Winter Webinars in the UK: Questionmark Live updates and more

Posted by Chloe MendoncaChloe Mendonca

The holidays are just around the corner, but the excitement of learning continues year-round here at Questionmark!

Our free, one-hour web seminars give you the opportunity find out what’s happening in the world of online assessment and consider which tools and technologies would be most useful to you. Here’s the current line-up:

What’s New in Questionmark Live Browser-Based Authoring?

With the addition of two new item types to Questionmark Live, our browser-based authoring tool, we have two web seminars set up for you to learn about these and other changes you may have missed. Get an overview of Questionmark Live’s capabilities and all the latest new features.

  • Friday, 13th December 2013 – 3:00 PM (GMT – London)
  • Friday, 24th January 2014 – 3:00 PM (GMT – London)

Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery

If you want some top tips on how to create assessments for mobile devices using Questionmark’s responsive design features, then don’t miss this webinar.

A report earlier this year stated that the number of smartphones, tablets, laptops and internet-capable devices would exceed the number of humans by the end of 2013 —  and that has come to pass. Mobile delivery is the way to reach people on the go. This session will help you get started.

  • Monday, 13th January 2014 – 2:00 PM (GMT – London)
  • Tuesday, 29th January 2014 – 10:30 AM (GMT – London)

Introduction to Questionmark’s Assessment Management System

For a more general overview on Questionmark’s assessment technologies join seminar, which explains and demonstrates key features and functions available in Questionmark OnDemand and Questionmark Perception. Spend an hour with a Questionmark expert learning the basics of authoring, delivering and reporting on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

  • Monday, 25th November 2013 – 2:30 PM (GMT – London)
  • Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 – 10:30 AM (GMT – London)
  • Thursday, 16th January 2014 – 11:00 AM (GMT – London)

Click here to choose your webinar and register online. I hope you enjoy the session you choose and if you have any questions,  reach out to us!

Delivering Assessments to Android Devices

Mobile devices make it easy to deliver surveys, knowledge checks, quizzes and other assessments anywhere, anytime. Auto-sensing and auto-sizing makes it possible to deliver Questionmark assessments to a variety of different devices regardless of their various screen sizes and technology platforms. And results from assessments delivered to many different environments can be processed together.

Users of Android devices can have one-touch access to Questionmark Perception assessments. Here’s how:

After downloading the Questionmark Android App from the Android Market, the participant can configure it while connected to the Internet.

To start using the app, participants:

  • Click on the Questionmark icon, which can be found in the application menu or added to the home screen as a shortcut
  • Either run the app as a demo (to open examples of different types of assessments) or configure it to point to a Perception server

Participants need to configure the app just once. There are two ways to do this:

  • By entering a customer number, provided by Questionmark Customer Care
  • By entering the full URL for their Perception log-in

After configuring the application and launching it again, the participant will see a new “My Assessments” button that provides direct access to any assessments that have been scheduled for them.

You can read more about the Questionmark App for Android here – and if you’re interested in using mobile devices to deliver course evaluation surveys, be sure to check out these tips.

Three Angles on Mobile Delivery

Posted by Julie Delazyn

All of us at Questionmark take a keen interest in the use of iPads, smart phones and other mobile devices for delivering assessments.

And with good reason, since around 400 million smartphones and tablets will be shipped in 2011 —  close to the number of PCs shipped. And the number of mobile cellular subscriptions grew to 5 billion in 2010.

If you’re interested in how your organization might be able to use mobile assessments, you might want to check out some tips our Chairman, John Kleeman, has posted recently on the SAP blog:

Mobile delivery will be among the many topics we’ll be talking about at the Questionmark Users Conference in Los Angeles this week.   Check out the conference program and follow us on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting from the Conference, and we’re happy to hear from you.  Join the conversation using #qm11.

Questionmark Conference Update: Tech Training Topics and More

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

Questionmark users gathering in Los Angeles March 15 – 18 for the Questionmark 2011 Users Conference will have a host of breakout sessions to choose from. The conference schedule is being updated frequently to reflect additions to the program. To date, we have seven Tech Training sessions on tap — some for beginners and others for intermediate and advanced Questionmark users:

  • Introduction to Questionmark Perception for beginners
  • Advanced Authoring Techniques Using Authoring Manager (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Planning Your Migration from Perception v4 to v5 (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Configuring the User Experience and Understanding Templates in Perception v5 (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Authoring with Questionmark Live – A hands-on introduction (Bring your own laptop!) (Beginning/intermediate)
  • Analyzing and Sharing Assessment Results (Beginning/Intermediate)
  • Integrating Perception with Other Systems (Advanced)

These are in addition to a keynote by Bryan Chapman on Assessment’s Strategic Role in Enterprise Learning and concurrent sessions including customer case studies, peer discussions, drop-in demos and best practice presentations on everything from principles of item and test analysis to design strategies for mobile devices.

Tech Central and Product Central offer participants the opportunity to meet with Questionmark technicians and product managers respectively. Product Central focus groups will explore potential new products and features, while Tech Central drop-ins provide the opportunity to touch base with tech support reps, ask questions and check on the progress of current tech support issues.

Participants in this conference are enthusiastic about the value they get from three days of learning with Questionmark staff, fellow Questionmark users and learning industry experts. Early-bird registration savings are available through January 21st, 2011 — so keep an eye on the conference program and register soon!