Taking Exams on Computers

Some Important Points to Note

  • Examplify is not supported by the ITS department on Mac OS X 10.8 and below, Windows XP and below and Windows RT.
  • Ongoing for Fall 2017, students will need to use their Student ID number which is the CWID without the A to download SofTest.
  • Examplify is now available for download.

Examplify

Chicago-Kent College of Law uses a special program, Examplify, for taking exams on computers. The advantage of using the Examplify program is that it increases the stability, security, and reliability of the exam taking process. Since adopting Examplify and its predecessor programs, we have experienced very few problems with lost exams or corrupted exam files.

If you are taking an exam on computer, you will write your exam using the word processing program built into Examplify. The Examplify software includes the ability to download exam files over the Internet and upload completed exams back to ExamSoft.

Latest versions

Mac: The latest version of Examplify is 1.2.2

Windows: The latest version of Examplify is 1.2.6

Laptop Computers

Macs

  • OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), OS 10.12 (Sierra), and OS 10.13 (High Sierra)  are the only supported Mac OS X versions for exams on computer at Chicago-Kent.
  • Any individuals found to be running an unlicensed or "pirated" operating system on their computer may be declined technical assistance.
  • "Virtualized" Windows operating systems via products such as Parallels Desktop for Mac or VMware Fusion for Mac will not function for exams.

Windows

  • Windows 10, 10 Creators,  8, and 7 are the only supported Windows platforms for exams on computer at Chicago-Kent. These operating systems can be either 32-bit or 64-bit versions.
  • Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S, are NOT supported at this time.
  • Non-Pro Microsoft Surface devices are NOT supported
  • Any individuals found to be running an unlicensed or "pirated" operating system on their computer may be declined technical assistance.
  • "Virtualized" Windows operating systems will not function for exams.

Download and Installation Instructions

New Softest Install

  • Log into www.examsoft.com\chicagokentlaw with the below information to install Examplify
  • Instructions: These are attached to this message and located here
  • Student ID: This is your CWID without the “A”
    • Example: CWID is A21234567 -> Student ID is 21234567
    • You can retrieve your CWID by logging into my.iit.edu and going to the ‘IIT Personal ID numbers’ section. This will be the Banner CWID.
  • Password: The last 6 digits of your CWID
  • Institution ID: chicagokentlaw
  • Instructions 

Exam video

For Fixed Exams
  • Please review this video to familiarize yourself with the exam taking software. Please review this video to familiarize yourself with the exam taking software. This tutorial describes how to use Examplify exam software to download and launch exams for courses at Chicago-Kent College of Law.​

For Self Scheduled & Take Home Exams

  • Please check back later for an updated video

Exam day

Laptops

Please note that you MUST come to the exam with the Examplify program properly installed and registered on your laptop. Additionally, you should bring the following with you:

  • Examplify downloaded prior to your exam
  • Student ID: This is your CWID without the "A"
  • Password: the last 6 digits of your CWID
  • Exam Number: 5 digit ID provided to you by the Registrar
  • Your laptop power cord
  • Connection to the internet via an Ethernet cord or wireless
Lab Computers
  • Your Student ID, exam number and last 6 digits of your cwid
  • You must log into the computers with the user name labexam

If you do not have the software properly installed, or are missing any necessary equipment, you will be required to hand-write your exam.

Please contact the Help Desk by emailing helpdesk@kentlaw.iit.edu or call (312) 906-5300 with any questions.