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Respondus Exam Manager - About Respondus 4 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 Exam Manager (or Respondus 4) is a quiz management tool. Quizzes can be created using a computer application instead of the browser. Quizzes can be imported into 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 Canvas. It can also be used to import questions into Canvas from specially formatted Microsoft Word documents or text files. 

How to Get Respondus

Respondus Exam Manager System Requirements

Most Windows computers purchased after 2008 should work with Respondus Exam Manager.

Computer requirements:

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

How to Start Respondus Exam Manager

To start Respondus Exam Manager on your computer, first install the software on your computer. See this article for more information: Respondus Exam Manager - 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.


Keywordsd2l, d2l@uwm, brightsapce, learn@uw, learnuw, respondsu, quizzing, quiz, library, import, export, questions, question library, launch, start, run, canvas, instructure   Doc ID67156
OwnerDavid D.GroupCETL
Created2016-09-22 14:10:40Updated2023-09-05 14:05:15
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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