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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 Canvas 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 4.0.
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 Canvas

We recommend faculty export a Respondus test file as a zip to your computer and then upload it from within Canvas. Here is a link to our knowledge base article on how to do that.

If you need assistance, please email

Training and Tutorials

  • Creating and Formatting Questions with Respondus 4.0
    Learn how to create and format questions with Respondus, including how to add images and equations.
  • Importing Questions from Word with Respondus 4.0
    This video shows how to import assessment questions from a word processor document.
  • Quick Start with Respondus 4.0 Sheet
    Learn how to use the edit menu, print an exam or randomize questions in online exams.
  • Using the Respondus 4.0 Exam Wizard
    The Wizard makes it easy to create exams using a publisher test bank or other Respondus files.
  • Using Publisher Test Banks with Respondus 4.0
    The leading textbooks in higher education have test banks available for use with Respondus 4.0. Learn how to request and access a test bank.

Support for Respondus Products

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