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Users can view Questions items on the View Questions page of the Observe tab.




  1. Enter the desired search criterion.
  2. Click Retrieve Questions. Questions Items matching the criteria are displayed in a grid below.
  3. Select the Questions items to be viewed, and click View Questions.
  4. The Observe Questions page is displayed with the Question summary and other details of the selected retrieved questions items based on the entered search criteria.

You can view the following aspects of


an item in your Project:

  • The Metadata of the Question item (Question Metadata tab).
  • The current state of the Question item (User Tracking tab).


    The User Tracking tab is optional. It is always displayed for managers and other users when the project configuration allows them to view the names of the contributors (configuration for observe).

  • The Comments accompanying the question item (Comments tab).
  • Previous versions of the Question item (History tab).


    The History tab is optional. It is only displayed if there have been modifications made to the Question item after it has been submitted and accepted for use.

  • Not currently used (Item Comparison tab).


The Observe Questions page has the following features:



Question Type

Displays the type of questionitem.

Question StateThe current state of the questionitem.

Question Stem

The Question item text.

AssetsAny Assets on the Questionitem.


The Answer Options to the Question item including the correct answer marked ( * ) and distracters. The Question Stem and Options form the Question Summary of the Questionitem.

If Restrictions have been place on Fill in the Blank type Questionsitems, balance your mouse pointer over the Information icon and a pop-up Restrictions table summarizes all the restrictions place on the Answer Option.

Belongs to Case

If a Question an item is assigned to a Case, the Belongs to Case section appears above the tabs at the bottom of the page. This section identifies the name of the Case, the Exhibit Text (Question Stem) for the Case Questionitem, any Assets on the Case Questionitem, and a list of all the Questions assigned to the Case.

Question Metadata

The Metadata details of the retrieved questionitem. This displays the Blueprint ID, Question ID, Metadata, References, Exams, Sections, and Cases (in a different Section).

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User Tracking

Lists the various states the question item has gone through.


The Comment tag and the Comment text accompanying the Questionitem. You can also add Comments here.


Details of all the versions of the retrieved Questionitem.

StatisticsIf any Statistics have been added for the Question item they are listed on the Statistics tab. If the Question item has no Statistics assigned, the Statistics tab is not present.

Item Comparison

Not currently being used.