Tasks in Manager

In Manager, a task on the Timeline represents the time during the recording when the participant completed each task. Manager allows you to create, play and edit an unlimited number of tasks in each recording.

See the following topics for more information:

Create Tasks in Manager

Creating a task in Manager is equivalent to logging a task in Observer.

To create a task, you specify a Selection start and end. Manager creates a copy of that section of the recording and stores it in your Tasks folder. Creating a task never alters the original content of your recording.

Tasks can be split into multiple sections to accommodate the actual time the participant worked on the task during the test.

To create tasks in Manager:

  1. In the Project pane, select a recording.
  2. Drag the playhead to the starting point for the task and click the Selection Start button Selection start button.
  3. Drag the playhead to the ending point for the task and click the Selection End button Selection end button.
  4. To preview your selected section of the recording before creating the task, click the Play Selection button Play Selection button.
  5. If you are not satisfied with your selection, adjust and reset the Selection start and Selection end by dragging them on the Timeline.
  6. Click the Log Task button Log Task button or choose Create > Task from Selection. The Task Details dialog box appears.
  7. Select a defined task or Undefined Task from the dropdown, and then select a task score. Add an optional note about the task. Click OK.
     Enter Task Details

You cannot search for or graph undefined tasks. Add a new task definition to the study configuration and then rename the undefined task to a defined task. Select Edit > Task Definitions to add a task definition to the study configuration in Manager.

Edit Tasks in Manager

Manager provides several ways to edit tasks:

Edit the Duration of a Task

Do the following to edit the duration of a task:

Edit task duration

Add a Selection to a Task

The following are two examples of adding a selection to a task.

Example One:

Add selection to task - example one

Example Two:

Add selection to task - example two

Remove Part of a Task

Do the following to remove part of a task:

Remove part of a task

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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