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