Respondus 4 - How to Install Respondus

Learn how to install and setup Respondus 4.


To use Respondus 4, it must be installed on your Windows computer. Respondus 4 Campus-wide is available, which means the application is available for faculty and staff free-of-charge. There is currently no way to install Respondus 4 from Software Center. 

Getting Respondus 4

Contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to get a download link and licensing information for Respondus 4. Once downloaded, install the application.
  • Find the installation file that was downloaded to your hard drive (eg. Respondus4.exe)
  • Double-click the file, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Once Respondus 4 is installed, the product must be activated. CETL will provide the necessary information at the same time the Respondus download is shared with you.

How to Start or Launch Respondus 4

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.

Activating Respondus 4

After starting Respondus, you will be prompted to enter the Institution Name, Support Contact and Activation Password. Consult the response by CETL for this information.

Choose a Personality

Once Respondus 4 is activated, you are prompted to select a Learning management system (LMS) “personality.” Respondus 4 offers various user environments (called “personalities”) that parallel the features and terminology used by specific learning management systems. Set the Personality to "D2L Brightspace".

Keywords:d2l d2l@uwm brightspace learn@UW learnuw respondus vendor doc documentation publisher owner software quiz quizzing question library install   Doc ID:67348
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2016-09-29 12:55 CDTUpdated:2018-02-02 01:15 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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