A schedule enables Perception administrators to determine how an assessment can be taken. For example, a schedule can determine:
- Which participants can take an assessment
- Where participants can take an assessment
- When participants can take an assessment
- How long participants have to take an assessment
- How many times participants can take an assessment
If an assessment is defined as open access (meaning that it can be taken by anyone, at any time), a schedule does not need to be created for it. However, if the assessment is not defined as open access, a schedule must be created for the assessment. (An assessment can be defined as open access when it is created in Authoring Manager. Refer to Authoring for more information.)
Before an assessment can be scheduled to participants, the participants being scheduled must exist in the Perception repository. Therefore, before creating schedules, you will need to create the participants you want to schedule. This can be done with Enterprise Manager, a web application that enables Perception administrators to manage a Perception deployment.
Participants are often defined as belonging to particular groups. This makes it easy for Perception administrators to organize, schedule and report on members of particular groups. For example, a group might represent a particular department, company, geographical area, or some other common trait. Therefore, although it is not essential to do so, it is recommended that participants are organized into groups.
This chapter demonstrates how to create groups and participants in Enterprise Manager, and also how to schedule an assessment for delivery to these participants and groups. It is divided into: