Respondus Quiz Management Tool

Importing Quiz Questions With Respondus

With a properly formatted text file (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .csv, or .txt), you can import questions into Respondus, a quiz generating tool available for download from the ConnectWright web site under Classroom Software (https://www.wright.edu/cats/cw), and publish them to your Pilot course. When you download Respondus from the Connect Wright site, there is a Registration Code file also available that contains the registration information and password. Using Respondus can save a considerable amount of time compared to entering questions individually in the Pilot Quiz tool.

When you import the questions into Respondus, you should then “publish” them to your Pilot course.  Here are the steps:

  1. Open Respondus and make sure that the Current Personality you are displaying is Desire2Learn.  Then click on the Import Questions tab and select the type of file you are importing. Respondus can import a variety of file types, including .doc, .docx, .txt, and .rtf. Next, click on the Browse and select the file you want to upload.
  2. You will now need to select a name for the file in Respondus and choose whether to create an exam or survey (the primary difference between the exam and survey is exams have correct answers indicated in the uploaded file and surveys do not).
  3. Once this is done, click on Preview to see if you have any errors. If an error is encountered, read the error display box carefully as it will indicate the error type and the specific question it appeared in.  If no errors are returned, click on Finish and the questions will be brought into Respondus.
  4. Once the questions are in Respondus, the next step is to publish them to Pilot.  Click on the Preview and Publish tab across the top. On the Preview and Publish screen, click on Publish on the left side of the screen and then on Publish Wizard.  On the Publish Wizard screen, choose to “Publish to single course” in step1 and in step 2 select the Desire2Learn server.  If you have not already setup a server, choose “add new server” from the pull-down menu and then select “Yes, check for pre-configured settings.”  You will then be prompted to name the server (call it whatever you like) and to enter your username and password.  Once the information is entered, click “Next” and then “Next” again on the following screen.  Again you will be prompted for your username and password and once entered you will be able to choose the course in Pilot that you want to upload the material to.
  5. The final option that you will need to make is whether to publish the quiz to the course or to publish the questions to the Question Library (unfortunately it does not do both).  If you publish the questions to the Question Library, you will need to add them later to a quiz in Pilot.

Respondus Question Template and Sample Upload

To upload questions into Respondus, they must first be properly formatted. Respondus assumes that every question to be imported is a multiple choice type question unless it is indicated otherwise (True or False questions are also recognized as multiple choice questions by Respondus). So to upload multiple choice questions into Respondus, you only need to indicate the correct answer for each question (this can be done in the question by placing an asterisk in front of the correct answer, or at the end of the document by entering Answers: and then listing the question numbers and correct responses – e.g.,

Answers:

  1. a
  2. b
  3. d

For all other types of questions, you will need to indicate what type of question you are importing. To do this, you enter Type: followed by the appropriate indicator for that type of question. For instance, a short answer question would be indicated by entering Type: S. After a space break, you would then enter the question and, again, you can either enter the answer after the question or at the end of the document – e.g.,

Type: S

  1. Who is known as the “father of television”?

 

  1. Zworykin
  2. Vladimir Zworykin
  3. Vladimir Kosma Zworykin

Question Template

Importing Essay Questions

The long answer question type (essay) is not automatically graded by Pilot. You can indicate an answer for this question type, but it is for comparison purposes only (graders can view the answer as a guide when they manually grade the question).

Type: E

3) How is the Michelson-Morely experiment related to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity?

a) In 1887, Albert Michelson and Edward Morely carried out experiments to detect the change in speed of light due to ether wind when the Earth moved around the sun. The result was negative. They found the speed of light is always the same regardless of Earth’s motion around the sun. Scientists were puzzled with this negative result, and they didn’t know how to explain it. Albert Einstein came up with the answer in his famous second postulate in theory of relativity: that the speed of light (in vacuum) is always constant and absolute, regardless of its source’s motion and observer’s movement.

Importing Short Answer Questions

Alternate correct answers can be indicated for short answer questions. The correct answer will need to be matched exactly by the students, so anticipating any variations can be useful in automatic grading.

Type: S

  1. Who is known as the “father of television”?

 

  1. Zworykin
  2. Vladimir Zworykin
  3. Vladimir Kosma Zworykin

Importing Multiple Fill in the Blanks Questions

Indicate the blanks (and the correct answers) in the question with brackets. You can add alternate correct responses by separating them with a comma.

Type: FMB

  1. A [rose, red flower] by any other [name] would smell as [sweet, good].

Importing Matching Questions

Indicate the correct matches and Pilot will randomize the choices when displaying the question to students.

Type: MT

  1. Match the correct name to the discovery or theory.

 

  1. Michelson-Morely = Speed of light
  2. Einstein = Theory of Relativity
  3. Marconi = radio waves

Importing Ordering Questions

The Ordering Questions type has no correct response indicated (list the responses in the correct order and Pilot will randomize them when the question is displayed for students).

Type: ORD

  1. Put the following presidents in order of service

 

  1. George Washington
  2. John Adams
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. James Madison
  5. James Monroe

Importing “Multiple Response” Questions

Although this a multiple choice type question, Respondus doesn’t recognize it as such because there are multiple responses.

Type: MR

8) Which of the following individuals are credited with determining the exact speed of light?

a. Albert Einstein

*b. Albert Michelson

*c. Edward Williams Morley

d. Thomas Edison

Sample Upload

Below is a sample upload of a file that is ready to be imported into Respondus.

1) Who determined the exact speed of light?

a. Albert Einstein

*b. Albert Michelson

c. Thomas Edison

d. Guglielmo Marconi

2) Albert Michelson determined the exact speed of light?

*a) True

b) False

Type: E

3) How is the Michelson-Morely experiment related to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity?

a) In 1887, Albert Michelson and Edward Morely carried out experiments to detect the change in speed of light due to ether wind when the Earth moved around the sun. The result was negative. They found the speed of light is always the same regardless of Earth’s motion around the sun. Scientists were puzzled with this negative result, and they didn’t know how to explain it. Albert Einstein came up with the answer in his famous second postulate in theory of relativity: that the speed of light (in vacuum) is always constant and absolute, regardless of its source’s motion and observer’s movement.

Type: S

Who is known as the “father of television”?

Zworykin
Vladimir Zworykin
Vladimir Kosma Zworykin

Type: FMB

A [rose, red flower] by any other [name] would smell as [sweet, good].

Type: MT

6) Match the correct name to the discovery or theory.

Michelson-Morely = Speed of light
Einstein = Theory of Relativity
Marconi = radio waves

Type: ORD

Title: Presidential Order

Put the following presidents in order of service
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe

Type: MR

8) Which of the following individuals are credited with determining the exact speed of light?

a. Albert Einstein

*b. Albert Michelson

*c. Edward Williams Morley

d. Thomas Edison