Webinars on Mobile Assessment, Regulatory Compliance and Browser-Based Authoring

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

Our current UK Web seminars offer technology updates and some guidance on how to use assessment to benefit your organisation.

All of these one-hour webinars are scheduled for 11 a.m. London BST

What’s New in Questionmark Live Browser-Based Authoring? – June 12 and July 4
Subject matter experts (SMEs) can easily write questions and complete assessments anytime, anywhere thanks to our easy-to-use, browser-based authoring tool. Join this session to learn about the newest authoring features in Questionmark Live.

Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery — Wednesday, 29 May and Thursday, 20 June
You can deliver a single assessment to many different types of devices, and process the results centrally. Join this webinar to learn about a cost-effective and flexible way to provide assessments for people on the move. You will find out how to create assessments that sit well on a small screen.

Using Assessments to Mitigate Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance – Thursday, 6 June and Wednesday 26 June
This session will explain how assessments can help your organization demonstrate commitment to comply with laws, warn of a lack of knowledge before it impacts the business and provide evidence that appropriate precautions such as training have taken place.

Introduction to Questionmark’ s Assessment Management System – Thursday, 30 May and Wednesday, 19 June
This introductory web seminar explains and demonstrates key features and functions available in Questionmark OnDemand and Questionmark Perception. It will show how you can use our assessment management technologies within your organisation.

Click here to sign up for any of these webinars.

Video: New features in Questionmark Live

Headshot JuliePosted by Julie Delazyn

We are constantly adding new capabilities to Questionmark Live browser-based authoring. The latest release includes the ability to copy and paste questions and topics, as well as enhanced question selection capabilities when creating or editing an assessment.

In this video you will learn how to use these new functions:

  • Copying and pasting questions
  • Duplicating a question for use within the same topic
  • Copying a topic
  • Selecting questions for an assessment:
    • All questions in a topic
    • A specific number of random questions from a topic
    • Individual questions

There are always new features in the works, so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can view more videos like this one in our Learning Café.

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Please Note: Doug will be leading two sessions at the Questionmark 2013 Users Conference in Baltimore March 3-6 on how to use Questionmark Live. Bring your own laptop for hands-on practice in creating items and topics and/or assembling assessments and QPacks.

If you haven’t already registered for the conference, there’s still time! Register by this Friday, January 18 and take advantage of the early-bird discount!

Hierarchical topics coming to Questionmark Live

Posted By Doug Peterson

Questionmark Live browser-based authoring has some really exciting new features coming out soon. The latest: Hierarchical topics and assessment creation enhancements.

Hierarchical topics

  • The Topics tab will feature a single-page interface where the Topic tree and questions list are shown on the same page, saving time when switching between Topics — just click on the Topic you want to view and the questions list immediately updates, displaying the questions contained within that particular Topic without having to leave the screen.
  • Topic hierarchies will be maintained when exporting and importing Qpacks —  compressed files containing all the questions, wording and resources used in a Question Set.
  • You will be able to share Topics at any level in the Topics hierarchy  with other Questionmark Live users (i.e., you could share a particular Topic without sharing a Topic at a higher or lower level in the hierarchy).

Assessment creation enhancements

We’re also making  a number of changes to assessment creation in Questionmark Live, so that you can create a Test, Exam, or Quiz, in addition to a Course Evaluation survey.

Existing Questionmark Live assessments will be maintained as Tests (existing Course Evaluation surveys will remain Course Evaluation surveys). The new assessment creation process will allow you to create and re-order multiple question blocks and assessment outcome blocks; configure settings such as time limit, security level and feedback level for an assessment,  and choose delivery options like  Save-As-You-Go.

Stay tuned on the blog for more details about these and other great features.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to become more familiar with Questionmark Live,  check out this webinar on June 27, 2012 – 12:00 PM (EDT).

You can try out Questionmark Live for yourself by clicking here.


Easy Browser-based Authoring of Course Evaluations in Questionmark Live


Posted by Jim Farrell

The Questionmark Live team has added a dynamic new assessment type to its growing array of features: the ability to author course evaluation surveys. We have included four topics of library questions that you can add to your survey to make authoring fast and easy. Watch the following video to see this solution in action.

Questionmark Live makes it easy for subject matter experts (SMEs)  to write questions and then export them for use in Questionmark Perception. Questionmark Software Support Plan customers use it free of charge, but anyone is welcome to try it out by clicking here.

New Questionmark Training: Customizing the Participant Interface

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

Are you responsible for ensuring that the Questionmark Perception participant interface conforms to organizational style guidelines and meets the requirements of assessment users?

A special two-day course, set for March 18 and 19 in Miami, will help you understand the expanded capabilities of the completely new participant-facing interface in Questionmark Perception version 5.

The course is designed for experienced Perception users seeking an in-depth understanding of the standard interface features and layouts available in Perception version 5 and how they differ from those in version 4. Participants will look under the hood of the participant-facing software, which includes login and assessment list screens as well as assessment delivery and feedback screens. Learn about tools, techniques and best practices for customizing the interface templates. Then apply what you are learning through hands-on exercises that are based on the needs of real-world Perception users.

Course participants who also attend the Questionmark Users Conference March 14 – 17 are eligible to attend the course at a discounted rate.

Click here for complete course details and registration information, including details about the discount for conference participants.

Explaining Auto-Sensing and Auto-Sizing of Assessments


Posted by Jim Farrell

One of my favorite new features in Questionmark Perception is Auto-Sensing and Auto-Sizing. This sounds important, but what does it mean?

When delivering an assessment, Perception version 5 auto-senses the participant’s device and browser, then delivers the assessment formatted appropriately for the device/browser’s requirements. Perception’s new “on the fly” auto-sizing dynamically adjusts and sizes the “screen furniture” and “skin” of an assessment – the buttons, controls and template graphics — so they fit (and look great) on just about any screen size or resolution imaginable.


Why is this important? In short, these new features take the guesswork out of blended delivery and enable you to author an assessment once, schedule it once and then deliver it in as many different ways as you like. I’ve put together a short video explaining how this works.

Want to experience some the new participant experience improvements?  Go here – either from your desktop, laptop or smartphone! http://www.questionmark.com/go/v5delivery

Learn more about Perception version 5 at the Questionmark Users Conference March 14 – 17.