UT Online offers software free of charge or at a greatly reduced rate. Adobe Acrobat,
Respondus, and Respondus LockDown Browser are free for all Online Learning faculty.
Please read more about these applications below.
eMail Us: faculty and instructors are invited to email questions, concerns, or suggested improvements
to our Web site.
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Respondus is a powerful software application that enhances the functionality and usability
of Blackboard's (Bb) quiz, survey, and self-test tools. It also provides seamless
synchronization of print-based and online exams. Whether you are a "power user" of
Bb or a relatively new user, Respondus can save you hours on each assessment or survey
Log into Bb and go to the Faculty Resource Center you should find all of the Respondus
information. On the Faculty Resource Center homepage click Software and then Respondus.
The password for downloading the installer is listed on the Download & Instructions
page. The password you need to install Respondus is located on the License Documentation
Download Respondus (but first, please call an instructional designer at 8835 to get a username and password)
Respondus LockDown Browser
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that enhances the security of web-based
testing. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to take a web-based quiz or
exam in Blackboard, they are prevented from printing, copying, accessing other applications
or websites, or closing a test before the test has been submitted for grading. Quizzes
or exams that require the use of LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard
Respondus must be used to prepare a Blackboard quiz or exam for use with Respondus
LockDown Browser. An Instructor Quick Start Guide is available in the Faculty Resource
Center under Software. For additional assistance and student resources, please contact
your instructional designer.
For all software inquires please e-mail Phoebe Ballard, at 419-530-8835.