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Discover the Respondus Test Bank Network

The Respondus Test Bank Network offers the fastest way to create online tests using questions from a publisher test bank. It also gives instructors an easy way to create interactive learning activities and self-assessments that students will enjoy (they’ll even ask for more).

The Respondus Test Bank Network is a partnership between Respondus, Inc. and various textbook publishers, including Pearson Higher Education, McGraw-Hill, Cengage and many others. Publishers convert their test banks to Respondus format and add them to the Respondus Test Bank Network. Instructors can then download a test bank directly with their Respondus 3.5 or StudyMate Author 2.0 software. From there, it’s easy to select questions for a test, add new questions, and then publish the entire test to an online course using Respondus 3.5. For StudyMate Author 2.0 users, Flash-based activities and games can be created from the same test bank files and published to an online course.

If you’ve never used the Respondus Test Bank Network, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can create tests, self-assessments and learning activities. Best of all, test banks from the Respondus Test Bank Network are available at no charge to faculty when they adopt a participating textbook for their course.

Test banks for over 1500 of the leading textbooks are available from the Respondus Test Bank Network, with topics ranging from Anthropology to Zoology. To request a Respondus-formatted test bank for your course, instructors can follow these steps:

  • Go to
  • Search for and select the textbook being used in your course
  • Complete the form at the bottom of the page and click the submit button

The request is immediately sent to the publisher for confirmation and approval. Once approved, the publisher will email the instructor a file code and password that can be used to download the test bank with Respondus or StudyMate Author (watch this movie to see how it works: "Downloading Publisher Test Banks").

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Source: Respondus, Inc. (
Originally Published: February 4, 2008

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