Technology Overview

Respondus is a quiz management system for Microsoft Windows that enables instructors to create and manage quiz questions and quiz libraries for printed or online assessments. Respondus also imports publisher supplied question banks into myCourses.

Use Case and Benefits

  • Create assessments offline using a Windows interface. 
  • Includes 15 question types. Can embed graphics/audio/video, use mathematical and scientific symbols, and use enhanced formatting such as tables, lists, and font styling.
  • Spell check an entire exam file (includes dictionaries for American English, Canadian English, British English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, and a comprehensive medical dictionary).
  • Print exams directly from Respondus, save files to Microsoft Word or rich-text format, or export them for use on myCourses.
  • Import exams from over 1,000 publisher test banks in Respondus format. Import questions from QTI and tab/comma delimited formats.

Accessing the Technology

Software installation for Windows computers only. Restricted to instructor use for the creation of credit-bearing course materials.
For details, review Installing Respondus 4.0.

Learn More & Get Help

To start learning about Respondus, review the following curated resources:

Instructors can find additional training and support resources in the CTL knowledge base.

  1. Access the CTL Knowledge Base and log in with your RIT account.
  2. Use the search box at the top of the page to find resources by keywords.
  3. Use the Categories in the left side navigation to find resources by topic area.

Instructors may also request a consultation for additional training.

For technical issues and other support, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.