Respondus is a simple tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard or Questionmark Perception for online delivery. However, use of Respondus at the University of Bristol has been superceded by the Questionmark Perception. Questionmark is a dedicated system for authoring, managing and delivering online assessments and  offers far superior flexibility in  types of questions, marking schemes and feedback options that can be used.

Why use it?

Use of Respondus is now only recommended for moving existing test questions from Blackboard to Questionmark in certain situations.

Getting started

The Respondus software is available via the Respondus course in Blackboard. To download the software:

  • Login to Blackboard
  • Click on the courses tab
  • Search for the Respondus course
  • When you find the course click on the "enrol" button
  • Enter the password: respondus


The University has a Campus License for Respondus: the lastest version of the software is Respondus 4.0.5.

The primary support for Respondus is provided via the Blackboard Course (see above) which contains a user guide.