Morae Components and Features
As one of the leading usability software tools on the market, Morae offers an all-encompassing testing experience for its users. Morae gives you the ability to record a user's interactions with your application, site, or product, and allows multiple people to remotely observe the study, collaborate, and take notes--all in real-time.
Save Time by Having All Your Data in One Place
The Morae Recorder captures audio, video, on-screen activity, and keyboard/mouse input during a research session. Depending on the research methods you're using, you might record camera video only (no screen recording).
Morae ties what used to involve lots of devices and applications that didn’t talk to each other into one tidy package – eliminating hours of wasted effort. With Morae, all your data is captured digitally and indexed to one master timeline for instant retrieval and analysis.
Get Started Faster
Select a research method from Morae’s preset study templates – focus group, software usability test, or mobile device test – and Morae will set up the initial details for you. It even shows you a live preview of what will be recorded.
From there, it's simple to add things like task definitions, discussion questions, surveys, and custom markers. Want to use the same configuration again later? Morae allows you to save and re-use.
Customizable for Your Needs
Make the most of Morae by writing your own Recorder, Observer, and Manager plug-ins. Morae’s pluggable architecture enables you and your development team to build features specific to your testing environment.
Learn more about the expanding flexibility of Morae’s pluggable architecture and about the plug-ins that partnering companies have already created on Morae’s Plug-ins Page.
Use Morae’s camera-only recording to reach beyond the screen
to record customer interactions that don't happen on the computer – like
focus groups, in-depth interviews, hardware testing, paper prototype
testing, and more.
Plug multiple video cameras into your computer for off-screen
recording or PIP (Picture-in-picture). You can use consumer-grade
digital video (DV) cameras, webcams, or a mix of both. When you're not
recording the screen, you can use the recording computer for logging
notes too (see system requirements for details).
Get Test Assistance
AutoPilot delivers instructions, tasks, and surveys
automatically during test sessions. Set up unmoderated testing at a
public kiosk or a tradeshow booth and gather data without being there.
If you’re flying solo, AutoPilot allows you to prompt, listen, and
observe more carefully during testing.
Morae collects and stores data neatly in one place and gives
you all the tools you need to view, analyze, graph, and present results
with just a click
Ask survey questions before the session, after each task, and
at the end of testing – automatically or manually. Use the system
usability scale (SUS), or create any number of custom surveys in a
variety of formats – multiple choice, select all that apply, rating
scale, or open-ended.
Monitor Important Research Moments
The Morae Observer enables team members to watch the customer's experience, make notes, and flag tasks in real time. Observer connects to the computer running Recorder via your network (LAN/WAN/VPN). Multiple Observers can be connected to a single Recorder.
Gain Valuable Insight
Connect to a live Recorder session from anywhere via a
network. Observers can see and hear anything being recorded – customers'
faces, voices, or interactions on-screen or with physical objects. Team
members or stakeholders running Morae Observer can collaboratively log
comments, set markers, and chat in real-time resulting in more efficient
logging, stronger buy-in, and a deeper understanding of your customers.
Unlike logging with a stopwatch and notepad, Morae helps
observers give structured, detailed feedback that is automatically
synchronized and placed at the right moment on the video timeline.
During research sessions, observers flag important moments by selecting a
preset marker. Morae’s streamlined logging process results in more
detailed, instantly searchable notes – saving you hours of time during
review and analysis.
With Morae’s chat feature, it’s now easier than ever to
interact with fellow Observers during testing – even if they’re not in the same room. Use Morae’s real-time chat to communicate from
Observer-to-Observer while testing, or from Observer-to-Recorder for pre
Share Your Session
Give team members or clients a copy of the session right away
by uploading it to your free Screencast.com account for instant sharing
to anyone, anywhere.
Morae Observer automatically creates a WMV file that you can easily share to
Collect Powerful Data
Automatically calculate standard metrics such as time on task
or error rate by consistently marking a few simple things during each
recording – like when the participant starts a task, ends a task, and
whether they succeed or not.
Analyze, Visualize, and Share Results Quickly
Use the Morae Manager to view and analyze Morae recordings,
automatically calculate metrics, generate graphs, and create highlight
videos to share with stakeholders.
Review Data in Less Time
Markers and tasks set during a recording session appear along the timeline as color-coded diamonds and triangles. Hover over these indicators for details; click one to jump to that moment in the video making it easy to review hours of video (along with comments and suggestions from a whole team of observers) faster.
Fast, Automatic Analysis
Morae saves you valuable time by calculating data and building graphs quickly. Morae automatically calculates and graphs standard usability metrics like effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction. (Attention usability experts: We've got your CIF and SUS covered.)
You can also create your own measurements and graphs based on mouse movement, clicks, time on task, markers, and satisfaction surveys.
Present Results Easily
Embed videos, graphs, and title clips from Morae directly onto PowerPoint slides with a few clicks – saving you time.
Analyze Results Efficiently
Within Morae, you can search across many recordings to uncover patterns and trends in the data – without having to open Excel. You can also limit your search to one recording.
Instantly find and view the exact moment when participants clicked a button, typed something, navigated to a particular webpage, interacted with a specific dialog box, or viewed certain text on the screen.
Professionally Document Results
With Morae’s Word Add-in, simply drag and drop graphs, screenshots, data tables, survey questions, and more directly into a Word document. Produce a powerful, professional report for stakeholders in a fraction of the time.
Quick and Secure Online Sharing
Seek out important parts of your videos to showcase to others with Morae’s Table of Contents. Then deliver highlight videos quickly and securely over the internet with Screencast.com.
As a Morae customer, you get free storage and bandwidth on Screencast.com, which allows you to upload test results with one click and instantly share to anyone, anywhere.
More Ways Morae Helps Analyze, Visualize, and Share Easily
- Variable speed playback
- Ability to import pre-recorded video files
- Text and audio annotation
- Exportable data tables
- Built in video editing
- Customizable picture-in-picture video
- And more!