Respondus

What is Respondus?

Respondus is a software program that enables you to easily, quickly, and efficiently manage exams for use online or for traditional teaching. Respondus enables you to take exams created in any word processor and publish them directly to Blackboard and other popular course management systems.

How Do I Get Respondus?

Part 1: Download Respondus (click to show less)

  1. Click on the Download Respondus link
  2. When prompted, click Save or Save File
    Respondus download Internet Explorer   Respondus download Firefox
  3. The Save As dialog box will display. Use the drop-down menu at the time to select Desktop. Click the Save button.
    Respondus Save dialog box

Part 2: Install Respondus (click to show less)

  1. Go to your desktop.
  2. Double-click on the Respondus Installation icon.
    Respondus icon
  3. The Respondus InstallShield Wizard dialog box will display. Click on the Next button to continue.
    Respondus InstallShield Wizard dialog box
  4. The License Agreement dialog box will display. After reading the Lircense Agreement, select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click on the Next button to continue.
    License Agreement dialog box
  5. The Choose Destination Location dialog box will display. By default, the Respondus application will install in the location displayed. If you wish to change the location, click the Change... button and select a new location. When you are satisfied with the application location, click on the Next button to continue.
    Choose Destination Location dialog box
  6. The Projects Folder Location dialog box will display. By default, the Respondus project files will be saved in the location displayed. If you wish to change the location, click the Change... button and select a new location. When you are satisfied with the application location, click on the Next button to continue.
    Projects Folder Location dialog box
  7. The Ready to Install the Program dialog box will display. When you are ready to install Respondus, click on the Install button.
    Ready to Install the Program dialog box
  8. The Setup Status dialog box will display. This step may take a minute or two to complete.
    Setup Status dialog box
  9. You may be prompted to install the Respondus Equation Editor. If you wish to include mathematical equations in your exams and quizzes, click Yes. Please note that you must have all word processors closed in order to install the equation editor. Otherwise, click No
    Respondus Equation Editor prompt
  10. The InstallShield Wizard Complete dialog box will display. Click Finish to close the Wizard. Respondus is now installed
    InstallShield Wizard Complete dialog box

Part 3: License Respondus (click to show less)

  1. Complete the following form to have the license information e-mailed to your Groupwise Address:

  2. After you receive the activation information via e-mail, double-click on the Respondus desktop icon
    Respondus Icon
  3. When prompted, enter the license information for Respondus in the Campus-Wide License dialog box (we recommend copying and pasting) and click License
    Respondus Campus-Wide License dialog box
  4. Select Blackboard 6.3 - 9.x in the Choose CMS Personality dialog box and click OK
    Choose CMS Personality dialog box
  5. Check for any updates to Respondus
    Respondus Check Update

How Do I Use Respondus?

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