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The Item Bank Configuration tab allows you to specify font settings for Math Equations and language settings for Questions. These settings govern all the Projects under the Item Bank.

  1. Select the Manage Item Bank → Configuration menu.
  2. Select the Configuration tab.

    This page is divided into four sections:

Math Equations

Here, you can specify the font of your choice that is available in Windows and also the point size for Math Equations.

You can set the font face by entering the text name of the font in the Font Face text box. You can also set the size of the font by specifying a number from 6 to 72 in the Point Size text box. The default font face is Times New Roman and default point size is 12.

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The font falls back to the default Windows font face (Calibri for Windows 7), if you specify a wrong name or misspell while specifying the font name. No error message or warning is displayed while saving such a wrong font name.

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It is also possible to set the font and point size in the Math editor window as shown below. The earlier mentioned restrictions for the font face will exist in this case. Font and point size set on the Configuration page are used if you do not manually change it in this editor.

 The following buttons are effective for the entire Configuration tab:

  •  Update button: Save the current changes and display success message in red text.
  •  Reset button: Discard current changes and reset to previously saved setting.

 

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Language Enabled

Language Code is specified in the text box if your Project must support Questions in multiple languages. The Language Code is an alphanumeric string with up to 30 characters length.

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It cannot contain a “.” character and it cannot be a numeric value.


Add a Language

When you add a language, you can specify the default authoring / QTI rendering font family and font size for each language in the itembank.

  1. Click the Add Language Code  icon.
  2. Type a name for the language in the Language field.
  3. Select the desired language from the Code for Qti Export field.

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    If you enter an already existing Language Code an error message is displayed as soon as you finish entering the Language Code name, and you are not able to save the changes until you correct this error. The Language name must be unique for all languages entered.



  4. The default font for a language added is Arial 9pt. You can change the authoring font by selecting the desired font from the Default Font family drop-down list.

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    When you set the Default Font family and the Default Font size for a language on the Configuration page, when users author a Question in that language the default font family is automatically selected.

    Setting the default font family and font size for each language does not appear in Preview unless you have configured the Item Preview Template on the Manage → Configuration → Item Preview Template page to include the font family and font size.


  5. Select the desired font size from the Default Font size drop-down list.
  6. Click Update. A message notifies you the Configuration has been updated successfully.

Rearrange the order of languages

The order of Language Codes listing can be modified.

  • Click the Move Up arrow icon  to promote the corresponding Language Code higher.

  • Click the Move Down arrow icon  to demote the corresponding Language Code lower.

Remove a language

A Language Code row can be removed by clicking the corresponding Delete Language Code  icon . A confirmation pop-up window opens in this case as below.

 

  • OK button: Language Code is deleted if it is not being used in any Question in any Project and you are returned to the Item Bank Configuration page.
  • Cancel button: The Language Code is not deleted and you are returned to the Item Bank Configuration page. 

 

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If the Language Code is being used in any Question in any Project, then an error message is displayed and you are returned to the Configuration page without deleting the Language Code row.

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The Language Code specified in the first row is selected by default for Write QuestionCreate Exam, and Create Section pages, as well as Write Question via Add/Edit Case page.

 

RTL Languages support

ExamDeveloper also supports RTL (Right-to-Left) languages, that is languages whose text is written and read from right to left. The text in RTL languages is therefore right-aligned, the direction of the cursor is RTL for alphabets and LTR for numbers, with the overall cursor moving in RTL direction for entire sentences. These languages include Arabic and Hebrew, which are currently selectable via the Code for Qti Export drop-down, as these are recognized by the Pearson VUE test driver.

To specify that a Language Code that uses RTL cursor movement, select the Is RTL check box corresponding to that Language Code. This results in the cursor movement following the RTL direction when this Language Code is selected in Questions.

When an RTL-enabled Language Code is selected in the Write Question page, the text appears right-aligned as seen below.

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To enter the text in an RTL language script such as Arabic, you can either install an Arabic keyboard in Windows and manually enter the text, or copy and paste the Arabic text from a relevant source.

 

The following buttons are effective for the entire Configuration tab:

  • Update button: Save the current changes and display success message in red text.
  • Reset button: Discard current changes and reset to previously saved setting.


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Custom Labeling

It is possible to specify custom text instead of the default "Return" and "Returned" for the button to return Questions/Assets and the returned State of Question/Assets respectively, from this area of the Configuration tab. Each of the text labels can have up to fifteen characters.

As always, the settings specified here are applicable to all the Projects within the current Item Bank.

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In ExamDeveloper versions prior to 1809, these buttons were labeled as Reject and Rejected. In 1809 the Accept button has also been renamed to Advance. For existing projects after 1809, these buttons will retain whatever you named the Custom Label. If you had Reject and Rejected, that will remain as Reject and Rejected. The Accept button appears as Advance starting in 1809, even for existing projects.

 

The following areas of the application are affected by the changes made to the above text.

  • Writer tab on the application Home page: "Draft/Rejected" column header in the Writer tab.
  • Project Summary page: "Draft/Rejected Questions" tab title text, and text of rejected Question State in the list.
  • Examine Questions page: Status text in Question Summary, "Rejected By" text in User Tracking, Reject Comment title text for rejected Question.
  • Validate Questions page: "Rejected By" text in User Tracking, Reject Comment title text for previously rejected Questions that are now in Validate State.
  • Review Questions page: "Reject" button text, "Reject" text for button description in the review process explanation paragraph near the top of the page, "Rejected By" text in User Tracking, title text of the Reject Question Comment box, Additional occurrences for rejected Question: State text and Comment title text. For HTML Report obtained after rejecting a Question during Review and clicking Print: Status text, "Rejected By" text, and Comment title in Question Report.
  • Question History page (common for Examine, Review, and Validate Questions pages): Status text in Question Summary, "Rejected By" text in User Tracking, Reject Comment title text.
  • Add/Edit Case page: "Rejected" State of a rejected Question on a Case.
  • Question Search criteria drop-down text for Rejected State on all pages with Question Search control.
  • Examine Asset page: State text, Reject Comment title text, "Rejected By" text in User details, Reject Comment title text for rejected Asset.
  • Review Asset pages (Compliance ReviewProcessing ReviewQuality Review): "Reject" button text, "Reject" text for button description in the review process explanation paragraph near the top of the page, text of title of the Reject Question Comment box, "Rejected", When viewing an already rejected Asset: State text, Reject Comment title text, "Rejected By" text in User details.
  • Observer Committees dashboard reports for Blueprint levelMetadataWriters, and Reviewers: Rejected Questions column header.
  • Asset History page: State text in Asset summary, "Rejected By" text in User details, Reject Comment title text.
  • Asset Search criteria drop-down text for Rejected State on all pages with Asset Search control.
  • Asset Custom Report: State text in the State column.

 

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The text boxes for Return Button Text and Return State Text cannot be left empty. If they are left empty, an error message in red text is displayed and the user is not allowed to save the changes without entering some text.

 

The following buttons are effective for the entire Configuration tab:

  • Update button: Save the current changes and display success message in red text.
  • Reset button: Discard current changes and reset to previously saved setting.


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Object banks

The Object banks check box controls whether the Object bank functionality should be available on the Create/Edit Exam Form page. This check box is not selected by default.

When enabled, the Type of form feature becomes visible on the Create/Edit Exam Form page and the user must select the type of form to be exported into the QTI package - Exam form or Object bank. The default selection is Exam form.

When Exam form is selected, the exported QTI package of the Exam Form contains the file Assessment_ExamFormName.xml.

When Object bank is selected, the exported QTI package of the Exam Form contains the file ObjectBank_ExamFormName.xml in place of Assessment_ExamFormName.xml.

 

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An error message is displayed if you attempt to de-select the Object bank check box and save the Item Bank configuration, if the Object bank radio button has been selected on at least one of the Exam Forms in the current Item Bank. The Item Bank configuration is not saved with this change.

 

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Only users with Item Bank Manager permission can access this page.

 

 

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