For Short Answer / Essay type questions, Examplify works as a simplified word processor similar to Microsoft Word. The software blocks access to all applications and stored files on your laptop during the exam. Once the exam begins, you will only be able to work on the exam and will not regain access to your files until you exit the exam.
Examplify automatically saves your exam every 60 seconds and creates multiple backup copies during the examination, all of which are stored in an encrypted format on your hard drive.
If your laptop shuts off, crashes, or freezes during exam, when you reboot it, you’ll see a dialog box informing you that an unfinished exam has been located. You’ll have the option to continue the exam or to exit it (if you’ve already finished). If your laptop crashes and you have trouble rebooting it, an encrypted copy of your exam answers will be on the laptop. Please contact Questrom ITS for help retrieving your answers.
At the end of the exam, you will upload your exam answers to a secure server via the internet. From there, your professor will be able to grade your responses.