Revision History in Questionmark Live

Revision history is an collaborative authoring capability of Questionmark Live. Here are the basics:

What it does: This feature enables users to track and manage edits made to questions:

    • View a question’s full revision history
    • Compare different versions side-by-side with marked-up changes
    • Roll back to previous versions of questions to undo edits made by others

Who should use it: Subject matter experts can use this feature to easily review, keep track and roll back to a previous version of the question.

How it looks: Each revision of a question is listed in the table. Where:

  • Revision – identifies how many revisions have been created
  • Version ID – identifies the version of the question (Used to identify which version of the question any rollback has been reverted to)
  • Modified On – states the date that the revision was made
  • Modified By – highlights who made the actual revision
  • Change Type – describes what the revision entailed
  • Comments – lists the notes made by the author that revised the question

By selecting a revision you can view the question. It is possible to select more than one revision to compare the differences. To roll back to a previous revision, select the revision and click Rollback.

Questionmark Live: 25,000 Questions Later

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Posted by Jim Farrell

Just over six months ago we announced Questionmark Live at the Questionmark Users Conference in Memphis.Since then, there have been 25,000 questions created using this new browser-based tool.  That sounds great, doesn’t it! But I was surprised to meet a number of customers at our Breakfast Briefings and User Group Meetings who had not yet seen this easy way to author questions. So I’d like to turn back the clock and re-announce the availability of Questionmark Live, which  all of our Software Support Plan customers can use free of charge.

Anyone you want questions from can have unlimited access to this tool. There’s nothing to download. They can just start creating questions sets on a desired theme  or topic, using seven different question formats. The questions can utilize multimedia, links and choice-based feedback.

Do you utilize workflows that involve SMEs, instructional designers and editors? Questionmark Live offers a great way to help people work together. Users can share their question sets with each other for true collaboration. Every question created and edited has a full revision history that can be used to compare revisions and roll back to previous versions.

If you haven’t taken a look at this exciting and dynamic tool, just click here to get started. If you would like a demonstration, please email customercare@questionmark.com to set one up!

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New Features in Questionmark Live: viewing history, importing content

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Posted by Jim Farrell

The Questionmark Live team has added dynamic new features to our browser based authoring tool. Questionmark Live now offers the capabilities of viewing a question’s full revision history, running a detailed comparison of two revisions, and rolling roll-back a question to a previous version.

The detailed comparison (displayed below), allows users to see all of the changes made to a question in a  familiar format.

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This release also introduces importing other question types into Questionmark Live. You can now import questions from LXR* in the LXR Merge format and Blackboard* questions in the Blackboard Pool (.zip) and Blackboard Upload (.txt). Keep an eye out for the next release and the ability to import even more external content!

In the meantime, give Questionmark Live a try!

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