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ExamSoft Student Best Practices

Before the Exam

  • Make sure your device and operating system are compatible with the current version of Examplify.
  • Take a trial exam using Examplify.
  • Download the exam at least one day prior to the exam.
  • Make sure your device is adequately charged.
  • IPad Users: make sure your device has at least 500 MB of free space.
  • For additional information, see Getting Started with Examplify and  Best Practices for Exam Takers Using Examplify.
  • For assistance with troubleshooting visit ExamSoft University.

During the Exam

  • Exam takers can highlight text. Some students have found highlighting helpful in their thought processes during exams.
  • You can include/exclude question distractors (choices on multiple choice) to include or exclude them in your thought process.  This is helpful when using a process of elimination to answer a question.  To do this, tap the “X’ to the right of the distractor.
  • You can zoom, pan, resize, move, close and reopen images.  They will not disappear permanently if you close them.
  • You can navigate using the next and previous buttons, but you can also navigate using the navigation sidebar.
  • Upload the exam before you exit the exam room. Don’t be concerned if you can’t upload immediately.  It may take a little while for your computer/iPad to reconnect to the network, especially when many people are trying to do so at once.  Contact an administrator if you need assistance.

Trial Exam

iPad

Downloading the trial exam
  1. Open Examplify and login using your Institution ID (tamucvm), Student ID, and password.
  2. Select the Trial Exam within the Home Menu, then the "Download Exam" button.

Taking the trial exam

  1. The Trial Exam should display in the application, showing that the exam file has been downloaded.
  2. Activate Airplane mode and turn off the Wi-Fi connection.
  3. Enter the exam password: T3stDVM, then select “Start Exam”.
  4. Allow Single App Mode by selecting "Yes" to Confirm App Self-Lock.
  5. Read any notices that display, then select “Next”.
  6. Enter the code displayed, then select the "Start Exam" button.
  7. Respond to the first question.
  8. Explore the tools and options within Examplify (navigation, filtering, alarms, highlighting, eliminating distractors, viewing attachments, etc.)
  9. Respond to all remaining questions so that you are familiar with the question and answer formats (e.g., T/F, multiple choice, essay, etc.).
  10. When complete, select the option to “Submit and Exit” next to (or within) the Exam Menu drop-down.
  11. Confirm by toggling on the statement, "I am ready to exit my exam" and then choosing the “Exit” button.

Uploading the trial exam

  1. Turn off Airplane mode, connect to Wi-Fi, and select "Next".
  2. Once uploaded, the green “Congratulations” screen should display. During semester exams, you will need to show this screen to one of the proctors.
  3. If you receive a yellow screen, your exam has not successfully upload. Follow the on-screen directions to adjust your iPad settings, then select "Retry".
  4. Select "Close Exam".

Mac or PC

Downloading the trial exam

  1. Open Examplify using the icon on your desktop.
  2. Select “Download Exam Files”.
  3. Login with your Institution ID, Student ID, and password.
  4. Select the Trial Exam from the list of available exams, then hit the “Download” button.

Taking the trial exam

  1. Enter the Exam Password: T3stDVM
  2. Read any notices that display, then select “Next”.
  3. Enter the code displayed, then select the “Start Exam” button.
  4. Respond to the first question.
  5. Explore the tools and options within Examplify (navigation, filtering, alarms, highlighting, eliminating distractors, viewing attachments, etc.)
  6. Respond to all remaining questions so that you are familiar with the question and answer formats (e.g., T/F, multiple choice, essay, etc.).
  7. When complete, select the option to “Submit Exam” under the Exam Controls drop-down.
  8. Confirm by checking the box, then choosing the “Exit” button.
  9. When you see the “Congratulations!” screen, select the "Close Exam" button.

Uploading the trial exam

  1. Upload should begin automatically.
  2. Once uploaded, the green “Congratulations” screen should display. During semester exams, you will need to show this screen to one of the proctors.
  3. If you receive a yellow screen, your exam has not successfully upload. Follow the on-screen directions to adjust your computer settings, then select "Retry".
  4. Select “Close Exam”.