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About Respondus Campus Edition

Respondus Campus edition simplifies the creation and editing of questions, quizzes and exams to be used in Desire2Learn. Questions and exams can be created or edited in either the easy-to-use offline application or in MS Word(R) documents.


The installation file is listed as a link below. After downloading finishes, locate the file on your hard drive and open it to start the installation program. During the installation process you will be asked to enter the name of the institution, the local support contact, and the installation password. Enter the following information:

Institution Name: British Columbia Institute of Technology

Local Support Contact(s):

Installation Password:
(Password valid through the end of: July 2021)

Download the software (please note that this is only available for MS Windows environments):

We recommend that you accept the default settings for where the program is installed. During the install, choose “D2L Brightspace” as your LMS Personality:

Home Use

The Respondus license allows you to install this software on a home computer, but you are not allowed to provide the software or the password information to anyone who is not affiliated with BCIT.


Context-sensitive help is available throughout the software by pressing the F1 key. It is also available by selecting “Help” from the pull-down menu on the toolbar.

Quick Start Guides – essential information for getting started with Respondus or StudyMate Author – can be found at and demonstration movies are available at

More thorough information can be found in the Respondus User Guides which can be downloaded from

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.

Article #: HC-11