How to Publish a Single Exam in Respondus 4.0 as a Test into your Blackboard Course Site

You will first begin by creating an exam in Respondus. (Click Here for Instructions on how to Create a an Exam in Respondus 4.0)

1) Once you create and finish editing your test:

          A. Click “Preview & Publish

          B. Click “Publish to Blackboard

          C. Select “Publish Wizard

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Image 1: The Preview & Publish Tab allows you to publish your exam to Blackboard.

 2) The Publish Wizard window will open. Click on the “Blackboard Server” Drop-down menu and select “add new server

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Image 2: Click on the “Blackboard Server” drop down menu and select “add new server”.

 

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Image 3: The Server settings need to be manually configured.

 3) The Add New Server Settings window will open. Select the “No, I want to enter the server settings manually” radio button and click “Next”.

 

 4) The Blackboard Server and Course window will open. You will need to configure the settings.

          A. Enter: https://www.courses.miami.edu into the box.

          B. Go to the course that you have Instructor rights to and copy the URL of the courses’ entry point.

Image 4: By default a courses’ entry point is the announcements section of the course.

 

 5) Click “Extract” button to have Respondus automatically configure the Server name, Course ID, Login Type, Login page, Institution code, Server port, and Login Port.

Image 5: Clicking the Extract button will automatically fill out most of the fields.

 6) You will then need to do the following:

          A. Enter a Description for this Server Connection.

          B. Enter your C# for the Username (Not your CaneID).

          C. Enter your Blackboard Password.

          D.Click “OK” to confirm your changes.

Image 6: The Username Box requires your C# and your Blackboard Password.

NOTE: The Blackboard Password is a different password from your CaneID password. You can reset it by :

  1. Logging into your Blackboard Account
  2. Clicking on the Global Navigation Menu (Located on the top right hand corner of your Blackboard Page. Where your Name is located).
  3. Clicking on “Settings” and selecting “Personal Information”
  4. Select “Change Password”

 7) The Publish Wizard window will open but now the server settings will be saved. Click “Next” to continue.

Image 7: Once the server settings have been configured Click on “Next” to connect to the server.

 

 8) If the connection is successful you will need to do the following:

          A. Select the course that you would like to publish the test to.

          B. Select whether you would like to create a new Test or replace an existing Test in your course site.

          C. Select additional options for your Test (They will all be checked by default) and click “Next”.

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Image 8: At this point the connection the University of Miami’s Blackboard Server has been established. This Publish Wizard window allows you to configure how your test is published and deployed to your course.

 

 9) Select the content area that you would like to publish to Test to and click “Next”.

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Image 9: Select where in your course you would like for your test to be deployed in.

 

 10) Success! You have published a test in your course site.

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Image 10: At this point the test has been deployed to the course. You can now access your course on Blackboard and see the test in the content area that you chose to deploy it in.