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Respondus 4.0

Below is an overview of Respondus 4.0 at NDSU.


Tests can be created offline using Microsoft Word or a plain text editor and published to Blackboard Learn Original courses using Respondus 4.0. Respondus 4.0 also lets instructors print Blackboard Learn Original tests on paper or save them as Word or PDF files for offline use and provides other time-saving tools such as equation editors, web links, and multimedia functions.

Windows only - Free to all NDSU instructors and staff

Getting Started

Best Practices

  • To create tests in Blackboard Learn Original, use the required format for each question type.
  • Use the Preview button to check for question issues in the Preview results pane.
  • Use the Edit tab options to change, add or delete questions and set question options.
  • Preview the questions in Respondus before publishing them to Blackboard Learn Original for best results.
  • In Blackboard Learn Original, make the test available to students

Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

  • Respondus 4.0 is a Windows-based authoring tool that helps instructors create and manage exams for Blackboard Learn Original and other learning systems

Universal Design/Accessibility

Respondus 4.0 references the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 A & AA and Section 508 v2) as documented in the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

Help, consultation, training

IT Help Desk

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Teaching Assistants

Using this service


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Support contact

Call: 701-231-8685


University-funded: no charge.


Windows Only

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Created2020-07-15 14:57:20Updated2023-11-20 10:02:28
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