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Respondus/StudyMate

What is Respondus and StudyMate?

Respondus.com offers two assessment software packages that all UofM faculty may use for free via a campus site license:

  1. Respondus: a quiz creation and management software
  2. StudyMate: a learning game creation software

Respondus Quiz Creator

Respondus is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or imported into eCourseware courses. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.

What Can You Do with Respondus?

  1. Use it to create a quiz/survey from scratch using many various types of questions and with pictures
  2. Import questions from a Word file
  3. Access over 1,000 publisher test banks in Respondus format, free to instructors who adopt a participating textbook or publisher test bank
  4. Print your quizzes to paper or publish in a Desire2Learn course
  5. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one eLearning system to another

How Can You Begin Using Respondus?

  1. Download and install the Repondus program from the UofM Software service.
  2. Download the Respondus Quick Start Guide in PDF and follow its directions.
  3. To use Respondus with Desire2Learn (eCourseware), do the following:
    • Create a quiz/survey project in Respondus.
    • Export the project as a D2L zip package.
    • Login to your eCourseware course and import the zip file as a Content New Topic.



StudyMate Author

StudyMate Author is a Windows-based software that allows instructors to create ten types of Flash-based activities and games using four simple templates. The Flash activities can be used with any web server or imported into eCourseware. StudyMate Author will import items from MS Word files and publisher test banks, making it easy to create interesting, interactive activities from existing content. Best of all, you don’t have to know Flash programming or HTML to use StudyMate Author.

What Can You Do with StudyMate?

  1. Create Flash-based activities, games, puzzles for eCourseware, such as Flash cards, Pick a letter, Matching, Fill in the blank, Crosswords, and Glossary (view sample activities here)
  2. Create activities for use on iPods, Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) and other small screen devices  
  3. Import existing content from Respondus, MS Word, and other formats
  4. Embed audio files such as mp3 or wav  
  5. Access to over 1,000 publisher test banks that can be downloaded and used with StudyMate Author, free to instructors who adopt a participating textbook

How Can I Start Using StudyMate?

  1. Download and install the StudyMate program from the UofM Software service.
  2. Download the StudyMate Quick Start Guide in PDF and follow its directions.
  3. To use StudyMate with Desire2Learn (eCourseware), do the following:
    • Create a game project in StudyMate.
    • Export the project as a SCORM 1.2 zip package to your computer.
    • Login to your eCourseware course and import the zip file as a Content New Topic.



 

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