Instructions have not been finalized for Spring 2019.
Preliminary note: students will need their Exam ID. If you do not know your Exam ID, go to this webpage to retrieve it: http://law.wisc.edu/help/my.php. Information about taking a "Practice Take-Home Exam" follows at the end.
Taking an online take-home exam:
- Go to the Exam4 webpage: http://www.exam4.com/
- In the grey "Search" box, type: Madison and press “Go.”
- Click on “University of Wisconsin Law School.”
- Under “Available Take Home Exams” click on that take-home exam you wish to take at this time. (You may ignore any message about “Download Software": the online take-home exam function does not require Exam4 download, which is for secure proctored exams at the Law School.)
- Enter your "Examinee ID" (this is where you enter your Exam ID).
- The “Confirm Exam Start” page appears: click on “Start Exam.”
- In the “Exam Question & Instructions” box will be important information (although the exam question(s) don't actually appear in this box).
- Note that time has started (your deadline to submit your completed exam appears under “Due Date” heading).
- Make careful note of the deadline to submit your completed exam.
- PLEASE READ all the information in the “Exam Question & Instructions” box.
- The exam itself will appear under the box as a pdf file attachment which must be downloaded.
- Download the pdf exam and open the document.
- To begin your answer, create a new, separate document. We recommend using the word processing program you are most familiar with, as long as it can save in one of the following: doc; docx; pdf; rtf; odt. We suggest naming your exam answer document with your Exam ID followed by the instructor’s last name.
- You do NOT need to stay logged-in to the Exam4 webpage, but you will need to return to it and log back in (again, using your Exam ID) in order to upload your completed exam.
- Use 12-point font for your exam answer; put your Exam Number (not your name), Name of Professor and Course Name at the top of the first page of your exam answer.
- Save your work often. (Again: we suggest naming your file with your Exam ID followed by instructor’s last name; your exam answer file should be saved as one of the following: doc; docx; pdf; rtf; odt).
- When you are done with your exam, return to the same Exam 4 webpage: http://www.exam4.com/ and log back in using steps 1-5 above –and then proceed down to the “Submit Your Answer” part of the web-page at the bottom.
- Use the "Browse” button to locate and select your completed exam answer file.
- Press “Submit Answer” and then verify that you are uploading the correct document.
- You should see a “Submission received” indication.
Finally, a few IMPORTANT things to remember:
- Should you have an emergency before or during your Take-Home Exam, contact Assistant Dean Emily Kite at: 608-890-0115 (office); on weekends/evenings, use cell phone: 608-405-2033
- If you are having trouble uploading/submitting your completed take-home exam and the deadline is approaching, you should e-mail your completed exam to Emily Kite at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is so the Law School can verify you completed the exam on time.
- Once you have submitted your exam, you will not be permitted to make any changes to the document, even if time is still remaining.
- If, during Exam Period business hours (Monday-Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM) you are having technology problems with your computer, you may call the Law School’s Help Desk at 608-262-5242 and seek assistance. After hours, you may contact the University of Wisconsin IT Office (DoIT).
To take a "Practice Take-Home Exam"
- Follow all the steps above.
- At step 4, under “Available Take-Home Exams” click on “S19m Practice Takehome.”
- The "S19m Practice Takehome" is nominally an 8-hour take-home exam, but you will only need a few minutes to read it, create and save an answer document, and upload that answer document.
- As there is no instructor's name to include in your answer document's file name, you can save your practice exam answer simply using your Exam ID and the word "practice."