Respondus Quiz


Respondus Quiz is an assessment software for quickly creating and managing exams or quizzes that can either be printed and distributed as paper copies or published directly in a Connect course.

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Getting started How do I get started?


Respondus Quiz offers several different formats for creating quizzes. Consider which ones are most relevant for your course.

  • Multiple Choice
  • True or False
  • Essay / Short Answer
  • Matching
  • Ordering
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Multiple Answers
  • Calculated
  • Jumbled Sentence (Select the Blank)
  • Either / Or
  • File Response
  • Opinion Scale
  • Numeric
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Fill in Multiple Blanks


Instructors who have not used Respondus Quiz can download it using the following steps:

Download Instructions

  1. Go to the: Software Distribution site, and sign in with your CWL.
  2. Select "Respondus Quiz" from the Teaching & Learning tab.
  3. Click "Add to Cart", then "Check Out".
  4. Follow the prompts until you reach an Order Summary screen with a download link.

Note that the authoring software currently only works on the Windows platform.

Please take note of the following when they appear during the download process (you will need this information when installing the software):

  • Institution Name: University of British Columbia
  • Local Support Contact(s):
  • Installation Password

Link to Connect

Setup the Connect Server Connection

Note: You will need to create or open a Respondus file before you will be able to access the Preview & Publish tab.

  1. In the Start tab, click the drop-down menu beside Current Personality
  2. Choose Blackboard 7.x-9.x.
    You need to set the Current Personality to Blackboard 7.x-9.x.
  3. Click the Preview & Publish tab at the top of the window.
  4. Click Publish to Blackboard on the left-hand side menu.
  5. Click the Publish Wizard button.
  6. In Choose Server, click -add new server-.

You can choose to have the server settings pulled automatically or manually.

Pull the pre-configured server settings

  1. Choose Yes, check for preconfigured server settings.
  2. Click Next.
  3. In the 1st section, enter a name that you will remember for this server.
  4. In the 2nd section, enter your CWL username and login.
  5. (Optional) Check the box to save your username and password to automatically log on.
    Note: Do not check this box if you are using a shared computer.
  6. In the 3rd section, choose Run connection test.
    The Pre-Configured Settings Wizard just needs your CWL logins in order to pull in all the Connect server information.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Once the Server Connection Test is completed, click Next.
  9. Click Finish.

Enter the server information manually

Enter the server information manually when the automatic process has encountered errors or failed.

  1. Choose No, I want to enter the server settings manually.
  2. Click Next.
  3. In the 1st field, enter
  4. Login into Connect
  5. Go into a course where you are an instructor.
  6. Copy the course URL/web address.
  7. Paste the course URL/web address in the 2nd field of the Blackboard Server and Course window.
  8. Click Extract.
  9. In the Description field, enter your name for the server connection (e.g. My Connect Server).
  10. In the User name and Password fields, enter your CWL and password.
  11. (Optional) If you are using your own computer (non-shared), you can check to remember your User name and Password.
  12. Click OK
Enter the correct server information for you to be able to upload assessments into Connect.

If you encounter any issues, verify the following settings:

  • Server Name:
  • Login type: JSP-1
  • Login page: /webapps/login/login.jsp
  • Server Port: 443

If these are all set correctly, re-enter your CWL information under the Username/Password fields to ensure they are entered correctly. If you still experience issues connecting, please contact support.

What tools can I use with this?

Quizzes made with this software can be embedded into a Connect course.

Detailed instructions for setting up Respondus Quiz with Connect can be found on the Wiki.

Available support What support is available?

Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.

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