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Guidelines for faculty use of the Respondus programs including: LockDown Browser, Monitor, and Respondus 4.0.

Installation Instructions

Our institution has obtained a campus-wide license for Respondus 4.0. Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be published directly to our LMS or printed for paper-based exams. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment.

Our license also permits you to install a copy of Respondus 4.0 on a personal computer. However, you are not permitted to provide the Respondus 4.0 software or the password information to anyone who is not affiliated with our institution. Such an action is a violation of our licensing agreement with Respondus and is also illegal.

You can use Respondus on your machine as long as it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows 10 or 11
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 10 MB hard drive space
  • 1024x768 or 1280x720 Monitor resolution

You can obtain a copy of the Respondus 4.0 software by downloading it from here

The download is named “Respondus4Campus.exe”. Locate the file on your hard drive and double-click it to start the Respondus 4.0 installation program. We recommend that you accept the default settings for where the program is installed.

During the installation process, you will be asked to enter the activation details. The information must be entered EXACTLY as follows:

Institution Name: 

Marian University

Local Support Contact(s): 

Elizabeth Osika
Help Desk Team

Installation Password: 

(You must email Blake Ide ( to request the password.)

Word document to Canvas Quiz

Import Question from text file

Importing questions into Respondus 4.0 (Step-by-Step video)

Save the QTI XML File

  1. After importing your questions, click on the Preview and Publish tab of Respondus 4.0.
  2. Click the Preview button to make sure that everything is as you expect it to be.
  3. Click the Save QTI XML File option.
  4. Select your preferences for Points.
  5. Select "QTI XML zip file using IMS Content Packaging 1.1.3" for the File Format.
  6. Click Save As and save the file to your hard drive.

Import the QTI file into Canvas:

  1. Go to Canvas.
  2. Go to the course you want to create the quiz in.
  3. Click Import Existing Content on the right.
  4. Select QTI .zip file for the Content Type.
  5. Choose the File that you saved on your hard drive.
  6. Select a Question Bank if you would like.
  7. Bring the quiz in as a Classic Quiz by not checking the "Import existing Quizzes as New Quizzes" option. Classic Quizzes can always be made into New Quizzes later but you cannot go the other way.
  8. Click on Import.
  9. Once the Import has been completed, you can see your quiz on the Quizzes page.