Faculty can use Respondus to build an archive of questions that can be reused, shared and exported in many formats. StudyMate lets you create ten Flash-based activities and games using three simple templates.


Respondus and StudyMate Campus Licenses are available to faculty associated with the MSU system (Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Northern).

Instructors who wish to use the Respondus software must download and run the software installation file(s) to install it on their local machine.

StudyMate Campus is cloud-based and appears as a tool within Brightspace LE. StudyMate is accessed via the "Course Resources" menu within a course when in Brightspace LE on the MSU-Bozeman campus.

Access Respondus based tutorials created by MSU  (will open in a new window or tab dependent on browser settings)

To install Respondus

Respondus installation guide - authenticate using NetID and NetID password combination 

The link will open in a new page or tab dependent upon your setup. After selecting the link you will be required to authenticate - use your NetID and NetID password.

Read the "Respondus Installation Guide" which provides the information and links to the software necessary to install Respondus on your local machine.

Keep the Institution name, Local Support Contact(s), and Installation Password information at hand as it will be used during the licensing process.

Select the installation file link(s):

"Respondus installation file" is for installing Respondus software. Download the file to your computer and follow the prompts to install the software.

Annual requirement for a new password:

The Respondus Campus license is renewed on an annual basis. You may be prompted for a new "activation password" when trying to use a version of Respondus that was installed during a prior timeframe. When prompted that your license has expired, enter this area again and use the "Installation Password:" listed in the installation guide. This information is typically updated during the summer when the campus license is renewed.

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About Respondus

Faculty can use Respondus to build an archive of questions that can be reused, shared and exported in many formats.

Used properly it is a solid tool for creating and managing question and answer formats that can be printed to paper or published directly to D2L. Exams, surveys, self-assessments can be created on a local computer (not connected to the internet) and Respondus behaves/looks like a regular document generating software product in a regular Windows environment. With some tweaking, questions that a faculty member has written in MS Word, Rich Text Format, or created in a text file can be imported to Respondus for upload into D2L.

Respondus Test Bank Network:

Respondus Test Bank Network gives access to online exams and learning activities from official publisher test banks.

Go to the Respondus Test Bank Network site for information about the Test Bank Network

Additional Information about Respondus:

For more information on Respondus, go to extra Respondus Tutorials from MSU-Bozeman

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About StudyMate Campus

“StudyMate Campus” is the cloud-based version of StudyMate that makes it easy for both instructors and students to create flash cards, self-assessments, and learning games.

StudyMate Campus appears as a tool within Brightspace LE and can be accessed via the "Course Resources" menu within a course.

Instructors can now utilize StudyMate without having to download, install and apply a registration key to use the software - it is readily available inside of Brightspace. Students can use it as well.

Watch what Respondus StudyMate Campus can do for you! (will open in a new window or tab dependent on browser settings)

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Support Documents from Respondus:

Respondus 4.0 Quick Start Guide
Respondus 4.0 User Guide

StudyMate Campus: About StudyMate Campus (from the Respondus site)

For the most up to date videos: Respondus 4.0 Videos

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Mac (Apple) not supported:

Note that Respondus is for PC based systems only - Mac is not supported.
Note also that StudyMate Campus is available via bowser through Brightspace LE so multiple systems can use it.

Some links will open in a new tab or window dependent on browser/OS configuration.

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