Filtering Responses to Your Assessment

Great news! There’s now an easier way to both view and export a subset of all of your assessment results.

You can now search and filter responses to your assessments from within your Assessment Generator account.

This new feature allows you to select responses by:

search, filter, sort

When you go to the Responses page for your assessment, you will now find filter fields for the date range, respondent name (or email address), and group name.

Simply enter your field choices and click the Search button to narrow your list of assessment respondents displayed. Click the Clear button to view your entire list.

response filters

When you select “Export Responses” from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner, your export request will include whichever filter settings you have in place.

export responses menu

Please see Viewing and Exporting Users’ Responses for more details.

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Match Your Brand with Colorful Assessments

There are so many ways to customize your assessments in Assessment Generator.

This is especially true when it comes to…

c o l o r.

Color

It’s easy to add your logo and your brand colors to your assessment with our numerous style options.

Here are just some of the items that you can customize to your brand:

  • Page background color
  • Question text color
  • Title & accent color
  • Assessment border color
  • Title border color
  • Assessment background color
  • Alternate question background color
  • Horizontal line color between questions

And now, you can also select the colors of your assessment score charts!

For example, use one of your brand colors for your simple assessment score chart:

Simple assessment chart

Or display your brand color in the bar chart for your type-based assessment:

Bar chart same colors

If you prefer, you can select a different color for each one of your types when you use bar charts in your assessments:

bar chart different colors

You can also choose a different color for each of your types when you use pie charts:

Pie chart

In addition, you can also now select the color for the navigation buttons within your assessments, giving it just a bit more personalization for you.

With so much flexibility on offer, what’s stopping you?

Create your free Assessment Generator account today!

Percentage Scoring

As you probably already know, scoring assessments based on points earned has been a core capability of Assessment Generator from our humble beginnings nearly 15 years ago.

But what if you wanted to show the percentage scored in your results? Until recently, you were out of luck.

Now Assessment Generator will automatically calculate and display users’ score percentage in their assessment results.

This capability is available for all simple assessments. (We plan to also offer percentage scoring for type-based assessments in the near future.)

Scoring on a percentage basis

How to Set up Percentage Scoring

From within the Assessment Generator editor, click on the “Scoring” tab for your simple assessment.

Directly above the Score Interpretations banner, you will find a new option to “Show Score as Percentage”.

Percent score

Click this option to show your users’ results as a percentage of the total possible score.

select show score as percentage

Your users’ results will then be presented as a percentage of the maximum possible score:

results example as a percentage of the maximum possible score

It’s that easy. In fact, this change offers so much punch that we’re wishing we’d done this a long time ago.

Thank you for choosing Assessment Generator. Enjoy!

Reverse Scoring for Scale Questions

With Assessment Generator, it is now possible to use reverse scoring for all scale questions.

Forward and reverse

What is Reverse Scoring?

For a scale 1-5 question, normal scoring means that choosing the low end of the scale (1) results in the lowest number of points while choosing the high end of the scale (5) results in the highest number of points.

Reverse scoring means that the numerical scoring scale runs in the opposite direction. In other words, choosing the low end of the scale (1) results in the largest number of points.

How to Set Up Reverse Scoring

When you create and edit any scale question in Assessment Generator, you will now find this checkbox underneath the settings for point values:

Reverse Scoring

Simply check this box, click the “Save” button, and reverse scoring will automatically be applied to your scale question.

In this way, you can create an assessment that provides more reliable results and is much harder to “game” by users.

Tagging Assessment Responses by User Groups

Have you ever wanted to give your assessment to a specific group of clients?

Maybe you’re leading a seminar. Wouldn’t it be great for your attendees to take your assessment on their phones during one of your sessions?

Or maybe you’re working with a company. You’d like to give one of your tried and true assessments to them. How will you separate their results from everyone else who’s already taken your assessment?

With Assessment Generator, you can now offer a unique URL to each and every group who takes your assessment!

And, you can do this with every assessment you have in your account, whether they are new or ones that you’ve used for years.

Assessment User Groups

How it works…

You define a group name for each group that you want to receive a special tag.

The group name is then embedded in your assessment URL and you give that URL only to the corresponding group of people.

Then, every person who takes your assessment from that link receives your group tag.

It’s that simple.

How to set it up…

Start from your list of assessments in your Assessment Generator account.

(This is this screen that you see when you first log into your account. You can also get there by selecting “My Assessments” from the Actions menu in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.)

Select the “Add to Site” link from the menu underneath your assessment

A window will pop-up on your screen. On this page, you will find your unique assessment URL as well as the unique code snippet to use for including your assessment in an iframe on your website.

New to the top left of this window is a checkbox which is labeled “Segment responses by group”.

Check this box and enter your group’s name on the line below:

Note how your assessment URL changes to include your group name.

Click the “Copy to Clipboard” button to share your URL on your website, in an email message, on social media, or anywhere that weblinks can be used.

Now when someone takes your assessment with this URL, their results will include a tag with your group name.

To create a link with a different group name, simply enter another name on the “Group” link and copy that URL to share it with your new group.

You can also delete your group name at any time to obtain your assessment URL without a group tag.

Each of these URL variants will continue to work for as long as your assessment is enabled.

In this way, you can have multiple groups take your assessment and easily analyze their assessment results at any time.

How to view your group’s results…

The group tag will also show up in your CSV results download.

You can even use your group tag in Zaps to send it to your CRM software.

(Note: you will need to create a new Zap to take advantage of this).

What do you think of this new capability? What else would you like to be able to do with Assessment Generator?

Please leave your comment below. Or, send us a quick note with your comments.

Thank you for using Assessment Generator!

New Features of Assessment Generator

Have you checked out Assessment Generator lately?  

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve just released a completely new version of our software!

It’s loaded with lots of great new features designed to take your assessment experience to a whole new level.

lots of new features

Here is just a sampling of our new features:

  • A modern and intuitive assessment editor interface
  • Drag and drop ordering of questions, options, and score interpretations
  • Flexible point value scoring for all question types
  • Progress bar to guide users through assessments
  • Interactive styling editor with an instantaneous preview pane
  • Request users’ contact information before they begin your assessment, after they complete it, or not at all
  • More flexibility in how users receive their assessment results

Sign up for your Free Trial of Assessment Generator today.

Check out our Getting Started documentation or watch our QuickStart Navigation Video as well as other tutorial videos to discover how to put these great new features to use in your business.

Thank you for choosing Assessment Generator!

Adding and Embedding Assessments on Your Website

There are several ways to share your assessment with your website visitors.

adding and embedding assessments on your website These include:

  1. Provide a simple hyperlink, such as “Take our assessment” and then link that text to your assessment URL.
  2. Take a screenshot image of the first page of your assessment.  Then place it on your website and link that image to your assessment URL.

It would look something like this:

The image above is linked to the assessment at https://www.assessmentgenerator.com/ag.php?id=51

3.  Add an iFrame to your web page and put the assessment URL inside an iFrame.  This will make your assessment appear to be live at your site even though it is still hosted at Assessment Generator.

Below is the iFrame code to use to embed your assessment.  Place it inside the body of your website and replace the XXXX with the ID of your assessment.  Your assessment ID can be found by selecting “Add to Site” from the Actions drop-down menu in your Assessment Generator account.

When you use this code your assessment will occupy the full width of the web page. It also works on mobile devices.


<div>
<iframe src="https://www.assessmentgenerator.com/ag.php?id=XXXX" style="width:100%; height:1000px; border:none"></iframe>
</div>

You may need to adjust the height of the iframe (height: 1000px;) to accommodate your particular assessment.

We’ve created two examples of embedding assessments using iframes.  The first one is a simple example where the assessment occupies the whole page. In the second example, the assessment occupies the left column of the page while the remaining site content is on the right. Press ctrl-U in your browser to view the source of those pages.

If you wish to have your assessment occupy only a portion of the page, for example in a sidebar alongside other content, contact your web developer to modify the styling of the iFrame so that it fits into your design.

Provide Maximum Value for Your Webinar

Many webinar leaders tend to follow a pre-designed outline they created specifically for that class.

But if you’re not sure what you should cover in your webinar, or if you simply want to WOW your participants with the value they receive, follow this simple strategy:

Ask them what they want to know!

webinar

Put together an assessment or a questionnaire and ask each participant to complete it before the class.

Here are a few sample questions you may want to ask them:

  • What attracted you to this class?
  • What do you expect to get out of it as a result?
  • Which questions would you like to get answered?
  • What are your biggest problems or challenges at this time?
  • What have you done so far to solve your problems?

The information you receive from your participants will give you a much better idea of what they expect from your webinar.

And happy participants means more business!

assessment, questionnaire, survey, quiz

After the webinar, you may send out another survey to get a better idea of how the class went and how you can improve it next time.

Some sample questions to ask are:

  • What new information did you take away with you?
  • What did you want to know that wasn’t covered?
  • How was the class helpful to you?

…and so on.

Follow-up is extremely important for webinar leaders and…

Assessment Generator is a great tool to use for building surveys like these.

Display Assessments on Your Website

Our clients often ask us if it’s possible to display an assessment on their website.   This is understandable since your assessments are your creations and you want to showcase them directly on your website.

That’s why I’m happy to report that it IS possible to embed your assessment on your website.

That is, you can display your assessment on your website, even though it is still being hosted on Assessment Generator servers.

add assessments to your website

Here are several ways to provide assessment access to your visitors from your website:

Provide a simple hyperlink

Add enticing text to your website, such as “Take our assessment”, and then link to your assessment URL to that text.

display your assessment with text

Link your assessment URL to a screenshot image

Take a screenshot image of the first page of your assessment, place it on your website, and link that image to your assessment URL.

It would look something like this:

Display a screenshot image to share your assessment

The image above is linked to the assessment at https://www.assessmentgenerator.com/ag.php?id=51

Display Your Assessment in an iFrame

You can also put your assessment URL inside of an iFrame on your website.

Your assessment will appear to be live on your website, even though it is still hosted at Assessment Generator.

Below is the iFrame code to use to embed your assessment.  Place this code snippet inside the body of your website and replace the XXXX with the ID of your assessment.  You can find your assessment ID by selecting “Add to Site” from the Actions drop-down menu in your Assessment Generator account.

When you use this code, your assessment will occupy the full width of the web page. It will also work on mobile devices.


<div>
<iframe src="http://www.assessmentgenerator.com/ag.php?id=XXXX" style="width:100%; height:1000px; border:none"></iframe>
</div>

You may need to adjust the height of the iFrame (height: 1000px;) to accommodate your particular assessment.

iFrame Examples

We’ve created two examples of embedding assessments using iframes.

The first one is a simple example where the assessment occupies the whole page.

In the second example, the assessment occupies the left column of the page, and other site content is on the right. Press ctrl-U in your browser to view the source of those pages.

If you wish to have your assessment occupy only a portion of the page, for example in a sidebar alongside other content, contact your web developer to modify the styling of the iFrame so that it fits into your design.

How do you like to display your assessment?

If you would like your website featured as an example of how you share your assessment, please let us know!

Boost Your Coaching Program’s Value With Self-Assessments

The most difficult part about selling coaching services is the lack of perceived tangible results.  This is especially true for life coaches, who frequently focus on things other than the bottom-line increase.  And when people can’t see a tangible result at the end of the process, it’s a lot harder to convince them to buy.

Some coaches have found a way to increase the level of tangibility by offering e-books, books, booklets, audios, manuals and other physical products.  While these are all great items to use as bonuses, they may take a while to create.

tangible value

If you would like to add a tangible value to your coaching program, but don’t want to spend weeks or months creating it, consider including a self-assessment to go with the coaching program.  Assessments are fun and will provide invaluable insights for your clients.

While it’s certainly possible to license the use of existing assessments, you can custom develop your own to immediately increase the value of your services. Begin by listing all the skills and competencies your clients must possess by the end of the coaching process.  Also, list all the activities and actions they must take to achieve maximum results with your program.

Then, create a detailed scoring key, explaining what their score means.  The longer the assessment, the more detailed the scoring key should be.

When you are done, format your assessment into a Word or PDF document so your clients can instantly download and print it out!

You may also completely automate your assessments with Assessment Generator, a tool that allows you to quickly build custom coaching assessments, put them on your web site, and have the results e-mailed to both, you and your client instantly.

Give your assessment an attractive title, and even a cover graphic – in other words, treat it like a tangible product.  Nothing attracts coaching clients more than tangible results, and assessments will help you deliver exactly that!