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Per the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, Chromebooks, iPad Pros, Surface Pros (older Surfaces that only run Windows in "S" mode), Android systems, and Linux operating systems are not permitted and do not meet the minimum requirements to take exams.

           

An additional, external monitor (i.e., dual monitor) connected to a laptop or desktop is NOT permitted -- including docking station setups.

           

NSU administers exams in accordance with the ABA Accreditation standards and imposes the same restrictions and technology requirements detailed on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners Official FAQ Page and further outlined on ExamSoft's Bar Applicants page.

           

The following requirements apply for exams with ExamID or ExamMonitor enabled

           
                   
  • Examplify version 2.7.0 or greater
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  • Hard Drive: 4GB or higher available space
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  • RAM: 8GB or higher recommended; 4GB required
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  • Webcam (no virtual cameras or phones as cameras)
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  • Microphone (no headphones, no virtual mics)
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  • Internet: **For Exam File Upload** 2.5Mpbs upload speed
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About ExamSoft/Examplify

           

Examplify/ExamSoft is the software that the NSU Law School uses to complete exams. Examplify can be installed on Windows computers and Mac computers. Make sure you have the latest updates prior to exam day. Current version, as of 9/22/2021, is 2.7.4 for both Mac/Apple and PC/Windows. Students can log in at any time using their unique username/password credentials—and that’s all you need. No more bubble sheets, #2 pencils, or extra prep time. 

           

Check the Student Services website frequently for the latest updates regarding your scheduled final. Take the mock exam prior to exam day! To ensure the optimal testing experience and to confirm that your device is ready for exam day, it is critical that you update and take the mock exam. If you are NOT on AT LEAST version 2.6.4 by exam day, you will be prompted to update before you can take the exam, which may cause a delay in starting your exam on time.

           

Per the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, the following exam conditions and/or equipment are NOT permitted:

           
                   
  • Chromebooks,
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  • iPad Pros,
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  • Surface Pros (older Surfaces that only run Windows in "S" mode),
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  • Android systems,
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  • Linux operating systems,
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  • Docking stations,
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  • Additional, external monitor (i.e., dual monitor),
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  • Virtual Camera or Virtual Camera Software (learn more),
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  • This software cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environments.
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  • Examplify does not support touchscreen input devices on Mac or Windows laptops.
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Use this link to access NSU Law School's ExamSoft login page.

           

 

           

       

Mac/Apple System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for Mac OS X

All ExamSoft exams will be administered remotely with ExamID and ExamMonitor enabled. Current version, as of 9/22/2021, is 2.7.4 for both Mac/Apple and PC/Windows. Below are minimum system requirements to take the exams remotely. For ExamSoft/Examplify most up-to-date information, please click the linked header above. Take the mock exam prior to exam day! To ensure the optimal testing experience and to confirm that your device is ready for exam day, it is critical that you update and take the mock exam. If you are NOT on AT LEAST version 2.6.4 by exam day, you will be prompted to update before you can take the exam, which may cause a delay in starting your exam on time.

Chromebooks and iPad Pros do not meet the minimum requirements to take exams.

 

Last updated: September 24, 2021

  • Examplify version 2.7.4 has been tested and approved for macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave), 10.15.7 (Catalina) and 11.3 (Big Sur). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.
  • CPU: Intel or M1 processor. Devices using Apple’s M1 processor and Apple Rosetta 2 are supported.
  • RAM: 8GB or higher recommended; 4GB required
  • Hard Drive: 4GB or higher available space
  • Screen resolution should be at least 1280 x 768. Scaling should be set to 100%.
  • For on-site support, and in order to back-up the answer files to a USB drive, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor).
  • For technical troubleshooting, account passwords, including device passwords, may be required.
  • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
  • This software cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environments.
  • Internet connection for Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload.
  • Administrator level account permissions (Instructions)
  • Examplify cannot be run within virtualized environments or environments that require persistent network (local or otherwise) connections during secure exams. This includes, but is not limited to, VMWare, Parallels, Citrix workspace, Virtual Disks, Streamed images, etc.

 

For instructions on how to check your computer's specifications, click Here!

 

The following requirements apply for exams with ExamID or ExamMonitor enabled

  • Examplify version 2.7.0 or greater
  • Hard Drive: 4GB or higher available space
  • RAM: 8GB or higher recommended; 4GB required
  • Webcam (no virtual cameras or phones as cameras)
  • Microphone (no headphones, no virtual mics)
  • Internet: **For Exam File Upload** 2.5Mpbs upload speed

While using ExamID or ExamMonitor, you may not use any additional peripherals connected to your device if a camera is already built-in to your computer. You may not use docking stations, secondary monitors, connected external displays/screens, dual screens in any way shape or form.

 

PC/Windows System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for Windows

All ExamSoft exams will be administered remotely with ExamID and ExamMonitor enabled. Current version, as of 9/22/2021, is 2.7.4 for both Mac/Apple and PC/Windows. Below are minimum system requirements to take the exams remotely. For ExamSoft/Examplify most up-to-date information, please click the linked header above. Take the mock exam prior to exam day! To ensure the optimal testing experience and to confirm that your device is ready for exam day, it is critical that you update and take the mock exam. If you are NOT on AT LEAST version 2.6.4 by exam day, you will be prompted to update before you can take the exam, which may cause a delay in starting your exam on time.

Chromebooks and Surface Pros do not meet the minimum requirements to take exams.

Last updated: September 24, 2021

  • Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows 10.
  • Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S, are NOT supported at this time.
    • If you are using a Microsoft Surface device, please read this article for important instructions on Windows 10 “S mode” versus the standard Windows 10. S mode is not compatible with Examplify.
  • Only genuine versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported.
  • The versions of Windows 10 certified for use are 2004, 20H2, and 21H1.
  • The English (United States) Language Pack must be installed
  • ExamSoft does not support Tablet devices other than Surface Pro as detailed in previous tab
  • CPU Processor: 2.0 ghz Intel i5 processor or equivalent, Non-ARM processor supported by your operating system
  • RAM: 8GB or higher recommended; 4GB required
  • Hard Drive: 4GB or higher of available space.
  • For on-site support, and in order to back up the answer files to a USB drive, a working USB port is required. (Newer devices may require an adaptor.)
  • For technical troubleshooting, account passwords, including BitLocker keys, may be required.
  • Internet connection for Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload.
  • Examplify cannot be run within virtualized environments or environments that require persistent network (local or otherwise) connections during secure exams. This includes, but is not limited to, VMWare, Parallels, Citrix workspace, Virtual Disks, Streamed images, etc.
  • Screen Resolution should be at least 1280 x 768. Scaling should be set to 100%.
  • Administrator level account permissions (Instructions)

 

For instructions on how to check your computer's specifications, click Here!

 

The following requirements apply for exams with ExamID or ExamMonitor enabled

  • Examplify version 2.7 or greater
  • Hard Drive: 4GB or higher available space
  • RAM: 8GB or higher recommended; 4GB required
  • Webcam: Integrated camera or external USB camera supported by your operating system.
    • Virtual cameras and Microsoft Lifecam Series cameras are not supported.
  • Microphone: Can be integrated with webcam. No headphones, no virtual mics
  • Internet: 2.5Mpbs upload speed

While using ExamID or ExamMonitor, you may not use any additional peripherals connected to your device if a camera is already built-in to your computer. You may not use docking stations, secondary monitors, connected external displays/screens, dual screens in any way shape or form.

 

Installing

All ExamSoft exams will be administered remotely with ExamID and ExamMonitor enabled. This guide will help you install and register Examplify on the Windows or Mac device you plan to use to take your exams. Take the mock exam prior to exam day! To ensure the optimal testing experience and to confirm that your device is ready for exam day, it is critical that you update and take the mock exam. If you are NOT on AT LEAST version 2.6.4 by exam day, you will be prompted to update before you can take the exam, which may cause a delay in starting your exam on time.

Chromebooks, Surface Pros, and iPad Pros do not meet the minimum requirements to take exams.

  1. Log in to examsoft.com/nsulaw
  2. On the top left login under 'exam takers' using your ID & password.
    • Your ID is your N# with the capital N at the beginning.
    • Your password is your last name initial with the last 5 digits of your N#.
    • For example, if you are John Smith with NSU ID as N00123456, then your Student ID is "N00123456", and your password is S23456
      • If the “uppercase password” does not work for the student, please try with a lower case.
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  3. After you review our minimum system requirements and confirm your device meets ALL of the requirements, click "download"
    • If you receive a message that Windows protected your computer, you will need to expand the text by selecting "more info" and run the executable by selecting "run anyway".

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  1. Run the installer file. Once the installation is finished, you will be able to launch the application from your desktop or app tray.
  2. Launch the application. *You must be connected to the internet to register Examplify and download exams, if applicable.
  3. Enter your institution ID or institution Name, which is nsulaw. Make sure it is nsulaw and NOT any other variation.
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  4. Enter your user ID and password again.
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  5. Click "sign in" to complete registration. This will take you to the Examplify home screen. When exams are posted and available, you may download them on the left-hand side of the home screen.

 

Alternate download instructions are also available by clicking here or by watching the video below. 

 

Prepare to Take an Exam

Take the mock exam prior to exam day! Make sure you review all of the following sections to help you to know what to expect when taking an exam in Examplify for Windows or Mac. To ensure the optimal testing experience and to confirm that your device is ready for exam day, it is critical that you update and take the mock exam. If you are NOT on AT LEAST version 2.6.4 by exam day, you will be prompted to update before you can take the exam, which may cause a delay in starting your exam on time. To ensure the best results, temporarily disable your anti-virus software before starting the exam. See: Disable Anti-Virus Software

Device Checks

Examplify performs certain checks when you start Examplify and when you attempt to download an exam. If you see messages about Minimum System Requirements, review the on-screen information. Depending on the issues, you might be able to Continue with the exam, or you might see only the Return to Dashboard option.

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Even if the Continue button appears, we recommend that you update your device according to the on-screen information. If you see only the Return to Dashboard option, you cannot use this device without updating it to meet the requirements. For more information, see: Examplify: Update Your Device to Meet Minimum System Requirements.

Exam Details

After the exam downloads, look through the Exam Settings and Exam Details. Note the time limit, the available features, and any security restrictions.

You might see tiles for ExamID and/or ExamMonitor. These features provide additional security measures such as verifying your identity and/or monitoring your activity by using your microphone, your camera, and screen recording.

Example without ExamID or ExamMonitor

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Example with ExamID or ExamMonitor

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Note: For more information about this type of exam, see: Examplify: Prepare to Take an Exam with ExamID and ExamMonitor

Download exam file.

  1. If you do not see the exam that you are scheduled to take, select Refresh Exam List (a) near the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. On the left side of the screen, select the exam that you want to download (b).
  3. In the main area of the screen, select Download Exam (c).

How to Download

Once the exam or exams have been downloaded to your machine, the next step will be to select the exam you will be taking. To ensure the best results, temporarily disable your anti-virus software before starting the exam. See: Disable Anti-Virus Software

Start exam - Exam Password and Begin

  1. Locate the scheduled exam in the list.
  2. Review the details and settings enabled by the app admin.
  3. Enter the exam password. This password will be posted in your respective Canvas course at the start of the 48-hour exam window. (Note, this password is case-sensitive, and will need to be entered exactly as shown). Click Start Exam.
  4. If the exam is secure, and any software is open, you will be asked to close out of those programs before starting the exam. We recommend saving any work, then manually closing out.
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  5. AFTER logging in the Exam Password, please be aware that all activity will be logged, and it is important that you meet the requirements for this exam.
    • In an on-site exam, follow the instructions from the on-site proctor.
    • In a remote exam, follow any instructions that you received from your instructor or exam administration team about when to begin the exam.
    • When ready, select the Continue button. Then select the check box and select Start Exam.
  6. Once you are ready, or if on-site have been instructed, to begin your exam, click the green Start Exam button. Or, click Cancel to return to the list of exams if you've chosen the incorrect exam.

 

Video tutorial about Taking an Exam with Examplify:

ExamID and ExamMonitor

Consent to Data Collection

After you enter the exam password, you'll see the Welcome and Get Started screen, and then the Notice and Consent Request to Collect Biometric and Other Personal Data. ExamID will use your camera the beginning of your assessment, and ExamMonitor will use it throughout your assessment. You must consent to the collection of biometric and other personal data to continue. Read the notice, and then scroll down to select the checkbox that states I consent.

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Device Permissions

If you see a screen asking for permission to use your camera and microphone, grant these permissions in order to take your assessment.

Note: If you previously consented, you will see the following message and can simply select Next.

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Photos

When you see the screen to capture your photo, select the gear icon, and then select Device Preferences, as shown below.

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Use the dropdown menus to select the camera and microphone to use for this exam. Also test your microphone, and make sure that you see the green indicators as shown below.

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Baseline Photo

You'll need to take a baseline photo, which ExamID will process to validate your identity.

  • Make sure that your webcam is uncovered and is aligned for a straight-ahead view of you as you use your device.
  • Position yourself so that you are facing the camera, and remain still.
  • When you're ready, select the camera button, and Examplify will take your photo.
    Baseline Photo.png
  • You'll have the opportunity to retake the photo or to Save and Continue.
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Exam Controls and Options

Take the mock exam prior to exam day! Make sure you complete the steps found under the Installing tab first. Also, make sure you took note of the requirements for ExamID and ExamMonitor under the Requirements tab for your respective device type (PC/Windows or Mac/Apple). To ensure the optimal testing experience and to confirm that your device is ready for exam day, it is critical that you update and take the mock exam. If you are NOT on AT LEAST version 2.6.4 by exam day, you will be prompted to update before you can take the exam, which may cause a delay in starting your exam on time. To ensure the best results, temporarily disable your anti-virus software before starting the exam. See: Disable Anti-Virus Software

 

  1. On the left-hand side of the screen, you will see the numbers that correspond to each question, as well as a small radial circle next to each number.
  2. Above this list, you will see the Exam Controls option. Within this menu, you will see two possible options; Hide Exam and Submit Exam. Hide exam will hide the entire exam, but leave the Examplify application running. The Submit Exam option will prompt the exam taker to confirm this action.
  3. Along the top row, you will have the ability to display exam level attachments, pre-assessment notices, set an alarm, exam time remaining, utilize the zoom feature for question text, as well as a highlighting tool. The Expand option will allow you to view any attachments for that question or, if enabled, clicking the Calculator icon will display the calculator, and the Notepad icon will display the option for Notes and Feedback.

  4. taking-an-exam-in-examplify 2.jpgYou will see a Time Remaining alarm with a time countdown and a 5 Minute Warning alarm with a time countdown.
  5. Along the bottom row, you will see the Exam Taker Support phone number, as well as the Examplify version number. You will also see the current question number displayed out of the total number of questions on the exam. The Next button will take you to the next question.

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Post Exam Actions

Once you’ve completed all the questions, you can now exit the exam.

1.  Open the Exam Controls option in the upper-left corner, and select to Submit Exam.

2.  The application will exit out of the exam and you will be presented with a warning that you’re closing out of the exam.

3.  To confirm, select the checkbox to confirm that you’re ready to upload the exam file, and then click Upload Exam.

4.  If the upload was successful, you will see a green confirmation screen. Once you’ve reached this screen, your exam has finished and you will not be able to enter back into this exam. If you experience any issues with your upload, please navigate to the Examplify Student Support tab for support information. 

 

After your exam, you should email lawexams@nova.edu if you have any additional concerns about the resolution of any issues. Do NOT email your professor. If ExamSoft/Examplify cannot resolve the issue regarding the technical problem, immediately report it to us and we will work with them to discover the problem and determine the accommodation needed to ensure you can complete the exam.

 

Examplify Student Support

Examplify is the software that students use to complete exams that instructors have created in ExamSoft. Examplify can be installed on Windows computers and Mac computers. Chromebooks, iPad Pros, and Surface Pros are not supported at this time. Students can contact support for help resolving issues that arise while installing or using Examplify. Support is available 24/7 during the Fall and Spring semesters and during regular business hours throughout the summer.

Students can also live chat with support and find solutions to common technical issues on Examplify’s support site.

 

After your exam, you should email lawexams@nova.edu if you have any additional concerns about the resolution of any issuesDo NOT email your professor. If ExamSoft/Examplify cannot resolve the issue regarding the technical problem, immediately report it to us and we will work with them to discover the problem and determine the accommodation needed to ensure you can complete the exam.

 

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