Respondus


  • Navigating Respondus
  • Importing Questions from Word
  • Publish a Test to Canvas
  • Export from Canvas to Respondus

Navigating Respondus

Respondus has created a quick start guide available here. If you have any questions with how Respondus works, contact us and we will be glad to help.

Importing Questions from Word

Respondus allows for the importing of questions from multiple different sources. The guide for importing these different types of files into Respondus can be downloaded at the following link. Respondus also has a video tutorial available on their website.

Importing Questions Into Respondus

 

Publish a Test to Canvas

In order to publish tests to Canvas, you will need to connect Respondus to Canvas. The following guide will show you how to set up Respondus and import your tests into Canvas.

Configure and Publish Tests

Export from Canvas to Respondus

You can export content from Canvas into Respondus. In order to do this, you will need to export the content you want and prepare it for importing into Respondus. Canvas exports into a QTI ZIP file. You can find out how to export content from Canvas here. Once you have the QTI ZIP file, you will need to import the file into Respondus.

Start by changing the personality within Respondus to IMS QTI. Then click on the Import Questions button.

 

You will then make sure the type of file is QTI and then you will browse to import the QTI ZIP file.


  • Essay/Short Answer
  • Fill-in-the-Blank
  • Matching
  • Multiple Answer
  • Multiple Choice
  • True/False

Essay/Short Answer

  1. Open Respondus.
  2. On the Start menu tab,
    • Click Open to open an existing Respondus exam file to add questions to OR
    • Click Create to start creating a new Respondus exam file.
  3. Click the Edit menu tab.
  4. Select the Essay / Short Answer option from the menu on the left.
  5. Type in a short, descriptive title for your question (e.g. “Industrial Revolution")
  6. Type in the exact question wording.



    • You can add images and equations using Respondus’ built-in editing tools.



  7. Check the box marked Publish as Short Answer instead of as Essay if you want students to answer in a short answer format.
    • Choose a window size (1 - 6 lines) from the Answer window size drop-down list if you selected the Publish as Short Answer checkbox.
  8. Type in a feedback response or the correct answer if you are using feedback.
  9. Type in a point value for the question. 
    NOTE: You cannot assign partial credit for a response that is “close" to the correct response. It is all or nothing on a question. The grading method is manual.
  10. Click Preview to look at your question again.
  11. Add the question to your exam by choosing one of two options:
    • Click Add to End of List to add the question to the end of your Respondus Exam OR
    • Click Insert into List to put the question somewhere in your exam other than the end.
  12. Repeat steps 4-11 for each essay / question you want to add to your exam.
  13. Click Save  in the Respondus window when you are finished creating/modifying your exam.

Fill-in-the-Blank

  1. Open Respondus.
  2. On the Start menu tab,
    • Click Open to open an existing Respondus exam file to add questions to OR
    • Click Create to start creating a new Respondus exam file.
  3. Click the Edit menu tab.
  4. Select the Fill in the Blank option from the menu on the left.



  5. Type in a short, descriptive title for your question (e.g. “America" for a question about American history).
  6. Type in the exact question wording.
    • You can add images and equations using Respondus’ built-in editing tools.



  7. Type in the answers for A, B, C, D, etc.... Each question can have up to 20 possible answers (A-T).
    • Click General Feedback to provide a standard feedback response no matter what option the student selects as their response. You can type in a Correct Answer Reply and/or an Incorrect Answer Reply.
    • You will need to type in acceptable variations of an answer, including acceptable abbreviations (e.g. "USA" is synonymous with United States of America, but America by itself can refer to states in both North and South America.)
  8. Type in a point value for the question. 
    NOTE: You cannot assign partial credit for a response that is "close" to the correct response. It is all or nothing on a question.
  9. Click Preview to look at your question again.
  10. Add the question to your exam by choosing one of two options:
    • Click Add to End of List to add the question to the end of your Respondus Exam OR
    • Click Insert into List to put the question somewhere in your exam other than the end.
  11. Repeat steps 4-10 for each fill-in-the-blank question you want to add to your exam.
  12. Click Save  in the Respondus window when you are finished creating/modifying your exam.

Matching

  1. Open Respondus.
  2. On the Start menu tab,
    • Click Open to open an existing Respondus exam file to add questions to OR
    • Click Create to start creating a new Respondus exam file.
  3. Click the Edit menu tab. 
  4. Select the Matching option from the menu on the left.



  5. Type in a short, descriptive title for your question (e.g. “Authors” for a question about authors.) 
  6. Type in the exact question wording.
    • You can add images and equations using Respondus’ built-in editing tools.



  7. There are two different ways to input the answers for a matching question.
    • You can specify matching pairs in the left and right answer columns. Leave the left-most column blank. The correct match for the item in the left column must be typed into the right column field to that item’s immediate right. You can have more items in the right column than in the left column. In this situation, the extra answers become decoys and do not match any of the answers in the left column.



    • Alternatively, you can put answers in the right column in any order. The correct answer is then indicated in the small column in the far left. This approach is especially suited for questions where a long list of items is being matched to a relatively short list of items. For example, in a grammar-related question, the left column might have 20 different verbs listed while the right column might have only two types of verbs—transitive or intransitive.



    • Check the Keep answer items in original order to ensure the right column items are displayed to the student in the order you entered them. If this box is left unchecked, the right column answers are automatically scrambled.
    • Click General Feedback to provide a standard feedback response no matter what option the student selects as their response. You can type in a Correct Answer Reply and/or an Incorrect Answer Reply.
  8. Type in a point value for the question.
  9. Select how much credit will be awarded from the Credit Given drop-down list.
    • Proportional to # Correct: All answers are equally weighted and scored proportional to the number correct. For instance, if a student matches 8 out of 10 items correctly, the student’s score for the question will be 80% of the total possible points allocated for that question.
    • All Points or None: No partial credit possible. Student must correctly match all answers to earn points for the question.
  10. Click Preview to look at your question again.
  11. Add the question to your exam by choosing one of two options:
    • Click Add to End of List to add the question to the end of your Respondus Exam OR
    • Click Insert into List to put the question somewhere in your exam other than the end.
  12. Repeat steps 4-11 for each matching question you want to add to your exam.
  13. Click Save  in the Respondus window when you are finished creating/modifying your exam.

Multiple Answer

  1. Open Respondus.
  2. On the Start menu tab,
    • Click Open to open an existing Respondus exam file to add questions to OR
    • Click Create to start creating a new Respondus exam file.
  3. Click the Edit menu tab.
  4. Select the Multiple Answers option from the menu on the left.



  5. Type in a short, descriptive title for your question (e.g. “Colors” for a question flag colors.)
  6. Type in the exact question wording. Check the Randomize answers box if you want Respondus to randomize the answers for every student.
    • You can add images and equations using Respondus’ built-in editing tools.



  7. Type in the possible answers for A, B, C, D, etc.... Each question can have up to 20 possible answers (A-T).
    • Click General Feedback to provide a standard feedback response no matter what option the student selects as their response. You can type in a Correct Answer Reply and/or an Incorrect Answer Reply.
  8. For each CORRECT answer, put an “X” in the small left column. The example above has 3 correct answers and one incorrect answer.
  9. Type in a point value for the question. 
    NOTE: You cannot assign partial credit for a response that is "close" to the correct response. It is all or nothing on a question.
  10. Click Preview to look at your question again.
  11. Add the question to your exam by choosing one of two options:
    • Click Add to End of List to add the question to the end of your Respondus Exam OR
    • Click Insert into List to put the question somewhere in your exam other than the end.
  12. Repeat steps 4-11 for each multiple answer question you want to add to your exam.
  13. Click Save  in the Respondus window when you are finished creating/modifying your exam.

Multiple Choice

  1. Open Respondus.
  2. On the Start menu tab,
    • Click Open to open an existing Respondus exam file to add questions to OR
    • Click Create to start creating a new Respondus exam file.
  3. Click the Edit menu tab.
  4. Select the Multiple Choice option from the menu on the left.



  5. Type in a short, descriptive title for your question (e.g. "Author")
  6. Type in the exact question wording. Check the Randomize answersbox if you want Respondus to randomize the answers for every student.
    • You can add images and equations using Respondus’ built-in editing tools.



  7. Type in the answers for A, B, C, D, etc.... Each question can have up to 20 possible answers (A-T).
    • Click General Feedback to provide a standard feedback response no matter what option the student selects as their response. You can type in a Correct Answer Reply and/or an Incorrect Answer Reply.
    • Check the Feedback box to enable individual feedback for each question so you could point out why each incorrect response is wrong.
  8. Select the correct answer from the dropdown list.
  9. Type in a point value for the question. 
    NOTE: You cannot assign partial credit for a response that is "close" to the correct response. It is all or nothing on a question.
  10. Click Preview to look at your question again.
  11. Add the question to your exam by choosing one of two options:
    • Click Add to End of List to add the question to the end of your Respondus Exam OR
    • Click Insert into List to put the question somewhere in your exam other than the end.
  12. Repeat steps 4-11 for each multiple choice question you want to add to your exam.
  13. Click Save  in the Respondus window when you are finished creating/modifying your exam.

True/False

  1. Open Respondus.
  2. On the Start menu tab,
    • Click Open to open an existing Respondus exam file to add questions to OR
    • Click Create to start creating a new Respondus exam file.
  3. Click the Edit menu tab.
  4. Select the True and False option from the menu on the left.



  5. Type in a short, descriptive title for your question (e.g. "The Hamlet" for a question about Faulkner's novel.)
  6. Type in the exact question wording.
    • You can add images and equations using Respondus’ built-in editing tools.



  7. Select TRUE or FALSE as the correct answer.
    • Click General Feedback to provide a standard feedback response no matter what option the student selects as their response. You can type in a Correct Answer Reply and/or an Incorrect Answer Reply.
  8. Select the correct answer from the drop-down list.
  9. Type in a point value for the question. 
    NOTE: You cannot assign partial credit for a response that is "close" to the correct response. It is all or nothing on a question.
  10. Click Preview to look at your question again.
  11. Add the question to your exam by choosing one of two options:
    • Click Add to End of List to add the question to the end of your Respondus Exam OR
    • Click Insert into List to put the question somewhere in your exam other than the end.
  12. Repeat steps 4-11 for each true/false question you want to add to your exam.
  13. Click Save  in the Respondus window when you are finished creating/modifying your exam.