Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:
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Manage | Project Bank | Batch Edit - References
You can now use Batch Edit to add Book References and specify the Edition of the book.
Open the Manage | Project Bank | Questions menu. Search for and select the desired items, and click Batch Edit.
Select the References option, and click Add Reference.
Select the existing Book Reference. The Edition field is now available for the Book Reference. Enter the Edition and click Save.
Upon clicking Save, the Book Reference is added and the Edition field is displayed in the reference.
Click Preview Edits. ExamDeveloper identifies the number of items that will be affected and the Book Reference with the Edition field is listed.
Click Save. The references are applied to the items selected for the Batch Edit. ExamDeveloper identifies the number of items that were processed successfully and lists the book reference with the Edition field.
When you view the items, the Question Metadata tab lists the book reference with the Edition field that was applied to the item.
Manage | Project Bank | Questions - Reference criteria in drop-down
Manage | Project Bank | Collections | Add Collection or Edit Collection - Reference criteria in drop-down
Manage | Project Bank | Item Similarity
Manage | Reports | Custom Reports tab - Reference criteria in drop-down
Create Exam Form | Create/Edit Exam Form | Add Questions tab - Reference criteria in drop-down
Create Exam Form | Add Section | Add Questions tab - Reference criteria in drop-down
Create Exam Form | View Sections | Edit Section icon | Add Questions tab - Reference criteria in drop-down
Develop Questions | Add Case | Select Questions tab - Reference criteria in drop-down
Develop Questions | View Cases | Edit Case icon | Select Questions tab - Reference criteria in drop-down
View Item Bank | Questions | Item Bank Questions
When searching for items and you select the Reference search criteria from the drop-down list, the list of references now includes more detailed information than just the Source.
- Book—Source (Title), Edition, Date, Author, Publisher
- URL—Source (URL), Date
- Journal—Source (Title), Date, Author
- Equation—Source (Name of equation)
Manage | Settings | References - Merge References pop-up
You can now merge multiple references of the same type into a single reference. This is useful when multiple copies of the same reference are added to your project. You can merge the references and update all the affected items so they are all pointing to a single reference.
Select the desired references and click the Merge button.
Select the reference you want to merge all the other references to (this is referred to as the Primary reference).
Click Preview Merge. This allows you to see how many references will be merged, how many references will be deleted, and the number of items that will be affected by merging the references.
Click the Merge button. The references are merged into a single reference.
All the selected references are merged into the primary reference and the secondary references are deleted from the project. All the questions that that contained one of the selected references now all contain the Primary reference. You can see this on the Question Metadata tab.
See the 5.1.6 References topic for further details.
Manage | Project Bank | Examine Questions page
Project Managers can now override mandatory item configurations when changing the state of the item, or saving the item that creates a new revision.
The project manager can override the following mandatory configurations:
- Require Writer to classify questions to level = yes
- Questions must have references = yes
- Require reviewers to classify unclassified questions to level = yes
- Mandatory question Metadata = true
This change allows project managers to change the state of an item from the Manage | Project Bank | Examine Questions page even if the item has not met all the mandatory requirements. Previously project managers had to change the mandatory item configurations before they could change the state of the item, and then had to reset the mandatory item configurations.
Item with mandatory blueprint. Manager can change the Draft state to Review One state without adding the mandatory blueprint.
Review Questions, Modify Question (in review)
When the project review workflow is configured with Require Comment on modifying question = yes for a review state, and the reviewer modifies the item and then tries to Save the change to the item, the user is prevented from saving the change and a message notifies the user that a comment is required when modifying the question during review. If the reviewer modifies the item and tries to Advance the item, the same error message is displayed.
If the reviewer is the final reviewer that triggers a change in state that requires Comments, the Advance Question pop-up opens and requires the reviewer to select the review outcome add a comment in order to submit the item.
Review Questions, Modify Question (in review)
When the project is configured to allow the final reviewer of the review state to choose whether to retain statistics and the final reviewer clicks Advance, the Advance Question pop-up box allows the user to select either Retain or Do not retain options.
If the reviewer is advancing the item from the Review Questions page, the following pop-up box appears.
If the reviewer has edited the item and clicks Advance from the Modify Question page, the following pop-up box appears.
This section has been removed. See the Known Issues in Releases topic for a list of know issues and a reference to when they were 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.