As you develop and accumulate more and more questions as you teach, there is an opportunity to organize and use them in several formats. KSU provides a third party program called Respondus which brings together questions that can then be used in Blackboard Learn, paper tests, or even for use with clickers. Please look at the resources below to help you learn more. Ongoing support can be obtained from the Blackboard Help Desk, 2-8557, your unit's Educational Technologist/Instructional Designer, or the FPDC.
How would I get started using Respondus?
Respondus Version 4.0 Instructor Quick Start Guide
Learn the initial set up of Respondus through step by step "how to" directions. Remember, this is a program that will reside on your computer.
How do I format my questions for Respondus?
Standard Format for Importing Questions into Respondus
For bulk uploading, formatting your questions to the Microsoft Word document format will provide ease in the upload process.
Respondus 4.0 & the Test Bank Network
This video shows you how to set up questions to correctly format in Respondus.
How do I upload my Respondus questions to my course?
Uploading a Quiz on Blackboard Learn 9.1
Step-by-step procedure on how to upload quiz/exam to Blackboard Learn. There are many options at this point as to releasing and security. Don't hesitate to ask questions of a support team member.
Where can I locate additional resources and samples?
Additional Respondus Tips and Videos
This link provides many videos and additional tips for Respondus on YouTube.
Sample Respondus Questions
Respondus will handle different symbols for formulas or other symbol-based questions and also shows how to format multiple choice questions.
For tips on writing effective multiple choice questions, please follow the links below.
These resources are from a webinar the FPDC held on February 22, 2012. The following are an audio playback, a powerpoint presentation and additional resources for formatting multiple choice questions.
How to Design Effective Multiple Choice Tests That Assess Student Learning Webinar Playback
How to Design Effective Multiple Choice Tests That Assess Student Learning Powerpoint Presentation