UK Briefings Update: Join us for discussions on assessment security

UKBChloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

Last week in London, we held the first of our three UK breakfast briefings taking place this summer.

In case you haven’t attended a breakfast briefing before, these events involve a morning of networking, best practice tips and live demonstrations of the newest assessment technologies.

Last week at our London briefing we received some great feedback about some of our latest features, including new capabilities within Questionmark Live and customised reporting using the Results API.

Our next two briefings will take place on Tuesday 17th June in London and Wednesday 18th June in Edinburgh. They will focus on some of the latest assessment security technologies that make it possible to administer high-stakes tests anywhere in the world.

ProctorU President Don Kassner, will begin by explaining the basics of online invigilation and discuss proven strategies for alleviating the testing centre burden. Then Che Osborne, Questionmark’s VP of sales, will discuss methods you can use to protect your valuable assessment content and test results.

Each briefing will include a complimentary breakfast at 8.45 a.m. followed by presentations and discussions until about 12:30 p.m.

We hope you will be able to attend one of the sessions.

Questionmark briefings and user group meetings in Europe

Posted by Chloe Mendonca

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding Breakfast Briefings and User Group Meetings in Europe, beginning this month.

The briefings will begin with a networking breakfast, followed by overviews and demonstrations of online assessment technologies and the basics of creating, delivering, and analyzing  surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

If you’re new to online assessment or thinking of implementing it into your organisation, this is a great opportunity to see our technologies in action and speak with Questionmark staff about potential applications.

If you’re already a Questionmark customer, you will be pleased to know our afternoon user group meeting is tailored just for you. Questionmark users will get together over lunch to discuss the latest features in our newest releases, discuss technical issues, best practices and other topics with Questionmark managers.

We hope you will be our guest for at least one of these events; however, if you would like to attend both events on the same day, please register for them individually.

We currently have two briefings scheduled: one in Paris, France, on June 26th and another in London, England, on September 5th. Watch for further news about European events in the coming weeks.

Briefings & User Groups Set for Bethesda, Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles

Joan PhaupPosted by Joan Phaup

If you find yourself in the Washington, D.C., Ft. Lauderdale or Los Angeles areas during the next few weeks, you may have some great learning and networking opportunities in store.

Questionmark Breakfast Briefings and User Group Meetings are scheduled in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 21st, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on October 26th and Agoura Hills, near Los Angeles, on November 9th.  The briefings will take place in the morning, with current Questionmark users gathering for lunch and in-depth discussions right after each briefing.

Beginners can get a general introduction to Questionmark Perception at the Breakfast Briefings, which will also show participants how to:

  • streamline how subject matter experts create and share questions and other assessment content
  • help multiple authors to work collaboratively in developing and managing content
  • leverage mobile devices such as smart phones or the Apple iPad for delivering assessments
  • enhance the learning process with quizzes and other online formative assessments
  • conduct observational assessments
  • integrate tests/quizzes in SharePoint to complement and measure the impact of learning content
  • gain a better understanding of your assessment results and how to communicate about them

Questionmark customers who attend User Group Meetings will spend some quality time together over lunch, learn about coming product features and talk in depth with  Questionmark managers about technical issues, best practices and any other topics.

We hope you will be our guest for at least one of these events. If you are a Perception user and would like to attend both events 0n the same day, please register for them individually. Click here for Breakfast Briefing details and registration — and here for User Group participation.

Save these dates for Breakfast Briefings and User Group Meetings

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

Noticing the start of “Back to School” sales (say it isn’t so!), it’s good to think of something to look forward to this fall: our annual series of Breakfast Briefings and User Group Meetings in the United States.

In addition to showing newcomers the basics of creating, delivering, and reporting on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams, we’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to deliver assessments to  mobile devices such as the Apple  iPhone and iPad. Our guests will also see the latest capabilities of  browser-based authoring in Questionmark Live and learn about embedding surveys and quizzes within blogs, wikis and portals to provide instant recall practice during learning. We’ll also focus on some best practices in analyzing and reporting on assessment results. We hope you will join us for breakfast and enjoy a morning of learning and networking with other assessment professionals from your area.

Current Questionmark users will get together after each briefing for lunch and an afternoon of in-depth discussions. This is a great opportunity to learn about coming product features and talk in depth with members of the Questionmark  team about technical issues, best practices and any other topics you would like to address.

Here’s the schedule. We hope you will visit our Web site to find out more and register.

  • Boston – September 21
  • New York – September 23
  • Chicago –  September 27
  • Dallas – October 19
  • Washington, DC – October 21
  • Ft Lauderdale – October 26
  • Los Angeles – November 9

Hope you can join us next week in Manchester, Edinburgh or London!

Mel Lynch headshot Posted by Mel Lynch

We’re looking forward to meeting our friends and customers next week at our annual Breakfast Briefings in Manchester, Edinburgh and London!

If you haven’t attended a Questionmark Breakfast Briefing before, these events provide a great opportunity to meet fellow learning, testing and assessment professionals and to learn about the latest developments in online assessment technology.  The briefings kick off with breakfast and networking, followed by overviews and demonstrations of new products and features from Questionmark. Plus, Questionmark’s customer care, training, product management and technical support staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

There’s still time to sign up for a briefing, click here to learn more or to register for Manchester, Edinburgh or London.  But hurry – registration will close this Friday!

Breakfast Briefings Coming to Three UK Cities in May


Posted By Sarah Elkins

Registration for our U.K. Breakfast Briefings is now open! They will take place on three days in three cities: May 11 in Manchester, May 12 in Edinburgh and May 13 in London.

Breakfast Briefings are a great way to learn about online assessment technology and find out about the newest technologies and services  from Questionmark. They’re also a great opportunity to meet other assessment professionals in your area and talk with Questionmark staff.

This year we’ll be sharing the latest from Questionmark, including:

  • How to create learning mashups by embedding quizzes in wikis and portals
  • Using auto-sensing and auto-sizing to deliver assessments to mobile devices
  • Creating items with Questionmark Live
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Plus much more!

If you’re new to online assessment this is a great opportunity to see the technology in action, and talk with Questionmark staff about the best solution for your organisation. If you’re already a Questionmark customer come along to join us for breakfast and see recently released features and those that are coming soon! Click here to sign up for Manchester, London or Edinburgh.