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Install the Renaissance Responder Program (Windows)

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 Windows 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 Windows 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 file that you just downloaded (ResponderInstaller1.8WinUS.msi).
  7. When the Renaissance Responder Setup Wizard appears, click Next >.
  8. The Select Installation Folder panel asks you which folder to store the program in. Check the default location shown. If you want to change it, click Browse to select a different folder.
  9. Click one of the options at the bottom of the window to choose who should be able to use this program: everyone or just you.

    Click Next > to continue.

  10. Click Next > again to confirm installation. (If the program tells you that the Renaissance Wireless Server Utility is in use, click Continue.
  11. Click Close when the installation is complete.
  12. A message may open, telling you that the computer needs to be restarted. To restart now, click Yes; if you want to wait, click No.
  13. To start the program, click Start on your Windows taskbar and choose All Programs Renaissance Responder Renaissance Responder.
  14. 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 enter the address, 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.
  15. To log in, enter your Accelerated Math user name and password and click Log In.