Exams

Exam Instructions and Reminders

Please note the following information:

  1. The column labeled “Secure” indicates the level of security that will be in place for your exam:
    – “Secure” means that you will not be able to access any programs on your computer other than Examplify
    – “Unsecured (no internet)” means that you will be able to access other programs on your computer, including outlines and electronic casebooks, but will not be able to access the internet.  Please note that the cut-and-paste feature will be disabled for these exams, which means that you will not be able to cut-and-paste text into your exam answer.  This includes not only text from other sources, but also text within your exam answer on Examplify.
    – “Unsecured” means that you will be able to access other programs on your computer, including not only outlines and casebook but also programs that utilize the internet (e.g., Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox).   Please note that the cut-and-paste feature will be disabled for these exams, which means that you will not be able to cut-and-paste text into your exam.  This includes not only text from other sources, but also text within your exam answer on Examplify.
  2. The column labeled “Examplify Required” indicates whether you are required to use Examplify when taking your exam.  Please note that you will be able to use Examplify to draft and submit your exam answer, even when it is not required.
  3. The column labeled “Zoom Info” indicates whether video proctoring is required for your exam.  If your exam is listed as requiring “Zoom Proctoring,” you must either connect to Zoom using a secondary device or take the exam in the assigned classroom (which will be videorecorded).

    Taking Exams in Examplify

    • Update your computer! Run automatic Apple and Windows updates, your computer will slow down considerably if your it tries to run routine updates during your exam (you may want to hold off on the large Apple version updates in late Fall).
    • Information should be emailed to your crimson accounts
    • Login at https://examsoft.com/alabamalaw
    • A computer with Apple OS X 10.13 or higher or Windows 10 is required
    • You may download exams as they are made available, though some won’t show up until before exam time,
    • Follow up with help@law.ua.edu if you have installation problems

    Tip:

    If you have printed versions of the exam, you can toggle the question display using the arrow next to the number.

    selecting next to question number in examplify user interface

    Taking Exams in Word

    • Be sure to save your exam with a easily readable name when you begin.
    • Make sure AutoRecover is enabled and lower the value in Preferences (Apple) or Options (Windows) under the Save section.
    • If you are using the UA Office 365 version and you enable the Autosave checkbox at the top of the application, be aware this saves the file to Microsft OneDrive, you should familiarize yourself with OneDrive and how to move files from there before you start your exam.
    • If you use Google Docs or another non-Word application, be aware that if the exam has strict formatting requirements, there may be differences from how it appears in Google Docs when viewed or printed by the professor (like running up to the very end of a page creating a new page, total number of lines, etc) and be sure to save the file as a docx word file.