Install the Renaissance Responder Program (Macintosh)

Renaissance Responders and NEO 2 will no longer be supported after future software updates.

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Administrators, District Staff, School Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

For paper Accelerated Math assignments, students can enter their answers using Renaissance Responders or NEO 2s for scoring. (Online assignments are completed in the Accelerated Math software instead.)

If you will be using Renaissance Responders or NEO 2s with Accelerated Math, the Renaissance Responder software needs to be installed on computers that have a Renaissance Receiver connected.

To download and install the software on Macintosh computers, follow these steps:

Make sure you are logged into the computer with the rights or permissions required to install software for all users. If you do not know whether you have those rights at the computer, or if you don't have those rights, contact your school's technology/computer coordinator.

  1. On the Home page, click Product Administration.
  2. Click Download Supporting Software.
  3. On the next page, click Downloads on the left (or on the top).
  4. When the Downloads page opens, first note the server name or IP address; then, under Renaissance Place Downloads, click Renaissance Responder on the Macintosh tab.
  5. When you choose to download the program, your browser may let you choose what to do with the program. Choose to save the file to your computer.
  6. Double-click the ResponderInstaller1.8MacUS.dmg file that you downloaded.
  7. Double-click the Renaissance Responder Installer once the dmg file is open.
  8. If a message asks you to confirm that you want to open the application, click Open.
  9. Enter your user name and password for the computer when the installer asks you to do this. Then, click OK.
  10. A message may appear to tell you that installing the software requires a computer restart. To continue, click Continue Installation.
  11. The program will install the Renaissance Responder program in the Applications folder on your hard drive.
  12. After the installation is complete, the Applications : Renaissance Responder folder will open. Double-click Renaissance Responder to start the program.
  13. When the program asks you to enter your Renaissance Place server address, enter the server IP address that you noted in step 3. (If the program doesn't ask you to do this, it may have chosen the server that you're using for the AccelScan Scanning software. You can change the server if necessary by clicking the Edit menu and choosing Server Settings.) Click OK after you enter the IP address.
  14. To log in to the program, enter your Accelerated Math user name and password and click Log In.