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Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams and surveys that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows interface.  Respondus can be more efficient than creating paper tests in Word or on-line tests directly in Blackboard, saving you hours on each project and increasing your testing flexibility.  Some key features of Respondus include:

  • Supports up to 15 question types, including calculated and algorithmic formats
  • Import questions from MS Word(including embedded images) and text files
  • Add tables, bulleted lists, font changes, and enhanced formatting (e.g. bold, italics) just like in a word processor
  • Insert mathematical and scientific symbols using the Respondus Equation Editor or MathType
  • Embed graphics, audio, and video to questions as well as answers
  • Add links to multimedia content on other servers with the Web Links tool
  • Preview questions before publishing them directly to one or multiple Blackboard courses
  • Print exams/surveys directly from Respondus, or save files to MS Word or rich-text format
  • Importing and exporting options make Respondus ideal for sharing tests and surveys with colleagues at Clemson or other universities
  • Access to over 1,000 publisher test banks in Respondus format -- FREE to instructors who adopt a participating textbook

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Is there a cost associated with Respondus 4?

Clemson licenses Respondus for use in all areas of activity–teaching, research, and public service.  There is no charge to users.

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How do I download Respondus 4?

Respondus 4 is available to all Clemson University employees to download to your computer(s).  Request the download file by contacting ITHELP@clemson.edu.  Support staff will provide you with the installation file and password, as well as other information and resources regarding Respondus.

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How do I use Respondus 4?

  • Tutorials
    • Creating and Formatting Questions with Respondus (.SWF)
    • Publishing to a Blackboard Course (.SWF)
    • Introduction to the Respondus Test Bank Network (.SWF)
    • Importing Questions with Respondus (.SWF)
    • The Respondus Exam Wizard (.SWF)
    • Randomizing Exam Questions (.SWF)
  • Quick Start Guide (.PDF)
  • User Guide (.DOC)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Respondus Knowledge Base for assistance with frequently asked questions.  To keep up to date and learn about features of Respondus, subscribe to the Respondus Update e-newsletter.

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Do we offer Instructor-Led Training for Respondus 4?

Yes. CCIT currently offers instructor-led training for employees. Please view our training calendar to register for these available classes. Email ITHELP@clemson.edu for one-on-one training. Click the links below to download some of our training handouts.

  • Installing & Configuring Respondus (.DOC)(.PDF)
  • Printing a Blackboard Learn Test from Respondus (.DOC)(.PDF)

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What are the system requirements for using Respondus 4?

Review the Respondus System Requirements.

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Additional Respondus Resources

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