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Exam4 – Practice Test

Once you have downloaded the software, take a practice exam all the way through the exam submission process to verify the software is working properly. Do not type any material in your practice exam that you wish to review later because it cannot be retrieved from the software. Also, verify that you choose “Practice Exam” for the course when running a practice exam in the software.

Things To Do Before An Exam:

  • Verify that your operating system is compatible with Exam4 and ensure that your Windows Updates, Apple Software Updates, and antivirus software are current.
  • Verify that you have a functioning AC power adapter and battery.
  • Verify your laptop is connected to the Internet (eduroam wireless network on campus).
  • Disable any third-party firewall software.

Running a Practice Test

  1. The first thing you need to do is download the software. Once installed, Open Exam4 and you will see the welcome screen below. Read the instructions here and click the “OK” button to proceed.
  2. The “Start or save” screen is displayed next. To start a new exam, leave “Prepare to start new exam” marked and click the “Next” button.To submit an exam that has already been taken or to “View Exam Submittal Receipt,” mark the “Select existing exam option” and click the “Next” button.
  3. The “Exam # and Course” screen is displayed next. Enter the Exam ID number issued to you by the Registrar’s office and click the drop down menus and choose the exam you are taking. To successfully begin an exam in Exam4, you must enter the correct exam number and choose the correct course. You are required to enter the Exam ID and select the course twice to verify the exam is started with the correct information.
  4. Verify the Exam ID and Course are correct, check the box labeled “Check box to re-confirm” and then click the “OK” button.
  5. The “Preparations” screen is displayed next. This is where any necessary preparations that need to be done before beginning the exam will be listed. Click the “Continue” button.
  6. The “Exam time and Font Size” screen is displayed next. Set the optional countdown timer, any optional alerts that notify you when the corresponding amount of time remains on the exam, your preferred font size, and the number of answer separators you would like automatically entered. Entering answer separators will allow you to get word counts on each answer in addition to a total word count. Please note the optional countdown timer is informational only. It will not cause the exam to automatically end. Click the “Next” button.
  7. The “Notice of Instructions” screen is displayed next. Take note of the instructions shown and click the “Got it?” checkbox and then click the “Next” button.
  8. The “Exam Mode” screen is displayed next. Type “CLOSED” for an in-class exam where notes and Internet access are forbidden or “TAKEHOME” for a take-home exam. Click the checkbox to confirm the exam mode. Click the “Next” button.
  9. The “Almost ready to begin exam…” screen is displayed next. Verify that all of your settings are correct and click the “Begin Exam” button when you are ready to start the exam. After clicking the “Begin Exam” button, the software will go full screen and a security check will start. The security check only happens in CLOSED mode exams. The security check shuts off Internet access and blocks access to files and programs on your computer. If this security check runs longer than 5 minutes or fails, notify Law ITS.
  10. After the security check passes, the software will begin the exam and display the “Exam Information” screen (screenshots below) that is primarily used during take home exams. For in-class exams, click the “Hide” button on this screen and proceed to step 11.
  11. When you are completely done typing your exam and are ready to submit it, click “End Exam” and then click “End exam now” in the menu bar. Check the box labeled “Confirm” and then select “OK, end exam.” In the dialogue box that shows up, select “Submit Electronically” which will save the exam file on the Law Center server. You will receive a confirmation box indicating your exam has been saved. A copy is also kept on your hard drive. Click “File and Save Options” and then “Exit.” Select the “I’m sure” box and then click “Exit Exam4.”

If you have any questions or problems with using Exam4, please contact Law ITS at