How to Create an Exam File in Exam Author

Before you input questions for your test, you must create a file for them in Respondus. Once this file is created, you can import questions, create new questions from a template, archive the questions, and use them on another test if desired. The steps below will guide you through creating a new file or opening an existing file in Respondus.

Start tab overview

From the Respondus Start tab you can open a file, create a new file, import questions from existing text files, and change your Respondus Personality. The start menu also includes the Exam Wizard and the Archive Wizard.
Respondus Exam Author 4.0 start page.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to create an exam file in Exam Author

  1. From the Start tab, click Create.
    Click create to begin constructing a new exam file.
  2. Type a name for your file in the Name of File box and a description for your file in the Description box.
    File name and description text boxes
  3. Select Exam or Survey, depending on the type of file you want to create. These choices determine what features will be available to you.
    Type of file selection
  4. When you are finished, click OK.
  5. Click the Edit tab to create your exam by entering your questions.
    Click edit to begin adding questions.
  6. Additional questions can be added by from copying questions from another file or importing test bank questions. m
    Add additional questions.

Opening an existing file

  1. From the Start tab, click Open.
    Click open to access an existing file.

  2. Select an exam, then click Open.
    Open and existing Respondus Exam.

  3. From the menu bar you can edit exam question, make changes to settings and publish to Blackboard.
    Respondus 4.0 Exam Author menu bar.

Please Note: You can also organize items into folders in Respondus. Click the Create New Folder button to create a new folder, or you can add items into an existing folder by double-clicking that folder.


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