Examsoft

During an Examsoft Exam an E-Learning Centre member will be assigned to monitor the exam to provide technical support. If you experiencing difficulties please ask the Invigilator or the Instructor of the course for the phone number of the E-Learning Centre member assigned and they will assist you.

ExamSoft is an exam delivery application that allows nursing students to complete exams electronically. The college utilizes this platform for students in La Ronge, Île-à-la-Crosse, Yorkton and the Nurse Practitioner Program.

During the majority of the Examsoft exams your computer will be locked from accessing the internet. In certain cases you will have access to the internet during your exam. These include:

  • exams invigilated with WebEx
  • open book exams.

Below you will find instructions on how to install Examplify (the ExamSoft application to deliver exams) for both Windows and Mac computers. Please note tablets and smartphones are not supported.

Once you have Examplify installed on your computer, click on the Practice Exam tab for instructions on taking a “Practice Exam” to ensure your computer is setup for ExamSoft. The Practice Exam is mandatory.

If at any point your require the Institution ID it is: usask.

Setting up Examsoft and Examplify

To use Examsoft you log in using your NSID and Password provided to you by the University of Saskatchewan.

Your IDs and password are as follows:

Institution ID: usask
StudentID: NSID
Password: NSID Password

You will need these IDs and password to register and download Examplify and your exam file(s).

Once you have received your ID and Password please:

Click Login

Once logged in you will download Examplify by clicking on the Download button pictured below.

Click on Download to start the Examplify install process.

  • Click 'Download Examplify Windows'.
    Click 'Run' when prompted to do so and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Register your Examplify using the Institution ID, StudentID and password at the top of this email.
    •  See instructions below.
  • Click 'Download Examplify Mac'.
    • Click 'Save File' when prompted to do so.
    • Double-Click on 'ExamplifyMac.dmg' in the 'Downloads' window once the download is complete.
    • Click on 'Install Examplify' and follow the on-screen instructions.
    • Register your Examplify using the Institution ID, StudentID and password at the top of this email.
    • See instructions below.
  • After installation, launch Examplify and you will be prompted to register.
  • You must first agree to the Softward License Agreement


  • When prompted, insert the Institution ID: usasknursing and click "Next".


  • Your web browser will open up and you will be able to log in using your University of Saskatchewan NSID and password.
  • You will receive an email to confirm your Examplify registration.
  • You will be prompted to download your available exam files. If you would like to download your exam files at a later time, you may exit the application at this time.

Minimum System Requirements for Examplify on Windows

Examplify can be used on most modern Microsoft Windows-based computers (i.e. purchased within the last 3-4 years). Please see specific system requirements as noted below.
Examplify cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environments.
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  • Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows 10.
  • Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT, and Windows 10 S are NOT supported at this time.
  • Only genuine, U.S.-English versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported
  • ExamSoft does not support tablet devices other than Surface Pro as detailed below
  • CPU Processor: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater
  • RAM: 2GB or highest recommended for the operating system
  • Hard drive: 1GB of available space or highest recommended for the operating system
  • For onsite support, a working USB port is required (newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Internet connection for Examplify download, registration, exam download and upload
  • For technical troubleshooting, account passwords, including BitLocker keys, may be required.
  • Screen resolution must be 1024x768 or higher
  • Administrator level account permissions (Click here for instructions)
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Surface Pro minimum system requirements:
  • Surface Pro, Surface Books, and Surface Laptop devices are supported (Non-pro Surface devices are NOT supported)
  • Must be running a supported Operating System (See PC Requirements above)
  • An external keyboard (USB or Bluetooth) is required. Bluetooth keyboards must be paired prior to launching exam
  • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
  • For onsite support, a working USB port is required (newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Internet connection for Examplify download, registration, exam download and upload
  • Screen resolution must be 1920x1080
  • Administrator level account permissions (Click here for instructions)

Minimum System Requirements for Examplify on Mac

MacOS Mojave is supported on Examplify version 1.7.4 and higher. To download Examplify on Mojave, click here.


In order to use Examplify on your Apple Macbook, Macbook Air or Macbook Pro natively, you must have:

  • Administrator level account permissions (Click here for instructions)
  • Internet connection for Examplify download, registration, exam download and upload
  • For on-site support, a working USB port is required (newer devices may require an adapter)
  • For technical troubleshooting, account passwords, including device passwords, may be required.
  • Server versions of Mac OS X is not supported
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Operating system:
    • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
    • Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
    • Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra
    • Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave
  • Hard drive = 1 GB or higher of free disk space
  • RAM = 2 GB
  • CPU = Intel processor
  • Touchbars are supported
  • Examplify cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environments.

Examsoft has created a 12 minute video tutorial which is available for you to view if you would like more information on getting started with Examplify.

Practice Exam

It is essential students complete the Practice Exam as a way to prepare for graded exams later in the term. The Practice Exam is mandatory and will allow students to become familiar with the interface and ensure their hardware and software is configured correctly. Please complete the process above for Setting up Examsoft and Examplify then follow the instructions below to access the Practice Exam. 

Note: BSN students in Yorkton will use laptops provided and configured by Parkland College for in class exams, but will still benefit from doing the installing Examplify at home and completing Practice Exam.

Practice Exam Password: practice123

Please also note that you will receive your score on the practice test. On actual assessments grades will be provide by the instructor.

The following steps are for both Mac and Windows:

  • Run Examplify (desktop icon shown below)

Examplify should now be running for you.

  • If you have more than one test available click on the College of Nursing Practice Exam in the left menu and then click the large green button for Download Exam in the middle ofthe screen.


  • Once the exam has finished downloading you can now enter in the exam password (practice123) aand then click the Start Exam button


  • On the next screen please click the check box and then click the Start Exam button.

You are now writing the exam.

  • In order to answer a question, click on the appropriate letter you wish to mark as the correct response. If you wish to change your answer you can click on a different letter. If you wish to cross of an answer for your own use click the eyeball to the right of the answer. When you wish to move to the next question you click on the Next button in the bottom right corner.
  • As you move through the test you can see on the left any unanswered questions. You may move back to those questions quickly by clicking on the question number. Please also note that if you have only clicked on the eye balls to the right you will not have answered the question.
  • Once you have completed the exam you may submit the exam by either clicking the next button on the last question or by clicking Exam Controls in the top right and then the Submit Exam link (highlighted in red).
  • You will then be prompted to close your exam. You do this by checking off I am ready to exit my exam and then clicking the Exit button. If you do not with to submit the exam you may click Return To Exam and continue working.
  • The final screen will notify you that your exam has been uploaded. Click the Close Exam button to close Examplify. Please note: For real exams if you do not get to this screen your exam has not been submitted for grading. You should contact the E-Learning member assigned to assist with technical issues if this is the case.

Support

During an Examsoft Exam an E-Learning Centre member will be assigned to monitor the exam to provide technical support. If you experiencing difficulties please ask the Invigilator or the Instructor of the course for the phone number of the E-Learning Centre member assigned and they will assist you.

For general questions about Examsoft please contact:

Educational Technology and Project Developer

John Allison
E4213 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Saskatchewan S7N 2Z4

Phone: (306) 966-4203
Fax: (306) 966-6621
john.allison@usask.ca

If you are currently experiencing difficulties with your exam please contact the E-Learning Support person as directed by your Instructor or Invigilator.