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 Password
Each 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:
- You can begin using this password information immediately for new installations of Respondus and/or StudyMate Author.
- For copies of Respondus or StudyMate Author that were previously installed, users can update their activation password as follows:
- prior to August 1, start the application and select File > Update License (if “Update License” isn’t shown, first upgrade to the latest version of the software),
- after August 1, upon startup, the software will automatically prompt you for the new password.
To find the most recent password, visit the Respondus Download website at Iowa State University.