Access the Review Workflow page
Select the Manage → Setting → Review Workflow menu.
Allow users to review their own Questions
Select Yes to allow authors to review items they have written.
Number of reviewers needed to advance a Question
The number of Reviewers who must advance an item in its current form before it is approved. Allowed values range from 0 to 15; the default is 3.
Setting this to 0 causes the review process to be entirely skipped.
Number of reviewers needed to return a Question
The number of Reviewers who must return an item in its current form before it is returned to the author. Allowed values range from 1 to 15; the default is 3.
Require reviewers to classify unclassified Questions to level
Choose Yes if Reviewers should ensure the item is correctly classified, and then select the level to which the item should be classified from the drop-down list.
Lowest Level in the drop-down list indicates that in a blueprint of varying depth, the lowest level must be selected irrespective of the depth.
Require Comment on modifying Question
Select Yes if the Reviewer should record/explain changes made on the Create/Edit Question page.
Allow Reviewers to Edit
Allow or disallow users with Reviewer permission to edit the following areas: Item Text (Stem and Option text), Blueprint, Metadata, and Reference.
Each of these areas has check boxes next to them, which grant edit permissions to Reviewers if selected and deny them if not selected. All the check boxes are enabled by default, thus allowing Reviewers to edit all these areas unless manually deselected by the Project Manager.
Show 'Retain Statistics' pop-up warning for modified items
The pop-up to confirm retaining statistics while trying to save an item with statistics after modifying for a review state is not shown, if this check box is not selected, and the statistics are retained.
This check box is selected by default, meaning the pop-up to confirm retaining statistics appears while modifying items with statistics.
This check box is grayed out and the statistics are retained while saving an item with statistics after modifying for a review state, if the Show 'Retain Statistics' pop-up warning for modified items check box at the Project level is not selected.
Allow reviewers to check-out items
Allow or disallow users with Reviewer permission to manually check out an item for 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month.
This setting enables a Check-out button on the Review Question page. When the reviewer clicks the Check-out button, the item remains checked out for the number of days specified in the drop-down list, unless the user checks in the item. ExamDeveloper sends out an email reminder one day prior to automatically checking in the item. If the user does not check in the item before the expiration date, ExamDeveloper checks in the item at 3 am server time on the expiration date.
This manual check-out prevents other users from editing the item as long as it is checked out. When they get to the Review Questions page for an item that is checked out, a message notifies the reviewer which user has the item checked out.
Outcomes The Outcomes list what happens when you advance or return an item. There can be multiple advance and return states.
- After selecting all information, click Update to save changes or Cancel to discard changes.
Add Review States to a project
Once Review States have been added to the Item Bank, you can add them to a project. See Review State for details on adding a review state to an Item Bank.
- Click the Select review states button. The page with a list of Available Review states in the current Item Bank and the Current Order of the review states is displayed.
- Select the check boxes for the review states you wish to include in your project workflow.
- To save changes click Save, or to discard the changes click Cancel.
When you add or move review states, a message notifies you how the review states have changed as a result of saving the changes. In this example, previously Review One had two possible outcomes: Return, which sent the item back to the Original Author, and Advance, which sent the item to the Validate state. After adding Review Two and Review Three there are still two possible outcomes: Return, which sends the item back to the Original Author, and Advance, which now sends the item on to Review Two. See Add Review Outcomes below for details on how to add more review outcomes.
Add Review Outcomes
Prior to 1811, there was only a single linear path to forward an item. When reviewers Accepted or Advanced an item, it went to the next review state. The final reviewer could determine who to reject or return the item to.
As of 1811 Project Managers can add multiple outcomes for users to forward or return items. Only the final reviewer is given the option to forward or return the item and select the next review state or select who to return the item to. Each review state may have multiple Advance outcomes and multiple Return outcomes.
- Click the Add new outcome button for the desired review state.
- Click the Choose state drop-down list and select the desired outcome from the list.
The new Outcome is added to the list.
- All Return Outcomes require reviewers to add a comment explaining why they are returning the item. You can specify if Comments are required for any of the other Outcome options. Click the Comments drop-down list for the newly added Outcome and select Required.
- For each of the Outcome states, you can specify whether to Always retain statistics or let the reviewer decide by selecting Always retain.
- Click Update. The Outcomes are updated for the review state.
Delete Review Outcomes
- Click the Delete icon for the outcome you wish to remove from the review state. The outcome is removed from the review state.
- Click Update to save the changes.
Re-sequence Review States
You may have a need to rearrange the order of the review states. If items have already gone through review states, the historical information on the item is retained.
- Click the Select review states button. The page with a list of Available Review states in the current Item Bank and the Current Order of the Review States is displayed.
- You can change the order by clicking the Move Up and Move Down arrows.
To save changes click Save, or to discard the changes click Cancel.
Disable Review States
- Select Select review states. The page with the list of Available Review states and the Current Order for that Review State is displayed.
- Deselect the check box beside the Review State you would like to disable for the current project and click Save. The Review State is disabled for the current project and is no longer visible on the Review Workflow page.
- Then click Update to configure the changes.
If the Review State you want to delete has any assignments, it shows an error message: Please delete the assignments for the states to delete.