week of the School of Law's semester.