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Exam Creation/Management Software (Respondus)

Respondus is a time-saving tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard and other eLearning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment or moved from one eLearning system to another. Respondus has many features allowing instructors to:

  • develop several question types including calculated and algorithmic formats
  • create random sets of questions
  • import questions from MS Word (including embedded images), rich-text, QTI and tab/comma delimited formats
  • add tables, bulleted lists, font changes, and enhanced formatting (e.g. bold, italics) just like in a word processor
  • insert mathematical and scientific symbols
  • add images, audio and video to assessments; even resize or convert images automatically
  • create links to content on other servers (e.g. YouTube, Picasa)
  • spell check an entire exam file (includes dictionaries for American English, Canadian English, British English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, and a comprehensive medical dictionary)
  • create assessments quickly

How to Request:

Contact the IT Help Desk at (860)832-1720.  A member of the Help Desk Staff will need to remotely connect to your computer to download and install Respondus.

How to Access:

Once Respondus is installed on your computer, you will be able to access it locally.

Instructions for using Respondus can be found on the IT Downloads page: click here, scroll down to Respondus and click on "BB Learn Doc".

Service Availability:

NA

Additional Information:

  • Email IDTRC@ccsu.edu.
  • Blackboard Learn instructions for set-up and publishing can be found on the downloads page. Click here to access this page.
  • Respondus can be downloaded and installed to your personal/home computer from the IT Downloads page.