Question mark Updates SharePoint Portal Connector for New Version of Perception

Portal Integration Enables Easy Authentication and One-click Access to Online Assessments

Joan Phaup
Tel: 800-642-3950

STAMFORD, CT – December 15, 2005 – Questionmark announced today the availability of the SharePoint Portal Connector for use with version 4 of the Questionmark™ Perception™ assessment management system. The connector enables organizations who have deployed Microsoft SharePoint Portal (SPS) to provide one-click access to online assessment.

Portals organize relevant online tools and content and enable convenient, efficient single sign-on access to resources that require user authentication. The connector integrates Questionmark Perception — software for authoring, administering and reporting on assessments — with SharePoint. When participants log into a SharePoint-powered portal, they will see a section of the portal called “my assessments,” which will list links to online assessments that have been scheduled for them in Perception.

The integration, which utilizes Microsoft “web parts,” gives users access to a “My Assessments” window” similar to their “My Calendar,” “My email” and/or “My Address Book” windows. Under “My Assessments,” the logged-in user sees a list of the quizzes, tests and surveys that have been scheduled for them. Clicking on one of the assessment links causes the assessment to start. When the assessment is completed, the results are stored within the Perception database for future analysis, and the user can receive any appropriate feedback.

The Question mark™ Perception™ assessment management system enables educators and trainers to create, securely administer and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams to motivate learners, diagnose gaps, and measure knowledge, skills, abilities, and opinions. The latest version of perception includes workflow management multiple authors distributed authoring, and drag-and-drop publishing, Powerful content management capabilities make it easier to organize, store, secure and publish assessment content.

More information and a free 30 day evaluation copy of the SharePoint Portal Connector are available from .

About Question mark:
Question mark has been producing testing and assessment software since 1988. The Question mark Perception assessment management system allows people to create question files without programming experience or knowledge of HTML. Users can create multiple question banks from which to assemble tests and surveys, organizing questions into topics and sub-topics. They can shuffle questions and answers for each participant and preview sessions to see how they will appear post-deployment. They can present questions with videos, graphics and a wide variety of styles. Participants receive feedback as specified by the test author. Answers are saved to a file for scoring and analysis in a variety of report formats.

Businesses, governments, schools, colleges, and universities in more than 50 countries use Question mark software. Question mark has more than 2,200 customers using Perception and is a keen supporter of open standards. Typical applications include exams, quizzes, study aids, diagnostic tests, pre-course skills assessments, and course evaluations. Question mark offers training courses and extensive learning materials designed to improve assessment authoring and management.

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