New in Questionmark Live: Question Properties!

Posted By Doug Peterson

With the latest release of Questionmark Live browser-based authoring on October 13,  you’ll see a couple of new things – the new Matching question type, the Embed Video button in the editing toolbar (to be discussed in my next blog article, coming soon!), and Question Properties. In this article we’ll take a look at Question Properties.

The first thing you’ll notice when creating a new question or editing an existing question is that the Edit Question Description button has been replaced by the Edit Question Properties button. Clicking this button will open the Question Properties window.

The Question Properties window currently contains one tab: Info. (More tabs with some very exciting features and other types of information will be coming as Questionmark Live continues to mature!)

Let’s take a look at each editable field:

  • Question Description is a short description of, or title for, the question. It defaults to the question wording unless you decide to change it.
  • Original Reference is a free-form text field intended to allow the question author to reference the source of the question. This could be a chapter of a text book, a page in a manual, or perhaps a video to which the question pertains.
  • Review Status is intended to help with tracking the question through a review and approval process. It’s a free-form text field where you could notate workflow stages such as “Draft,” “Pending Review,” “Approved,” or “Rejected.”
  • Question Status controls the delivery of the question.
    • Normal – a normal question that can be used in an assessment.
    • Retired – the question cannot be used in an assessment and is just being retained for historical purposes.
    • Incomplete – the question is still be developed and cannot be used in an assessment.
    • Experimental – the question can be included in an assessment, but it’s score will not be included in the participant’s block, topic, or assessment score. This status is useful for trying questions out and gathering statistics.
    • Beta – the question can be included in an assessment and behaves the same way as a normal question, but this value designates that it is in a beta testing state.
  • Copyright Holder is a free-form text field where you can put copyright information.

The next five fields cannot be edited. They simply provide the question type, the question’s unique ID number, the question author’s ID, the date the question was created, and the date when the question was last updated.

Connect directly to Perception server with Questionmark’s iPhone/iPad App

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Posted by Jim Farrell

Before the Apple® iPad™ hit the streets, we knew that it would be an immediate player in the education market. Its large, color touch screen has made the iPad the darling of college and corporate campuses. So we knew we wanted our Apple iPhone® App to work on this new device. 

We also wanted to make it easier for our customers to use the App immediately after downloading it. We added the ability for you to configure the App to connect directly to your Perception server install, whether it is On Premise or On Demand.

Watch this short video showing you how easy it is to connect directly to your Perception server using our iPhone/iPad App today. If you haven’t played with the App, download it today! Just follow the link from our information page.

Import Offline Content into Questionmark Live

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Posted by Jim Farrell

The Questionmark Live team has done it again! We have continually released new features to help you author questions. One of the latest allows you to import questions from a .csv file. We have provided a template with examples that will help you and your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) create questions offline and then import them into Questionmark Live. Log into Questionmark Live and read the Knowledge Base article on importing external questions into Questionmark Live.

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Download the template and give it a try.

(Questionmark Live is available free to Questionmark Software Support Plan customers, but anyone can try it out! Email customercare@questionmark.com to set up a trial account.)

Shared Question Sets in Questionmark Live

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Posted by Jim Farrell

I’m amazed to see how far we have come with Questionmark Live in such a short period of time. Now we are delivering the much-anticipated Shared Question Sets (cue trumpets).

Shared Question Sets means exactly what it says…it allows you to share your question sets with other Questionmark Live users. Combine this feature with versioning and you are getting close to the perfect question authoring workflow tool. Watch the video below to see Part 1 of the Shared Question Set video series: How to Start Sharing Question Sets with your Subject Matter Experts!