New best practice webinars: Taking your assessments from to good to great

Posted by Chloe Mendonca

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” This old little rhyme teaches us a valuable lesson: There is always room for improvement! No matter what role or business you’re in, if you’re interested in long-term success, you should strive to continuously improve your knowledge, systems and processes.

But how does this relate to assessments? Well, in many ways, there are always things we can do to develop better assessments: more secure, more trustworthy assessment programs. Maybe your current assessment program is “good”, but is “good” good enough?

We’re offering two new webinars that will help you assess how you’re currently performing in two key areas — and take your assessments from good to great:

  1. Item Writing

How to write high quality test items [35-Minute Session]

  • 3rd August, 2016, 3:00 p.m. UK BST / 10:00 a.m. US EDT

Are your items poorly written? Perhaps they’re good but you want them to be “better”. Skilfully crafted items promote learning and memory recall. They help retain knowledge, skills and/or abilities over time, but writing high-quality items isn’t as easy as it looks. This session will give you tips for taking your items to the next level.

  1. Exam Integrity

Enhancing exam integrity with online proctoring [45-Minute Session]

  • 9th August, 2016, 3:00 p.m. UK BST / 10:00 a.m. US EDT

With online proctoring rapidly gaining the attention of organisations and test sponsors around the world, many are wondering how it compares with traditional test centre proctoring. This 45-minute webinar will discuss what online proctoring is, how it works and whether it can in fact boost test security. Don’t miss this session if you’re keen to extend geographic reach and lower test administration costs.


If you’re looking to learn more about what you can achieve with Questionmark’s Assessment Management System, join our 60-minute introductory session. We’ll demo the platform live and cover a number of key features and functions. Save your seat at one of these sessions:

Intro to Questionmark’s Assessment Management System [60-Minute Session]

  • 4th August, 2016, 10:30 a.m. (BST) UK
  • 10th August, 2016, 12:00 p.m. (EDT) US

We also deliver this webinar in Spanish and Portuguese. Check out the upcoming dates and times here.

Video tutorials, best practices & more in the Learning Café

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We frequently add new videos to the Questionmark Learning Café, where you will find everything from quick tutorials to complete webinars about best practices in the use of online surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

Here are just a few recent additions:

There’s lots more to discover in the Learning Café, no matter how much or how little experience you have had with online assessments.

Find more videos here!

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Summer webinars — including tips on better test planning and delivery

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Students (and teachers) may be clicking their heels about summer vacation, but the joy of learning continues year-round for us!

Helping our customers understand how to use assessments effectively is as important to us as providing good testing and assessment technologies — we ‘re keeping our web seminars going strong during the summer months.

Here’s the current line-up:

Questionmark Customers Online: Using Questionmark and SAP for Effective Learning and Compliance — June 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time:

Learn about the use of Questionmark and SAP for a wide array of learning and compliance needs, including safety training, certifications and regulatory compliance testing. This presentation by Kati Sulzberger of BNSF Railway also describes how Questionmark helped the company meet some unique test delivery requirements.

Five Steps to Better Tests: Best Practices for Design and Delivery — July 18 at noon Eastern Time:

Get practical tips for planning tests, creating items, and building, delivering and evaluating tests that yield actionable, meaningful results. Questionmark Product Owner Doug Peterson, who will present this webinar, previously spent more than 12 years in workforce development.  During that time, Doug created training materials, taught in the classroom and over the Web, and created many online surveys, quizzes and tests.

Questionmark Customers Online: Achieving a Better Assessment-Development Process — August 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time:

Need a better assessment building process? Find out how enterprise architecture principles can help you and your team work more efficiently.  Tom Metzler,  Knowledge Assessment Administrator at TIBCO Software, Inc.,  will explain how the company’s certification team uses well-established software architecture principles to continually improve the efficiency of its assessment development process. Find out how using systematic processes and thorough documentation result in better information for subject matter experts, time-savings and higher-quality assessments.

Introduction to Questionmark’s Assessment Management System — Choose from a variety of dates and times

This primer  explains and demonstrates key features and functions available in Questionmark OnDemand and Questionmark Perception. Spend  an hour with a Questionmark expert learning the basics of authoring, delivering and reporting on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

Click here for more details and free online registration.

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.

Spring webinars on mobile assessment, regulatory compliance and more

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

With the start to a new season right around the corner, we at Questionmark in the U.K. are happy to offer four Web seminars on important topics for people involved in assessment.

All of these one-hour webinars are scheduled for 11 a.m. London —GMT:

What’s New in Questionmark Live Browser-Based Authoring? – Thursday, 21 March & Wednesday, 17 April

We’re excited to share with you many new assessment authoring features. Our easy-to-use, browser-based authoring tool makes it easy for subject matter experts (SMEs) to create and review assessment content.

Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery — Wednesday, 27 March & Thursday, 25 April

With 45% of Internet users now accessing it via mobile devices, many learning professionals are considering how to leverage mobile devices such as smart phones or the iPad for delivering assessment content. Find out in this session about a cost-effective and flexible way to provide assessments for people on the go.

Introduction to Questionmark’s Assessment Management System – Thursday, 4 April & Wednesday, 1 May

Learn about the range of assessment solutions enabled by the Questionmark’s assessment management technologies. This introductory web seminar explains and demonstrates key features and functions available in Questionmark OnDemand and Questionmark Perception.

Using Assessments to Mitigate Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance – Wednesday, 10 April  &  Thursday, 9 May

Regulatory compliance in the financial services industry as well as other sectors has been a hot topic for the last year. This session will explain how assessments can help demonstrate an organization’s commitment to comply with laws, detect a lack of knowledge within a company and provide evidence that training has taken place.

Click here to sign up for any of these webinars.