What is Respondus®?

Respondus 4.0® is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved between different learning systems. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus® 4 will save you hours on each project.

Creating a Quiz using Respondus®​

The Shasta College Office of Educational Technology has a site license to assist you with creating quizzes in Canvas using a Microsoft Word Document (.doc).*  You can also use Respondus® to develop Quizzes in Canvas using Question Banks from your publisher (availability varies by publisher).

Software Download

Use the links below to download the Respondus® installation program. Once the file is downloaded, install it to your Personal Windows-Based Computer (non-district issued). **

​​Software Download: Download Link

​You will need the Respondus® Installation Password information to complete installation. Reach out to us and request the installation info!


Here's a couple of Youtube videos to help you 

This video illustrates how to Create and Format Questions in Respondus (video duration: 4:36):

Here's a video that illustrates how to Publish to Canvas (video duration 3:54)


Some Helpful Guides

Respondus® 4.0 Quick Start Guide

Respondus® 4.0 User Guide Canvas


​Technical Support

Visit Respondus® Support page for technical questions or to submit a ticket.​




Here's a Guide to help you format your Microsoft Word Document (.doc) so it is ready for Respondus!

​​** if you are using a District issued computer, send a request to the Shasta College IT Helpdesk to have it installed!​​​​​​​​​​​​