Texas Tech University

Respondus Quiz Creator

Respondus BoxRespondus Quiz Creator is a powerful tool for creating and managing question databases and exams that can be published directly to Blackboard or printed to paper. Many textbook publishers provide a test bank, or question database, for the textbook an instructor has adopted for classroom use. Respondus Quiz Creator can be used to convert these publisher files to your Blackboard course(s).

Texas Tech University has obtained a campus-wide license for the Respondus Quiz Creator software. Respondus Quiz Creator is a Windows application that enhances the functionality and usability of Blackboard quiz, survey, and self-test tools.

Respondus Training Document

New Installations

To install Respondus Quiz Creator (Windows), please go to eRaider, login with your eRaider username and password, click on Software Download -> Windows -> Respondus Quiz Creator Download, highlight and copy the license "key" and follow the instructions for installation. 

During the installation process you will be asked to enter the name of the institution, the local support contact, and the installation password. The information can be copied and pasted from below into the appropriate fields.

Institution Name:

Texas Tech University

Local Support Contact(s):

TTU Respondus Support personnel at Worldwide eLearning: 806-742-7227.

NOTE: It's important to note that you are NOT able to download the software directly from the Respondus website.

EXTRA Password to publish to Blackboard Learn 9.1

Once installation is complete you will need to setup Publish Settings in order to publish to your Blackboard course. Click the Preview & Publish tab in Respondus Quiz Creator and follow the prompts. When the Wizard appears you will need a user login name and password. Your user name is your eRaider username (i.e., jsmith). The password will be a unique Respondus Quiz Tool password. Please click on the link below to receive your new unique Respondus Quiz Tool user password. (It will look something like this: 3c83xdad2912ca5ac382fba5b73c01cd:12504.)

Respondus Publish Feature Password request - Copy and paste this new user password into your Respondus Quiz Tool Publishing Wizard screen.

Annual Renewal of Existing Installations

Respondus Quiz Creator users are required to renew the password in Respondus Quiz Creator yearly. You do not need to download or re-install Respondus Quiz Creator. To renew the existing installation of Respondus Quiz Creator on your computer, please go to eRaider, login with your eRaider username and password, click on Software Download -> Windows -> Respondus Quiz Creator Download screen, highlight and copy the license "key". Prior to August 1st, open Respondus Quiz Creator and select File > Update License > paste the new license "key" password. After August 1st, upon startup, the software will automatically prompt you for the new license password.


Find essential information for getting started with Respondus with their Quick Start Guide and Demonstration Tutorials.

Information about the Respondus Test Bank Network (a free service that allows instructors to download publisher test banks) is available at https://web.respondus.com/he/testbank/.

Technical Support

If you have questions or problems using the Respondus software, you should first consult the online help or Respondus User Guide. If you are still unable to resolve your problem, direct your questions to the TTU Respondus Support personnel at 806-742-7227.

Licensing Questions

Our license with Respondus, Inc. does NOT permit instructors to obtain support directly from Respondus, Inc. If our staff is unable to solve a particular question or problem, we will contact Respondus, Inc. on your behalf.

Our license DOES permit you to install a copy of the Respondus software on a home computer as well as your office computer. However, please note that you are not permitted to provide the Respondus 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.