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College of Law

Florida State University


Exam Information

FSU College of Law final exams are administered electronically using ExamSoft Examplify, the same software used for The Florida Bar Examination.

In order to use Examplify to take your final exams, you must watch the mandatory training videos available on the ExamSoft Canvas course site, and take the mandatory practice exam each semester. All currently enrolled students are automatically enrolled in the ExamSoft Canvas course site and will receive announcements and important updates through this course site.

For any additional information about exams please contact the Technology Office.

Before Exam Day

It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with your equipment, the ExamSoft Examplify software and the instructions provided to you during training. Please allow yourself sufficient time to become familiar with your laptop and the application. Exam takers who are not comfortable with the software before exam day may want to consider handwriting their exam.

  1. Confirm that there is plenty of free hard drive space on your computer.

  2. Ensure that your computer is virus-free.

  3. Locate the A/C battery power indicator light on your laptop so you may determine if you are running on A/C power (i.e. power from a wall outlet).

  4. Ensure that your battery has at least 20 minutes of charge in the event there is a temporary power outage during the exam.

  5. Ensure that your computer's internal clock has the correct date and time. To verify the date and time, double-click the clock in the lower-right corner of your screen.

  6. Disable the sleep/hibernate mode on your computer. Some computers go into sleep/hibernate mode during extended periods of nonuse. During an exam, it can be difficult to exit this mode. Refer to the instructions for your operating system to modify these settings. 

On Exam Day 

Please remember that support cannot be provided on the installation and configuration of ExamSoft Examplify on the day of or during an exam. 

Technicians will be present for assistance at the start of exams as well as at the end when exams are being submitted. In addition, the technology office provides two exam helpdesks for any issues occurring throughout the duration of the exam period.

  1. Bring your registered laptop, a fully charged battery, and a computer power cord (if applicable).

  2. Use the instructions that will be provided to you on exam day to launch Examplify.

  3. Immediately before Examplify launches the exam, you will be provided a warning screen with RED STOP SIGNS indicating that you should not begin the exam until instructed to do so. ANY ATTEMPT TO DISABLE OR TAMPER WITH EXAMPLIFY'S SECURITY FEATURES WILL BE CONSIDERED A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY'S ACADEMIC HONOR CODE.

  4. If you encounter computer difficulty during the exam notify a proctor immediately, do not attempt to troubleshoot issues on your own. In addition, do not uninstall softest until you receive your results.

The majority of exams can be hand-written in a Blue Book, but some online courses may REQUIRE the use of ExamSoft.