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Taking Exams on Computer

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Taking Exams On Computer

Examplify features and options –  https://help.examsoft.com/s/article/Examplify-Exam-Taking-Features-and-Options

Examplify video guide – https://help.examsoft.com/s/article/Examplify-Get-Started-with-Examplify-Video-Guide.

Downloading and Installing Examplify

Students who have questions about exam administration or rescheduling of exams due to conflict should contact Academic Services at lawacademicservices@tulane.edu. 

On FireFox, go to https://examsoft.com/tul – and enter your email and password to log in. You will  use your Tulane credentials to login. 

Note that Firefox is the optimal browser to download/install Examplify.


Examplify Installation Instructions

  1. Under ‘Exam Takers’, click login.
  2. Once logged in, click ‘Download’.
  3. A message will appear, prompting you to confirm that this device will be the one you will be using to download your exams. Click Yes to confirm.
  4. Run the installer file. Once the installation is finished, you will then be able to launch the application from the Desktop or App tray.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions within the Examplify installer wizard.
  6. Next, launch the application. You must be connected to the internet to register the copy of Examplify and/or download exams.
  7. After installation, launch Examplify, and you will be prompted to register. When prompted, insert the Institution ID: tul and click “Next”. 
  8. On the following screen, using the login ID and Password, complete the required fields, then click “Sign In”.

If you have any questions or issues with registration, contact ExamSoft Technical Support at support@examsoft.com or call toll-free 866.429.8889.

System Requirements

Students and exam-takers downloading the test-taking software, Examplify, should review these Minimum System Requirements (MSRs) to ensure their devices are supported. Examplify works with most modern computers, both Mac and Windows operating systems. Examplify will not run on Chromebooks, Android, or Linux operating systems. We currently support two versions of Examplify. If you’re unsure which version of Examplify, you currently have, Windows users can see this help article , and Mac users can use this help article.

Examplify does not support touchscreen input devices on Mac or Windows laptops

PC Users Requirements for Examplify Version 2.8:

– Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

– 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 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and Windows 11 21H2.

– The English (United States) Language Pack must be installed.

– ExamSoft does not support tablet devices other than Surface Pro as detailed above.

– CPU Processor: Non-ARM based processor supported by your operating system

– RAM: 4GB of usable RAM or higher

– 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, upload and some exam features.

– 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%.

MAC User Requirements for Examplify Version 2.8:

– Catalina, Big Sur, and Monterey.

– For a better experience, we recommend that you take your exam on the same OS version that you have completed a recent

  successful mock exam.

– 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. To learn more, click here.

– RAM: 4GB or higher.

– Hard Drive: 4GB or higher 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 adapter).

– For technical troubleshooting, account passwords including device passwords may be required.

– Server version of Mac OS X is not supported.

– Examplify is not compatible with virtual operating systems such as Microsoft’s Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware

  Fusion or any other virtual environments.

– Internet connection is required for download, registration, exam download and upload.

– Administrator-level account permissions (Instructions).

– Examplify is not compatible 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,

  streamedimages, etc.

– Screen resolution should be at least 1280 x 768. Scaling should be set to 100%.

Complete a Mock Exam

Once Examplfy is downloaded, complete the Mock Exam.

Mock Exam Name: 2021-22_MockExam1

Mock Exam password is Mockexam1.

Before You Begin Your Exam

  1. Ensure that your device meets the Minimum System Requirements. See: Minimum System Requirements and Examplify: Update Your Device to Meet Minimum System Requirements
  2. Install Examplify and log in. See: Examplify for Windows and Mac: Download, Install, and Register Examplify
  3. Get familiar with Examplify. See: Best Practices for Exam-Takers
  4. Make sure that you know the exam password and the date when the exam will be available for download. (Check with your instructor or exam manager for these details.)
  5. To ensure the best results, temporarily disable your anti-virus software before starting the exam. See: Disable Anti-Virus Software
  6. Read all sections of this article so that you know what to expect during your exam.

Learn more about preparing to take an exam: https://help.examsoft.com/s/article/Examplify-Take-an-Exam

Check which version of Examplify you are on. All students should be on version 2.8.

Prior to downloading your Examplify first time, clear registration. To clear registration, follow the instructions HERE. Ensure you do not have any downloaded exams or pending uploads before clearing registration. 

On Exam Day –  Check: Prior to starting your exam, make sure you have disabled any anti-virus on your computer. To disable anti-virus on your computer, follow the steps HERE.  

Ensure you are logged in to your account by looking at the top of Examplify, you should see your name and ID number listed on the banner. 

Before entering your exam password, make sure you can see the ‘ExamID’ and indicated under exam details.

Tips for Best Results

Register Examplify on the computer you intend to use on exam days. Ensure: (1) that your computer meets the specifications listed above, (2) that there is plenty of free hard drive space, (3) that your computer is virus free, and (4) that your computer is free of disk errors by running SCANDISK on Windows (click Start Button, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Scandisk or Disk Cleanup). Once you have installed and registered SofTest, familiarize yourself with the software by taking the Mock exam. Locate your A/C – battery power indicator light on your laptop to determine which light indicates you are running on A/C power (i.e. power from a wall outlet). Ensure that your battery is fully charged prior to the exam in the event there is a temporary power outage. If you encounter issues in your use of Examplify, visit https://examsoft.force.com/etcommunity/s/.

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