Laptop Exams

All students have the option to take laptop exams using ExamSoft/Examplify software.  Students must complete these importants steps to qualify their laptop for use during final exams. Students missing the Practice Exam Deadline will write ALL exams in Blue Books. 

NEW FOR FALL 2018:  Please see new Examplify minimum system requirements before purchasing new laptops.  Accept the upgrade to 1.7.4 or higher 

Use ONLY Firefox or Chrome browsers for ALL Blackboard submissions.  Browsers such as Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari can cause technical difficulties and upload BLANK documents without giving error messages.

MacOS Mojave (version 10.14) was just announced as a supported operating system by ExamSoft.  It is still recommended to wait till the spring to make this upgrade if you can.  This will give ExamSoft a full finals period in which to work out any surprise fixes without involving your exams.

During the Practice Exam, pay close attention to the "Begin Exam" screen.  The last minor upgrade includes some screen changes.

Fall 2018 FINALS - Watch the Overview video 

November 19 - December 2

December 3 - 7

(Deadline = Friday, December 7 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 12

December 14 - 22

Kick Off Email and Laptop Preparation Week Practice Exam Week Final Preparations Real Exams

Approximately 3 weeks
before exams.

Carefully read and understand the Kick Off email.

Do Not skip these steps.
ALL users must watch for dates and special instructions.

Computer repairs and upgrades can take time.

Do not wait to start these until the Practice Exam week.

1 Week long.

Two days for live support. 
Do Not submit blank or random text.
the Verification Form. Include 
Emergency Contact Info. Cannot miss this deadline!


Practice Exam Page

Check for exam files
and messages from Registrar.

Download each exam file one at a time
The night before the exam

Follow Registrar's, Proctor's
and Instructor's guidelines.



Find your Exam ID

** Your Anonymous Fall 2018 FINAL Exam ID is Located in DORI:

1.  Log into DORI
2.  Go to your student role (in uppoer right, click Go to dropdown list and select Student)
3.  Click the Academics tab
4.  Browse to the School of Law Resources channel (scroll down to lower left)
5.  Select the Term and Exam and your unique exam number will display.

Place your Exam ID in you cell phone or laptop note for easy and frequent access.

This information is confidential.  Please do not share with anyone.

Do no reuse any number from previous semesters or midterms.  (First character for Midterms = "M", Fall = "1", Spring = "2" and Summer = "3")

Use this as your Examplify password and Do Not Change it.

The number can be accessed any time in DORI to review your exams once grades are posted.

****New Numbers cannot be assigned if this is lost, stolen or forgotten*****

Important Contacts

Exam Procedures/ Install

ExamSoft Software Issues

Internet Connection Issues

Dayna Power
Room 220
Room 304 during all exams


Duquesne CTS
Help Desk – 2nd Floor Student Union