Task Logging

While each person using Observer can log markers, marker scores, and text notes, only one Observer designated as the task logger can log tasks and task scores.

The task logger is defined in the study configuration. For details on defining the task logger, see the Morae Recorder Help.

Task Logging example

The task logger logs tasks by entering start and end markers at the beginning and end of the tasks the participant performs during the recording. 

  • If you start a task too early, click the Restart button to restart the task.
  • After you start a task, click Cancel to abort the task. A Canceled Task icon appears in the log.
  • If you end a task too early, click Start and select Add to <task name> in the dropdown list.
  • Each time you log an Undefined Task, another Undefined Task appears in the dropdown. Undefined tasks are numbered and you can define them later in Manager.

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.

How to Log a Task

  1. As the task logger, click Start Task.
  2. Select a task from the Log as drop-down list.
    Select a task to log from the dropdown list.
  3. Add an optional note.
  4. Add markers during the task, as needed.
  5. Click End Task.
  6. Select a Score.
  7. Send a task survey, if applicable.
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006 - Change the Communication Port in Observer Observer III Written
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017 - Create a Test Recording Setup II Written
018 - Create Session Handouts Setup II Written
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020 - Customize Observer for Your Session Observer II Written
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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
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027 - Finalize Observer Session Observer II Written
028 - How to Choose the Recording Compression Record III Written
029 - Log in Observer Log II Written
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032 - Marker Logging Log II Video/Written
033 - Merge Studies Analyze III Written
034 - Normalize Storyboard Audio Share II Written
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038 - Search for Data in Recordings Analyze II Written
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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