The Associate Deans and the Registrar’s Office are primarily responsible for the administration of exams. Accordingly, their offices post the Exam Information content which contains everything from exam schedules, permissible materials, exam regulations, and information about finding your exam ID.
You must do the following before you attempt to download the exam software:
Note: The software will not be available until you swipe your Wildcard
If you would like to take your exams on a laptop computer, you must register for & attend one computerized exam software training session each semester before you can use the software for that semester. A list of this semester's scheduled training sessions is located on Blackboard.
Our computerized exam software runs on Windows Vista, Windows 7, OS X Leopard, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion, and OS X Mountain Lion. Windows XP and Windows 8 are NOT supported. If you have a Windows XP or Windows 8 computer, you may be able to borrow one of our loaner laptops prior to each exam. Loaners are provided on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to use one of our loaners, you must still register for and attend one of the sessions below.
You only need to attend one training session each semester. If you have not yet attended a training session this semester, you must register for and attend one of the sessions listed on the exam training website below. If you have already attended a session this semester, you do NOT need to attend a new session this semester. If you attended a session in a previous semester, you DO need to attend a new session this semester. If you are a 1L, you have most likely already attended a session for this semester.
Information about Exam4 registration and training is located on Blackboard. Please visit your Blackboard account and look for the Exam4 Training materials located under "My Organizations". To visit Blackboard - Click here.
You will need to have your Wildcard to register for a session. You will also need to bring your Wildcard to the training session and swipe it at the door to confirm your attendance. Contact the University Wildcard Office if you do not have a Wildcard.
Remember to bring your laptop to training. If your laptop is not available, you should still attend training and install and test the software once your laptop becomes available. If you do not have a laptop, or if yours becomes unavailable, and you would like to borrow one of ours, please let me know as soon as possible.
At your training session, we will install the software as a group and make sure it is working properly. We will also review exam day procedures and take home exam protocols. You are not permitted to download or use the software until you have attended a session this semester.
We will offer training sessions throughout the semester. There will be NO makeup sessions this semester.
If you need to change the session you signed up for, simply visit the exam training website and click Change Your Training Information. After you enter your Wildcard number, you can click the "Edit" link to change your session date/time.
If you need to re-download the software, or upgrade to the latest version, you can do so at the exam training website.
If you have any questions about the process, the software, or finals in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Best of luck to all of you on your exams!
Be sure to test the software several times before your exams start. Select “Practice Exam” in the drop down menu for the course. You should “submit electronically” when you are finished to make sure your wireless connection is working properly.
Always click on the red “e” from your desktop to launch exam4. Vista users may see an additional turquoise blue icon with a red “z” in the middle which is the zipped install file. You may delete that turquoise blue file from your desktop.
This is a deliberate programming necessity of the exam software and not a bug. You may still block or highlight text and delete and use the backspace key to delete text.
Do not use answer separators unless you want to use word count.
Come outside of your exam room and get a proctor. Do not try to troubleshoot the problem yourself. You will get the time back that you lost due to you computer problems.
When Exam4 launches, it checks to make sure you didn't install any software that could interfere with the security of the program. This is necessary to make sure no one can cheat. This security check can take up to 2 minutes, but typically only takes about 20 seconds after you have taken your first practice exam with the software. We suggest you start writing your exam number on every page of your exam and reading the exam questions while the security check is taking place.
Students are required to check their email for several days after exams. If the registrar’s office did not receive your exam, the registrar’s office will send an email message to your law school email account asking you to upload your exam again. Open Exam4 and Select existing exam. Find the exam that you need to upload by looking at the file name (Exam ID_Date (YYMMDD)_Course-Instructor). Highlight that exam and click “Submit Electronically.”
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Academic Computing at firstname.lastname@example.org
For updated textbook information for the coming semester, please check the Villanova Bookstore website
(Under Books > Textbooks and Course Materials, select your term (semester), choose your department as LAW, then select your course number and section)