Getting started with Perception

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


Questionmark Perception is a complete assessment management system that enables you to create questions and organize them into exams, quizzes, tests, or surveys. You can schedule people to take your assessments, deliver them in a variety of ways and then view the results in twelve different report types. Perception offers a cost-effective, easy way to utilize computerized assessments that not only measure knowledge, skills, and attitudes, but also enhance the learning process. Perception can be integrated with other systems and supports major standards including IMS QTI, AICC, SCORM, PENS, and HR-XML.

With Questionmark, you can:

  • Author questions and organize them into exams, quizzes, tests or surveys
  • Schedule assessments for participants and groups
  • Deliver via standard web browser, secure browser, PDA, CD, or paper
  • Report on and analyze results through our reports

This guide provides first-time users of Questionmark Perception with the information they need to start authoring, scheduling, delivering and reporting on assessments. It is divided into:

To follow the instructions given in this guide, you will need to have installed and configured both Authoring Manager and Perception and have verified that they are functioning correctly. Both applications can be obtained free-of-charge from the Downloads area of the Questionmark website.