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Respondus Exam Author downloads and current license keys can be found in the Learning Management System Resources for Faculty organization. This can be found in Blackboard under the Communitytab. License Key expired on July 31st of each year and must be reset by each user. For the new license key, see the Respondus Downloads area of the Learning Management System Resources for Faculty organization in Blackboard.
Respondus Exam Author is a useful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Using Respondus Exam Author you can import an exam created in MS Word (as well as Notepad or any .TXT, .RTF, or .DOC file), and then publish directly to your Blackboard course.
Respondus Exam Author features
Create exams and assessments offline
Support up to 15 question types (including calculated and algorithmic formats)
Import questions from MS Word including embedded images
Import or add tables, bulleted lists, font and enhanced formatting like bold and italics
Add images, audio and video to assessments
Exam Wizard to create assessments
Spell Check (includes dictionaries for English, French, German, Spanish)
Equation Editor inserts mathematical and scientific symbols
Publish exams directly to an online course or ‘batch publish’ to multiple courses
Print exams directly from Respondus
Custom reports such as student scores, summary statistics, and answer distribution on exams
Archive exam projects to share with other instructors or department as ‘ready-to-use’ exam.