Respondus is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Purdue's course management system, Blackboard. Exams and assessments are created offline using a Windows interface. Respondus supports up to nine questions types, including calculated and algorithmic formats and can import questions from existing text or Microsoft Word files. Many authoring features are included that allow easy formatting and the inclusion of graphics, audio and video. Questions can be previewed prior to publishing or uploaded to Blackboard and a "batch publish" feature allows assessments and surveys to be published to multiple courses in a single step. Publisher text banks are also available for download in Respondus format.
Respondus is only available for Windows-based PC's.
Purdue University has obtained a campus-wide license for the Respondus software. Our license with Respondus, Inc. does NOT permit instructors to obtain support directly from Respondus, Inc. If our staff is unable to solve a particular question or problem, we will contact Respondus, Inc. on your behalf.
Our license DOES permit you to install a copy of the Respondus software on a home or office computer. However, please note that you are not permitted to provide the Respondus software or the password information to anyone who is not affiliated with Purdue. Such an action is a violation of our licensing agreement with Respondus and is also illegal.
Respondus will automatically notify you from time-to-time to check for updates. However, from time to time Respondus will release patches that are not considered "major" updates. Users of Respondus should check the Respondus support site at http://respondus.com/support/patches.shtml to check if patches are available for their installation. Not updating Respondus can result in the program not working correctly with Blackboard Learn.
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