• Respondus - Publish Exams from Respondus to Canvas

Respondus is a Windows application that allows instructors to batch upload quiz questions into Canvas. UEN, the Utah Education Network, provides a license to all higher education faculty in Utah to use Respondus.

The following three sections describe how to publish exams or quizzes from Respondus to a Canvas course.

  1. Setting Up Publishing
  2. Setting Up Respondus/Canvas Connection
  3. Publishing Exam or Quiz to Canvas Course

Return users only need to complete sections 1 and 3. First time users should complete all three sections.


1. Setting Up Publishing

  1. Launch Respondus.
  2. Click Open.
  3. Select exam and click Open.
  4. Click Preview & Publish tab at the top.
  5. Click Publish to Canvas on the left.
  6. Click Publish Wizard.
  7. Click Next.


2. Setting Up Respondus/Canvas Connection

  1. Select add a new server from the Canvas Server drop-down.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Click No, I want to enter the server settings manually.  
  4. Keep Respondus open. 
  5. Login to Canvas.  
  6. Select and copy (CTRL+C) the URL. 



  1. Return to Respondus.
  2. Paste (CTRL+V) the URL in the number 2 field.
  3. Click the Extract for number 3.
  4. Enter any description for number 4.
  5. Enter your uNID and password for number 5.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Next.  
  8. Enter your uNID and password.
  9. Click Log In
  10. Click Log In button on Respondus Quiz Builder page.  


3. Publishing Exam or Quiz to Canvas Course

  1. Select Create in step 2 of the Publish Wizard and enter exam name.
  2. Complete the rest of the Publish Wizard.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select Canvas course.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Finish.
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