Respondus Software for Assessment Creation and Editing


Respondus is a third party solution for creating quizzes and tests. It will interface with BrightSpace and can be a great time saver. You can also use it to print tests and quizzes for classroom use. There are many textbook publishers who provide Respondus-ready testbanks. Once you follow the below steps check out the instructor quick start guide.

Using Respondus 4 with Brightspace

Version 4.0 of Respondus allows you to connect with your BrightSpace course from within Respondus, eliminating the need to export from the program and manually import the quiz into BrightSpace. The steps below show you how to setup Respondus 4.0 and both publish to and retrieve from Brightspace

Make sure that you’re using the latest version of Respondus

about respondus version

You can check your version number by clicking Help > About Respondus from the application’s menu bar. You should have Respondus 4.0 Campus-wide, you will need to download the below version if you have an older version or if it isn’t the campus version.

  • Download the Respondus4Campus.exe file for your windows computer.
  • Once you’ve downloaded the program you will need to register it each year using Pellissippi State’s license code. If you need this year’s code then click the “Josh and Royce Help” button at the bottom-right of this page to ask us for it.

Once you’ve verified that you are using the latest version of Respondus, you will need to enter Pellissippi State’s Brightspace server information into Respondus. You can enter this information by clicking on the Retrieval tab, then Retrieve Questions.retrieve questions screenshot

Note: You can also enter these settings from the Preview and Publish tab. Feel free to use either method.

Add a new server

Choose add new server from the drop-down list.add new server screenshot

Select ‘Yes’, to use PSTCC server settingsserver settings toggle screenshot

Choose D2L at Pellissippi

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Make sure that the ‘Save my User Name and Password’ option is unchecked if you are using a public computer.server settings wizard screenshot

Choose your course from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Once you choose a course, Responds will automatically display all Quizzes, Surveys, and Question Library Sections in the appropriate fields below. Please note that this may take several minutes depending on the amount of information that needs to be gathered.course selection screenshot

Wait for completion notification

Do not press Finish until you see the “Completed successfully” message at the bottom of the status window. This may take several minutes to appear.

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Publishing items to a BrightSpace course works almost exactly like retrieving items from one. Make sure that you’ve setup your server preferences, then choose your course and type of assessment that you want to create in the Publish tab!

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