Respondus is a Windows-only application. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, and then printed or published to Moodle. The process is fairly simple; download and install the software, format your quiz file accordingly, and finally publish your quiz to Moodle for student access.
For a product description and complete list of features as well as information on the Respondus Test Bank Network (a free service that allows instructors to download publishers' test banks), visit www.respondus.com.
Downloading and Installing Respondus
The California State University System has obtained a consortium license for the Respondus software, which enables CSULA faculty to download and use the software for free at home and on-campus.
To begin, please read the license arrangements and complete the Respondus Installation Information Form. We will email to you the information necessary to download and install Respondus on your computer. A Respondus User Guide (PDF) is available for reference.
* Respondus is a PC only software application
Respondus Question File Document
Please download and use one of the templates below to correctly format your question file. Once the question file has been formatted properly it can be imported to Respondus Quiz Builder and then published to Moodle. Please refer to the CETL Respondus Guide for more information.
Please model your question file after one of the two sample Respondus question files below. Please ensure your question file is properly formatted. Improperly formatted documents will not import correctly into Respondus.
Publish Quiz using Respondus
Make an appointment with CETL lab staff to review the steps for using Respondus to publish your quiz to Moodle. Our staff will walk you through the process of importing your quiz file to Respondus, selecting quiz taking settings (availability, length, attempts, review, etc.), and publishing to Moodle. Advance instructions on using question banks to randomly selected questions to a quiz will be discussed, along with other strategies.
Contact Moodle Support at 323.343.6594 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you require additional assistance.