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D2L Brightspace: Respondus Quiz Maker

Respondus Quiz Maker is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to D2L Brightspace. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment.

Note: Respondus Quiz Maker is only available for Windows users.

Download and Install Respondus Quiz Maker

  1. Log into D2L Brightspace.
  2. Under Instructor Resources, click Respondus Quiz Maker.
  3. Click Download Respondus.
  4. Save the file to your computer.
  5. Double-click on Respondus4.0.2WideCampus.exe where you saved it.
  6. Click on Next.
  7. Select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click on Next.
  8. Click on Next.
  9. Click on Next.
  10. Click on Install.

Running Respondus Quiz Maker

  1. Under the start menu locate and double-click on Respondus 4.0 Campus-wide.
  2. Enter the license information from the web page where you download the tool.
  3. Click on License.
  4. Click on Close.
  5. Under Choose CMS Personality, select Desire2Learn.

Retrieving a Quiz From Brightspace

  1. Click on the Retrieval tab.
  2. Click on Retrieve Questions button.
  3. Under Desire2Learn Server select add a new server.
  4. Click on Next.
  5. Under Choose Server select Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  6. Enter a name you want to give this configuration.
    1. This is used if you need to this up for multiple schools.
  7. Enter your login information you use for D2L.
  8. If you want Respondus to save your login information for future use select Save my User Name and password.
    1. Don't do this if you share a computer.
  9. Click on Next.
  10. If connect Test shows Completed Successfully click next
    1. If it fails verify your username and password are correct.
  11. Click on Finish.
  12. Click on Next.
  13. If you are prompted for your log in information enter your starID and password and click on Ok.
  14. Under Choose Course to Retrieve from select the course where you want to get your questions from.
  15. Under Retrieve Assessment Type select the item you want to retrieve from.  Then click on the drop down and select the name of the assessment you want to get the questions from.
  16. Enter a name you want Respondus to save the quiz locally to your computer as.
  17. Click on Next.
  18. Wait for Respondus to pull your questions down from the server.  Once completed you should see Completed Successfully.  Click on Finish.

Save or Print the Assessment

Once you retrieve the question you are able to print the questions or if this is a quiz you can make a paper copy of the answer key.

  1. Click the Preview & Publish tab on the top of the page.
  2. Click on the Print Options tab on the left side.
  3. Select the format you want to print.  For example to print out just the exam select Exam.
  4. Click on settings to the right of the format you selected and verify the settings you want.
  5. Look through steps 2 through 4 on the page and set the settings you would like to use.
  6. Do one or more of the following 
    1. Click on Print Preview:  View and copy the quiz.
    2. Click on Save to File:  Saves the exam in a word document.
    3. Click on Send to Printer:  Prints the Exam.

Last modified August 25, 2017

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