RESPONDUS: What is Respondus and how do I download it?

Respondus Software is used to create, print and deploy exams in Blackboard. Respondus is offered free to Wayne State University Faculty. Please contact the Office for Teaching and Learning at 313-577-1980 to obtain a license.


How to download Respondus

Respondus may be download directly from Blackboard. Follow the steps below to download Respondus.


  • Log in to Blackboard at with your AccessID and password.
  • On the homepage, scroll down and click Lockdown Browser Download.

  • This will navigate you to Carefully read over the License Agreement and click Install Now


More information

Additional support resources for Respondus are available at the Respondus Demo Library and the Faculty Resources tab in Blackboard.


Note: This tool should not be confused with the Respondus Lockdown Browser, which is used by students to take exams in Blackboard.