What is Respondus?

Respondus is a powerful software application used to create and manage exams. Exams can be printed or published directly to Blackboard Learn. Tests can be built using a word processor and easily imported into the Respondus application.  This application also works with LockDown Browser, so an instructor can require that a student must use that application when taking an exam.

Obtaining Respondus

Each year after July 31, you must request the new version of the client software for Respondus 4.0 and StudyMate Author along with a file that contains the information to complete the installation process. To do this, email and information will be sent to you including a new license key and the software download.

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Video Tutorials

Using Respondus to upload an exam into Blackboard

Other Respondus Video Tutorials Links

Randomizing Test Questions

Respondus Workshop

respondusOn February 21, 2011, Dr. Jason Curtis shared his experiences with using the Respondus exam-building software among faculty members during an afternoon presentation in LSF 170A.  Those who attended learned of the many benefits of using the software, specifically importing exams created as Word documents and the advantages of downloading publisher testbanks.

Respondus Workshop Recording-view the recorded workshop.

PDF Guides

Download Page

User Guide for BlackBoard Learn Integration (PDF–by Purdue Calumet)

User Guide for BlackBoard Learn Integration (PDF–by Respondus)

Quick Start Guide

Other items

Respondus Patch download


Looking for Respondus LockDown Browser?

Click here to go to the Respondus LockDown Browser page.