Respondus 4.0 Campus

In addition to the LockDown Browser, instructors can also use Respondus’ powerful tool for creating and managing exams. Respondus gives the ability to create exams offline using a familiar Windows environment. After an exam has been created, it can be published directly to Blackboard Learn or Canvas or printed on paper for use with offline courses.

How to Download Respondus 4.0 Campus

To download Respondus Campus and obtain the license password needed to install it:

  1. Log into with FlashLine credentials
  2. Locate Respondus Campus-Wide version 4 on the software list
  3. Click on Requested or Purchased Software
  4. Click on View Details
  5. On the window that pops up, scroll to the bottom and click on Request Software for the download link and license information to appear
  6. Follow the steps listed in the popup window

If Respondus Campus-Wide version 4 is not on the software list or any issues are encountered downloading it, submit a support ticket or contact the Help Desk at 330-672-HELP(4357)


How to change LMS (Learning Management System) "Personality" 

Each learning management system (e.g., Blackboard Learn, Canvas) is different in terms of the question types it offers, the approach it uses to create and manage exams, and even the terminology that is used. Respondus allows the user to select an environment or “personality” that matches a learning management system.

To switch to a different personality in Respondus, go to the Start menu and select the desired personality from the list that appears at the top of the screen. If the currently open file was created (or imported) using a different Respondus personality, a message will warn you of this and indicate that the file will be converted to the new personality if you continue. Click [OK] to continue and you will see one or more notices of what will be modified when the file is converted. In some situations, you will be given a choice of how certain items will be converted.

After the file is converted, a screen will detail every modification or change that occurred to the file during the conversion process. You must then determine whether to “Replace Current File” with the newly converted file, or to “Save as New File”.

If you plan to convert many files and you want to use the same conversion settings, it is recommended that you go to the File>Preferences>Conversion screen and set your conversion settings accordingly. In this way, you won’t have to specify your conversion preferences each
time you convert a file.


How to update server settings (Blackboard Learn)

If you are having difficulty publishing a test after changes have been made to the Respondus Campus or Blackboard Learn systems, follow these steps to update your server settings:

1. Click on Publish Wizard.

Image showing Publish Wizard

2. On this screen, Select Type of Publish (single, batch or pool). Choose Add New Server under Blackboard server.
Image showing to select Add New Server

This screen will appear:  Be sure "Yes, check for preconfigured server settings" is selected.

Image showing to check for preconfigured server settings

3. Click Next. On this screen give your server a name, click Next.

Image to add a new server name

The system is checking the connection to Learn.

4. You will be taken to the login screen for Blackboard Learn. Login using your FlashLine user name and password (you may have to login twice). Once you are logged in, click Close after Login at the top of the page.

Image showing to click after login

You will be taken to this screen:

Image showing process was completed successfully

5. Click Next, click Finish.

Image showing the server settings have been added or updated

Now you will be taken back to the Publish Wizard and all your correct settings should be in place (be sure you are using the server settings you just set up). Click next to continue to publish to Blackboard Learn.


Respondus 4.0 Campus Quick Start Guide for instructors (Blackboard Learn and Canvas)

Respondus 4.0 Campus Detailed User Guide (Blackboard Learn)

Respondus 4.0 Campus Detailed User Guide (Canvas)

Respondus 4.0 Campus Video Demo (Blackboard Learn and Canvas)

Respondus LockDown Browser Resources (Blackboard Learn and Canvas)

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