The Respondus exam authoring tool can be used by instructors to create and manage exams, quizzes, surveys, and self-tests that can be printed on paper or published directly to a Canvas course.
Important Note: Respondus is a Windows-only program.
Follow along with these directions in the Quick Start Guide, in order:
Quiz questions can only be extracted from a Canvas quiz. To extract questions from a question bank, you must:
Iowa State University has a university-wide license for the Respondus Exam Authoring Tool.
Our license DOES permit you to install a copy of the Respondus software on a home computer. However, please note that you are not permitted to provide the Respondus software or the password information to anyone who is not affiliated with our institution. Such an action is a violation of our licensing agreement with Respondus and is also illegal. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and that you find the Respondus software useful.
Our license with Respondus, Inc. DOES NOT permit instructors to obtain support for Respondus directly from Respondus, Inc. If our staff is unable to solve a particular question or problem, we will contact Respondus, Inc. on your behalf.
About Your Activation PasswordEach year a licensing institution is provided with a new “activation password” that can be used to reactivate a copy of Respondus and/or StudyMate Author that was previously installed or to install a new copy of the software.
Please note the following:
To find the most recent password, visit the Respondus Download website at Iowa State University.