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Respondus Announcements Timeline


2014

Respondus is named one of the 20 Most Promising Educational Tech Solution Providers by CIO Review Magazine.

Respondus 4.0 wins a Readers' Choice Award from eCampus News.

Respondus releases an integration between Respondus Monitor and the Canvas learning system.

2013

LockDown Browser gains new accessibility features, allowing JAWS and other screen reader applications to be used with LockDown Browser during online exams.

The iPad Edition of LockDown Browser is released for Blackboard Learn, and is available for free through iTunes.

Respondus releases Respondus Monitor for Blackboard, Desire2Learn and Moodle. The new application, a companion to LockDown Browser, uses webcam and video technology to help protect the integrity of online exams.

2012

StudyMate Class now integrates with the Canvas learning system by Instructure.

Respondus releases a new mobile app for StudyMate Class for Android-based smartphones and Kindles.

StudyMate Class becomes available for the Desire2Learn Learning Environment.

2011

Respondus LockDown Browser now integrates with Sakai, supporting both the SAMigo and Mneme assessment engines.

StudyMate Author version 2.5 is released, with a cloud-based publishing option and new features that support the use of learning activities on smartphones and tablets.

Respondus completes new integrations for the Instructure Canvas platform: Respondus 4.0 and Respondus LockDown Browser.

Respondus announces major enhancements to the Respondus Test Bank Network that make it faster than ever to create assessments from official publisher test banks. The update also includes a new integration with StudyMate Class.

2010

Respondus announces the availability of two mobile solutions for StudyMate Class, supporting the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Palm Pre, iPod touch, and iPad.

Respondus releases support for ANGEL and Moodle for StudyMate Class.

2009

Respondus 4.0 offers seamless publishing and retrieval of assessments to and from courses in Moodle and Desire2Learn.

The Utah Education Network (UEN) selects Respondus LockDown Browser to reduce common methods of cheating and copying during online assessments. 

New integrations between Respondus LockDown Browser and both the ANGEL Learning System and Moodle are made available.

Respondus releases StudyMate Class, a web-based collaboration tool that lets students and instructors create interactive study materials from within online courses.

2008

Respondus announces the beta release of StudyMate Class for Blackboard Learn. StudyMate Class allows instructors and students create study materials in a web-based, collaborative environment.

2007

Respondus LockDown Browser is made available for the Desire2Learn Learning Environment.

McGraw-Hill Higher Education partners with Respondus to make test banks available in Respondus format.

Respondus announces the release of StudyMate Author 2.0, a Windows-based authoring tool that enables instructors to create learning activities for online courses.

2006

Respondus receives the highest customer satisfaction score among 44 higher education e-learning vendors in a report by The Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness.

Respondus 3.5, the exam authoring tool, is made available, with new importing features and dozens of other enhancements.

Respondus announces the release of Respondus LockDown Browser, a custom browser that locks down the online testing environment.

2005

StudyMate Author wins a Brandon Hall Gold Excellence in E-learning Award in the "Innovative Technology" Category.

The latest version of StudyMate Author - 1.5 - includes five new language settings (Dutch, Finnish, French, German, and Spanish), enhanced accessibility features, and ANGEL LMS integration.

Respondus version 3.0 is made available. New features include a publishing wizard, support for calculated/algorithmic questions, and ANGEL LMS integration.

StudyMate Author version 1.1 includes a crossword puzzle activity, printing features, and the ability to output SCORM-compliant Flash objects.

Respondus introduces a beta release of Respondus LockDown Browser for the Blackboard Learning System. The browser locks down the examination environment within an online course.

2004

Respondus announces the release of StudyMate Author 1.0, an authoring tool that lets instructors create Flash-based games and activities and then publish them to an online course.

Pearson Education partners with Respondus to make test banks available in Respondus format.

Respondus partners with Thomson Higher Education to make test banks for over 100 titles available in Respondus format.

2003

Respondus wins a Brandon Hall Gold Excellence in E-learning Award in the "Innovative Technology" Category.

Respondus announces the release of Respondus 2.0. Instructors can create one exam file and publish it to a WebCT, Blackboard, eCollege, or IMS QTI-compliant e-learning systems.

2002

Respondus announces a customer milestone — registered users at 2,000 colleges worldwide.

Respondus announces the release of Respondus 1.5, which includes dozens of new features including spell check, a "Power Edit" task for creating tables and enhanced formatting, an HTML Editor, and more.

2001

Respondus announces the availability of Respondus 1.0, a full-featured version of Respondus for use with WebCT.

2000

Respondus, Inc. releases Respondus Lite 1.0, a free software application that lets teachers create tests offline and transfer them to an online course.