Using Brillium with Thinkific

Requirements

Your Thinkific account capabilities may differ from those described in this article.  If you have questions about your Thinkific account capabilities, or how you can access some of the settings required to use the integration methods described here, please contact your Thinkific sales or support representative.

Working with Brillium and Thinkific

The people who take tests, surveys and certification exams are referred to in Brillium as "Respondents".  The method you choose for directing respondents to your assessments depends on your desired "workflow". Workflow is about how you wish the respondent journey to begin and end.  Common workflows may have respondents complete one or more Thinkific courses and following with one or more Brillium assessments.

Brillium supports several ways to direct respondents to your assessments.  Some methods work along with Thinkific and others enable you to work independently of Thinkific.  The method you choose will depend on your specific needs and desired workflow.  For example, you might want to create a survey, which does not necessarily have a relationship to your Thinkific account. In such a case you will use Brillium’s Invitiation Manager to email a link to everyone you wish to complete the survey.

How to Get People to Your Brillium Assessments

Brillium for Thinkific is a special Brillium solution that is equivalent to Brillium Professional, with the added capabilities needed to create integrations between Brillium and Thinkific.  There are several ways to get your Thinkific users to your Brillium assessments, each having its own advantages in supporting particular workflows.

  • Use HTTP Integration  Brillium provides a very easy to use HTTP integration method that enables Brillium administrators to embed a dynamic link in a Thinkific account or on a website.  Using HTTP integration enables users signed-in to a Thinkific site to automatically send their login details to Brillium by simply clicking a link, bypassing the need to enter an assessment ID and password or other identifying information.  More information on using this method can be found in the Thinkific article entitled "Creating a Brillium Exam with Thinkific”.  You can also find more information on this topic in the Brillium Integration Guide  on the Brillium Support website (https://support.brillium.com).
  • Use the Brillium Zapier Connector  Both Thinkific and Brillium have connectors that allow you to use the Zapier web service.  A Zapier connection between two web applications is called a “Zap”.  The Zapier service makes it easy to dynamically pass data between web-based applications like Thinkific and Brillium using the Zaps you create.  A Zap works by monitoring “Events” that are “triggered” by certain types of activity between your web applications.  For example, you could use a Zapier Zap to send a Brillium assessment invitation to a respondent as a result of a Thinkific event. You can find more information on the capabilities of both Thnkific and Brillium’s Zapier connector, and try the service yourself by following these steps:
    1. Sign up for a Zapier account at www.zapier.com
    2. Login to your Zapier account and get the Brillium Zapier connector: https://zapier.com/developer/invite/39603/6d57f274a8934214a34d1b11aafc354c/
    3. Follow the Zapier instructions for creating a “Zap” using the Thinkific connector and the Brillium connector. 
  • Use an HTTP integration link  Within Brillium, on the Assessment Editor screen, there is a link called "Link to Assessment". You can use Option 3 on the "Link to Assessment" page to pass the assessment ID to Brillium if you don't wish to use any authentication for the assessment itself.  This link includes the ID and password to the assessment within the link.  With this type of link, you can also pass Brillium custom field information, such as name, email address and other data.  One issue to consider with this method is that this link can easily be shared, which makes sense in some, but not all situations.
  • Use Brillium's Invitation Manager feature  Brillium's Invitation Manager allows you to pre-register respondents and send assessment invitations to them via email. This method generates a unique link to each respondent. Since all of the respondent information is already within Brillium, when they click the link to enter the assessment, there is no need for respondents to login or enter any identifying information prior to starting the assessment.
  • Embed the link on a webpage and use Brillium's Hash Password feature Links to Brillium assessments can incorporate a "Hash Password" aimed at preventing respondents from easily copying and sharing the assessment link.  This method helps to enforce a restriction on the web pages and sites from which respondents are allowed to launch the assessment link. A copied version of the link will not function in the same way. This means that respondents will not successfully login to the assessment unless they click the link on a web site you have placed it on (usually within a password protected area of Thinkific, your web portal or a page on your website).  The Hash Password can be enabled from the Advanced Options page for any assessment in Brillium.
  • Using the Brillium API  Brillium for Thinkific provides access to Brillium’s powerful API.   The API allows a web developer to programmatically access the data and event actions within your Brillium account.  For example, the API will allow you to create a Brillium assessment invitation dynamically based on activity both within and outside of Thinkific. If you have the development resources at your disposal, this method will provide you with the most flexible control over how people get to an assessment and what happens when they are finished, such as sending Brillium data to other web applications.  You can find more information on using the Brillium API by reviewing the Brillium Authoring and Technical Guides resources on our support website.

Getting Help with Brillium

Questions regarding your Thinkific account should be directed to the Thinkific support team.

If you need further assistance using Brillium, please contact the Brillium Support team on our Contact Us page.

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