UNI eLearning Suite

How do I download Respondus?

Faculty can obtain a copy of the Respondus software by downloading it from the IT Departmental Purchases site. After clicking "Download the Respondus software", you will need to use your CatID username and passphrase to Sign-In when prompted.

screenshot showing where to enter your CAT ID when prompted

The file you download is named Respondus-4.0.zip. Once the file has been downloaded to your computer, close all other programs including Microsoft Office programs, web browsers, etc.

Extract the files from the .zip file. Locate the readme.txt file and follow the directions.

Additional Notes:

​If you are installing Respondus onto a university computer, you may need to have administrator rights to the machine. If you do not have Admin rights to the machine, please contact your local tech support via Service Hub or by calling the IT Service Desk at 319-273-5555.

Our license DOES permit you to install a copy of the Respondus software on a home computer. However, please note that you are not permitted to provide the Respondus software or the password information to anyone who is not affiliated with our institution. Such an action is a violation of our licensing agreement with Respondus and is also illegal.

You are not able to download the software directly from the Respondus website, nor are you able to use a previous passphrase to activate a copy previously downloaded from their site.