respondus - Assessment tools for learning Systems

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard Learn, Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle, and other learning systems. The software below only works on PCs.

Academic Technology is able to convert files for Mac users. Use the Question formatting guide below to prepare your word document questions.

License Coverage

This license allows all active faculty to install this product on university-owned and personally-owned computers.

Software Download

This product only runs on Windows operating systems.

Technical Support

Known Issue: Respondus Not Connecting to Blackboard

In Spring 2017, an update to Respondus prevented it from being able to sync with Blackboard using Windows 10 and the UMass Lowell Single-Sign-On. There is a work-around to resolve that problem.

Solution: Open Internet Explorer and log in to Blackboard. Leave it running when publishing or downloading a test. Please email: for more information.

For technical support regarding installation, enter a UMass Lowell service desk ticket.

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