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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  Thursday, November 30th 2017

Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:   December 22, 2017 (PLEASE NOTE: If you are running SQL Server 2008R2 or older DO NOT upgrade to this release) There will be a fix for a code issue in the 7.1801 

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.

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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 

Pages

Users Affected

Description

When does this happen?Outcome

Type

Write Question

Item Writers / Project ManagerMerge Drag and Drop into Enhanced MatchingDrag and Drop question type is no longer needed because it can accomplished using Enhanced Matching (and it eliminates the need to maintain the Flash component on this question type, as Google Chrome plans to deprecate support for it)
  • Existing Drag and Drop questions should be migrated so that they appear as if they have always been Enhanced Matching
  •  No longer be able to create or run a question or case search using Type = Drag and Drop
  • If I have a saved search at Manage -> Project Bank -> Load Search, which contains a criteria of Type = Drag and Drop, this should be removed and replaced with Type = Enhanced Matching
Enhancement
Modify AssetItem Writer / Project ManagerRemove Asset lock on Asset Modify

At the Prepare Assets > Search > Retrieve Assets > Examine Assets > Modify to edit an asset and another user navigates to Prepare Assets > Search > Retrieve Assets > Examine Assets > Modify to try edit the same asset

Then:

  • Scenario #1]If the other user is a Project Manager, they should not be able to 'revoke' a lock 

  • Scenario #2 If the other user is not a Project Manager, they should no longer get an 'asset is locked message'

  • Scenario #3 When the other user saves, then I save, I should should no longer be prompted that the asset is locked

    • The save should continue to create a new revision with the data shown currently on my screen (even if another user created their own new revision after I opened the current revision with different data), including:

      • Asset File
      • Filename
      • Display as Exhibit setting
      • Blueprint
      • Enemies
      • Metadata
      • (State should remain unchanged)
Asset Modify locking is removed so that system performance improves.Enhancement
Examine AssetsItem Writer / Project ManagerRemove Asset lock on Asset Examine

At the Prepare Assets > Search > Retrieve Assets > Examine Assets > Modify to edit an asset
When another user navigates to Asset Examine Prepare Assets > Search > Retrieve Assets > Examine Assets to try and edit the same asset by clicking Change State

Then:

  • If the other user is a project manager, they should no longer be prompted that the asset is locked nor should I be able to 'claim' a lock
  • If the other user is not a project manager, they should no longer be prevented from editing the asset

 

Asset Examine locking is removed so that system performance improves.Enhancement
Import QuestionsProject ManagerRemove deprecated question types from sample templatesWhen attempting to import questions for drag and drop.Sample import templates will no longer reference Drag and Drop question types.Enhancement
Review / ValidateItem Reviewer / Item ValidatorUpdate Review and Validate assignment counts based on project configDepending on Project Configuration set at Manage > Settings > Configuration > Question for "Allow Users to Review/Validate their own Questions," as an item writer or an item validator the counts will be reflecting correctly.As an item writer or an item validator, when a project manager changes whether I can validate my own questions or not my validate counts will update, to ensure I'm working with accurate information.Enhancement
Add ExamProject ManagerUpdate messaging User Interface on Add ExamVarious scenarios will display error validations messages consistency.

Scenario #1

If the exam form uses a delivery template

And I go into the 'Build QTI package page' for the exam form and make it 'editable'

And the delivery template is changed and replaced on the exam form.

When I open the exam form

  • Display as a warning: "The delivery template has been updated. Section placeholders must be reselected.", which replaces: "Warning: Exam Contents have been updated, please re-select the place holders for each section again before saving the exam."

Scenario #2

If my project configuration (Manage -> Settings -> Configuration -> Project [tab]) has "The same item can be added to multiple sections within the same exam form" = No

And I attempt to add a question to the exam form twice

  • Display as an error: "One or more questions were not allowed to this exam form since this project's configuration does not allow a question, same or different version, to be included in multiple section within the same exam form. View questions that were not added"

Scenario #3

If my project configuration (Manage -> Settings -> Configuration -> Project [tab]) has "The same item can be added to multiple sections within the same exam form" = No

And I attempt to add a case to the exam form twice

  • Display as an error"One or more cases were not added to this exam form since this project's configuration does not allow a case, same or different version, to be added more than once to the same exam form. View cases that were not added"

Scenario #4

If my session has expired (e.g. due to timeout)

And I attempt to save the exam

  • Display as an error: "You have been logged out. You must login to continue.", which replaces: "No Exam was found in session. Please go back to the View Exams page and try again. You may need to re-login if your session has expired."

Scenario #5

If I attempt to add 2000 or more questions

  • Do not display an error, replacing: "Please select 2000 or fewer items."

Scenario #6

If on the 'Selected' tab I click Delete without selecting anything

  • Display as an error: "You must select content to remove", which replaces: "You must check mark rows to delete."

Scenario #7

If I have a template already selected

And I change the template

  • Display as a warning: "To update the QTI configuration used on this form to use the new template, you must Build QTI Package from the View Exam page and click Reset.", which replaces: "QTI configuration data for this exam form already exists. Template changes will be effected only by clicking reset in the Exam Delivery Configuration page."
Enhancement


Release Updates

Pages

Users Affected

Description

When does this happen?Outcome

Type

Write QuestionItem WritersEnhanced Matching items, unable to add first position character spaces to Content text for Target, Toke and Label propertiesTarget, Token or Label content text are unable to add spacing to Content Text field in the first character position after applying nor will save changes.

Added the Wrap Text function to allow spaces.

See example

 
Project Review SummaryItem ReviewersReview assignments showing incorrect counts.The user sees a count on their dashboard when they log in, however when they click on the number, it does not show any questions for the user to review. This was corrected by deleting the assignment and reassigning. Review assignments are now appearing with correct counts.Fix
Write Question/ ModifyItem Writers / Item Reviewer

Options automatically reordering when on Metadata tab and hitting Return

*Note on 7.1702 Known Issues

When creating or modifying an item with either option labels as Alphabetic or Numeric, then navigate to the Metadata tab and without adding or modifying hitting 'Enter"

Result: It will automatically reorder alphabetically or ascending

Hot fix to 7.1709 and 7.1711Fix
Modify QuestionItem Writer (Item in Draft state) / Item ReviewerMathML-edited item crashing when modifyingWhen attempting to change the font size for an Option and resubmitting, the user is presented with a system error. HTML editor contained an trailing pTag.Removal of leading and trailing empty pTags method was implemented.Fix
Examine QuestionItem ReviewerPlus sign gets converted to HTML entity on examine question page for all types of metadata except Block typeMetadata content on examine page should be displayed with &#43 for plus sign and is also displaying differently from Examine Question compared to Question Summary, HTML Report, Observe Questions and Review Questions.Plus sign displays correctly on Examine Question page for all types of metadata.Fix
Translate Side by SideManagerNot able to translate question in last language by SIDE by SIDE translation when have more than 3 language available in ItembankPrerequisite
Itembank should have 4 languages for example:
Default- English
Arabic-RTL
Hebrew- RTL
Japanese - LTR

Steps to Repro
1. Login as Manager & Written 2 questions (any type of qns) in default language i.e English
2. Now, Navigate to Manage>>Project Bank & retrieve recently written qns Q1 & Q2
3. Choose both retrieved qn (Q1.English & Q2.English) & clicked on side by side Translation button
4. Option available for translation, Arabic first. (Qn translated in Arabic Q1.Arabic)
5. Now, Option available for translation, Hebrew (Qn translated in Hebrew Q1.Hebrew)

Expected: When new language displayed for the question, the question should be reset to first.
EG: Next Option should be available for 4th language i.e Japanese. & User should be able to translate Q1 in Japanese.

Actual:  
EG: Japanese option not available, User started getting options for another question Q2 available for translation in Arabic than Hebrew & in last for Japanese. 
(Q2.Arabic, Q2.Hebrew & Q2. Japanese)
Updated code to reset the selected question to first when new language displayed on Side By Side Translation page.Fix
Import Translated fileProject ManagerCustom options labels not retained on translation-

Steps to Repro: 1.Log in as manager 2.Navigate to Develop question > Write question>Write MCQ, one correct with Custom Option Labels > Submit the question 3.Navigate to ProjectBank > Retrieve questions > Select question > Click on translate 4.Import the translated file > Accept the question Actual: The custom option labels are not retained on translation.

Custom option labels for translated questions are being retainedFix
Assign Review/ValidateProject ManagerReview and Validate assignment does not reflect updated blueprint and metadata name

Issue 1:
Steps to repro:

  1. Assign Review/Validate/Write assignment with blueprint or metadata
  2. Update or rename blueprint and metadata 

Actual result:  Updated metadata or blueprint node gets reflected for write assignment but not for review and validate assignment

Issue 2:

Steps to repro:

  1. Assign Write/Review/Validate/Write assignment with blueprint or metadata
  2. Update or rename blueprint and metadata 
  3. Go to Manage > report > Assignments and download CSV file.

Actual result: Update name is not shown in the report.


Issue 1: Behavior is consistent for Review/Validate/Write assignment

Issue 2: Updated blueprint and metadata name are displaying

 

Fix
Take Exam / Rate Difficulty (Angoff)
Set Standard RoleIncomplete error message is displayed without listing the questions that are not answered in "Take Exam" and Rate Difficulty page
First Scenario to Replicate:
  1. Create exam form with few questions
  2. Set standard->Take exam > Click on finished without selecting correct options : "You have not answered all questions, please answer the remaining questions." this message will be displayed
  3. Now select correct options for all supported questions and clicked on Finished: this will take to the rate difficulty
  4. Manage->Project bank->Retrieve and modify and save MCQ OCO or True False question added in above exam form used for set standard
  5. Now again Take the exam : correct options for modified questions will be removed
  6. Click on finished without selecting correct options

Expected Result: "You have not answered all questions, please answer the remaining questions." this message should be displayed along with the questions listed  

Actual Result: Only message is displayed but questions are not listed

Second Scenario to Replicate:

  1. 2. Create Exam Form with few questions
  2. 3. Set Standard > Take Exam > 
  3. 4. Complete Take Exam for the exam
  4. 5. Click on Finish
  5. 6. Navigate to Rate Difficulty
  6. 7. Click on Finished without giving ratings

Expected Result: "You have not rated all questions, please answer the remaining questions." this message should be displayed along with the questions listed 

Actual Result: Only message is displayed but questions are not listed

Error Message is displayed along with the listing Questions that are not answered in "Take Exam" and "Rate Difficulty" pageFix
Export

ManagersExporting an exam it errors out.When the exam is exported, it errors out as a result of a functional failure to handle the large number of items containing exhibits.Added batching while fetching exhibit questionsFix
ExportManagersUnable to export QTI

Exporting QTI is taking longer than expected and receive an Inactivity Warning. After selecting the "I'm Still Here" the application freezes and eventually crashes. Attempt to "Log in" will abort the export and take you back to the landing page.

If you sit on the screen the export will continue to process but as soon as it completes you are logged out of the application without export file downloaded locally to your machine.

Disabled the User Activity CheckFix
ExportManagersUnable to export QTI with external ID, when item and item being referenced as exhibit are added to exam

Pre-requiste

Configuration

  1. Allow split screen exhibits : 
  2. Allow popup exhibits : 

Steps to re-create 

1. Login as manager and select active project

2. Create one MCQ (Q1) and one Display type question (Q2) with External IDs given to them (EXTERNAL IDS are different for both question Q1 and Q2)

3. Add display question(Q2) as Split/pop-up exhibit on MCQ (Q1)

4. Create and save exam with Q1 and Q2

5. Build QTI package and on section configuration Keep the setting "Use external Id for idents" as ON

6. save and Export QTI Package

Result: Unable to export QTI Package

 

Able to export QTI with external ID when item and item being referenced as exhibit are added to examFix
TSSManagers
  • Arabic Characters not being translated and are converted to "?????"

  • Arabic - Question Mark needs to be Arabic Commas

What is coming out of the combination of dynamic text and Arabic text is just questions marks. Issue occurred at 7.1707Able to view correctly in TSS playerFix
Manage Itew BankManagersPartial page updates without a session result in the unexpected error pageAfter navigating to the Manage Item Bank, if the browser cookies are cleared, user will receive a generic error page.SessionError Page is displayed when cookies are cleared and any functionality page is accessed versus SecurityPage error.Fix


 



 


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