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Respondus 4 - Import a Quiz to D2L (Export an Exam or Respondus File to D2L)

Learn how to export a file from Respondus 4 to D2L.


Once a quiz is created in Respondus, the Preview and Publish menu let’s you determine what to do with the file. Most users will first want to examine the contents of the file using the Preview task. When the questions are ready to be uploaded, use the Publish to Desire2Learn wizard.


The Preview task, located on the Preview & Publish menu, is similar to the preview option that appears in the Edit menu. The primary difference is that here you can easily scroll from one question to the next. 

The preview window shows how the question wording and answer choices will appear to students when they take the exam. The feedback and correct answer for the question is additionally displayed at the bottom of the window. 

To edit the question being displayed in the Preview window, click the Modify Item button. The screen will change to the Edit menu and the question will be displayed in the editor. Make the required changes and click Save Changes. 


On the Preview & Publish tab, click the Publish tab along the left. Then, click the Publish Wizard. 

  1. For Type of Publish, select "Publish to a single course". 
  2. Select the UWM D2L server.
    • When running the wizard for the first time, UWM's D2L server will need to be added. 
      1. Click the Brightspace Server menu and click 'add new server'.
      2. Click "Yes, check for preconfigured server settings". Then click the Next button.
      3. When prompted "Enter a name to describe the Brightspace server", enter UWM D2L.
      4. Click "Run connection test" at the bottom of the window.
      5. Click the Next button. A window will open. Login to D2L.
      6. You may be prompted to login more than once.
      7. Once the test is successful, click the Next button. If the test was not successful, contact CETL for assistance.
      8. Click the Finish button.
  3. Click the Next button to proceed. You may be asked to login to D2L.
  4. You will be prompted to "Choose Course to Publish to". Select the course to upload to.
  5. Choose whether to upload the Respondus file as a Quiz, Question Library or Self Assessment. Select whether to overwrite an existing quiz, or create a new quiz.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. A progress window is shown. When the window states "Completed successfully", click Finish.

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

Keywords:d2l, d2l@uwm, brightspace, learn@UW, learnuw, respondus, vendor, doc, documentation, publisher, owner, software, quiz, quizzing, question, question library   Doc ID:67894
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2016-10-19 15:57 CDTUpdated:2018-05-01 15:26 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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