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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server: December 1st 2016

Date available for Remote Deployment Installations: December 9th 2016

Why is there a delay of releases for remote deployment installations?


There is usually a slight delay of releases for remote deployment installations while code is compiled and packaged into an installer package.

Are any import templates affected in this release?


There are no changes to import files in this release.


This list is a summary of planned changes for the release and the final list of changes included may be different. Please check back after the release date for the complete list of changes included.

What's New in the Release?


 To view a short Video of the new things in this release, please click HERE to watch it, and if you have questions, please contact your Application Consultant


Updates and New Features





Users Affected


When does this happen?Outcome


Manage > UsersProject Manager
  1. Search user list by partial/full username, name or email
  2. New view of profiles providing menu items each row of the results grid
  3. Ability to perform batch activation/retirement of users
  4. Enable filtering of active/inactive users by project or organization.
  5. Sortable columns in users grid.
  6. The EDIT option is available in user results grid for control account access.
  7. Able to impersonate a user from results grid.
  8. Paginate users in new grid
  1. Modifying an existing User permissions or Creating a New User
  2. It only occurs for Project Manager and users with Allow All Permissions
  3. Able to make a number of users active and inactive in one action, so that I save time granting access to writers/reviewers, who only need access during set writing events.
  4. Filtering of users based on status active or inactive status within a project or organization.
  5. As a Project Manager, you are able to see and sort user's available to this project, thus allowing you to control the account access.
  6. The EDIT option is available in user results grid for control account access.
  7. When there is a need to perform actions on a user's account, so that control account access is properly granted.
  8. Able to view and sort user's available to the project.
  1. Able to filter the users on the manage users page by searching for full name, email address or username.
  2. Able to view the menu items on each tow of the results grid; Impersonate, More > Retire, Reset Password, Reset answers to security questions, 2-factor authentication reset, View Profile and Delete(this option is only available it user has never logged into system before).
  3. Efficient and effective way to active or retire multiple users
  4. Easy and effective filter to identify users that have access to application.
  5. Columns are sortable within users grid.
  6. Allows Project Manager, Item Bank Manager or user with Allow All Permissions to Edit/Update/Save user information.
  7. Able to impersonate a user from results grid.
  8. User Table grid contains one user per row and default of 20, however can be overridden by 10,20,30 or 50.
Manage > UsersProject Manager
  1. Add Manage Project Bank permission
  2. Add Manage Reports permission
  3. Add Manage Users permission
  4. Add Manage Settings permissions
  5. Add Manage Blueprint permission
  1. Project Manager would assign this to the users permissions
  2. Project Manager would assign this permission to user
  3. Project Manager would assign this permission to the user.
  4. Project Manager would assign this permission to the user
  5. Project Manager would assign this permission to the user.


  1. Allows a non-project manager to access the Project Bank and Queue page within the Manage Tab.
  2. Allows a non-project  manager user to have access to a Reports and Queues pages inside the Manage tab
  3. Allows a non-manager to have access to Manage Users under the Manage Tab.
  4. Allows a non-project manager to have access to Settings and Custom pages under the Manage tab.
  5. Allows a non-project manager to have access to Blueprint page under the Manage tab.


Examine QuestionsItem ReviewerMake changes to Reject labelling on Examine QuestionsAs an Item Reviewer, the ability for ExamDeveloper to have the wording 'reject' to be custom labelled differently.Item Bank Manager updates the Reject labelling/Rejected state in the Manage Item Bank > ConfigurationEnhancement
Write Question

Managers, Item Writers

Unable to Get reference by PubMed Id in Question

On Reference tab, selecting "Add Reference" button and attempt to enter PubMed Id then clicking "Get PubMed reference" button

Result: The Remote Server returned error: (500) Internal Server Error

Modification to the PubMed Id feature to work with updated API from NCBIUpdate
Exam Editor exported source filesManagersSection Ident WildCard ($) exporting out of sequence and being replaced by 2 characters2 levels down, the $ character gets replaced by "AB", "AC", "AD" in the section identsUpdate is now generating the appropriate QTI with multi-level sections utilizing the wildcard functionality.Update
Write QuestionManagers, Item WritersSpreadsheet: Condition Statement generated for unscored cell in QTI

When using Test driver scoring on a spreadsheet item if you were to specify an unscored cell by unselecting the "Apply Scoring" check box the QTI generates a null condition statement for that unscored cell

Updated code so no longer generates a null condition statement for an unscored cell.Update



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