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Tech Bit #7 – Respondus

February 5th, 2009 IMG Posted in Respondus Comments Off on Tech Bit #7 – Respondus

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Online quizzes are an excellent way to gauge student performance and progress. Respondus, a quiz creation tool, can streamline the process of creating a quiz or even importing an existing quiz from Word. Once this quiz is finalized in Respondus, the quiz can be uploaded to multiple Blackboard courses at once. In addition, Respondus can download quizzes directly from Blackboard.

If you’re concerned about academic dishonesty, we recommend using the Lockdown Browser with quizzes through Blackboard. The program will prevent students from opening multiple windows, printing the quiz, or opening other websites.

Respondus is available through AU Install. To require the Lockdown Browser for quizzes, select Edit Properties for the quiz and scroll to the Security section.

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Respondus License Update

August 4th, 2008 IMG Posted in Respondus Comments Off on Respondus License Update

Respondus, the quiz creation tool that interfaces with Blackboard, has a new licensing password for the upcoming academic year. Respondus users will not need to re-install Respondus, but will need to enter the new password. The new license password is available through AU Install at http://www.auburn.edu/download. Scroll down to “Respondus 3.5? and select the Windows icon for a link to the new password.

If you have any questions about the new license password, or about Respondus in general, please call the IMG at 844-5181 or e-mail img@auburn.edu.

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Respondus LockDown Browser Updated

January 3rd, 2008 IMG Posted in Respondus Comments Off on Respondus LockDown Browser Updated

The LockDown Browser, a secure browser for quiz taking in Blackboard, has recently been updated. There are two ways to ensure that you have the latest version:

1) Check for Newer Version – Start Respondus LockDown Browser, click the ( i ) button from the toolbar, and then select the “Check for Newer Version” button. Follow the prompts for updating the software. (Note: If the security settings for a computer are set to “High” the “Check for Newer Version” may be blocked. If that occurs, either lower the security settings or use the “Reinstallation” option described next.)

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2) Reinstallation – Re-download the software, and reinstall it. (There is no need to uninstall the older version of the browser.)

The cumulative 1.0.3 patch contains a variety of fixes, most related to compatibility with Windows Vista and new versions of course management systems. The patch also includes fixes to non-critical exploits that were reported.

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Respondus License Update

October 3rd, 2007 IMG Posted in Respondus Comments Off on Respondus License Update

Respondus, the quiz creation tool that interfaces with Blackboard, has a new licensing password for the upcoming academic year. Respondus users will not need to re-install Respondus, but will need to enter the new password. The new license password is available through AU Install at http://www.auburn.edu/download. Scroll down to “Respondus 3.5” and select “click here to download” to retrieve the new password. If you have any questions about the new license password, or about Respondus in general, please call the IMG at 844-5181 or e-mail img@auburn.edu.

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