Questionmark Live: 25,000 Questions Later

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Posted by Jim Farrell

Just over six months ago we announced Questionmark Live at the Questionmark Users Conference in Memphis.Since then, there have been 25,000 questions created using this new browser-based tool.  That sounds great, doesn’t it! But I was surprised to meet a number of customers at our Breakfast Briefings and User Group Meetings who had not yet seen this easy way to author questions. So I’d like to turn back the clock and re-announce the availability of Questionmark Live, which  all of our Software Support Plan customers can use free of charge.

Anyone you want questions from can have unlimited access to this tool. There’s nothing to download. They can just start creating questions sets on a desired theme  or topic, using seven different question formats. The questions can utilize multimedia, links and choice-based feedback.

Do you utilize workflows that involve SMEs, instructional designers and editors? Questionmark Live offers a great way to help people work together. Users can share their question sets with each other for true collaboration. Every question created and edited has a full revision history that can be used to compare revisions and roll back to previous versions.

If you haven’t taken a look at this exciting and dynamic tool, just click here to get started. If you would like a demonstration, please email customercare@questionmark.com to set one up!

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Checking in from the Questionmark Users Conference

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Posted by Joan Phaup

We are having a great time at the Questionmark 2009 Users Conference in Memphis–and as always a highlight is meeting our customers and learning from them.

Yesterday I heard a case study about an innovative certification program for a global tech service workforce, in which the expertise of the workers themselves played an important role in the creation of test questions. I also learned how Datakortet susidiary Norsk Test, in Norway, created adaptive tests (some using simulations and sound) to gauge individuals’ levels of digital literacy. Another case study showed how to to import video and audio files to enhance Questionmark Perception questions.

Users conference attendees introducing themselves using their mobile phones as a launchpoint/context for describing who they are - a photo by Tom King

Users conference attendees meet and greet each other during the Sunday night reception - a photo by Tom King

 A special VIP duck walk for Questionmark Users Conference attendees.

A special VIP duck walk for Questionmark Users Conference attendees.

Last night’s Memphis dine-around had us fanning out all over the city to enjoy the local tastes and sounds.  Now it’s back to work! First item on the agenda: hearing our keynote speakers, Sharon Shrock and Bill Coscarelli, teach us a thing or two about Criterion-Referenced Measurement.

We’ll be checking in with more conference details here on the blog, but you can follow us on Twitter too!

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