Log in Observer

Each person using Observer can log markers, marker scores, and add text notes which are sent back to the Recorder and saved with the recording file. Includes quick tips for logging. One Observer designated as the task logger logs tasks and task scores. At the end of a session, the tasks and task scores are sent directly to Recorder and saved with the recording.

See the following topics for more information:

Quick Look at the Observer Interface

The components used when logging in Observer are:

How to log a session example

Get to Know the Observer Log

Observer includes a Log displayed like a spreadsheet with rows and columns. The Log displays markers entered in Observer during the recording.  If you are the task logger, the Log also displays the task logging area.

Observer Log example

Quick Tips for Logging

Because everyone works differently, there are several different ways to log markers and tasks. Here are some helpful tips for logging a session:

  • Tasks will only appear in the log if you are the task logger.
  • Rearrange the columns in the log in the most convenient order for you.
  • During recording, you can go back and edit previously logged markers and tasks.
  • Once you end a task you can't change which task it is logged as. You can, however, change or update the note or score associated with the task. You can only change the task after you import it into Manager.
  • The markers and tasks defined in the study configuration are available to log. See the Morae Recorder Help for information on setting up a study configuration.
  • If you want to log without using your mouse or keyboard, you can interact with Observer using a remote.
  • Log marker and task scores to use in Manager during analysis. For example, if you log marker scores, you can create a graph that automatically calculates error severity rate.
  • While you can add markers, tasks, and scores in Manager after importing the recording, you will save time by logging tasks and markers during a session.
  • You can save a copy of the log after each session as a .txt file to print or open in other applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel).
  • You can save a copy of the recording as a WMV.
  • The score descriptions set up in the study configuration show up as tooltips when you are logging.

    Score tip

Title Category Level Format
000 - Getting Started 1: Morae Overview Getting Started I Video
001 - Getting Started 2: Recorder Getting Started I Video
002 - Getting Started 3: Observer Getting Started I Video
003 - Getting Started 4: Manager Getting Started I Video
004 - Analyze Session Data Analyze I Video
005 - Audio Notes Share III Written
006 - Change the Communication Port in Observer Observer III Written
007 - Choose and Designate the Task Logger Setup II Written
008 - Choose the Recorder Computer Name or IP Address Observer II Written
009 - Configure Wii™ Remote for Logging Setup III Written
010 - Connect Observer to Recorder Observer II Written
011 - Convert Morae Recording Files (RDG) to AVI or WMV Share III Written
012 - Create a Custom Graph Analyze II Written
013 - Create a Highlight Video Share II Written
014 - Create and Organize a Project Analyze II Written
015 - Create a Report with the Add-In for Word Share II Written
016 - Create a Table of Contents Share II Written
017 - Create a Test Recording Setup II Written
018 - Create Session Handouts Setup II Written
019 - Create Video Clips Analyze II Written
020 - Customize Observer for Your Session Observer II Written
021 - Define Recording Details Setup II Written
022 - Define Study Details Setup II Written
023 - Deliver Surveys with Observer Surveys II Written
024 - Documentation Documentation I Written
025 - Export to PowerPoint Share II Written
026 - Export Videos to Screencast.com Share II Written
027 - Finalize Observer Session Observer II Written
028 - How to Choose the Recording Compression Record III Written
029 - Log in Observer Log II Written
030 - Log in Recorder Log II Written
031 - Log with a Wii™ Remote Log III Written
032 - Marker Logging Log II Video/Written
033 - Merge Studies Analyze III Written
034 - Normalize Storyboard Audio Share II Written
035 - Record Automated Sessions with Autopilot Record II Video/Written
036 - Recorder Start and Stop Options Record II Written
037 - Record More (or Less) than the Main Monitor Record II Written
038 - Search for Data in Recordings Analyze II Written
039 - Search Profiles Analyze II Written
040 - Select Video and Audio Sources for Recording Record II Written
041 - Set Recorder Preferences Setup II Written
042 - Set up an AutoPilot Test Setup II Written
043 - Share Highlight Videos Share II Written
044 - Tasks in Manager Analyze II Written
045 - Task Logging Log II Written
046 - Template Study Configurations Setup II Written
047 - Troubleshooting Observer to Recorder Connection Issues Observer II Written
048 - Using Chat to Communicate with Stakeholders Observer I Written
049 - Video Delay in Observer Observer III Written
050 - View Search Results in the Chart View Analyze II Written
051 - View Survey Answers Analyze II Written
052 - View Your Notes and Markers Following a Session Observer II Written