Next Gen Authoring & Intro to Questionmark – don’t miss these webinars!

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Helping our customers understand how to use assessments effectively is as important to us as providing good testing and assessment technologies.

Our free, one-hour web seminars give you the opportunity to 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:

Authoring Questions and Assessments with Questionmark OnDemand

This 45-minute webinar demonstrates the “next generation” authoring tool in Questionmark OnDemand. The session will show the basics authoring items and then organizing them into assessments.

Introduction to Questionmark’s Assessment Management System

Learn the basics of authoring, delivering and reporting on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. This introductory web seminar explains and demonstrates key Questionmark features and functions.

If you’ve been waiting for a webinar in Portuguese, you don’t want to miss this one:

Como utilizar a plataforma de avaliações da Questionmark em conformidade com a RDC nº 17 de 2010

Introdução às tecnologias de gestão na medição de conhecimentos e habilidades de sua equipe de trabalho atendendo conformidades da ANVISA, através das soluções da plataforma de avaliações OnDemand da Questionmark.

Click here to choose your complimentary webinar and register online. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

 

Role-Based Permissions: A How-To Guide (Part 2)

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In my previous post on this subject (How-To Guide Part 1), I described a situation where managing permissions in the classic version of Questionmark Enterprise Manager can quickly turn into a complicated task. The new version of Questionmark, which we are starting to roll out to Questionmark OnDemand customers, offers a more efficient approach: managing permissions based on the tenets of role-based access control.

Interested in learning more about role-based permissions? Drop in on my session on this topic at Questionmark Conference 2016. Register before March 3 to take advantage of our final early-bird discounts.

The principle of role-based access control is that you use roles to define what users can do in the system. You are free to choose what a role is in your organization. You can tie it to a job title and create a role such as Learning and Development Specialist. You can map it to a role on a project team (e.g. the role of setting up a project for an employee satisfaction survey) and create a role like Project Owner. Or you can use any of the default roles that ship with the new version of Questionmark OnDemand, such as Admin and Reporter.

Roles contain permissions. For example, the Reporter role contains a set of permissions to run all reports on all results. When you add that role to a user, that user inherits those permissions. So far, this is similar to how profiles work in the classic version of Questionmark.

The power of the new role-based access control system becomes obvious when you want to give more roles to a user. In the classic version of Questionmark, you can assign only one profile to a user. In the new version, you can assign multiple roles to a user. Do you have a role for creating test items and another one for running reports, and do you have a user who will take on both roles? No problem: assign both roles to the user.

Another advantage of the new role-based access control system is that you can change the permissions of a role, which will automatically trickle down to all users who have that role. Do you want to remove the permission to run a Grade Book report from all users who have the Reporter role? Remove the permission from the Reporter role and you are done.

To ensure there are no loopholes, the new version of Questionmark OnDemand makes it impossible to assign permissions directly to users. Instead, all permissions will be granted within roles.

If you are a Questionmark OnDemand user interested in moving to the new version, contact your account manager. And if you are attending Questionmark Conference 2016, April 12-15, feel free to drop in on my session on this topic. Register before March 3 to take advantage of our final early-bird discounts.