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Using EchoExam on Mac OS 10.15 and newer

Starting with macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple no longer supports 32-bit applications, including EchoExam.

PointSolutions with EchoExam support has been released. You can convert EchoExam test (.tst) and question bank (.bnk) files into PointSolutions question lists (tests), create new question lists, and print them. PointSolutions is a free download from

How do I put textbook content on my Mac?

In order to put your textbook content on your Mac you will still have to install any EchoExam_Installer.pkg that is provided by your textbook publisher. If you are having trouble running the installer, click HERE.

After downloading and installing PointSolutions, follow these steps to convert existing EchoExam tests (.tst) and question banks (.bnk) in PointSolutions:

  1. Open PointSolutions and sign into your account.
  2. Select the Content tab.Click the Content drop-down menu and select Convert EchoExam/CPS File.Tip: If you do not have a Content tab, you are in Echo360Pro (formerly Echo360Point web) in an internet browser, not PointSolutions. You may download PointSolutions from
  3. Locate the file(s) to be converted, select the file(s) and click Open. PointSolutions imports the file and places it under the Content tab.

Default installation path for EchoExam files on the Mac:

  • EchoExam v8 and earlier – HD:\EchoExam
  • ProEchoExam v8.1 and later –HD:\Applications\eInstruction\EchoExam Pro

Echo360 Classic with EchoExam offers:

  • Content creation tools and multiple question types
  • Ability to convert multiple EchoExam tests (.tst) and question banks (.bnk) to question lists
  • Ability to add metadata to questions
  • Enhanced word processing and formatting features
  • Various ways to search for questions to create tests
  • Self-paced Polling (requires a license)

Click HERE for an expanded version of the instructions given above.

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