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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  September 28th 2017

Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:   October 13th 2017

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

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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?

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There are no changes to import files in this release.

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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 new things are in this release?

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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.

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Please be sure to review the Known Issues page to see a list of any continuing defects seen in the application HERE.


Enhancements 

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Description

When does this happen?Outcome

Type

  • Develop Questions > Write Item > Write Questions
  • Develop Questions > Cases > Add Case > Write Question 
  • Manage -> Project Bank > Retrieve Questions > Examine Questions > Modify
  • Item Writer
  • Item Reviewer
  • Manager

Ability to set idents for Enhanced Matching

  • Creating a new or modifying an existing Enhanced Matching question, when selecting a token or target and clicking on 'Properties', the following are available:
  • Ability to change the ident in the 1st row of the properties window
  • Select or deselect: Use Custom ident
    • By Default this is deselected
    • If Deselected, function will be disabled
    • If selected, function will be enabled to make changes
  • Inputs that can be entered into this field:
  • 36 characters can be entered
  • uppercase English letters (A-Z)
  • lowercase English letters (a-z)
  • Westernized Arabic numerals (0-9)
  • period (.)
  • colon (:)
  • hyphen (-)
  • underscore (_)
  • idents must be unique across items, if same ident for token and/or target within same question. Configuration error message appears:
    "Tokens and/or targets are using the same ident and they must be unique"

    (For tokens only) If I deselect the field having selected it, then the ident should reset to it's default according to my project configuration at Manage -> Settings -> Configuration -> Questions -> Default option labels, and the field should be disabled:
    • if numeric,this should reflect the sort order according to when it was created (i.e. 1 for 1st token created, 2 for 2nd token created, 3 for 3rd, etc.)
    • if alphabetic, this should reflect the alphabetical equivalent of the sort order according to when it was created (i.e. A for 1st token created, B for 2nd token created, C for 3rd, etc.)

    (For targets only) If I deselect the field having selected it, then the ident should reset to it's default according to the following format, and the field should be disabled:
    • <QuestionNumber>_R<sortOrder> where <QuestionNumber> is the question number of the current question (if it exists yet) and <sortOrder> is the order of this target according to when it was created (i.e. 1 for 1st target created, 2 for 2nd target created, 3 for 3rd, etc.)
Ability to set custom token and targets idents properties for Enhanced Matching questions.Enhancement
ReviewItem ReviewerPrevent page advancement until processes are done when accepting an item during item review

Given Item Reviewer has been assigned questions to review

Navigate to Develop Questions > Review and select 'Accept'

  • Page is Disabled with a page-wide loading effect until:
    • the next item is loaded (if there are more items to review)
    • the next page is loaded (If this is the last item to review return back to the project summary page)

  • The styling information for the page-wide loading effect are:
    • the page is greyed out / disabled so that I cannot click any buttons
    • a loading message appears in the centre top of the screen
    • the 3 dots animate (...)
The ability to have a proactive indication that the system is working on loading the next item when user has accepted the item currently on screenEnhancement
Custom ReportProject ManagerGenerating a new custom report containing # of option when exported.

When choosing to export the new custom report (via Manage -> Project Bank -> Retrieve Questions -> Generate Report -> Custom Report -> Set my own configuration)

  • In the exported document (for any of the three formats available)
  • The following data column headers and question data populated against each question (for the latest revision) in the report:
    • Number of options: the number of options that the question has
      • MCQ, One correct option
      • MCQ, Multiple correct options
      • Pull down list
      • Shared option list (R-Type) (number of options for each child question - the parent has none)
      • Constructed Response / Oral (this should always = 1)
      • Point and click (number of shape labels)
      • Matching (number of matching pairs)
      • Fill in the blank (number of FIB responses)
      • Enhanced matching (this is the number of tokens on the question)
    • This column should appear before the first Option text column.

  • In the User Interface, the 'Data included' column should be updated:
    • Type of data = Item content:
      • Data included should show 'Number of options' (and appear in alphabetical order within the existing list)
      • When I choose to 'include in export' the 'Number of options' should be exported. Otherwise if this option is not chosen the exam forms should not be exported.

        NOTE: #of options: Spreadsheet, R-Type parent question, External and Display-Only questions should be blank
Custom Report will generate faster, fails less and provides the data on the custom report.Enhancement
Custom ReportProject ManagerGenerating a new custom report containing Written On data when exported.

When choosing to export the new custom report (via Manage > Project Bank > Retrieve Questions > Generate Report > Custom Report > Set my own configuration)

  • In the exported document (for any of the three formats available):
    • The following data column headers and question data populated against each question in the report:
      • Written on: the date the original question was written/created (in the format MMM DD, YYYY at HH:MM e.g. Jan 07, 2017 at 14:00)
    • These columns should appear in alphabetical order within the existing list

  • In the User Interface, the 'Data included' column should be updated:
    • Type of data = Default:
      • Data included should show 'Written on'  (and appear in alphabetical order within the existing list)
      • When I choose to 'include in export' the 'Written on' should be exported (i.e. it always gets exported)
Custom Report will generate faster, fails less and provides the data on the custom report.Enhancement
Custom ReportProject ManagerGenerating a new custom report containing collection data when exported.

When choosing to export the new custom report (via Manage > Project Bank > Retrieve Questions > Generate Report > Custom Report > Set my own configuration)

  • In the exported document (for any of the three formats available):
    • The following data column headers and question data populated against each question in the report:
      • Collections: this is a comma-separated list of collections that the question is on, by collection name (e.g. Collection 1, Collection 2, Collection 3), sorted by name ascending
        • This should include every collection which is editable or viewable in this project
        • This column should appear in alphabetical order within the existing list

  • In the User Interface, the 'Data included' column should be updated:
    • Type of data = Associations:
      • Data included should show 'Collections' (and appear in alphabetical order within the existing list)
      • When choosing to 'include in export' the 'Collections' should be exported. Otherwise if this option is not chosen the exam forms should not be exported.
Custom Report will generate faster, fails less and provides the data on the custom report.Enhancement
Custom ReportProject ManagerGenerating an exam form data in the new custom report when exported.

When I choose to export the new custom report (Manage > Project Bank > Retrieve Questions > Generate Report > Custom Report > Set my own configuration)

  • In the exported document (for any of the three formats available):
    • The following data column headers and question data populated against each question in the report:
      • Exam forms: this is a comma-separated list of exam forms that the question is on, by form name (e.g. Form 1, Form 2, Form 3), sorted by name ascending
        • This should include every exam form which is editable or viewable in this project
        • This should not include retired exams
        • This column should appear in alphabetical order within the existing list
  • In the User Interface, the 'Data included' column should be updated:
    • Type of data = Associations:
      • The data included column should show 'Exam forms' (and appear in alphabetical order within the existing list)
      • Choosing to 'include in export' the 'Exam forms' should be exported. Otherwise if this option is not chosen the exam forms should not be exported.
Custom Report will generate faster, fails less and provides the data on the custom report.Enhancement
  • Create Exam Form > View Exam > Edit
  • Create Exam Form > View Exam > Edit as Group
ManagersRemoval for Exam Form locking on DevelopExam.aspx (Create Exam Form -> View Exam -> Edit as Group)Given a manager is editing a form by Create Exam Form > View Exam > Edit and another manager navigates to DevelopExam.aspx (Create Exam Form > View Exam > Edit as Group), to try to edit the same form. When they attempt to load the page, they will not see the Exam Lock message warning prompt.Page load times improvedEnhancement


Release Updates

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Users Affected

Description

When does this happen?Outcome

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Forgot AuthorizationAll Users"Go to Login" button terminology is inconsistent within the application.When attempting to log in and selecting the "Forgot Answer" button and entering Username, upon submitting, the inconsistent naming of the button appears as "Go to Login".Correction to the naming for the log in button now appears consistency thru application as "Go to Log in"Fix
HelpManagersHelp link unavailable to various pages.

Help link is missing in the when navigating to any of the following locations:

  • Manage Item Bank > Item Similarity
  • Manage Item Bank > Configuration > Analysis Group
  • Manage Item Bank > Item Delete > Item Delete
  • Manage Item Bank > Item Delete > History
  • Create Exam Form > Take Exam
  • Create Exam Form > Set Standard > Manage Ratings
The contextual link to the Help is now available to the mentioned locations.Fix
All PagesManagers"Search Question ID" is not appearing in the text box when using Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer is not displaying "Search Question ID" in the text box. Please reference example

 

Placeholder was restored for the lookup search for Internet Explorer, functionality is working as expected.Fix
      
Examine QuestionsManagerExisting Pull-Down List or Point and Click item types are not displaying the correct answer asterisk '*'When Examining Questions for Pull-Down List or Point and Click item types, the correct answer asterisk is not appearing.Correct answer asterisk in now appearing when examining Pull-Down List or Point and Click item types.Fix
Manage Project DictionaryManager

Unable to add Dictionary items and when saving the following error occurs:

"There was an error saving the dictionary. This could be caused by missing system configuration (Help). Please contact the Administrator."

Navigating to Manage > Settings > Dictionary and adding dictionary item and selecting save, the user will receive error.

Update to the JSpell path in the environment properties.

JSpell HTML provides the ability to add spell checking capabilities to any HTML form on a web based interface.

Fix


 



 


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