Blackboard (Faculty) - Respondus: Download Respondus

This document provides an overview of where to download Respondus.

Respondus is a test and survey authoring tool that allows users to create or import tests. Respondus connects to Blackboard, allowing users to upload tests to one or multiple courses.
Respondus is only available for PCs. There is no Mac version at this time.

  1. Log into Blackboard at
  2. Click on the Services tab.

    Click on Services

  3. The "Respondus Resource Page" box is on the right side.

  4. Under the heading "Download and Installation Information" click on the Download Respondus Here link.

    Download Respondus

  5. The file you download is named "". Save it to your desktop.

  6. Locate the file on your desktop and double-click it to open the folder. Click on Extract all files.

    Extract Files

  7. You will be asked to select a destination folder. This should default to your desktop. Make sure that the check box "Show extracted files when completed" is checked. Click the Extract button.

  8. Locate the Respondus4Campus.exe file in the folder. Double-click on the file to begin the installation process.

  9. Follow the instruction on the screen to install the program.

  10. The first time you open Respondus, it will ask for Institution Name, Local Support Contact, and Installation Password.

  11. Return to the "Respondus Resource Page" in "Services" in Blackboard for that information, which is located in the "License Information" section.

    Instructions for password

    Note: The password is only valid until July 31st of each year. As of August 1st each year, you will need to return to the "Respondus Resource Page" for the newest installation password.

  12. Enter the Institution name, Local support contact and current Installation Password in the appropriate boxes.

  13. Click License to continue.


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Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, test, Respondus, import, import questions   Doc ID:62184
Owner:Center I.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2016-03-24 10:34 CDTUpdated:2023-01-03 10:05 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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