Questionmark Releases New Connector for Blackboard Learn 8 and 9

Updated release offers easier access to Questionmark Perception assessments

Joan Phaup

Norwalk, CT – January 29, 2010 – An updated connector integrating the Questionmark™ Perception™ system with Blackboard Learn™ 8 and 9 harmonizes with Blackboard’s new user interface and offers improved synchronization and administrative controls.

The Questionmark Blackboard Connector allows institutions to maintain student and instructor profiles within the widely used Blackboard platform while taking advantage of the powerful assessment features of Perception. The improved synchronization process within this new version of the connector enables easier access to Perception tests from within Blackboard. In addition, administrators can now limit the number of times participants may take an assessment.

Using the Questionmark Perception Blackboard Connector, students and instructors seamlessly link to Perception surveys, quizzes, tests and exams from within Blackboard. Results are maintained within Perception for item analysis, and high level results are also stored within Blackboard’s grade book for easy access by students and instructors. For high-stakes exams, institutions can use Questionmark Secure to prevent test takers from exiting to other programs,

Questionmark Perception gives educators innovative tools for the easy creation, secure delivery and comprehensive reporting of surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. Blackboard Learn is a Web-based course management system used by thousands of institutions worldwide to deliver learning content, manage curricula and provide instructors and students collaborative applications such as discussion boards and virtual classrooms.

Questionmark, a global supplier of assessment technologies and services and a longtime supporter of open standards that support interoperability, provides connectors to a wide range of portals and enterprise systems. The company’s Open Assessment Platform™ initiative helped shape the current Blackboard Connector release through a collaborative process carried out with interested developers using Questionmark’s developer Web site.

Details about the new Blackboard Connector are available at

About QuestionmarkQuestionmark provides technologies and services that enable organizations to measure knowledge, skills and attitudes securely for certification, regulatory compliance and improved learning outcomes. Questionmark solutions enable reliable, valid and defensible assessments by empowering subject matter experts through collaborative authoring, accommodating participant needs with blended and multilingual delivery and informing stakeholders through timely reporting and meaningful analytics.

The Questionmark Perception assessment management system, available as a licensed, hosted or subscription-based solution, enables organizations to create, administer and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. Complete details are available at Questionmark blog at provides assessment-related news, interviews insights and best practices.

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