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Respondus at SLU


Respondus has three products:

  • Respondus LockDown Browser - For secure online test proctoring
  • Respondus Monitor - Works with LockDown Browser and records students during test taking
  • Respondus 4.0 - Converting exams from text into Blackboard format

LockDown Browser and Monitor Resources

How to Get the Respondus 4.0 Software

For a University-owned computer: Contact the IT Service Desk to request Respondus.
For a personal computer: Follow the instructions on the ITS Software Downloads page.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later, there is no MAC version of Respondus 4.0
  • Memory: 32 MB RAM minimum
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 MB of free hard disk space for program files
  • Monitor: 1024x768 or 1280x720 minimum resolution

Exporting from Respondus 4.0 and Importing into Blackboard Learn

We recommend faculty export a Respondus test file as a zip to your computer and then upload it from within Blackboard. We created this video to show how it is done.

If you need to retrieve a test or pool of questions from Blackboard, please email for assistance.

Training and Tutorials

Respondus License Renewal

Existing users who have already updated their Blackboard server settings will automatically receive the latest license key and will not see a notice.

Existing users who have not updated their Blackboard server settings will see a notice that the license is expired. Click "Renew Later" to bypass that screen and use Respondus.

When you attempt to publish the test using the Publish Wizard, create a new server connection that will automatically give you the new license key each year.

Follow the instructions on how to use the pre-configured server settings option to configure Respondus to connect to Blackboard Learn.

Once you have completed this step, the license will be updated, and you will not see license prompts in the future.

Existing users who do not update their Blackboard server settings by July 31 of each year will need to copy and enter the license key for Respondus.



Support for Respondus

For assistance, contact the ITS Help Desk at 314-977-4000, or