Blackboard (Faculty) - Respondus: Download an Exam From Blackboard into Respondus

This document provides an overview of how to download an exam from Blackboard into Respondus.

You may have an occasion where you have an exam in Blackboard, but wish to download it to Respondus. This is especially useful if you need to print a Blackboard exam where as Blackboard does not have a print option for exams.
  1. Open Respondus.

  2. Click on the Retrieval & Reports tab.

    Retreival and Reports tab

  3. Click the Retrieve Questions tab.

  4. Click the Retrieve Questions button.

    Retreive Questions

  5. If you have not yet set up a server connection to Blackboard, click on the -add new server- drop-down box. If you have set up a server already, skip to step 8.

    publish wizard box with add new server circled

  6. A new box will pop up. Accept the default "Yes, check for preconfigured server settings." Click the Next button.

  7. Enter a name for the server. This server will be for all of your classes so you do not have to name it by the class. "SIUE" or "Blackboard" is a good name.

  8. Click on the Next button. (You will notice that the login information boxes are grayed out. If adding a new server.)

  9. A pop-up window will appear. Click the OK button to close the pop-up window.

    Log into Blackboard pop-up Request, Click OK

  10. If you are using Respondus for the first time, or if you have just updated Respondus, you will receive a pop-up error titled Helper Tool Download. Click the OK button in this popup and Respondus will download an ad-on it needs to enable you to log in to Blackboard. The pop-up from the previous step will reappear. Click OK to continue.

    Helper tool download, click OK

  11. A browser window with the Blackboard login will open up. Log in to Blackboard.

  12. Close the browser window after you have logged in. Click the Close After Login button in the upper right corner of the window. 

     Close Browser Window

  13. When the browser window closes, another pop-up window will appear. Click the OK button to close the pop-up window.

    Log into Blackboard pop-up Request, Click OK

  14. You will be back at the "Publish Wizard" window. Choose your Blackboard course(s) in which to publish.

  15. Click Next to connect to Blackboard.

  16. Choose your course with the exam.

  17. Choose the exam.

  18. Enter a new name for the file.

  19. Click Next to retrieve the questions from Blackboard.

    Retreive questions

  20. Wait for the process to be complete. This may take a few minutes depending upon the size of the exam.  A pop-up window "File Saved" will appear. Click OK.

  21. Click the Finish button.

  22. Click on the Edit tab to see the questions.

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Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, respondus, exam, exams, test, tests, download test, print test   Doc ID:62219
Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2016-03-25 10:46 CDTUpdated:2019-07-10 09:08 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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