How to Import Questions with Respondus


Respondus software allows you to import exam questions from other formats such as, Microsoft (MS) Word.  It can import a multiple-choice, true-false, fill in the blank, or multiple answer questions.

Note:  Before you can import test questions from Word file, you need to organized your Word file in a Respondus “Standard Format.”  Please use “Help Topics” from the menu to properly format your exam file.



  1. In Start tab, make sure current personality is set to Blackboard.
  2. Click Import Questions.

In the “Import Questions” dialog box,

  1.  Select the Type of file to be imported in the section 1.
  2. Click Browse next to File name in the Select the file to Import section.
  3. Locate the File that contains the questions and answers for the quiz and click Open.
  4. Enter a name for the new document in the section 2.
  5. Click Preview button in the section 3, to check for problems.
  6. If there are no significant warnings, click Finish.  The Response file is saved.
  7. In Edit tab, edit or add to your questions, if necessary
  8. In Settings tab, configure various settings. Here you can set up your Random Blocks, as well as add settings for availability, feedback, etc.
    Note:  You also can configure settings after you upload your exam in Blackboard.

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