• Respondus

Instructional Technology Services

  • Respondus 

    Respondus is a powerful tool that allows faculty to easily create web-based quizzes and exams and upload them to your course in D2L Brightspace.

    Advantages of using Respondus:

    • Different options for creating questions: directly in Respondus, import from a publisher’s test bank, or create in Microsoft Word
    • Can enter exam settings in Respondus
    • Create random exams
    • Preview and edit exams
    • Publish exams to D2L Brightspace
    • Retrieve questions from D2L Brightspace
    • Print exam, with or without answer key 
    • Save exam to a Microsoft Word file


  • Respondus is available only for Faculty and Staff use.

    Obtaining the Respondus Application

    Contact Instructional Technology Services at support@mnstate.edu to request Respondus be installed onto your computer.

    Note: Do not download and install the Respondus 30-day free trial, single-user, or Respondus LT from the Respondus web site. If you do so, you will need to uninstall that version before you install the campus-wide version that ITS will send you.

    Search the Respondus Test Bank Network

    Use the Respondus Test Bank Network to search for test bank questions by textbook. This option is available only to Faculty


  • Getting Started

    What is SoftChalk? What do I need to run SoftChalk? View our instructional tutorials to learn more.


    Softchalk - Learn More:
    Softchalk offers Introductory Webinars, Innovators in Online Learning, Video Tutorials, and Short Courses on their own web site.

    Create & Style Lessons

    To learn how to create a custom lesson style, or to style a previously created lesson, view our tutorials.


     Editing Your Lesson

    To learn how to edit your lesson content and style, view our tutorials.

    Adding Content


     SoftChalk With Powerpoint

    To learn how to include Powerpoint Presentations with your SoftChalk Lesson:

    1. go to support.softchalk.com 

    2. In the left navigation, under FAQs, click on PowerPoint Questions

    Packaging Your Lessons (Zip Folders)

    SoftChalk allows you to package your lesson in a .zip folder. To learn more, view our tutorials.