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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  Thursday, August 22, 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.

 Edit Exam Group Name in pop-up window


Exam Forms


When users edit the exam group name using the Edit Exam Name pop-up window and click Save, the exam group is updated for all the exams in the exam group. No new revisions of the exams are created.

See the Add an Exam Form topic for details.


 Export objective idents using blueprint IDs in QTI


Exam Form Node Global Configuration


When exporting exam QTI, users now have the ability to export objectives using the system generated objective idents, or using the blueprint ID as the objective idents. This applies to both QTI templates and QTI exam forms.

This solution was created to solve a client specific issue where the results import process is hard-coded to only accept specific objective idents from results. This solution allows the client to use the blueprint ID as the objective ident.

Sample QTI using the system generated objective idents

Sample QTI using the blueprint ID for objective idents

See the ExamForm Node Global Configuration tab topic for details.


 Preserve incomplete review / validation data during batch edit


Batch Edit


Added the Preserve incomplete review data option to allow Project Managers to make a change via the Batch Edit feature and not require a re-review by reviewers when a new revision is created.

Use this feature when a Project Manager makes a change via Batch Edit that creates a new revision of an item that has already been advanced or returned by a reviewer. The Project Manger can determine the change is not significant enough to require all the reviewers to re-review the item. This feature creates a new revision of the item, but it does not clear out the review data for the current state on the user tracking tab. Reviewers are not required to re-review the item. The same number of reviewers are still required to trigger a state change for the item.

See the Edit Properties of Multiple Items topic for details.


 map_input for SumOfScores outcomes processing model


ScoreModel (SumOfScores)


Users can now edit the value of the <map_input> element which was previously always generated with the value SCORE in the QTI output. This feature works for exam forms, templates, and DT Templates.

Sample QTI previous <map_input> element

Sample QTI new <map_input> element




Fixed Defects

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 Duplicated Placeholder Sections Not Assigning Correctly


Build QTI


Sections added in templates, using Duplicate Section feature on Build QTI page, are not getting assigned correctly in Exam. Child sections are duplicated twice. This problem has been fixed.


 Advance Properties: Min/Max not exporting QTI correctly


Item Advanced Properties


In QTI export, Min and Max Response settings when set to Not Set come out as number of correct options. This has been fixed to set the Min response to 1 and Max response to the number of  options.


 Matching Item Crashing on Submit


Modify Questions - Matching item type


When "Create task for modification of any question from Group" is enabled in a Project then modifications made to Matching item types is giving error on Submit. This problem has been fixed.




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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