Format for conversion from a Word document

The Learning and Teaching Development Service uses software called Respondus to convert the exam and also to produce print versions of the exam.  Respondus is also now available for University staff to use, find out more here.

If you would like LTDS to convert an exam from Word, or if you are going to convert it yourself using Respondus, it needs to be in the format shown in the linked document. Respondus format. See simple example below.

Example Exam Question:

Title: Speed of Light. 

3) Who determined the exact speed of light?

a. Albert Einstein

*b. Albert Michelson

c. Thomas Edison

d. Guglielmo Marconi

NOTE: Respondus only converts the following question types:

  • multiple choice
  • true-false
  • essay – not currently supported in locked down exams
  • fill in the blank
  • jumbled sentence
  • ordering questions
  • matching
  • multiple answer questions

Respondus cannot convert calculated formula questions and has no support for Hot Spot questions. These types need to be created online. Hot spot questions will need to be added manually into the paper version of the exam. The other questions can be pulled down from Blackboard to Respondus for printing (with answers for external examiners to check and without answers as a backup for students).

If you are using a paper based exam that is currently very different to this, please get in touch with OLAF Admin in good time  and we can look at  how it will work.

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