Choose and Designate the Task Logger
Depending on your session setup, you have different options on who can log tasks. Here are some tips to help you choose your task logger and define your choice in the study configuration.
See the following topics for more information:
The task logger is the one observer can log tasks for each recording. Only the task logger can mark the start and end of tasks. When defining the task logger, choose one of the following options.
- First Observer connected
Use this option if you only have one Observer or everyone connecting to the session could log tasks.
If the task logger disconnects Observer from the session, intentionally or not, the next Observer who connects automatically becomes the task logger.
- Designated Observer
Use this option if you know exactly who you want to log the tasks.
If the designated task logger disconnects Observer from the session, whether intentionally or not, no one else can log tasks. If the task logger re-connects, he or she can again log tasks.
The task logger name must match the name entered in Observer. For example, if you enter only a first name in the Recoding Details and the Observer enters a first and last name, they will not be designated as task logger.
Use this option with AutoPilot. As the participant clicks Start Task and End Task in AutoPilot, it logs the corresponding markers in the recording.
When you enable AutoPilot, the Recording Details update to set AutoPilot to log tasks.
- Recording computer
Use this option if you record camera as the Main video source. This setting allows you to log on the same computer you are recording on. You do not need to have any Observers connected to log a camera video-based session.
To designate a specific task logger by name:
- Enable the Observer checkbox.
- Select Designate task logger.
- Enter the name of the task logger.
- Click OK.
When the task logger connects to Recorder, the Observer name must match the name designated in Recorder.