Respondus 4.0

Respondus is a  tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas.

Currently Respondus 4.0 is only available on Microsoft Windows.

Authoring Features

  • Create exams and assessments offline
  • Supports up to 15 question types, including calculated and algorithmic format
  • Import questions from MS Word (including embedded images), rich-text, QTI, and tab/comma delimited formats
  • Access to thousands of Respondus-compatible publisher test banks – Free to instructors who adopt a participating textbook
  • Use the Exam Wizard to create an assessment in minutes
  • "Spell check" an entire exam file
  • Add tables, bulleted lists, font changes, and enhanced formatting
  • Insert mathematical and scientific symbols using the Respondus Equation Editor or MathType
  • Use the Media Wizard to add images, audio and video to assessments and  create links to content on other servers (e.g. YouTube, Picasa)
  • Create random sets of questions in seconds with a one-step wizard

Preview, Publish and Printing Features

  • Preview questions before publishing them to Canvas
  • Publish exams and assessments directly to an online course (media files are automatically uploaded)
  • A “batch publish” feature allows assessments and surveys to be published to multiple courses in a single step
  • Determine point values and exam settings offline
  • Print exams/surveys directly from Respondus, or save files to MS Word or rich-text format

Retrieval and Reporting Features

  • Retrieve exams from the leading learning platforms, complete with media files*
  • Retrieve custom reports, such as student scores, summary statistics, and answer distributions*
  • Download answer databases for quizzes or surveys and save them in an Excel-compatible format*
  • Archive and restore exam/survey projects (including media content) with one click — ideal for providing a colleague with a ready-to-use exam

Additional Resources

Knowledge Base - answers to frequently asked questions

Open a Support Ticket

 Respondus staff members generally respond to tickets within 24 hours, excluding weekends and U.S. holidays.