Teaching with the LMS
The University of Melbourne has a campus-wide license for the Respondus software. Respondus is a Windows application that enhances the functionality and usability of Blackboard's quiz and survey tools.
Respondus allows staff to develop quizzes and surveys offline and publish directly to one or multiple subjects in the LMS simultaneously. Questions can be imported from Microsoft Word (DOC), Rich Text Format (RTF) and comma/tab separated text documents. Graphics, video, and audio content as well as mathematical and scientific equations can be easily inserted into questions. Question banks provided by text book publishers can also be used (free if the textbook is the adopted class text) to construct quizzes and surveys. Tests can now also be exported in iPod Quiz format.
Respondus can also be used to retrieve existing quizzes, surveys and question pools from the LMS. In addition, staff can generate reports to show question response statistics in LMS tests and surveys, and/or all student grades at a particular time.
Example Word documents for importing questions
- Respondus: example Word document for importing questions 1
- Respondus: example Word document for importing questions 2