PIP, PIP, Hooray! Sending Push Notifications to iPhones

tomking_tn80x60-21 Posted by Tom King

Sometimes it’s important to know when someone finishes an assessment. Using standard, built-in Perception functionality you can have an automated email pushed to anyone you like–for instance the participant, a manager, or an instructor. But today I’d like to show how you can push an instant notification to an iPhone.

Perception PIP files can be a powerful yet lightweight way to integrate with web applications. Using only a PIP file and a $2.99 iPhone application, you can send push notifications of assessment completion or results directly from Perception to your iPhone (actually up to 5 iPhones or iPod Touch devices at once). Interested to see it in action? Take a look at this 45 second video.

It was surprisingly easy to do that with the help of the Perception Web Deployment Guide section on PIP files, and the Prowl API information. Of course, I also had to spend $2.99 to get Prowl on the iTunes App Store. If you’d like to learn how it is done, please take a quick look at the 5 minute explanation below.

Preview image of video on How to Create Push Notifications Using PIP and Prowl

To make things still easier, the Questionmark documentation team added a Knowledge Base article to the Questionmark Support site, How can I use PIP and Prowl to send push notifications to my iPhone? (Community logon by Questionmark Software Support Plan customers required). I hope this inspires you to do your own creative PIP file integrations.

Snap Quiz: Questionmark Live


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Do you think you are an expert at Questionmark Live? See how you stack up answering questions about our browser based question authoring tool.

New Languages Added to Questionmark Live


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Questionmark Live has become even more dynamic! You now have the ability to work in Questionmark Live in 11 languages including:

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Hindi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian

Watch this very brief video clip to see how easy it is to display your Questionmark Live workspace in a different  language. Keep an eye out for exciting new features added to Questionmark Live regularly.

Podcast: Options for Organizing Test Items

Posted by Joan Phaup

What’s the most effective way for you to organize test items? Should you stick with topic-based organization? Or would it be more useful to organize by objectives? Lynn Duffield of Verizon Business discusses this dilemma in our latest podcast.

Mashups and their impact on the world of learning

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I’d like to draw your attention a great blog post by our CEO, Eric Shepherd on “Learning Mashups.”

In the post , Eric describes three types of Learning mashups, which combine different components (such as videos and embedded assessments) to create easy-to-maintain, stimulating and powerful learning environments. The post includes a couple of YouTube videos that demonstrate the practicality of mashups. Check this out on Eric Shepherd’s blog.

How to Create Questionmark Perception Reports

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Posted by Joan Phaup

Post-assessment reports provide many different lenses for analyzing the results of surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. 

This video will walk you through the process of creating four of Questionmark Perception’s 12 built-in reports. It demonstrates the basics of putting together Coaching, Survey, Item Analysis and Transcript reports. I’d recommend this brief feature tour for anyone who would like to understand the basics of using Perception reports.

You can click here to learn more about the various report types and their uses. You’ll find additional tutorials and other resources in the Questionmark Learning Cafe.