Questionmark 2011 Users Conference: Note these Dates
Want to run Questionmark surveys or quizzes from your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? This month's Tech Tip will tell you how. You can learn about the increased ease of mobile assessments and other new developments by attending one of our Breakfast Briefings this fall. Check out the schedule and register soon!
Joan Phaup, Editor
This issue of Questionmark News includes:
- Questionmark Users to Meet in Los Angeles March 15 - 18, 2011
- White Paper Update: Assessments through the Learning Process
- Register Today for a Breakfast Briefing or User Group Meeting
- What's New in Questionmark Perception Version 5? Find out in a Webinar
- Get Advice on Best Practices, Industry Standards and More
- Tech Tip: Delivering Assessments to the Apple iPhone and iPad
Questionmark Users to Meet in Los Angeles March 15 - 18, 2011
Save these dates in mid-March for this essential learning event. Each year, Questionmark users get together for technical training, one-on-one conversations with tech support staff, case study presentations, peer discussions and instruction in best practices. The conference is an excellent networking opportunity, and conference participants always remark on the value of meeting with peers and sharing lessons learned.
Watch this space for further announcements about the conference!
We have just revamped our most popular white paper, Assessments through the Learning Process, to reflect all the changes that have occurred in the industry.
Thousands of people have benefited from reading this paper, which helps them distinguish among the many different types of assessments and follow best practices in creating and delivering surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.
While we greatly appreciate staying in frequent touch with our customers online, we treasure the opportunity to meet in-person. So we are looking forward to visiting seven U.S. cities between September and November to conduct Breakfast Briefings for people who are fairly new to Questionmark and User Group Meetings for current customers.
Briefing attendees will get an overview of what it's like to create, schedule, deliver and report on Questionmark Perception assessments. They'll also see demonstrations of delivery to mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPad and discover the ease of authoring questions and assessments via Web browser using Questionmark Live.The Briefings offer an excellent opportunity to meet Questionmark staff along with other testing and assessment professionals from your area.
After each briefing, Questionmark customers will gather for previews of coming product features, discussions about technical issues and conversations with members of the Questionmark team.
Here's the schedule:
- September 21 - Boston
- September 23 - New York
- September 27 - Chicago
- October 19 - Dallas
- October 21 - Washington
- October 26 - Ft. Lauderdale
- November 9 - Los Angeles
Plenty! The latest version of Questionmark Perception offers the ability to auto-sense devices and auto-size content to suit them, taking the guesswork out of mobile assessment delivery and making it easy to embed quizzes and practice tests in wikis, blogs and portals. Version 5 also offers enhanced security, better scalability as well as easy navigation for participants, accessibility tools and participant-facing software in 20 languages.
You can learn more about version 5 -- and how to organize your transition from version 4 to version 5 -- by attending a one-hour Web seminar at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on any of the following dates:
- August 31st
- September 15th
- October 6th
- October 26th
If you are looking for information about assessment defensibility, want to stay up with news about industry standards or need advice about writing sound assessments, subscribe to the Questionmark Blog. The blog will also keep you up to date on product features, events, and how-to's.
Here are just a few of the topics we've recently explored in the blog:
Guidelines and standards for defensible assessments
The ability of Questionmark Perception to auto-sense different devices and auto-size assessment content to suit them has taken the guesswork out of sending assessments to many different types of mobile devices, including the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
The Apple iTunes Store now has free Questionmark apps for all three of these devices. Once you have downloaded the app of your choice, you will need to connect your device to the Internet and click the Questionmark icon to to launch the application. At that point you will be given two options:
- Demo, which opens examples of different types of assessments for you to try
- Configuration, with which you can configure the application to point to your Perception Server
After configuring the application and launching it again, your device will have a new "My Assessments" button that takes you to the web address you entered in the Configuration setting for the application.
Questionmark software support plan customers can learn more by reading the following Knowledge Base articles: