Knowledgebase : Respondus 4.0 > Publishing & Retrieval
Blackboard recently made updates to Blackboard SaaS with the "Ultra Base Navigation" and the "Ultra Experience" that is somewhat compatible with Respondus 4.0.8.06 For Blackboard SaaS with the "Ultra Base Navigation", publishing to and retrieving from c...
Blackboard Learn, D2L Brightspace and Moodle systems with an external single sign-on portal for authentication require Respondus 4.0 Campus-wide and a preconfigured server settings profile with the option "Use browser-based authentication for SSO" enabled...
While Respondus 4.0 has been tested to manage files containing upwards of 2000 questions, there are often server time-out issues when attempting to upload files with a very large number of questions. This is not specifically a Respondus issue as the probl...
For Blackboard Learn courses, also known as "Original View Courses", faculty can do a manual import of Respondus files through a Blackboard pool file export: 1. Open Respondus and change to the "Blackboard" personality. 2. Open the Respondus file and al...
For Blackboard Ultra courses, also known as "Ultra View Courses", faculty can do a manual import of Respondus files through a Blackboard pool file export: 1. Open Respondus and change to the "Blackboard" personality. 2. Open the Respondus file and allow...
It is recommended to use Respondus->Retrieval->Retrieve Questions to directly retrieve questions from a D2L Brightspace course into a Respondus file. However, issues with authentication into the LMS might interfere with the question retrieval. You can ex...
Faculty can manually retrieve questions from Sakai course into a Respondus file as follows: 1. Log into your Sakai course 2. Go to Testing & Quizzes 3. In the "Action" column next to the quiz title, select "Export" from the "--Select Action--" drop do...
Faculty can manually publish a Respondus file to a Sakai course as follows: 1. Go to Respondus->Start and change the "Current Personality:" to "IMS QTI" 2. Open the Respondus file and accept any prompts to convert the file. 3. Go to Respondus->Preview &...
For Schoology, faculty can do a manual import of Respondus files through a Blackboard pool file export: 1. Open Respondus and change to the "Blackboard 7.x-9.x" personality. 2. Open the Respondus file and allow for any conversions. 3. Go to Respondus->P...
Changes to D2L Brightspace now require extra steps when manually importing Respondus files in D2L Brightspace 10.6+ courses. With Respondus 4.0: 1. Open Respondus and change to the "D2L Brightspace" personality. 2. Open the Respondus file and allow fo...
Respondus 4.0 supports the export of questions as IMS QTI 1.2 XML files. Some faculty also use the option to save as Blackboard Learn pool files if the LMS supports the import of these files. One possible workaround is to use Moodle as an intermediary w...
With Moodle 3.x, faculty can do a manual import of Respondus files through a Blackboard pool file export: 1. Open Respondus and change to the "Blackboard" personality. 2. Open the Respondus file and allow for any conversions. 3. Go to Respondus->Preview...
Respondus 4 can retrieve surveys from Blackboard Learn 9.1. Earlier versions of Respondus 4 cannot retrieve surveys from Blackboard Learning Systems 8.0.
After the school updates Blackboard Learn 9.1, if an error message appears when publishing a test: Login Failed Possible causes: 1. Your server setting are incorrect (Blackboard version, institution code, etc) 2. Typo in user name or password 3. Your...
Faculty can manually publish a Respondus file to a Canvas course as follows: 1. Go to Respondus->Start and change the "Current Personality:" to "IMS QTI" 2. Open the Respondus file and accept any prompts to convert the file. 3. Go to Respondus->Preview ...
An exam must be made available to students before students can see it in their online course. You can determine the availability settings for an exam in Respondus 4 and submit this information with the exam, or you can specify these settings in your onlin...
If you copy-and-paste text from a program like MS Word that uses "smart quotes" for apostrophes and quotation marks, these may not appear properly when they arrive to your course. Smart quotes are special symbols used by MS Word and are not always support...
Institutions that have a Campus-wide License of Respondus 4 can download the Moodle Module for Respondus 4 from the administrator area of the Respondus website: https://www.respondus.com/campus-portal/login.php [https://www.respondus.com/campus-portal/log...
First, make sure that you have the correct version of Blackboard selected at the Respondus 4 "Start" menu. Next, recheck the server information that was entered into Respondus 4. For example, make sure that the login URL pasted into Respondus 4 is taken f...
Instructure Canvas currently does not have the necessary web services and APIs to retrieve quizzes and questions at this time. Retrieve questions from Canvas is on the Respondus Developers list for a future version of Respondus once Instructure has the op...
If Respondus 4 is unable to publish a particular exam to your course, but other files publish fine, it generally indicates there is a problem with the original Respondus 4 file. In many cases, it is due to corrupted HTML that came across with a copy-and-p...
A good way to check whether Respondus 4 is able to access the Internet is to select the "Check for Update" option located under the Help menu. The "Check for Update" feature in Respondus 4 makes a standard HTTP request over port 80 to respondus.com to ret...
The "Error Adding Questions" message usually indicates that there is a problem with the Blackboard server itself. Respondus 4 uses the underlying tools in Blackboard to import and export question pools. If Blackboard itself is unable to import/export a po...
Respondus 4 was designed for use with learning management systems (LMSs) such as Blackboard, D2L Brightspace, Canvas, and Moodle. Respondus 4 also allows you to print exams/surveys or save them to MS Word, rich-text, or text files. These files could then ...
Consider the following items when troubleshooting this issue: 1) Make sure that you have selected the "user personality" in Respondus 4 that matches your learning management system. For example, if you are using Blackboard Learn 9.x, you can't have the ...