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Examplify Examination Software

The University of South Carolina School of Law allow students to use laptops to take exams in courses where professors have opted to use the Examplify software. The software basically converts the laptops into word processors and blocks other applications from loading. Students wanting to use their laptops for final exams are required to register and install Examplify, then take the Mock Exam.

How does Examplify work?

Using Examplify, you will download your exam template(s)prior to exam day and upload your answer(s) after the exam via the Internet. You will not need Internet connectivity during your exam(s). You will need Internet connectivity to download your exam(s) and upload your answer(s).

Computer Requirements for Examplify

Browser

Chrome or Firefox

Operating Systems

Windows
  • PC: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, including Windows 10 Creators. 
  • Surface Pro: Surface Pro, Surface Books, and Surface Laptop devices are supported (Non-Pro Surface devices are NOT supported)
  • Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, and British versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported
Mac
  • Mac: 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), and 10.12 (Sierra). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.

Computer Requirements

PC
  • CPU Processor: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater
  • RAM: highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
  • Hard Drive: highest recommended for the operating system or 1GB of available space
  • Working USB port (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Internet connection for Examplify Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Adobe Reader (Version 9, 11, or DC) is required for exams containing PDF attachments
  • Administrator level account permissions
Surface Pro
  • External Keyboard (USB or Bluetooth) required. Bluetooth keyboards must be paired prior to launching exam
  • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
  • Adobe Reader XI is required for exams containing PDF attachments
  • Working USB port (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Internet connection for Examplify Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload
  • Screen Resolution must be 1920 x 1080
  • Administrator level account permissions
Mac
  • CPU: Intel processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
  • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
  • Working USB port (newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Internet connection for Examplify Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload
  • Administrator level account permissions
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024 x 768

For more information, contact ExamSoft.

It is not possible to take secure exams through a virtual operating system such as Microsoft’s Virtual Machine, Parallels or VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual operating system environment.

How reliable is Examplify?

Examplify has a considerable number of safety features to ensure that answers typed into Examplify cannot be lost. They include:

  • An AutoSave feature that automatically saves your exam every sixty seconds.
  • Multiple encrypted backup copies of the exam answer file are saved.
  • The ability to undo up to 50 of the previous actions per essay question window.