Exams on Computers

Exam Information – 2022 Fall Final Exams

Please bookmark this page for all information regarding final exams for the Fall 2022 semester.  Information will be updated as needed throughout final exams.

Exam Software Availability

The new version of Exam4 software required for 2022 Fall Final Exams will be available for download on Monday, November 28th, 2022 at https://www.exam4.com.

Exam4 Requirements

  • ANY STUDENT WHO HAS NEVER TAKEN AN EXAM WITH THE EXAM4 SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED to attend a MANDATORY Exam4 tutorial on how to download, install, and use Exam4.  See tutorial dates below.
  • ALL LAW STUDENTS taking exams on computer must download the most current version of Exam4 on their laptops for their final exams.
  • ALL LAW STUDENTS must retrieve the practice exam questions, answer all practice exam questions, and submit their practice exam answers with Exam4 BEFORE 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 2nd, 2022.  See section below regarding “Taking A Practice Exam In Exam4”.
  • ALL STUDENTS must use their assigned Exam ID when taking all exams.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Supported and non-supported operating systems and devices can be found at the following URL.


NOTE:  If your current operating system is an older, non-supported version not listed OR you plan on installing a newer supported version of your operating system, we strongly recommend that you do this at least 1 full week before final exams begin, to acclimate yourself to the new operating system and address any technical issues associated with the upgrade.

Exam4 Tutorials

During the Exam4 tutorial we will download and install the Exam4 software, review the software and its features, and submit a practice exam.  Please bring the laptop that you will be using to take your exams.  Make sure that it is fully up to date on all recommended and critical updates.  Make sure that your laptop is successfully connected to TigerWiFi.

Tuesday, November 29th, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Classroom 3, Hulston Hall

Thursday, December 1st, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Classroom 3, Hulston Hall

Exam4 Download Instructions

Downloading and Installing Exam4

    1. Open a browser and navigate to the following link … https://www.exam4.com
    2. Select Law Schools from the left side of the screen.
    3. Law Schools are listed alphabetically by state, select M for Missouri.
    4. Scroll down to find the section for Missouri.
    5. Select University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law.
    6. Complete the online form with your nameuniversity email address, and class year.
    7. Check the button next to operating system installed on your system to select the appropriate version of Exam4 to download.
      •  Windows – If you are unsure what version of Windows is installed, right click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of your screen, then select System from the list. Scroll down to the section titled Windows Specifications and find your OS Edition. Your version MUST be Windows 10 (1909 or newer) or Windows 11. If it is Windows 8.1 or earlier, you must upgrade to supported version of Windows 10 or you will not be able to take your exams with Exam4.
      •  Mac – If you are unsure what version of Mac OSX is installed, go up the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen, then select About This Mac. A dialog box will appear with the OS version. Your version MUST begin with either 10.15.7 (Catalina), 11.x (Big Sur), 12.x (Monterey), 13.x (Ventura).  If it is 10.14 or earlier, you must upgrade to one of these versions or you will not be able to take your exams with Exam4.
    8. Select Submit Form, then select the download link.
    9. After the file has finished downloading, locate it in your downloads folder and double click on it to install Exam4.
    10. Select Yes, if prompted.
    11. Select, I Agree, then Install, then Finish. (prompts may vary slightly on Mac OS).
      •  Mac Users: At the end of your installation, select the Exam4 icon by picking it and dragging it to the Applications folder, and releasing the mouse button. This places the Exam4 icon in your applications folder so that it is easier to locate in Finder. Select the open to overwrite any previous version.
    12. Exam4 should now be installed on your system.

Taking A Practice Exam in Exam4 – REQUIRED EVERY SEMESTER

      1. Open Exam4.
      2. Select Yes, if prompted.
      3. Select Prepare To Start A New Exam, select Next.
      4. Enter the EXAM ID that you have been assigned by Denise Boessen for all of your Fall 2022 final exams as your Exam ID. (no other Exam ID will be accepted)
      5. Enter the same EXAM ID as entered in the previous step as your Exam ID, again. (They must match.)
      6. Select the Practice Exam from the course pulldown menu.
      7. Select the Practice Exam from the course pulldown menu, again (they must match), select Next.
      8. Verify your Exam Number and Course, the check the box to re-confirm your choices. Select OK.
      9. On the Options screen, select Next.
      10. On the Notice Of Instructions screen, select the Got It? check box, select Next.
      11. Type OPEN in the top space under mode, then NETWORK in the bottom space, then check the box to confirm the OPEN NETWORK exam mode, select Next.
      12. Check the box to re-confirm the exam mode, select OK.
      13. Select Begin Exam.
      14. You should now be in Exam4 where you will where you will fetch the practice exam questions.
      15. Select Exam Info pulldown menu, then Exam Document.
      16. Enter the Document ID =  E-1234567    NOTE:  Make sure that you select the Fetch button.
      17. In the lower right corner, select Side-by-side View so that you can see the answers and the space to enter your answers.  Adjust the size of the questions with the slider bar.
      18. Answer all questions in the practice exam, then select Tools, Insert Answer Separation to place an answer separator between each of your practice exam answers.
      19. After answering all questions, select Tools, Show/Hide Document Statistics (you may need to Hide the practice exam questions to see the Document Statistics area on the right side of your screen).  Make sure that the word count for each of your answers is being accurately calculated by the Exam4 program.  NOTE: You must use the Insert Answer Separation tool in order for the Document Statistics tool to accurately reflect the word count of each of your answers.
      20. After you have completed steps 15 & 16, select Tools, Spellcheck to check your answers for any spelling mistakes.
      21. Proceed to the Submitting Your Practice Exam section below.

Submitting Your Practice Exam

    1. After you have reviewed your answers for your practice exam, and run spellcheck you will submit your exam.
      • All exam submittals must be successfully received within the BEFORE the practice exam deadline noted in the Exam4 Requirements above.
      • Students will submit their exam electronically with Exam4.  You must be connected to a wireless network in order to successfully submit your exam.
    2. From the upper left corner in Exam4, select End Exam, then End Exam Now, confirm that you want to end the exam by checking the box, then select Submit Electronically from the dialog box.
      • Note that exam submittals may take a little longer than normal due to the network speed at your location when taking an exam.
    3. Students should verify that they receive the green “Exam Submittal Successful” pop-up banner on their laptop screen after submission.
    4. When taking an actual exam, all exam submittals must be received by the server within 10 minutes of the end of the exam deadline, or will be considered past due and could result in an honor code violation.
    5. Any student experiencing an issue submitting an exam should attempt to submit their exam up to 3 times, then contact the proctor.  If the proctor is not available, complete the process for signing your exam back in, gather your personal items from the classroom, leave the classroom and try submitting your exam outside of the classroom.  If your exam still fails to submit, seek assistance from Law IT.
      • Students should contact Dean Trachtenberg at trachtenbergb@missouri.edu (573) 882-7293 and Denise Boessen at boessenn@missouri.edu (573) 882-8269 to let them know of any submittal problems or other issues.
      • Any student not immediately reporting a problem submitting their exam will need to report to Dean Trachtenberg.
    6. After a successful submittal, students should immediately exit the Exam4 software.
      • Students should select Exit Exam 4, then Exit Exam4 Now, confirm that they want to exit the software by selecting the check box next to I’m Sure to fully exit the software
      • Complete the process for signing your exam back in, gather your personal items from the classroom, leave the classroom.

Notice Of Intent Information

NOTE:  All students are required to “agree” to the terms of this notice of intent information when completing the answers in the mandatory practice.  Additionally, you are agreeing to the terms below.

I certify that I have:

  1. Received and read the School of Law Exams on Computer Policies and Procedures and Exams on Computer Laptop Computer Requirements, located at: http://law.missouri.edu/it/eoc
  2. Downloaded and installed the Exam4 software for the exam cycle and semester noted at the top of this page.
  3. Verified that Exam4 performed to my satisfaction on the computer I will be taking my exams on.
  4. Verified that my computer complies with the law school and Extegrity’s system and hardware requirements; that my computer is up-to-date with all Microsoft and/or Apple critical updates; that my computer has a current working version of antivirus software (NA for Macs); and that my wireless network card has been configured and is functioning properly.
  5. Retrieved/Fetched the practice exam Document ID (E-1234567), entered answers for all of the questions in the practice exam in Exam4, and submitted my practice exam answers and received a green dialog box pop-up notification on my computer that “Exam Submittal Successful”
  6. I understand that if my computers fails at any time during the exam, I will immediately contact the attending proctor without restarting my computer.  If a proctor is unavailable, I will contact Dean Trachtenberg, trachtenbergb@missouri.edu (573) 882-7293, and Denise Boessen, boessenn@missouri.edu  573-882-8269.
  7. I understand that the School of Law is not responsible for any failure of my computer. I understand that the law school will not provide back-up computers for examinations.


Any final exams given using CANVAS will be administered by the faculty member. If the exam schedule indicates that a final exam will be administered using CANVAS, the faculty member will provide you with the necessary information.