Respondus 4.0

What is Respondus 4.0?

UW-Stout has obtained a campus-wide license for Respondus 4.0, a Windows-based authoring tool that makes it easy to create and manage exams for Learn@UW-Stout.

Respondus 4.0 allows instructors to import questions from publisher's test banks, Word documents, and other formats to create a quiz.  Respondus 4.0 is fully integrated with Learn@UW-Stout so you are able to publish your quizzes directly to your courses.

How do I obtain a copy?

In order to obtain a copy of the software, instructors will need to submit a request to We will then e-mail you a .zip file to install Respondus 4.0.

Respondus LockDown Browser

What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

The Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser that increases the security of quiz delivery in D2L. When students use the Respondus LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once a quiz is started, students are locked into it until it's submitted for grading.

How do I use it?

  • First, make sure all of your students have installed the Respondus LockDown Brower.  Note:  There is a link to install the Respondus LockDown Browser posted on the Learn@UW-Stout homepage within the Student Resources widget and on the Learn@UW-Stout  Students section.
  • If there are students who haven't yet used the Respondus LockDown Browser, set up a simple practice quiz so students can test their browser installation.
  • On the Restrictions tab of the quiz under Security Options check the Respondus LockDown Browser: __ Required to take this quiz checkbox. This will make the quiz accessible only with the Respondus LockDown Browser.
  • When students open the LockDown Browser, they are taken directly to Learn@UW-Stout. After logging in, entering the class and starting a quiz, they will no longer be able to access anything on their computer until the quiz is submitted.

Additional Tips and Suggestions

  • If audio/video files are used in a quiz, the media player must be embedded in the question itself. This is the only way that students will have access to the control buttons, such as play, start, pause and stop.
  • Respondus LockDown Browser will maintain the "locked" testing environment even if a question contains a link to another web page (which opens another, secure browser window). However, all links that may appear on the new web page will be blocked by the browser, so be sure the content that students must see is available from the initial, linked page.

My Students Need Help Using Respondus LockDown Browser

Students needing help with Respondus LockDown Browser can find information in our Learn@UW-Stout Students section.