Exams on Computers

Exam Information – Spring 2021

Please bookmark this page for all information regarding final exams for the Spring 2021 semester.  Information will be updated as needed throughout final exams.

Exam Software Availability

The new version of Exam4 software required for Spring 2021 Final Exams will be available for download on Monday, April 26, 2021 at https://www.exam4.com.

Exam4 Requirements

  • ALL LAW AND NON-LAW STUDENTS must download the most current version of Exam4 on their computers for final exams.
  • ALL LAW AND NON-LAW STUDENTS must complete and submit a practice exam BEFORE 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • ALL LAW AND NON-LAW STUDENTS will use Exam4 to “fetch” each of their final exams using the Exam Document ID provided via email from the law school’s registrar, Denise Boessen.

Exam4 Tutorials via YouTube

Exam4 video tutorials are available for reference on the Mizzou Law YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/MizzouLaw/playlists.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Exam4 currently supports: (What OS Version do I have?)

  • Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Edu and Enterprise) [versions 1803*, 1809*, 1903, 1909, 2004, 20H2]
  • Windows 8.1* (Home, Pro and Enterprise)
  • macOS 11.x Big Sur (including Apple’s new M1 Processor)
  • macOS 10.15.7 Catalina
  • macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
  • macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra

NOTE:  You must also have full administrative rights on your device in order to run Exam4.

Please note that the following operating systems and hardware configurations are NOT supported:

  • Beta OS versions
  • Apple Macintosh OS X 10.13.5 and earlier
  • Apple iDevices (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
  • Windows 8 and earlier
  • Windows (RT, IoT, Mobile, Team & S versions)
  • Windows 10 SL (non-English Editions)
  • Surface devices that do not have Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education or Enterprise version
  • Linux
  • Chromebooks
  • Virtual operating systems (VMs)
  • Anything else not specifically listed as supported above

NOTE:  If your current operating system is an older, non-supported version not listed above 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.

NOT allowed

  • Any pirated OS version
  • Tablet PCs, iPads, Chromebooks (unless a fully supported operating system is installed & tested)
  • Bootcamp
  • Parallels
  • PC or Mac emulators
  • Using Exam4 on Law Computer Lab or Public Computers

Download Instructions

NOTE:  For reference on how to download, install, and take a practice exam in Exam4 on both Windows and Mac, please visit the law school’s YouTube channel for video tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/MizzouLaw/playlists.

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 (1803 or newer). 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 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave) 10.15.7 (Catalina), or 11.x (Big Sur).  If it is 10.13.5 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

      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 Spring 2021 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. Set any options on this screen (optional), 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 your Exam Document ID and type the answers to your exam questions.

Submitting An Exam

    1. After you have reviewed your answers and run spellcheck you will submit your exam.
      • All exam submittals must be successfully received within the allotted exam time.
      • Students will submit their exam electronically with Exam4 the way they have always submitted their exams.
    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. 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 contact the Associate Dean immediately when experiencing a submittal issue.
      • Students should attempt to email Dean Trachtenberg at trachtenbergb@missouri.edu and Denise Boessen at boessenn@missouri.edu or call and leave a voicemail at (573) 882-7293 or (573) 882-8269 at the time of the submittal problem.
      • 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.

 Additional Information

  • Students are required to download the current version of Exam4 from Exegrity’s website and install it on the computer they will be using to take their exams (see instructions above).
  • Exam4 will be used to fetch their exam questions and type the answers to those exam questions.
  • 1 hour before each actual exam, students enrolled in the course for that exam will be emailed the Document ID and any instructions for that exam.
  • An exam will NOT be retrievable in Exam4 until the exam start time.
  • Document IDs should NOT be shared with any other student and may result in an honor code violation.
  • The day of an exam, the Document ID for that exam will be available for viewing at the start time.
  • All exams are listed for the Central Daylight Time Zone.
  • Students will need to adjust for the time zone they are located in when taking the exam. Example: If an exam is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time Zone, then the exam would be available for each of the other U.S. time zones as follows…
      • Pacific Daylight Time from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
      • Mountain Daylight Time from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • Central Daylight Time from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • Eastern Daylight Time from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • If you are located in any state that doesn’t observe daylight savings time, know the appropriate time in that location
  • Students are responsible for knowing what time zone they are located in when taking an exam.
  • The day of an exam, students will open Exam4, enter the appropriate information to begin their exam.
  • Students will enter the Exam Document ID that was emailed to them for the appropriate exam.
  • The Exam Document ID for each exam will be different.
  • When the exam time is over, the Exam Document ID for that exam will no longer be viewable.

Notice Of Intent Information

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 above.
    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’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, entered answers for all of the questions in the practice exam in Exam4, and submitted my practice exam answers and received BOTH of the following:
      • 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 Dean Trachtenberg, trachtenbergb@missouri.edu  and Denise Boessen, boessenn@missouri.edu or by phone at (573) 882-7293 or 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.

NOTE:  You will be required to “agree” to the terms of this notice of intent form when completing the answers in the mandatory practice exam you will submit.


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.