Exam 4 Information

What is Exam4?

Exam4 is a word processing program, just like Microsoft Word, that you will use to write your in-class and take-home exams.  You will have to download the software each semester ( Fall, Winter and Spring) in order for it to work.  For in-class exams, you will still receive a hard copy of the exam questions to use – only your answer gets typed into Exam4.

For take-home exams, you will download the exam question from the Exam4 site.  You will then write your answer on your computer and electronically submit your answer via Exam4 at the end of the allotted time.

You are responsible for knowing how Exam4 works for both in-class and take-home exams. The Law Center IT Department is available to deal with unforeseen technical difficulties concerning exam file submission to the Law Center servers.  It is best to make an appointment.

The primary responsibility, however, for installing, using, and understanding Exam4 belongs to the student.


How Do I Obtain Exam4?

Go to the Exam4 site to purchase and download a copy of the Exam4 software.  Click on the Law Schools menu option, and then follow the instructions.

The Exam4 site also has online documentation FAQs and support


Is there spell check?

Yes. Exam4 spell check is located in the Tools menu. You may use it at any time, although it will not check the spelling as you type.


Does the software do anything strange that I’m not used to when writing?

If you highlight and delete more than 100 characters of text, a warning box pops up and asks if you are sure you want to do that.  Its just a double- check for you, but may be disconcerting to have it pop up.  Just check the box, and keep writing!  The Exam4 window is not a full-screen window.  You are not able to change the size of the window while typing your exam.


Can I use footnotes?

No.  Exam4 does not allow footnotes.


Do I have to use Exam4 if I’m going to write my exam on my laptop?

Yes.  All students must use the Exam4 software.

I’m not great with computers – is this going to be difficult to figure out?

The Law Center chose Exam4 in part because of its extremely easy interface and directions.

We strongly recommend that you take as many practice tests as you can in order to become familiar with it before you take an actual exam.

What if I still have problems or questions with the download or installation?

For any and all technical questions, please go to www.exam4.com > FAQ + Support > Contact User / Tech Support.  They are your primary contact for all technical issues with Exam4. 


Can I Use a Chromebook Computer With Exam4?

No.  Exam4 currently does not support Chromebook computers, or computers running the Linux operating system.

What Kinds of Operating Systems Can Be Used With Exam4?

For a listing of supported operating systems, visit the Exam4 site > FAQ + Support > Technical Info.