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Create a Case

A Case is a group of Questions that share a split screen exhibit.

You must create a Case before you can create a question for a case or add a question to a case. The Allow the creation of new cases option must be enabled on the Manage → Settings → Configuration → Cases tab (see Cases Tab) in order to create cases. Only users with the Create Cases permission described in 5.3.4 Create Roles can create cases. Question writers not assigned the Create Cases permission receive an error if they try to create case from the Write Question page.

  1. There are three methods of creating a new Case.
    1. Create a Question on the Write Question page and select the Add Question to Case button.


      The Add Question to Case button is only displayed for users with the Create Case permission.

    2. Select Case (G-Type) from the Question Type drop-down list on the Write Question page.
    3. Select the Develop → Cases → Add Case menu.

  2. The Add/Edit Case page opens where you enter the Case Name, select the Exhibit Language, and enter Exhibit text. You can also format and add Assets as required.
  3. Enter a Case name. This is a mandatory field.


    Case names must adhere to the following rules:

    • Case names cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |. Only alpha characters are allowed.
    • Case names must be unique within the Item Bank.

  4. Select the Exhibit language from the drop-down list. The Exhibit Languages available in the parent Item Bank of the Project are available in this drop-down list. The selected Exhibit Language determines the Language of the Questions inside the Case. All questions added to the case must be authored in the same language.


    The Exhibit Language field does not appear on this page if only one language is set for your Item Bank.

  5. Enter the Exhibit text. Enter text or assets that should be presented to the Candidates when they are attempting Questions from this Case. This is the information that is displayed in the left pane of the split screen exhibit. It is available for all the questions attached to the case.
    1. You can format the entered text by changing the font type, or adding tables and Assets to the text.
    2. You can add Assets to the text by clicking the Asset Manager icon on the Rich Text editor toolbar of the text field. For more details on uploading Assets, refer to Attaching an Asset.

  6. Click Save. The case is saved and given a Case Number and an Exhibit ID.


    The Exhibit text is saved as an independent question.

    • It is assigned as a Display-Type question.
    • The Question Number is the same as the Exhibit ID for the Case.
    • It is assigned the Exhibit Language from the case.
    • It is saved in a Draft state.
    • The Question uses the Exhibit Text field of the case as the Question Stem.
    • The Case accordion tab displays the Case Name, Exhibit Text, and lists any Assets on the case.


Add an existing Question to a Case

You can add previously authored and submitted Questions to a case.

  1. Enter the required search criteria in the search panel and click Retrieve Questions.


    Draft, and Obsolete state Questions, and Questions on other Submitted Cases cannot be retrieved by any search criteria.

    Only Review, Validate, and Completed state Questions are allowed by the search criteria.

    Only Questions with the same Language as the Case can be added to the case.

  2. ExamDeveloper searches the Project Bank according to the criteria you provided, and the search results are displayed. Select the check box(es) on the left for the Question(s) you wish to add.

     How does the selection and pagination of search results work?

    Users can optimize the number of search items per page by selecting a value from the Items Per Page drop-down; this number ranges from 10 to 50 per page. The default number is 20.

    The selected number of search items is displayed in the grid below the drop-down.

    The search items per page can be changed and viewed at any time for the user's convenience.

    The search results are listed on multiple pages according to the selected number of Items Per Page in the drop-down, if the total number of search items resulting from the search criteria exceeds the selected number of items per page.

    The user can also directly jump to another page of the search results grid by clicking its corresponding link above the search results grid.

    The Selection drop-down in the left of the header row has four selection options: AllPage, Some, and None.

    This Selection drop-down is present on pages in which users need to select multiple search items for use such as viewing, modifying, etc.

    The Selection drop-down options perform the following functions:

    NoneAll items in the list across all pages of the search results grid are deselected.

    All items on the currently visible page of the search results grid are selected.

    If you move to another page of the search results grid, you will see that none of the items on that page are selected, but the items selection on the earlier page is still retained.


    This selection appears when you manually select a few items from the list by selecting their corresponding check boxes. This selection also appears if you select Page from the drop-down and then increase the Items per page, or if you select All from the drop-down and then deselect any item on the search results page.

    It is also possible to select items across multiple pages of the search results grid by simply making the selection on one page and moving on to another - the items selection made on the earlier page is retained even if you move to another page to make additional selections.


    All items in the list across all pages of the search results grid are selected.

    Even when moving to any other page of the search results grid, all the items on that new page are also selected.

    The selection drop-down remains as All if any of the items are not deselected, and it changes to Some if any of the items on any of the pages of the search results grid are deselected. Furthermore, if the deselection is made on the first page of the search results grid, then all the items on other pages are deselected. However, if you move to another page of the search results grid while the selection drop-down is All and deselect any item, the selection drop-down for that page changes to Some, while all items on the remaining pages remain selected with the selection drop-down selection showing as Page on those pages.

  3. Click the Add Questions button. The selected Questions are displayed in the Questions tab of the Add/Edit Case page with a delete icon next to the Question.


    The AngOff value displayed on the top right is calculated from the individual AngOff values of the selected Questions.


    The  Scroll icon can be clicked to toggle enable/disable scrolling of the selected Questions list on the Questions tab, when the number of selected Questions exceeds the tab height. Scrolling is enabled by default and a small scrollbar appears on the right when required. When a user clicks the Scroll icon to disable scrolling, the list of all the selected Questions/Cases/Sections appears on the same page and it may be required to use the browser's vertical scrolling capability to view the entire list.

  4. Click Save. The Case is saved and displayed in the View Case page.


Write a new Case Question

You can author a new Question from the Add/Edit Case page. Only users with Create Case permission will see the Write Question button.

  1. Click Write Question on the Select Questions tab at the bottom of the Add/Edit Case page.
  2. The Write Case Question page opens where you can author a new Question.


    The Case accordion tab displays the Case Name, Exhibit Text, and lists any Assets on the case, and all Case Questions attached to the case.

  3. Author the new question following the rules for the selected Question Type.
  4. You have three options for saving the question
    1. Click Save Changes, the Question is saved as a Draft and added to the Case. You are returned to the Write Case Question page at the point where you can author a new question. The Case accordion lists your newly authored Question. Click the Edit button to edit the newly authored Question.
    2. Click Return to Case and then click OK to confirm you want return to the case without saving the changes to Question. If you have not saved changes to the Question, all changes for the Question are lost when you click Return to Case. Any Questions that were saved are listed in a Draft state on the Questions tab of the Case. Click the Edit button to edit the newly authored Question. Only Questions in a draft state can be edited from the Add/Edit Case page.
    3. Click Finish Case to Save the changes to the current Question and Submit the Question to the Case, and to submit all Draft Questions on the Case promote them to the next state in the workflow. The Case is saved and no Questions are left in the Draft state.

  5. If there are any Questions still in the Draft state, click Submit All on the Add/Edit Case page. This submits all Questions on the Case that are still in a Draft state and promotes them to the next state in the workflow. The Submit All button and the Finish Case button perform the same function for the case.



To learn about editing a Case, please visit Editing Cases.



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