Choosing an authoring tool

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark Perception
Applies to the following Perception versions: 
Perception 5.7
Perception 5.4
Perception 5.1

There are four authoring tools available in Perception: 

  • Questionmark Live is free to customers that have an SSP membership. It is an advanced web application for SMEs to create questions. Questions can be created or imported and shared between different users. The questions can be edited and then imported in to Perception using QPacks.
  • Authoring Manager is a powerful Windows application for creating every type of question and assessment
  • Browser-based authoring is a web application for creating many types of questions and assessments

Most questions and assessments in Perception are created with Questionmark Live as it is easy to use and quick to access. However, the most powerful and feature-rich of the above authoring tools is Authoring Manager. With Authoring Manager, authors can create every type of question, and can perform every task required to produce sophisticated assessments ready for scheduling and delivery to participants. In this chapter we will show how you can use Authoring Manager to create questions and include them in assessments ready to be scheduled and delivered.

For information on the other authoring tools available in Perception, please refer to Finding more information.