The University at Buffalo School of Law offers students the ability to take law school exams using personal laptop computers in courses where professors have opted to use the Examsoft/Examplify software.
The New York Board of Law Examiners utilizes Examsoft/Examplify, so by using the software during your studies here you can become familiar with ExamSoft and eliminate the uncertainty of utilizing it during the bar exam if you choose to do so.
By registering for Examplify you acknowledge you have read, understand and agree with all the policies, procedures and warnings contained in this document.
Frequently Asked Questions
Examplify is an exam delivery module licensed by ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. The program serves as a simplified word processor that enables students to take an examination on a laptop computer. In an effort to avoid the vulnerabilities of most computer-based testing solutions, Examplify provides instructors the ability to lock down all Windows applications thereby providing exam security.
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In order to be eligible to take a computer exam, a student must:
Step 1: Register with ExamSoft at our ExamSoft Custom Home Page at: Examsoft.com/buffalolaw.
Step 2: Log in to ExamSoft – Go to the exam taker login and enter your UBIT name and password (which was previously sent to you via e-mail)
Step 3: Download Examplify– If you have not yet downloaded Examplify you will see a choice to download the software.
Step 4: Launch Examplify from your desktop and sign in
Step 5: Take a Mock Exam – To familiarize yourself with the software prior to exam day, you should take a mock exam.
Click on the exam you want to take and click on "Download
Exam”. After the exam has downloaded, click on Start Exam.
After the exam notices you will see a screen that says "Please type
the answer to Question 1 below." This area can be hidden by
clicking on the blue box at the right side. When typing your
answers there will be only one screen to type in. Type all of your
answers under "Question 1" for all your exams.
Type a few words in the screen for your Mock exam and familiarize yourself with the software. When you are finished, click on the drop down arrow that says "Exam Controls" and choose "Submit exam". If you see the green CONGRATULATIONS screen your exam has successfully uploaded. Click on Home Menu and log out.
Your user ID is your UBIT name, and your password is a unique string that was emailed to you by Records and Registration. Once you have logged in you can change your password.
Your exam ID# is generated by Records and Registration and will auto-populate once you login. This number changes each semester.
Yes. See instructions above under Registration Process.
Once you are finished typing your exam, click on the drop down
arrow that says "Exam Controls" and choose "Submit exam". If you
see the green CONGRATULATIONS screen your exam has successfully
uploaded. Click on Home Menu and log out.
See a proctor if you do not see the congratulations screen! Once you do, you may close your laptop and check out with a proctor.
You should first be sure you are connected to the internet.
Sometimes if you are using UBWireless it says you are connected
when you are not, so disconnect and connect again, making sure to
try and launch Firefox or Internet Explorer to be sure you are
connected. Once you are connected double-click the Examplify icon
again and the system should upload your exam answer automatically.
If it does not upload automatically, contact a proctor, ExamSoft
support or Records and Registration at 716-645-2060.
Yes, you can copy and paste text from Microsoft Word or other word processing programs into the Examplify window.
Yes. You must first copy and paste footnotes from Microsoft Word or other word processing programs into Notepad (or TextEdit for a Mac), and then copy from that program into Examplify.
Yes, you may hide your screen if you need to exit the exam room for any reason. Click on “hide exam” in the top menu. This will block your screen until you return.
No. You must keep your laptop open and running for the entire exam. You may hide your screen if you wish to take a break but do not close your laptop.
If your computer freezes you should be able to reboot and resume your exam. If you reboot, you may see a screen that gives you a code, prompting you to get a resume code from the proctor. Contact Records and Registration at 716-645-2060 for this code and assistance.
You will receive an email confirmation, or log in to Examsoft.com/buffalolaw and click on Exam History. If your exam did not appear to upload then contact ExamSoft support.
Word Count - Examplify provides a word count for essay answers. It gives a total word count or, if you select certain text, will give you the word count for just the highlighted sections.
Undo - Examplify can undo up to the last 50 actions in each essay response question.
Exam Backup - Examplify saves your work automatically every 60 seconds. Examplify maintains several encrypted copies of your exam on your hard drive. If your computer crashes during an exam, you can restart it and Examplify will automatically select the most current version of your exam from your hard disk.
Question Navigation - We do not use the Question
Navigation. There will be only one Question on your screen. Type
your entire exam answers into 'Question 1'.