Choosing a Task Logger

In this lesson we will cover:

Choosing a Task Logger

Morae Observer provides support for one or multiple computers to connect over a network to a computer running Recorder. This flexibility allows your entire team to observe the screen and camera video and hear the audio of the user, streaming from the Recorder computer.

Anyone logged into an Observer computer can add markers during recording complete with text notes, but only one Observer is designated as the task logger. Only the task logger can mark the start and end of tasks.

Define the task logger in Recorder. You cannot designate the task logger in Observer.

Who should be the task logger?

There are two options when defining the task logger.

  • 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 connected 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.

Designate the Task Logger

Choose to have the first Observer connected as the task logger or designate a specific task logger by name.

  1. In Recorder, click on the Modify Recording Details button, found near the bottom middle of the window.
     Modify recording details
  2. The Recording Details dialog box appears. Select the Capture Options tab.
     Capture options tab
  3. If it is not selected, check the Allow Observers option.
  4. Select either the First Observer connected is the task logger or Designate the task logger. If you designate a task logger, you must enter a name.

    The task logger name must match the name entered in Observer.

  5. Click OK.
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000 - Lesson 1: Create a Study Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
001 - Lesson 2: Modify the Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
002 - Lesson 3: Finish the Study Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
003 - Lesson 4: Record and Log Participants Getting Started I Video/Written
004 - Lesson 5: Create a Project in Manager Getting Started I Video/Written
005 - Lesson 6: Set Tasks & Markers in Manager Getting Started I Video/Written
006 - Lesson 7: Graph Data Getting Started I Video/Written
007 - Lesson 8: Create a Presentation Getting Started I Video/Written
008 - Lesson 9: Produce the Presentation Getting Started I Video/Written
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011 - Create Custom Graphs Analyze II Written
012 - Log a New Marker in Morae Manager Log II Written
013 - Preventing Observers From Connecting to a Session Log II Written
014 - The Default Study Configuration Record II Written
015 - Video Display in Observer Log II Written
016 - Viewing Search Results in the Chart View Analyze II Written
017 - View Your Notes and Markers Right After a Session Log II Video/Written