How to Print a Paper Test Created in Your Blackboard Course

Note: Installation of Respondus Test Creation Application is required. If you need to install the Respondus Test Creation Application, please see the Getting this Service area of the Respondus Test Creation Application (Respondus 4.0) Service entry.

Step 1

Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer (just open it, you do not need to log into Blackboard or visit any website). There is a known Microsoft bug that requires Microsoft Edge to be open for some authentications.

Step 2

Click on the Respondus 4.0 Campus-Wide icon that displays on your desktop. On the Respondus page, click on the Retrieval & Reports tab and then click on Retrieve Questions.

Step 3

The Retrieve Questions Wizard window will open. First-time users go to step 10. Next to Blackboard Server, select add new server.

Step 4

An Add New Server Settings window will open.  Leave the radio button next to Yes, check for preconfigured server settings. Click Next.

Step 5

On the Preconfigured Server Settings Wizard, enter a name in field 1 (e.g. My Bb Courses).  Leave the radio button checked next to Run Connection Test. Click Next.

Step 6

myMason will open. Click on Mason Bb Login and follow the steps to log in. Click on the Close After Login button at the top right corner of the page.

mymason login

Step 7

After successfully logging in to myMason, click on the Close After Login button at the top right corner of the page.

Step 8

Within a few seconds, the Preconfigured Server Settings Wizard will open indicating that the connection test was completed successfully. Click Next.

Step 9

The Preconfigured Server Settings Wizard will open indicating that the new server settings have been added or updated.  Click Finish.

Step 10

On the Retrieve Questions Wizard, click Next.

Step 11

myMason may open again. If it does, click on Mason Bb Login. After successfully logging into myMason, click on the Close After Login button at the top right corner of the page (you are repeating Steps 6 and 7).

Step 12

On the Retrieve Questions Wizard,

  1. Select the course you want to retrieve the test from. You must be enrolled in the course for the course to display on the list.
  2. Select an Exam, Survey, or Pool. In this example, an Exam is selected.
  3. Enter a name for the file that will be created in Respondus for the test.
  4. Click on Next.

Bb Retrieve Questions Wizard

Step 13

After the questions have been retrieved, you will receive a File Saved notification. Click OK and then click Finish.

Step 14

Next, click on the Start tab and then click on Open.

Step 15

The Open Respondus File window will open. Select that test (filename) that you entered in Step 9 and click on Open.

Step 16

Click on the Preview & Publish tab and select Print Options from the menu.

Step 17

On the Print Options page, make your selections. In most cases, you only need to make selections for Option 1: Select Format. For example, if you want to give a student a paper test, you would select Exam.  If you want the paper test along with the answer key, select Exam with Answer Key. The Settings button has various options such as "List answers at end of exam (instead of an asterisk mark). Click on Save to File or Send to Printer.