How Does UserTesting Capture a Contributor's Activity?

At a Glance

The desktop screen recorder is a tool used to record contributors and their screens during a test.

 

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Along with recording contributors thoughts as they speak out loud, the screen recorder also has the following capabilities:

  • Displays tasks for contributors to complete during their test
  • Captures contributors’ cursor movements and clicks
  • Displays the time that has passed during this study
  • Provides contributors the ability to pause the recording

Tasks will appear in the top right-hand corner of a contributor's screen but the task widget can be moved around so it’s not in the way. Once a contributor completes a task they will click a ‘Next’ button on the screen recorder to proceed to the next task.

Note: Contributors can expect to spend about 15 minutes on a test. If you'd like to run a longer test please be sure to read the Ordering studies longer than 15 minutes article.

How tasks and questions are displayed for contributors

Blank Task

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Verbal response

 

Multiple choice

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Rating scale

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Written questions

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See this article for more information.

 

Note: Some task types are only available with certain UserTesting subscriptions. Contact your Customer Success Manager for more information.

 

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