Connecting Respondus 4.0 to Blackboard

Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard and other eLearning systems. All UAMS faculty can download Respondus 4.0 from the Faculty Resources – Site License Downloads Blackboard course. If you cannot access this course, please contact for support.

See the Downloading and Licensing Respondus 4.0 step-by-step to start.

In order to publish or retrieve tests using Respondus 4.0 you need to connect it to Blackboard.

1. Open Respondus 4.0. On the Start menu, click Open.

Main Respondus 4.0 interface. Open a file from the start menu.

2. Select a file and click Open.

Choose the World History test and click Open.

3. Go to the Preview + Publish tab. Click Publish and Publish Wizard.

On the Preview + Publish tab, click the Publish button and use the Publish Wizard

4. From the Blackboard Server menu select add new server and click Next.

On the Publish Wizard window add a new server and click Next

5. Choose Yes, check for preconfigured server settings. Click Next.

On the Add New Server Settings window choose Yes, check for preconfigured server settings and click Next

6. Choose UAMS Blackboard Learn 9.1 for the learning system. Click OK.

Choose UAMS Blackboard Learn 9.1 and click OK

7. Name the server and save your username and password, if so desired. Keep the selection for the Run connection test and click Next.

Type a name for the new server, check the box for Save my Username and Password option, check the Run connection test option and click Next

8. Click OK on the next prompt.

Click OK on the Login to Blackboard window

9. Click OK to start the Helper Tool Download. The installation will begin.

Click OK on the Helper Tool Download

Helper Tool Download installs

10. After the Helper Tool Download installs, you will be prompted to login to Blackboard.

Use the red button to log in to Blackboard

11. After you logged in close the window by using Close After Login.

Close after login

12. Click OK.

Click OK on the Login to Blackboard window

13. Click Next.

The server settings will display; click Next

14. Click Finish.

Click Finish to complete the new server configuration

15. The new server is added. Click Next to connect to Blackboard.

The new server is available to use; click next to connect to Blackboard

16. Click OK. Repeat steps 10 and 11 to login to Blackboard and Close After Login, and click OK.

Click OK on the Login to Blackboard window

NOTE: Wait for the process to finish and display Step 17.

17. You are now connected to Blackboard.

The Publish Wizard window displays available options for publish to Blackboard.

NOTE: You will setup the connection between Respondus 4.0 and Blackboard only once. You will be prompted to login to Blackboard (steps 10, 11, and 12) for any Blackboard access through Respondus. Follow up with more information in our Respondus 4.0 section.