The process for purchasing a single-user license of Respondus or obtaining a 30-day free trial is nearly the same. In both cases, you must first download and install the software. Then you need to either purchase a permanent activation password or register for a temporary, 30-day password.
Institutions with a Campus-wide license of Respondus should contact their license administrator for download information.
Note to students: this is not Respondus LockDown Browser and is not a student application used for taking online exams. Contact your instructor to obtain the correct download link for LockDown Browser.
There are 5 steps to downloading and installing Respondus.
- Download the installation program.
- Install Respondus. Locate the Respondus4.exe file downloaded in Step 1. Double-click the file to start the Respondus installation program. Several screens will guide you through the installation program. Once Respondus is installed, start the program by double-clicking the Respondus icon that is now located on the Windows desktop. Or follow these steps to start the software.
Click [Start] from the Windows desktop
Click [Respondus 4]
The first time you start Respondus (and each time thereafter until the program is registered), you will be presented with a screen that provides the "Product ID#." The Product ID# is used in Step 3 to obtain the password required to activate the software.
- Purchase a permanent activation password or register for a free 30-day trial. The appropriate password is immediately e-mailed to you.
- Enter the password in the Respondus software to activate the program. That's it!
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