New to dscout Live? Test your Live mission with a teammate before launching your Live mission. You can test the tool from both the researcher's and the scout's perspectives.

 

How to start Test mode

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  • Add a session to your schedule in order to schedule your tester. You can do so by tapping on Setup > Schedule, then adding a time slot and saving your new schedule.
    • Note: if you leave your schedule completely blank, you will not need to schedule a time for testing. You and your test participant can access your test session without a schedule time!
  • While your mission is in draft mode, you can click on "Test Mission" at the bottom of your screen
  • Invite your tester by adding their name and email in the modal that appears
  • Once the invitation has been sent, click "Test Setup" to find your session link, which you can copy and paste into a browser to finish the set up process and get started. Both you and the tester (and any observers) will access the call using the same link. Note: the Manage tab will not be accessible during a test.

Note that, as with a normal Live session, any observers will need to have at least viewer-level access to the project to be able to observe the test.

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Both the moderator(s) and scout will have the full Live session experience. The tester will receive an invitation email from dscout and must accept this invitation and pass a pre-test before getting started. The moderator(s) can try out scheduling, creating notes and markers, sharing stim, watching the recording afterwards, and creating clips in the post-session recording.

 

Since this is just the test run, test data cannot be exported and test data is deleted once the test concludes.  Once you end the test, or 5 days after the test begins, the mission is moved back into draft mode where you can make any changes before launching the mission and inviting your scouts. 

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