Respondus Patch

The Respondus patch is only intended for those who already installed Respondus 4.0 (to upgrade from Respondus 3.5 download the full install of Respondus 4.0). You do not have to apply earlier patches before applying the Respondus patch.

In addition, all patches are immediately incorporated into the full installation programs that are available from this website, so it's not necessary to apply a patch if you have downloaded and installed the latest installation program from this website.

A detailed list of the issues related to this patch appears at the bottom of this page.

The quickest and easiest way to download and apply the patch is to start Respondus 4.0, go to the "Help" menu, select "Check for Update," and then click "Get Update."

If you prefer, though, you may also download the appropriate version of the patch from the links below. Once the patch is downloaded, double-click the file to run a short unzip process that replaces the original Respond.exe file.

Download Respondus Patch - Single-User Version

Download Respondus Patch - Campus-wide Version


The Respondus patch includes these features:

Blackboard Learn Personality

  • Provides updated authentication support for Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 15 - 16
  • Updated text for "Score per Question" setting

Moodle Personality

  • Fix to display correct respondusws server module version in Publish status window


The patch also includes all fixes and enhancements from previous Respondus 4.0 patches, including:

All Learning Management System "Personalities"

  • Client installs of Respondus 4 will now renew automatically each year if Preconfigured Server Settings are enabled in the administrator area of (only available for campus-wide licensing)
  • For DOCX imports, there is improved support for non-Latin character sets (Arabic, Cyrillic, etc.)
  • Includes a fix for a "parameter is invalid" error when opening a file
  • Fixes an issue in the Exam Wizard that can lead to a crash

Blackboard Learn Personality

  • Fixes an error that sometimes occurs when obtaining a list of courses from the server
  • Retrieval, fixes for Retrieve Reports and Download Data
  • Support for Espanol (UNAV2) language pack

Canvas Personality

  • Updated support for servers with browser-based Single-Sign-On authentication

Desire2Learn Personality

  • Retrieval fix where some images were not being downloaded properly

IMS QTI Personality

  • Import, improved compatibility with Sakai's exported XML

Moodle Personality

  • Improved support for servers using self-signed SSL certificates
  • Moodle server downloads page: click here