Questionmark changes summer 2019

This page is for staff who use the Questionmark Perception online assessment platform. It provides important information about changes to the service happening in Summer 2019.

What is changing?

Our current self-hosted Questionmark platform is being upgraded to version 6 and migrated to the cloud-based On Demand service


The change will happen during the week commencing 29th July 2019. It is likely that Questionmark will be unavailable throughout the week, but we will confirm downtime once our trial migration has been completed (expected by Easter). This time slot has been identified as the least disruptive, following consultation with users.


This work is essential as our current version of Questionmark, Perception 5.7, will no longer be supported by the company after July 2019. On Demand version 6 offers several benefits, including: 

What do I need to do? 

You will not need to do anything during the migration - your content in Questionmark will be moved for you. The Digital Education Office (DEO) will test the system and run checks on a sample of content, but you may be asked to verify that your assessments work as expected. The new interface is likely to be familiar for existing users, but support materials will be provided and training available if required.  If you have content in Questionmark that is no longer used then there is an opportunity for housekeeping prior to the migration, so that only what you need is moved to the new version. Contact the DEO for advice if needed.

Further information

Further information will be made available on this page and updates sent to the qmp-users mailing list, which you can subscribe to.

If you have any queries, please contact the Digital Education Office.