Respondus is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed out or published directly to Canvas. Missouri S&T has a campus license for Respondus, meaning any faculty member can have it installed. It is not currently part of our standard desktop or laptop build.

Contact the IT Help Desk to obtain a copy of Respondus. It is licensed for use on personal machines belonging to Missouri S&T faculty and staff, though you may have to bring your laptop to the Walk-in Center in the Library to have them install it on a personal machine.

IMPORTANT: Respondus requires a new license key every year. Each license key is set to expire on July 31 of the following year (i.e. the license key is good from August 1 to July 31). Contact the IT Help Desk to request the most recent license key.



The videos created below were created by Respondus

  • How to Randomize Exam Questions
  • How to Import Questions from a Word Processor - Questions MUST be formatted properly or Respondus will not be able to "read" the file properly. Each question type (multiple choice, T/F, essay, etc.) has a particular format. NOTE: If you are using Microsoft Word, you need to turn off the automatic numbering feature to prevent problems when uploading into Respondus. An alternative is to use WordPad, NotePad, TextPad, or some other text editor that will save the file directly as a *.txt or *.rtf file.