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How to use SharePoint to track annual competency tests: Part 2 – Elusive reminders

Like many others, I have to organize annual competence tests – everyone in my company has to pass a test once a year on data security. I use a SharePoint list to manage who has taken the test when, see … Continue reading

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Call assessments from Office 365, authenticating via Active Directory

Integrating with SharePoint Online, the Office 365 version of SharePoint, can be challenging as Microsoft have prevented most server-to-server communication. But SharePoint Online does support Active Directory (AD) authentication using Integrated Windows Authentication, so if your assessment software also supports … Continue reading

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How to use SharePoint to track annual competency tests: Part 1 – Lists

How do you ensure that your employees know and understand key policies and regulations? For a lot of organizations, the answer is to have employees take a test or exam each year. Taking a test is a reliable way of … Continue reading

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How to pass candidate name into an assessment from Office 365’s SharePoint Online

Calling a quiz, survey or test from SharePoint? Want to pass in the name of the candidate / student / participant into an external assessment program? How do you do this from Office 365’s SharePoint Online? You could use a … Continue reading

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Want to use Office 365 for learning? Four ways to use assessments within Office 365

With Office 365 launched this week, here are four easy ways to include an assessment – quiz, test, exam or survey – within Office 365. These methods all work with SharePoint Online, the SharePoint component of Office 365. 1. Use … Continue reading

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Little known ways to share assessments in SharePoint

Do you want to share a quiz you’ve put in your SharePoint site so a colleague can use it in theirs? Do you want to share a test with another site administrator so they can use it on their own … Continue reading

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How to put an assessment in your Office 365 SharePoint Online Public Website

SharePoint Online is part of Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 offering which lets you use Office, SharePoint and Exchange all hosted by Microsoft. Included with Office 365 is a basic Public Website capability which is based on SharePoint but doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Pushing results into SharePoint from an Assessment System using Email

I’ve been looking at ways of getting results from assessments into a SharePoint list. Once you do this, you can report on them within SharePoint and look at using other lists or workflow to take actions – for instance collate … Continue reading

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How to get someone to edit a SharePoint page for the very first time?

If you’re presenting on SharePoint, it can be a great idea to give attendees the opportunity to practice. Here is what I did at  the Questionmark user conference, in case it helps others with similar needs. I wanted people to … Continue reading

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Pass a name from SharePoint 2010 to an assessment program using the Content Editor Web Part

My earlier post explained why you might want to pass in a name from SharePoint into an assessment program via the CEWP (Content Editor Web Part), and gave the JavaScript to do this in SharePoint 2007. SharePoint 2010 has a … Continue reading

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