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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  April 26, 2018

Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:   May 11, 2018

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.

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.

There has been an update to the Question.xml import schema.

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


Release Updates


Users Affected


When does this happen?Outcome


Develop Questions ->CasesProject Managers, Case PublishThe ability to publish and unpublish cases was removed.The requirement to publish cases is no longer necessary to publish an exam or a section. The functionality has been removed.Users are no longer able to publish or unpublish an exam.Update
Create RolesProject ManagerThe ability to publish and unpublish cases permission was removed.For existing users with this Publish case permission, the role has been removed.Because Case Publish has been removed, the permission has also been removed.Update

Create/Edit Exam Form,
View Sections

Project Managers,
Create Sections,
Create Exams
Cases no longer carry a status of Draft or Publish.When users previously viewed the aforementioned pages, the status of the case was listed as Draft or Published.The system no longer lists a status for cases.Update
Modify QuestionsProject Managers,
Item Reviewers
Removed Add Question to Case button.Previously users had the ability to add existing questions to a new case.Users will no longer be able to add existing questions to a case from the Modify questions page.Update
ConfigurationProject ManagerMoved Reference Configuration settings to References TabPreviously Reference configuration was split between the questions and references tabs on the configuration page.Project Managers will now notice that all reference settings are on the reference tab.Update
Create Questions, Modify QuestionsItem Writers,
Item Reviewers,
Project Managers
References can be set for individual item elements.References were previously set at the item level exclusively.Users can now set references at the item level and/or the individual option level including the answer key.Enhancement
Custom Report (Reports Page)Project Mangers, Manage ReportsReferences tied to specific item elements will now be flagged in the custom reportOriginally on the custom report references did not have a specific flag. They were all tied to the item with no discernible affiliation to unique elements.With the ability to tie references to specific item elements the custom report will now display where the reference has been linked to the item. i.e. Distractor A, Key B, Item etc.Enhancement
Manage Item Bank (Add Content)Item Bank AdministratorsAbility to query items in a specific project from the manage item bank areaWhen viewing items in the Content Add page in the Manage Item bank area users would see all items in the selected project without the ability to query the list of items.Users can now use the query the items in a selected project from the content add page.Enhancement
Assign work to users,
Review Summary
Project Managers,
Item Reviewers
Saved search names now appear for review assignmentsWhen assignments were previously displayed the entire search criteria for the assignment was listed.Now when review assignments are displayed the saved search name will be displayed.Enhancement
Assign work to usersProject ManagersDeleting saved search prompts users of active assignmentsWhen users attempted to delete saved searches previously the system would prevent the process and display the following message: "Work assignments for this criteria exists in the itembank, please remove it to delete."Now when a users attempts to delete a saved search the system will now display which users contain an assignment using that saved search.Enhancement
Custom ReportProject Managers,
Manage Reports
Question ID is duplicated in Cloned To/From columns in custom reportAfter users clone a question and make subsequent revisions to cloned question the custom report displayed duplicate ids in the cloned to/cloned from columns for the original (cloned to) and cloned items (cloned from)This has been corrected so that duplicated item IDs no longer appear on the custom report.Fix
DashboardItem WritersDraft/Rejected Count not updating correctly on DashboardWhen a writer logged into the system and looked at the dashboard, it would show that there were no items in their Draft/Rejected queue when there are actually items in those states.Updated question service to ensure that the counts showing to the writers on the dashboard are correct.Fix
DashboardItem ReviewersAll review states appear on reviewer dashboardWhen reviewers look at the dashboard they notice all review states across the itembank rather than the review states that reflect their project access.Now, the reviewer see the review states that apply to the projects that they have access to.Fix
QTI Export RenderingProject Managers, QTI ExportSpreadsheet items: Cell-level scoring overrides item level experimental flagWhen specifying cells for scoring on the spreadsheet type item if you were to mark the item as experimental from the create/edit exam forms page the QTI exported would show that the item was scored (scored="true" in the QTI)When exporting spreadsheet items with cell-level scoring if you were to flag the item as experimental the item would be set to Unscored (scored="false" in the QTI)Fix
Write Question,
Modify Question
Project Managers,
Item Writers,
Item Reviewers
Properties window for Enhanced Matching item cannot be moved verticallyWhen using the properties window for tokens, targets and labels on Enhanced Matching items the properties window can only be moved horizontally.The properties window can now be moved vertically on enhanced matching items.Fix




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