Perception Version 5 Streamlines Blended Delivery & Enhances Accessibility

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

Excellent news: Questionmark Perception Version 5 is now available for you to download and try out!

This newest version of Perception makes the participant experience better than ever and brings enhanced security, scalability, deliverability, accessibility and translatability. Now it is easier than to deploy surveys, quizzes, tests and exams to an increasingly mobile, global and diverse audience.

Version 5 makes it simpler to deliver a single assessment to many different types of devices and manage the combined results all together. Questionmark takes the guesswork out of blended delivery by auto-sensing each device and delivering assessments to it in the right format, automatically. Whether your assessment is taken on  desktops, laptops, smart phones and other mobile devices — or embedded within wikis, blogs or Web pages — you can manage all the results together.

Here are some  key things to look for in Perception Version 5:

  • A new logon and assessment list screen that make it easier for participants to find assessments, view schedules, reports and other information.
  • Easier navigation through assessments and ready access to embedded tools such as calculators and charts
  • Outstanding accessibility tools and ease of use with assistive technologies
  • Multilingual participant interfaces available in 20 languages
  • Streamlined management of multilingual assessments
  • Enhanced failsafe functionality to protect data if an internet connection is lost
  • Greater scalability including easier deployment in load-balanced environments

Perception’s new logon and assessment list screen makes it easier for participants to find assessments, view schedules, reports and other information. It’s also easier to navigate through assessments and access embedded tools such as calculators, and enhanced failsafe functionality protects data if an internet connection is lost.

Version 5 includes new options for improving the accessibility of assessments. It is easy to use with assistive technologies such as screen readers, and participants with low or partial vision can adjust text size and contrast. Participants unable to use a mouse can now navigate assessments via keyboard and/or other devices.

There’s even an optional Translation Management System to help test publishers, businesses and other organizations that need to deliver assessments in multiple languages by streamlining the management and delivery of localized content to multinational workforces.

As you can see, it’s impossible to tell all about Perception Version 5 in this space. So click on these links to learn more!

If you really want to get up to speed on Version 5, come to the Questionmark Users  Conference in Miami March 14 -17 and attend the tech training sessions that will focus on it!

Questionmark Breakfast Briefings & User Group Meetings Start Tomorrow

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

Just as students are returning to school these days, we at Questionmark are starting our annual fall series of  Breakfast Briefings and User Group meetings in the U.S.

Our Briefing guests will join us for a complimentary breakfast and a hands-on tutorial, during which they will be able to create questions and assessments using Questionmark Perception. The tutorials take place in computer training rooms, so this is a great way to try out the software and a good opportunity to ask questions.  We will also be showing people how to use Questionmark Live, our new browser-based authoring tool for subject matter experts, and they will see new ways of managing multilingual assessments and delivering assessments on mobile devices.

Current Perception users are invited to join us for lunch, discussions about topics of their choice and in-depth looks at new product features and Questionmark services.  Not only do these meetings give our customers the opportunity to talk with Questionmark managers; they also help our team understand customers’ challenges and needs with regard to assessments.

We will kick off in the Boston area  tomorrow and work our way around to a total of seven cities. Here’s the schedule:

  • September 1: Boston (Burlington)
  • September 3: New York
  • September 24: Chicago
  • October 6:  Dallas
  • October 8 and 9 :  Washington, DC (second session added by popular demand!)
  • October 20: Atlanta
  • October 22: Los Angeles

There’s still time to sign up for a briefing and/or a user group meeting: click here for information about the Briefings, and here for User Group details.

There is no charge for attending these events, so we hope you will take advantage of these great learning opportunities and will join us!