Select the Manage → Settings → Configuration menu and select the Questions tab.The Questions tab on the Configuration page is where the item-creation process is configured as well as including allowable actions for Writers, Reviewers, Validators, and Observers.
The Write Configuration section allows you to specify basic aspects of allowable items and actions that the Writer is allowed to take.
Allow Differing Option Count
To mandate that every item should use the same number of Answer Options, deselect the Yes check box, then specify the number of Options that each item must have.
This setting has no affect on Matching type items and is always considered as true for such item types.
|Default option labels||This setting allows you to specify whether the default Answer Option Labels are alphabetic or numeric via the radio button selection.|
Select Alphabetic (A, B, C) for alphabetic or Numeric (1, 2, 3) for numeric Answer Option Labels default.
When Numeric (1, 2, 3) is selected, a message box appears for Drag and Drop and Point and Click type items as shown below:
Restrict users to only write assigned questions
Select this setting if you do not want to allow Writers to author items except according to their individual work assignments. This means that if there is no work assignment for the Writer to write items, then the Write Question link on the Project Writing Summary page is not active and the Writer is not able to author any item as shown below.
Deselecting the Yes check box displays a Write Question link on the Project Writing Summary page for Writers so they can write an item assigned to any area of the blueprint even if they do not have any Write Question assignments.
This setting is not selected by default.
Questions must have references
Select the Yes check box to mandate that every item must have at least one reference assigned. This setting is selected by default.
|Require writer to classify Questions to level||Choose Yes if the writer is required to classify the item to a blueprint area. |
Choosing Yes on this setting also displays an Unclassified assignment in the assignment table for the user so they can write items outside of their blueprint assignment. It shows all the blueprints available for the project.
Select a blueprint level for which you want to classify an item, and click Update.
Go to Develop Question → Write Item → Write Question page → Blueprint tab to select a blueprint for the item currently being written from the accordion control near the bottom of the page. Then click Submit .
For unclassified Question: While submitting an item, the selected level of the item must have a corresponding level in the blueprint. If the blueprint does not have levels up to the level selected for the item, an error message is displayed: Additional blueprint information required. Please select additional levels in the blueprint section below the Question.
|Allow Question types|
Choose the Question types you will allow the authors to submit for the project.
|Create task for modification of any question from Group|
This affects items that exist in multiple language versions, items having a language group with multiple language codes. When the Yes check box is selected and one of these items is modified, a task notification is created for authors of the remaining language versions of the item, stating that they must update their respective language version of the item.
|Show submitted question to writer||Select this check box to display the Submitted Question(s) tab on the Project Writing Summary page to an item writer. When the setting is not selected, clicking on any of the numbered hyperlinks under the Submitted column takes the user to the Draft/Rejected Questions tab of the Project Writing Summary page as the Submitted Question(s) tab are hidden. This is not selected by default. This setting does not have any affect on a Project Manager.|
|Maximum Stems for R-Type Questions :|
(Enter 0 for unlimited)
|Specify the maximum number of stems that an R-Type item can have. The default value is 0 for unlimited number of stems. A positive integer can be specified here to limit the number of R-Type item stems.|
The Spreadsheet Configuration section holds settings that apply to Spreadsheet type of items.
|Show Scoring for Spreadsheet Questions||Select the check box for Yes if scoring results options should be visible on the Create/Edit Question page for Spreadsheet items. This is not selected by default.|
The Validate Configuration section holds settings that apply to the validation process.
Number of people needed to validate a Question
The number of people who must rate an item before it is completed.
This specifies whether validators must be asked for Angoff difficulty ratings in addition to the other ratings. The default is Yes.
Allow users to validate their own Questions
Specify if a user, in the validation phase, is allowed to validate items that he/she wrote. If the number of people required to review and validate an item is set to fewer than three, it is recommended that this option be set to No.
The Standard Setting Configuration section
Display users response
This specifies whether users can see the % of users who correctly answered value for an item in the Set Standard - Rate Difficulty and Set Standard - Evaluate Rating sections. This setting is selected by default.
|Allow the SMEs to run and see the Standard Setting report||Select Yes if SMEs are allowed to view the Standard Setting report. This setting is selected by default.|
|Display question metadata and blueprint||Select Yes if SMEs are allowed to view the metadata and blueprint for items. This setting is selected by default.|
|Display the Answer Key during the Rate Difficulty||Select Yes if the SMEs are allowed to view the answer for the item. This setting is selected by default.|
The Observer Configuration section specifies what Observers are allowed to see when viewing or searching for items.
Which Questions can the observers see?
This specifies which items the Observer can see from the Observe Questions tab.
|Allow users to search obsolete questions||Select Yes if Observers are allowed to search items in Obsolete state. This setting is not selected by default.|
Can observers see names of writers, reviewers and validators?
Select Yes if Observers are allowed to see who wrote, reviewed, and validated each item. This setting is not selected by default.
Hide Answer asterisk
Select Yes if the Observers are not allowed to view the answer for the item. This setting is not selected by default.
Allow user to toggle
Select Yes if the Observers are allowed to view Show Answer button. This setting is not selected by default.
Disable HTML Report
Select Yes if the Observers are not allowed to view the HTML Report. This setting is not selected by default.