Examplify for iPad: Prepare to Take an Exam

This article helps you to know what to expect when taking an exam with Examplify for iPad. 

You can view the video guide and use the written procedures.



Before You Begin Your Exam

  1. Ensure that your device meets the Minimum System Requirements, including the special requirements for ExamID and ExamMonitor. See: Minimum System Requirements
  2. Install Examplify and log in. See: Examplify for iPad: Download and Install Examplify
  3. Get familiar with Examplify. See: Best Practices for Exam-Takers
  4. Make sure that you know the exam password and the date when the exam will be available for downloading. (Check with your instructor or exam manager for these details.)
  5. For best results, temporarily disable your anti-virus software. See: Disable Anti-Virus Software
  6. Read all sections of this article so that you know what to expect during your exam. 


Video Guide


Device Checks

Examplify performs certain checks when you start Examplify and when you attempt to download an exam.

Note: To learn how to download an exam, see: Examplify: Download or Remove Exams

If you see messages about Minimum System Requirements, review the on-screen information. Depending on the issues, you might be able to Continue with the exam, or you might see only the Return to Dashboard option.


Even if the Continue button appears, we recommend that you update your device according to the on-screen information. If you see only the Return to Dashboard option, you cannot use this device without updating it to meet the requirements. For more information, see: Examplify: Update Your Device to Meet Minimum System Requirements


Exam Details

After the exam downloads, look through the Exam Settings and Exam Details. Note the time limit, the available features, and any security restrictions.


Exam Details: ExamID and ExamMonitor Tiles

You might see tiles for ExamID and/or ExamMonitor. These features provide additional security measures such as verifying your identity and/or monitoring your activity by using your microphone, your camera, and screen recording.

Example Without ExamID or ExamMonitor


Example with ExamID and ExamMonitor

Note: For more information about this type of exam, see: Examplify for iPad: Prepare to Take an Exam with with ExamID and ExamMonitor


Exam Details: Exam Sections

For longer exams, the exam-maker can create exam sections. The section titles will be listed in the Exam Details.


Note: For more information about taking an exam with exam sections, see: Tips for Exam Sections


Exam Login

At the scheduled time for this exam, you can enter your Exam Password (as provided by your instructor). Follow the on-screen prompts to continue.


Secure Exams: Airplane Mode and App Self-Lock

If you are taking a secure exam, you'll see prompts about special settings.

  • Airplane Mode: You'll be prompted to put your device into Airplane Mode, which disables your Wi-Fi connection as required for the secure exam.


    You'll need to go to Settings, and turn on Airplane Mode. After you've done this, you can return to Examplify and go to the next step.

    Note: If you are using a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad, you can simply disable Wi-Fi rather than turning on Airplane Mode. This way, your iPad will be able to access your keyboard during the exam.


  • App Self-Lock: You'll be prompted to confirm that your device is in Single App Mode, as required for the secure exam. You'll need to select Yes to continue.



Exam-Taking Features

When the first question appears on the screen, proceed through the exam, using the various features of the user interface as needed.


After the Exam

To submit your exam:

  • If you reach the final question and the Next button changes to the Submit button: Select the Submit button.
  • If you decide to submit the exam before you complete the final question: Near the top right corner of the screen, select Exam Controls, and then select Submit Exam.
Confirm that you are ready to exit. (If you need to return to your exam, select Go Back.) 
Select Submit Exam or Submit & Exit to close your exam. 


Note: If you are taking a secure exam, you'll be prompted to turn off Airplane Mode and reconnect to Wi-Fi. After following the on-screen instructions, you'll be able to select Next to upload your assessment.



After you submit your exam:

Follow the on-screen instructions. You'll be prompted to confirm the exam upload. Progress messages will appear. Wait for the green confirmation screen, which confirms that your exam has been uploaded successfully.

Note: If you are taking ExamID- or ExamMonitor-enabled exams, expect the upload process to take longer. Follow the on-screen instructions. For more information, see: Examplify for iPad: Prepare for an Assessment with ExamID and ExamMonitor

Depending on your institution's settings, you also might receive a confirmation email after your exam answer file is successfully uploaded.

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