Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to eCollege. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment with programs such as Word and then imported to Respondus for uploading to eCollege. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.
To watch a demo prepared by the makers of Respondus click here
Steps for downloading and installing Respondus on your computer:
1. Access the MyLeo login page through the University's home page at http://www.tamuc.edu
2. Login to MyLeo using your CWID and Password
3. Once logged in click on the eCollege tab on the upper right corner of your screen
4. Scroll down on the new page until you reach the Faculty Support Services section Click on the hyperlink provided to start the download and install process
Please note the 3 critical pieces of information below the link (these 3 pieces of information need to be copied and pasted in the appropriate screens when prompted by the installation process. (Note: Do not type the information as any variations in the typing will later prevent you from being able to connect to the University server, simply Copy and Paste)
Steps for importing questions to Respondus from a .doc or .txt file
1. Once you have the files in correct Respondus format (for examples please contact one of the support specialists) open Respondus and click on Import Questions
2. Browse for the file and name the document
3. Click on Preview and check for any errors and accuracy of number of questions (if satisfied continue to # 4, if not satisfied, return to the original document and make adjustments)
4. Click on Finish (file will be saved on Respondus)
5. Click on the Preview and Publish Tab
6. Click on Publish to eCollege
7. Click on Publish Wizard (If you have already set up your server connections click on next and continue to number 8, if you have not set up your server follow the steps for establishing server connection, once done with those return to number 8)
8. Make sure TAMUC eCollege server is showing in the number 2 option
9. Click Next
10. Either type in your User name and Password or in the event you had selected for Respondus to remember your password wait for the server to connect to your eCollege courses.
11. Select the course where you would like to upload the exam to.
12. Select the section in the course where you would like to place the exam.
13. Name or re-name the exam in front of create new exam (this is the name that will appear in your eCollege course) (Ignore replace existing exam option.
14. Click next and the file will be uploaded to eCollege
15. After you see the message Upload Successful, refresh your eCollege page and the exam will be found in the section you selected.
Establishing server connection
1. Under question number 2 scroll down to add new server in front of eCollege Server
2. Select the option No, I want to enter the server settings manually and click next
3. Under option 2 type: http://online.tamuc.org
4. Click on Extract under number 3 (you should see online.tamuc.org appear)
5. Under number 4 in the description tab type TAMUC eCollege
6. In the tabs User name and password, enter your CWID and the same password that you use to access eCollege via MyLeo (if you wish not to be asked for a user name and password each time, check the box next to the text: Remember my User Name and Password) (Only select this option if this is your personal computer and cannot be accessed with other individuals)
7. Click on OK
Helpful Videos and Resources
- Respondus Setup Tutorial
- Downloading and Installing Respondus (Video)
- Obtaining Respondus Formatted Exams (Video)
- Formatting files to respondus format (Video)
- Establishing a Connection to eCollege from Respondus (Video)
- Standard Format for Importing Questions (Document)
- Demonstrations (Video)
- Respondus-ready exams (Website)
Respondus works with publishers to provide testbanks for exams for some textbooks. You may choose to conduct a search for existing exams provided at the Respondus Website at www.Respondus.com. Click on the "Publisher Test Banks in Respondus Format - Search" button on the left navigation bar, and follow the screen prompts.