Respondus 4 - About Respondus and How to Start

Learn about the Respondus 4 quiz management tool and how to start it on your computer.

What is Respondus 4?

Respondus 4 (or Respondus 4.0) is a quiz management tool. Quizzes can be created using a computer application instead of the browser. Quizzes can be imported into D2L and Canvas without the use of a spreadsheet, or exported to a paper-style exam. Respondus 4 is capable of importing questions from textbook publishers into D2L and Canvas. It can also be used to import questions into D2L and Canvas from specially formatted Microsoft Word documents or text files. Also unique to the tool is the ability to export quizzes from D2L to other formats. Quizzes in Canvas can be exported by a file download and imported into Respondus.

How to Get Respondus

Respondus is available to instructors by contacting the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. CETL will provide a download link to the file. 

Respondus 4 System Requirements

Most Windows computers purchased after 2008 should work with Respondus 4.

Computer requirements:

  • Windows computer using Windows 7, 8 or 10.
  • A Mac running Parallels with either Windows 7, 8 or 10.
To use Respondus 4 with D2L or Canvas, you must have access to at least one D2L or Canvas course as an instructor.

How to Start or Launch Respondus 4

To start Respondus 4 on your computer, first install the software on your computer and follow all instructions in the article "Respondus 4 - How to Install Respondus ".
Once the software is installed, do one of the following:
  1. Double-click the Respondus 4 icon on your desktop
  2. (For older versions of Windows) Click the Start Menu, then click Programs, then look for the Respondus folder. Then click the Respondus 4 icon.
  3. (For newer versions of Windows) Click the Windows icon, Then click Search. Type "Respondus". Once the Respondus icon appears, click it to launch.

This article is based on documentation provided by Respondus and is re-used with permission.

Keywords:d2l, d2l@uwm, brightsapce, learn@uw, learnuw, respondsu, quizzing, quiz, library, import, export, questions, question library, launch, start, run, canvas, instructure   Doc ID:67156
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2016-09-22 15:10 CDTUpdated:2022-12-05 16:32 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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