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.

The Institution ID, of at any point your require it is: usasknursing.

Setting up Examsoft and Examplify

Prior to your first test you will receive an email to your University of Saskatchewan email account with your ID and password and Institution ID. The email will come directly from Examsoft and will look similar to the following:

Dear John,

Your ExamSoft account has been created. Your IDs and password are as follows:

Please note: The StudentID and Password will be the same as your USASK Student ID and password.

Institution ID: usasknursing
StudentID: A Random ID
Password: A Random 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:

  • Visit www.examsoft.com/usasknursing
    • Recommended Web Browsers are Firefox and Google Chrome.í
    • Log in under 'Exam Takers' using the ID and password included in your email.

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".


  • On the following screen, using the login ID and Password you were provided, complete the required fields then click “Sign In”
  • 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.

For exam taking best practices: (including disabling antivirus programs), Click Here!

  • Operating System:
    • 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 10, including Windows 10 Creators. 
    • Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT, and Windows 10 S are NOT supported at this time.
    • Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, and British 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 CLICK HERE for a list of supported processors
    • RAM: highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
    • Hard Drive: highest recommended for the operating system or 1GB of 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 1024x768 or higher
    • Administrator level account permissions (Click Here for instructions)  
    • For instructions on how to check your computer's specifications, click Here!

 

Surface Pro 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)
  • External keyboard (USB or Bluetooth) required. Bluetooth keyboards must be paired prior to launching exam
  • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
  • Adobe Reader XI is required for exams containing PDF attachments
  • 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

Examplify can be used on most modern Mac OS X 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.

For exam taking best practices (including disabling antivirus programs), Click Here!

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

  • CPU = Intel processor
  • RAM = 2 GB
  • Hard Drive = 1 GB or higher free disk space
  • Operating System:
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
    • Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
    • Screen Resolution must be 1024 x 768 or higher
    • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
    • For onsite support, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adapter)
    • Internet connection for Examplify Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload
    • Administrator level account permissions  (Instructions: How do I give admin level rights to a user account?)

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

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 enter in the code that is provided to you on the screen 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 X 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.
  • You are now on the second question. Unless prevented by the settings for the test you are able at any time to forward or backwards to a different question on the left of the screen by clicking the question number. You may also move backwards one question using the arrow in the bottom right next to the Next button.
  • Once you have completed the exam you may submit the exam for grading by clicking the Exam Controls drop down button in the top left and then clicking Submit Exam.
  • 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.