Examplify: Prepare to Take an Exam

This article helps you to know what to expect when taking an exam in Examplify for Windows or Mac.



Before You Begin Your Exam

  1. Ensure that your device meets the Minimum System Requirements. See: Minimum System Requirements and Examplify: Update Your Device to Meet Minimum System Requirements
  2. Install Examplify and log in. See: Examplify for Windows and Mac: Download, Install, and Register 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. To ensure the best results, temporarily disable your anti-virus software before starting the exam. See: Disable Anti-Virus Software
  6. Read all sections of this article so that you know what to expect during your exam.


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: Prepare to Take an Exam 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. 


After Login

  • If you are prompted to close Microsoft applications: We recommend that you go to each application to save any work in progress, and then exit the application. The return to Examplify and reselect Start Exam.  
  • If you are prompted to wait before you begin: Be aware that all activity will be logged, and it is important that you meet the requirements for this exam.
    • In an on-site exam, follow the instructions from the on-site proctor.
    • In a remote exam, follow any instructions that you received from your instructor or exam manager about when to begin the exam.
    • When ready, select the Continue button. Then select the check box and select Start Exam


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.

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: Prepare to Take an Exam 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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