Canvas: Respondus for Quiz Building Overview

Applies to: Canvas

Respondus is a Windows-only application for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas and other learning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, OR moved from one learning system to another.

The University of Minnesota has a campus-wide license for Respondus software. University instructors and support staff may use it for free.


  • Respondus is a Windows-only application.
  • Respondus is NOT needed to require students use exam security through the Respondus Lockdown Browser.

Getting access to Respondus

  1. Send an email to [email protected] and ask for Respondus access.
  2. Support staff will enroll you in the Respondus Quiz Tool Information course site located in Canvas.
    • You will be able to download the program from there.
    • Support guides and knowledge articles are linked there.

Using support and training materials from Respondus

Additional Resources

Publish Questions from Respondus to Canvas Directly

If you have difficulty with any of the steps for using Respondus Quiz Builder, contact the Technology Helpline at 612-301-4357 and ask to talk with a T2 AT Tools staff member.

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