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Respondus is a tool used to create and manage exams, quizzes, surveys, and self-tests that can be printed on paper or published directly to your Blackboard course. You can create, edit, and organize questions in Respondus, offline, and then upload the assessment when you are ready. 


Visit the Respondus website to learn more.


Respondus is a Windows only program.


Instructions for Full Installation of Respondus 4.0

Download Respondus.


On the Download page, please note the exact activation information (including Institution Name, Support Contact, and Installation Password). 


Institution Name:  Alabama A&M University

Local Support Contact:

Installation Password:  click here


Locate the file on your hard drive and double-click it to start the installation program.


Enter the activation information (which can be found by clicking on the “Go to Respondus Download” button above).


Finish installation wizard. 

We recommend that you accept the default settings for where the program is installed on your computer.


It’s important to note that you are not able to download the software directly from the Respondus website.


The file you download is named “Respondus4Campus.exe”


Licensing Agreement Information

Our license DOES permit you to install a copy of the Respondus software on a home 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 our institution. Such an action is a violation of our licensing agreement with Respondus and is also illegal. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and that you find the Respondus software useful.



Respondus Help

Context-sensitive help is available throughout the Respondus program by pressing the F1 key. It is also available by selecting “Help” from the pull-down menu on the toolbar. You may also download a copy of the Respondus User Guide (in Word/WordPad format) or Quick Start Guides.


If you have questions or problems using the Respondus software, you should first consult the online help or Respondus User Guide.


Demo movies and screenshots of Respondus and StudyMate are available at the Respondus, Inc. website.


Respondus, Inc. has an online knowledgebase and ticket-based support system.


The Respondus Test Bank Network contains ready-to-use test banks for the leading textbooks in higher education. The test banks are in Respondus format and can be downloaded using Respondus for FREE by instructors who adopt a participating textbook.