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Distance Education Password QuickStart

Finding the Respondus password for secure, proctored Blackboard exams:

Step 1: Locate the exam password

  1. Login to Blackboard.
  2. Select your course.
  3. Select the menu link where your exam is located.
  4. Click on the chevron button next to the name of the exam.
  5. Choose Edit the Test Options.
    Edit the Test Options
  6. Scroll to the end of the TEST AVAILABILITY section on the Test Options page.
  7. The Password checkbox is checked for a secure exam. Select and copy the computer-generated password located in the Password text field.
    Password text field

Step 2: Send the password to Distance Education for distribution to proctor

  1. Download the Distance Testing Instructions Form.
  2. Provide course information in Part I, including the synonyms and semesters exam materials are valid.
    Part 1
  3. Add proctoring instructions such as time limits and supplemental materials authorized in Part IIA.
  4. Paste the computer-generated password(s) into Part IIB.
  5. Save the form and email to Your exam passwords will be securely retained by Distance Education and distributed to the proctor upon our authorization of the selected testing site.