#TechTipThursday: Test Bank Network [Respondus 4.0]

The Digital Education Collaborative began its relationship with Respondus in 2015 to support Longwood University’s online testing environment. Many within our teaching and learning community are familiar with the vendor’s cheating deterrent tools (i.e., LockDown Browser with or without Monitor) as a means to foster integrity in Canvas-based assessments. Few, however, are aware of the enhanced efficiencies afforded through Respondus 4.0. In a post earlier this week, Marcus offered broad strokes on Respondus 4.0; a tool specifically for faculty, this post re-introduces the test bank network, specifically, and offers guidance on use.

Respondus 4.0 is one of the tools available to Longwood University through our license agreement; other tools include the LockDown Browser, which can be used with or without Monitor, focus on deterring cheating behavior. Similarly focused on an assessment of learning, Respondus 4.0 is a tool through which faculty can create quizzes, exams, and/or answer keys using resources provided by the textbook’s publisher; the test bank network enhances the efficiency with which this can be accomplished.

In under 5 minutes you can learn how to capitalize on the test bank network. After watching the video below, produced by Respondus, you will be able to:

    1. identify the location of the test bank network wizard;
    2. demonstrate the steps required to search for, and request access to, a publisher’s test bank;
    3. explain how the instructor is notified that the request for access was approved;
    4. articulate the DEC’s role in approving instructor access to Respondus test banks;
    5. register an approved test bank;
    6. identify the location for approved publisher test banks;
    7. articulate the differences between the two (file) options available after selecting an approved publisher test bank;
    8. locate and explain the question-specific (i.e., in-line; not just the column headers) options available when viewing all questions in a test bank;
    9. import questions to a Respondus project manually or automatically
    10. locate and explain the question-specific (i.e., in-line) options available after test bank questions are copied to a Respondus file
    11. duplicate the steps required to publish the Respondus file to Canvas

You are welcome to visit Longwood’s Canvas Corner for additional self-guided resources in support of learning technologies integrated with Canvas, including all licensed tools from Respondus. If you have any questions, or would like additional detail surrounding information in this post, please contact the Digital Education Collaborative.

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