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Respondus 4.0 - Publish Tests to Blackboard

Use the instructions below to publish (upload) tests created offline to a Blackboard course.

Import a Test

Tests created offline can be saved in the.doc, .docx (MS-Word), .rtf or .txt formats. See the Word Formatting Guide for Respondus for question format requirements.

  1. Open Respondus 4.0.
  2. Click the Start tab at the top > click Open or Create on the left, if not already selected.
  3. Click Import Questions.
  4. Click the Type of file: drop-down list > select the file format.
  5. Click Browse > select the test file > Open.
  6. Enter a test name in the "Create a new document, named:" field, or select "Append the questions to the current document."
  7. Select Exam or Survey.
  8. Click Preview > check the Preview results window at the bottom for any issues.
  9. If issues exist, click Cancel > open the test file in the original application > fix the identified issues > Save the changes and close the file.
  10. Repeat the steps above until no issues exist in the Preview results. Note: some Warnings identified in the Preview results do not require a fix.
  11. Click Finish.

Open an Existing Respondus Test (previously imported)

  1. Open Respondus 4.0.
  2. Click Start, Open or Create > Open > select the file > Open.

Publish to a Blackboard Course

Note: The publishing process has changed due to recent updates to Blackboard and the NDUS authentication method - you'll need to take these specific steps to publish tests successfully. If you have not created a connection to the Blackboard server, see Respondus 4.0 - Connect to Blackboard

  1. Click the Preview + Publish tab at the top.
  2. Click Publish on the left > click Publish Wizard.
  3. Leave "Publish to single course" and the existing Blackboard Server: selected > click Next.
  4. Click OK when you see this Respondus message box - this is not an error message:

    Log into Blackboard using the browser window, then close the window and click OK to continue.

  5. If you see this "Authentication Module Download" message > click OK. You will only need to download this module once.

    An additional authentication module is required for your server. Select OK to download it.

  6. ImportantWAIT for a generic browser window with the Blackboard log in screen to appear - this may take a few seconds.
  7. Click OK to accept the "Privacy, cookies and terms of use".
  8. Click My Bb Login > enter your NDUS username and password, as usual.
  9. Once logged in to Blackboard > click "Close After Login" in the top-right corner of the browser window - do not click on anything else in this window!

    Cancel and Close After Login Buttons

  10. Click OK again to dismiss the Respondus message box.
  11. Select the course.
  12. Select "Create new Exam" > enter a title, or select "Replace existing Exam" > select the existing exam from the drop-down list.
    Note: Optionally, select Create new Pool or Replace existing Pool to import the questions to a Blackboard test Pool.
  13. Recommended: Uncheck "Apply Random Blocks to Exam > Check "Apply Settings to Exam" and "Link Exam to Content Area and make available".
  14. Click Next.
  15. Select the area where the test should be deployed.
  16. Click Next > see the status messages appear as the test is uploaded.
  17. Click Finish > close Respondus.

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Owner:Lorna O.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2022-02-10 16:50 CDTUpdated:2022-02-13 13:03 CDT
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