Illinois Compass 2g, Use Respondus to Retrieve Test Questions

Respondus is Windows-only test authoring software that can be used to create, edit, and publish online tests to Illinois Compass 2g.

Respondus can be downloaded from the Webstore at

Ensure Respondus is up to date by clicking on Help and selecting Check for Update.

Once Respondus is up to date, set the personality for Blackboard 7.x – 9.x:

Respondus Personality

Click the Retrieval & Reports tab then click Retrieve Questions button on the left menu, and then click add new server from the drop-down menu:

Add new server

On the next screen select the option to check for preconfigured settings:

Preconfigured settings

After clicking Next, the screen below will be displayed:

Connection settings wizard

  1. Type Illinois Compass 2g to set the description for this server
  2. Click Next to run the connection test to ensure that Respondus can connect to Illinois Compass.
  3. A log in window will pop-up, click to sign into Illinois Compass, then type your credentials.
  4. Click 'Close after login' in the upper right of the screen after logging in. 

You have now set up preconfigured settings in Respondus, the settings will be remembered for the next time.

Keywords:edit online assessment instructor   Doc ID:65111
Owner:Dan H.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-07-13 14:23 CDTUpdated:2022-05-16 08:47 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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