Author Archives: Florida Coastal School of Law

Technology of the Week- BarMax MPRE & MPRE Flashcards

BarMax MPRE

Available on: iPhone & iPad

The app is Free and gives students the capability of studying for the MPRE exam in the following ways:

  •  Practice real MPRE questions
  •  Listen to audio lectures
  •  Review flashcards
  •  Outlines available in PDF format
  •  174 actual practice MPRE questions from previous exams

 

MPRE Flashcards

Available on: Android Market

The app is FREE and allows students to study for the MPRE through the following ways:

  • MPRE preparation with fun games including matching, memorization and quiz.
  • Powered by superflashcard with a built-in spaced repetition scheme
  • The app will also help you memorize MPRE flashcards more efficiently

 

 

ExamSoft Workshop Schedule/Opportunities- Fall 2012- Final Workshops of the Semester!!!

Would you prefer to type your examinations rather than hand write them? With the use of ExamSoft you can do just that!

 For Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012 , Fall 2012 admits, and any previous AAMPLE students, in order to be eligible to use ExamSoft for your exams you MUST first attend an ExamSoft workshop. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you previously attended an ExamSoft workshop you are not required to attend again.

Academic Technology is offering two ways for students to complete the workshop requirement: 1) in a face-to-face workshop or 2) through an online workshop in Desire 2 Learn (“D2L”).

DE ExamSoft Workshop Option-     Students can complete the DE workshop, at their leisure, anytime between October 15th, 2012 to November 16th, 2012 by logging into D2L and accessing the following course “FCSL- ExamSoft Workshop”. All students will be enrolled in the DE ExamSoft Workshop course must complete all the content areas, quiz, and DropBox assignments by 5:00pm, November 16th, 2012 in order to be eligible to use ExamSoft for their exams.

 Face-to-Face Workshop Option-   Academic Technology will hold limited workshops the week of November 5th through November 9th. Attendance will be closely monitored at each workshop. Any student who leaves the workshop early will be removed from the attendance list and must attend another workshop before they are eligible to use ExamSoft. Students are responsible for signing in on one of the attendance sheets prior to leaving the workshop.

 To RSVP for a workshop, please RSVP through the FCSL website (www.fcsl.edu) by clicking on “Events Calendar” and selecting the workshop from the calendar date.

Date

Start Time

End Time

Room/Location

Max RSVP

Type of Workshop

Monday, November 5th

4:00pm

5:00pm

250

122

Mac Users

Tuesday, November 6th

1:00pm

2:00pm

465

94

Windows Users

Wednesday, November 7th

5:00pm

6:00pm

405

86

Windows Users

Thursday,  November 8th

12:00pm

1:00pm

515

82

Mac Users

Friday, November 9th

4:00pm

5:00pm

405

86

Mixed Users

ExamSoft Support Schedule- Mid-term Exams

Dear Students,

As mid-term exams are approaching, this is a reminder to re-install ExamSoft to the updated version. Previous ExamSoft users that have not used or updated the software since September 1, 2012 must completely uninstall and re-install SofTest on their computer before the next exam period. Please take note that the policies are strictly enforced and students are responsible for knowing the rules and guidelines as explained in the ExamSoft workshops.

On a side note, you will find below the ExamSoft support schedule for mid-term exams. IT and AT will not be going into any classrooms before an exam start time to assist with the exam startup for any 1L first semester courses. However, students may seek support at the locations listed in the support schedule. The support schedule will be placed by all the elevators on every floor. IT support and AT support will be available for the beginning of every exam during the exam period (please consult the support schedule for a specific location). Should you experience any technical issues, you may seek technical support, however, no extra time will be granted to you if you leave the classroom or have technical issues. You are advised to follow the troubleshooting steps outlined in the workshops, and if the steps fail you should immediately start to handwrite where you left off in ExamSoft.  AT and IT will make every effort to ensure that students who wish to use ExamSoft are able to, but it is ultimately the students’ responsibility to ensure their computers are updated and functioning properly.

If you have any questions relating to the policies or need technical support please contact the Academic Technology team.

Date Time Location
Monday, October 08, 2012 8:00am-9:00am Academic Technology (suite 410)
9:30am-10:30am 2nd Floor Knowledge Bar & Academic Technology (suite 410)
11:00am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 8:00am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:30am-12:45pm 5th Floor Knowledge Bar & Academic Technology (suite 410)
1:00pm-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Thursday, October 11, 2012 8:30am-9:30am Academic Technology (suite 410)
10:00am-10:45am 2nd Floor Knowledge Bar & Academic Technology (suite 410)
11:00am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Friday, October 12, 2012 8:30am-9:30am 5th Floor Knowledge Bar
10:00am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)

 

Technology of the Week- dLaw & Lawstack

dLaw- AVAILABLE ON ANDROID MARKET

The app is FREE and provides access to:

Federal Rules of:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Appellate Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Bankruptcy Procedure
  • U.S. Constitution (free as separate addon)

Features Include:

  • RSS Section for legal news/blogs
  • Keyword searching
  • Limit searching to specific chapters/titles
  • Bookmark and include your
  • Your own notes
  • Share content

LawStack- AVAILABLE ON iPHONE, iPAD

The app is FREE and is a “legal app in your pocket” and provides access to:

  • U.S. Constitution Terms
  •  Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Terms
  • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Terms
  • Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Terms
  • Federal Rules of Evidence Terms
  • Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

 

 

 

Technology of the Week- LawBox

The app is FREE and features the fastest full text legal search engine on any mobile device.

  • A built-in library allows users to download additional state and federal codes as they need them.
  • Following code packages are available as free downloads
    • Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
    • Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
    • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
    • Federal Rules of Evidence
    • 28 U.S.C. – Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
    • United States Constitution
  • Hundreds of additional 2012 codes are already available for purchase

ExamSoft Face-to-Face Workshop Schedule

Would you prefer to type your examinations rather than handwrite them? With the use of ExamSoft you can do just that!

 For Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012 , Fall 2012 admits, and any previous AAMPLE students, in order to be eligible to use ExamSoft for your exams you MUST first attend an ExamSoft workshop. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you previously attended an ExamSoft workshop you are not required to attend again.

Face-to-Face Workshop Option- 

Academic Technology will hold limited workshops the week of September 24th through September 28th. Attendance will be closely monitored at each workshop. Any student who leaves the workshop early will be removed from the attendance list and must attend another workshop before they are eligible to use ExamSoft. Students are responsible for signing in on one of the attendance sheets prior to leaving the workshop.

To RSVP for a workshop, please click on the link below that corresponds to the workshop you would like to attend, click on the sign-up tab, and input the information requested.  You should receive an email confirming that your RSVP has been received.  If the links below do not work, you can also RSVP through the website (www.fcsl.edu) by clicking on “Master Calendar” and selecting the workshop from the events calendar

 

Date

Start Time

End Time

Room/Location

Max RSVP

Type of Workshop

Reservation Link

Monday, September 24th

4:00pm

5:00pm

250

122

Windows Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Windows Users: Monday, September 24th at 4:00pm

Tuesday, September 25th

12:00pm

1:00pm

465

94

Mac Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Mac Users: Tuesday, September 25th at 12:00pm

Wednesday, September 26th

5:00pm

6:00pm

405

86

Mac Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Mac Users: Wednesday, September 26th at 5:00pm

Thursday, September 27th

12:00pm

1:00pm

515

82

Windows Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Windows Users: Thursday, September 27th at 12:00pm

Friday, September 28th

4:00pm

5:00pm

365

102

Mixed Users

ExamSoft Workshop for Mixed Users: Friday, September 28th at 4:00pm

Faculty Classroom Technology Workshop

Join Academic Technology for a workshop on classroom technology, including Camtasia Relay (podcast recording), audio and video tools, and the like.  The workshop is a great opportunity for new faculty to better acquaint themselves with what’s available, while seasoned faculty get a refresher on the various tools available.

When: Friday, August 31st, 2012 from 9:30am to 10:30am

ExamSoft Workshops- Now Offered Via DE

Would you prefer to type your examinations rather than handwrite them? With the use of ExamSoft you can do just that!

For Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012 , Fall 2012 admits, and any previous AAMPLE students, in order to be eligible to use ExamSoft for your exams you MUST first attend an ExamSoft workshop. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy.

Academic Technology is now offering a DE course option for students to complete their workshop requirement through an online workshop in Desire 2 Learn (“D2L”).

DE ExamSoft Workshop Option-  

  1. Students can complete the DE workshop, at their leisure, anytime between September 5th, 2012 to September 28th, 2012 by logging into D2L and accessing the following course “FCSL- ExamSoft Workshop”.
  2. All students will be enrolled in the DE ExamSoft Workshop course must complete all the content areas, quiz, and DropBox assignment by 5:00pm, September 28th 2012 in order to be eligible to use ExamSoft for their exams.

 

Mimio Workshop- Let Us Help You with Studying for Exams

What if you could use dry erase markers on any whiteboard in any classroom and have it instantly on your computer to print and edit for later? If you would like to have this capability you will want to attend the mimio workshop that shows students how they can write anything on any whiteboard in any classroom and have it instantly as a document on their computer. This software comes in handy when studying for exams and is available to all students for free! Come join us and learn how it all works!

The workshop will be at the 4th Floor Knowledge Bar and is on Tuesday, September 18th from 12:00pm–1:00pm.  We will see you there!

Technology of the Week- Florida Statutes (FL Law and Codes) Application

This week check out: “Florida Statutes” for iPhone, iPads, and Android

The app is FREE and is a bookshelf in your pocket

Description

Florida Statutes is the statutory law of the state of Florida for Androids, iPhone, and iPads. It consists of all 48 Titles of the law that have been codified into the Florida Law. Titles include Courts, Crime, Education, Commercial Code, Corporations, Health and Safety and Morals, Liquor, Public Welfare, Motor Vehicles,and so on. It is an entire bookshelf of law in your pocket.

The application is suitable for anyone in Florida working in law enforcement, or for lawyers or law students intending to practice law in Florida.

Features

  • Keyword and citation searchable across the entire law or just in individual tiles or chapters.
  • Settable font size.
  • Complete coverage of all 23,000 sections comprising Florida Law.
  • App Settings to disable the Titles you aren’t interested in, saving memory and increasing speed.
  • Bookmarks.
  • Hand-writing recognition (with PhatPad in-app purchase) – translates handwritten notes into typed text.
  • 33,000 word index