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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  Thursday, April 25, 2019

Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:  

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.

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

Links to updated help topics

See Updated help topics in this release at the bottom of the page. A list of all the help topics that were updated in this release are listed with links to the topics.


Release Updates


 Click the links below to expand the explanation for the enhancement.

 BlockText Metadata now supports hyperlinks in the content


BlockText Metadata


The ability to insert hyperlinks into BlockText metadata was added. The Insert menu in the Rich Text Editor now lists Link as one of the options.

The Insert link pop-up window opens when you select the Link menu. You can specify the URL for the hyperlink, the Text you want to display to the candidate, the Title you want to display when the user hovers over the URL, and specify how to open the hyperlink (in a new window/tab, parent frame, current frame, or current window).

 Remove assets as exam content

The Asset tab was removed from the Create/Edit Exam Form page. Assets are no longer listed as part of the exam content.


Users should now add the asset directly to a display item rather than adding it to the exam. The display item can then be attached to items as an exhibit via batch edit. (And if all items on an exam form need to have this exhibit, use the 'Belongs to Exam Form' search criteria to find and batch edit those items.)

See the Display-Type, Exhibits Tabs, and Edit Properties of Multiple Items topics for more details.

 Append Exhibit ID to Window "name" for Compound Items

Compound items with Exhibit reference buttons and Window titles added have been enhanced to append "-Exhibit ID" to the Window name when you export the QTI. In the following example, the compound item includes a Window title "Exhibit Window".

When the QTI is exported, the Question ID "760468" is appended to the Window title as "Exhibit Window-760468".

 Generate DT Items in separate Itempool file

Users now have the option of exporting Delivery Template (DT) itembank items in a separate Itempool file called ItemPool-DT.xml. Select the Generate separate itempool file for DT items option to generate the ItemPool-DT.xml file.


Fixed Defects

Click the links below to expand the explanation for the defects.

 Invalid margin style not stripped out of Rich Text Editor


All pages that include the Rich Text Editor


When users copy and paste text into the Rich Text Editor that has margins in anything other than px or pt, the Rich Text Editor was not stripping out invalid margin styles that did not comply with what is supported in the Pearson VUE test driver. This defect has been fixed so invalid margin styles are now stripped out.

 Advancing items with incomplete assets is allowed


Review Questions


In certain scenarios, users were allowed to advance an item that contained assets in a Draft state. Users are no longer allowed to advance an item containing Draft assets.

 Batch Activate Users was not working


Manage Users


When a Project Manager selected multiple inactive users and tried to activate them using the Batch Actions, the users were not activated. Project Managers can now successfully Batch activate multiple users.

 Unable to add Split Screen Exhibits from DT Template


QTI Builder


Users added Split Screen Exhibits to the DT Template. When the exam was exported, only the original item was listed in the QTI without referencing the exhibits. This issue has been resolved.

 Statistical Display on Items


Examine Questions, Observe Questions, Question Summary, Review Questions, Validate Questions


When viewing statistics on an item, several things made it difficult to view the content.

  • Row and column headers wrap making it difficult to read. Styling was added so the lines will not break into multiple rows.
  • No horizontal scroll bars were available when additional custom stats were available so users could not scroll to the right to view the content. A horizontal scroll bar was added when additional columns are present.
 Exam Placeholders were resetting unexpectedly


Create/Edit Exam Form


Section placeholders were resetting when making modifications (remove a single section, remove an item, reorder items by the Submit field, add a section, add an item, save the exam that generates a validation error, include enemies on the exam and click the link in the notification message that allows users to view them in a modal). All section placeholders were reset when any of the actions were taken.

This issue has been resolved so that all the placeholders are not reset.

 The item Clone process was not working


Examine Questions


When users tried to clone items, a Runtime error was displayed. This issue has been resolved and users can now clone items.

 Fill in the Blank Answers were converted to unsupported characters


QTI Builder


Previously, when users included unsupported QTI characters such as '&' or '>' characters in the response options, CDATA tags were added and the character was converted to a supported character.

This was fixed so the special characters are no longer encoded in the itempool XML file in the exported QTI. The answers are now included and it is not necessary to encode these types of characters.

 Status column in DOCX export was producing "NotChosen" instead of "Scored"


Exam Forms list


When exporting an exam form as DOCX format to include Exam Key and Metadata, the Status column was listed as NotChosen rather than Scored or Experimental. This issue has been resolved.

 Items failing to Clone or turn Obsolete


Examine Questions


Users were unable to clone an item and make the selected item obsolete from the Examine Questions page. This issue has been resolved.

 Batch Removal is not working properly when multiple popup exhibits are on an item


Batch Edit


The Batch edit - remove function was not completely removing a popup exhibit from the item. The membership tab was still listing the exhibit properties even though the Question ID had been removed. The Modify pages also still listed the properties for the removed exhibit.

This issue has been resolved.

Updated help topics in this release 

The following help topics were updated in this release. Click the link to view the details on each topic.

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