Using the SharePoint Connector to Integrate Questionmark Perception with Microsoft SharePoint

In my last post, I introduced a short video demonstration on using Windows Authentication to integrate Questionmark Perception with Microsoft SharePoint.  If you have installed Perception on your own servers (on-premise) then this is likely to be the best way to integrate.  However, sometimes Windows Authentication isn’t an option.  For example, you might be using Questionmark On-Demand. The Questionnmark SharePoint Portal Server Connector was designed for you!

In this video, I take you through configuring a SharePoint site to display the current list of assessments scheduled to Perception participants using the SharePoint Connector.

Using Windows Authentication to Integrate Questionmark Perception with Microsoft SharePoint

steve-smallPosted by Steve Lay

Followers of this blog may recall Brian McNamara’s post on Using SharePoint and Questionmark Together. In that post, he touched on providing participant access to their assessments using single sign-on from the SharePoint environment.

There are two ways to do this. Which you choose will depend on the way you have configured your Questionmark Perception server.  If you have installed Perception on your own servers (on-premise) and you are integrating with a SharePoint system used by your participants, then you are probably using Windows authentication with Perception already, allowing the participants to sign in using their existing Windows domain accounts.

In this video, I take you through configuring a SharePoint site to embed Perception, providing a seamless experience for participants authenticated using Windows authentication.

If you are using Perception on demand, or you can’t use Windows authentication on your server, don’t worry, the Questionmark SharePoint Portal Connector is designed for you!  But that will be the subject of my next video demonstration…

Using SharePoint and Questionmark Together

Posted by Brian McNamara

Over the past few months this blog has featured several examples of how you can easily embed assessments intimately within learning and informational content to help focus attention on key points and provide real-time feedback.  Today we’ll take a look a look at how to access Questionmark assessments from Microsoft SharePoint, a platform used by thousands of corporate, government and academic organizations and which is increasingly used to manage and provide access to learning content.Snapshot of assessment embedded into SharePoint

There are several ways you can use SharePoint and Questionmark Perception together:

  • Embed a quiz or survey in a SharePoint portal page, wiki or blog.
  • Provide single sign-on access to assessments – allowing participants to view and launch Questionmark assessments assigned to them from within SharePoint.

This is possible:

– Using a standard SharePoint page-viewer web part (if your organization uses Windows authentication)
– Using Questionmark’s SharePoint Connector. Learn about the connector.

To see how this would look, see a snapshot of an assessment embedded within SharePoint.

Check out this How-to on our developer Web site for more details.
To learn about Questionmark’s SharePoint Connector, click here.