Respondus Quiz

What is it?


Respondus Quiz is a tool for creating and managing exams and quizzes that can be printed to paper or published directly to your Connect online course. Exams can be created offline in a Windows environment or using virtualization software such as Parallels on Macs, and moved from one system to another. You can also add images, audio and links to your question for more media-enriched exercises. Exams and quiz questions are stored into a database for reuse in future assessments. Respondus is designed to make quiz authoring faster and easier.

Uses and Benefits


  • Easily create exams and assessments using a Windows interface
  • Supports up to 15 question types, including calculated and algorithmic formats
  • Import questions from MS Word (including embedded images), rich-text, QTI and tab/comma delimited formats
  • Use the Exam Wizard to create an assessment in minutes
  • "Spell check" an entire exam file (includes dictionaries for American English, Canadian English, British English)
  • Embed graphics, audio, and video without writing or viewing the underlying HTML
  • Resize graphics and convert them to JPEG format with one click
  • Add links to multimedia content on other servers with the Web Links tool
  • Create random sets of questions in seconds with a one-step wizard


  • Preview exams, determine point values, save to an MS-Word file
  • A “batch publish” feature allows assessments and surveys to be published to multiple courses in a single step**
  • Determine point values and exam settings offline
  • Print exams/surveys directly from Respondus, or save files to MS Word or rich-text format

Retrieval, Reports, and Tools

  • Reports: Custom reports and statistics
  • Download answer databases for quizzes or surveys and save them in an Excel-compatible format*
  • Archive and restore exam/survey projects (including media content) with one click — ideal for providing a colleague with a ready-to-use exam
  • Quickly locate questions using keyword searches


Respondus can help you create assessments using 9 different types of questions:

  • Multiple Choice
  • True and False
  • Paragraph
  • Matching
  • Short Answer
  • Multiple Response
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Calculated

Get Started

Request Respondus Quiz

Download a copy of Respondus Quiz by visiting and doing the following steps:

  1. Click on Respondus on the left-hand sidebar and login with your CWL.
  2. Enter your email address, select the faculty/department you are from and click the SEND EMAIL button.
  3. Click the first link provided to download the Respondus installation file.
  4. Please take note of the following:
    • Installation Password
    • Username [e-Learning Utility ID]
    • Password

Installing Respondus Quiz



How to Use Respondus Quiz

The user guide is available at

If you are on:

  • WebCT Vista: download the guide for WebCT 6+ / Vista Personality
  • Connect: download the guide for Blackboard Personality




Need help?

Contact your local Instructional Support Unit.

External Resources

Respondus, Inc.

  • Respondus User Guide
    For WebCT Vista, download the guide for Respondus 4.0 User Guide — WebCT 6+ / Vista Personality
    For Connect, download the guide for Blackboard Personality
  • Demo Movies
    Videos on how to use Respondus
  • Respondus Test Bank Network
    Some textbook publishers contribute pre-prepared tests to Respondus. Check the Test Bank Network if there are tests available for your textbook.


  • When downloading Respondus Quiz for the first time, please take note of the following information essential to uploading your assessments to Vista:
    Installation Password
    Username [e-Learning Utility ID]
  • Please make sure you have set Respondus Quiz to the proper Learning Management System (LMS), namely Blackboard 7.x -9.x for Connect or.
  • Sometimes it is easier to write your quizzes or exams ahead of time using a word processor such as word. You can easily import the saved file into Respondus Quiz.
  • Don't forget to assign point values to each question, including partial points if you choose to do so.
  • Before uploading your assessment to Vista, review the quiz or exam using the Preview function to see if everything is working correctly.
  • Respondus Quiz is only available on Windows.

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