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 You can change multiple properties of selected Questions items on the Batch Edit page.

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Access the Batch Edit page

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  1. Select the Manage → Project Bank menu.
  2. Enter Search criteria and click Retrieve Questions.
  3. Select the desired items and click Batch Edit.

    Tip

    As Project Manager, you do not have to move

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  1. items back to the Review state if you are the one who is going to make the changes. You can make changes using the Question Bank page regardless of the state of the

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  1. item, with the exception of Locked

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  1. items, which must first be Cloned.

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Edit multiple

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items at a time

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  1. Search for Questionsitems.

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    For details, refer to Searching Questions Search for Items.



  2. Select the

    Questions

    items you want to

    Examine

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    Click Batch Edit. The Batch Edit page appears.

    The Batch Edit page has the following features:

    Property

    Changes you can make

    Blueprint ID

    Select the Blueprint ID from a drop-down list to be applied to the selected Questionsitems.

    References

    Add References references to the selected Questions.

    Shuffle Response

    Enable (Yes) or disable (No) shuffle response for the selected questions. If Not Set is selected, shuffle response is disabled.

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    State

    Change the state of the selected Questionsitems.

    Part of Collection

    Make the selected Questions items part of an existing Collection collection selected via a drop-down.

    Find and replace question text

    Change the Question item text by using Find and replace Question text feature for all of the selected Questionsitems.

    Insert the text to be replaced in Text to replace field, and insert the text to replace with in Text replace with field.

    Language

    You can apply a Language of language to all the selected Questions items by selecting this checkboxcheck box. A drop-down appears listing all the Languages languages from the current Item Bank for you to choose one.

    Exhibits - Add

    You can assign either Split Screen or Popup Exhibits split screen or popup exhibits to the selected items. Enter the exhibit number into the Add Item text box. Click the name of the exhibit that is displayed. Click the Add Item button. The exhibit is added to the list below the Add Item text box.

    Exhibits - Remove

    You can remove stand-alone exhibits from items using the Exhibits - Remove batch edit option.

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    Enter the exhibit number in the Add Item field. Click the name of the exhibit that is displayed. The exhibit is added to the list below the Add Item text box.

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    Exhibit configuration

    You can batch edit just the split screen exhibit configuration of items, without having to add exhibits. Value settings are enabled when the Change check box is selected for the Setting.Image Added

    If any of the values are changing on the selected items, a new revision for the item is created. If none of the values are changing on the selected items, a new revision is not created.

    Randomize Options

    You can randomize the order of the answer options for the selected questionsitems.

    Add CalculatorBlocktext Metadata

    You can add a calculator to the selected items.Blocktext Metadata to a group of items.

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    Advanced Properties

    You can set advanced properties item attributes to groups of items. Select the check box for the Property you want to assign to all the selected items and then set the Value.

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    • Enumerated: Select True to exclude the item from the numbering sequence in the review screen, or False to not exclude the item from the numbering sequence in the review screen. If Not Set is selected, Enumerated is not turned on for the items.
    • Shuffle Response: Enable (Yes) or disable (No) shuffle response for the selected items. If Not Set is selected, shuffle response is disabled.
    • Add Calculator: Select a calculator from the drop-down list. Only those calculators that are configured for the project appear in the list. See the Advanced Properties Tab topic for details.
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      Note: If you add a calculator to an item, you must add the calculator to the Exam Level or you will receive a QTI Compilation error. See PearsonvueApplication (Calculator) topic for details on adding calculators to the exam level.
    • Set Minimum Response
    • : You can set the minimum number of correct response options a candidate can select for an MCQ, Multiple Correct Options
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      • Not Set = No value is exported. The default min = 1.
      • # correct = The number of correct responses you listed in the item is the number of responses a candidate can select. For instance, if you have 5 responses and you selected 2 correct response options, the candidate can select a total of 2 response options for that item. 

    See the Advanced Configuration Properties topic for details. 

    • Set Maximum Response
    • : You can set the maximum number of correct response options a candidate can select for an MCQ, Multiple Correct Options
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      • Not Set = No value is exported. The default max = the number of response options on a given item.
      • # correct = The number of correct responses you listed in the item is the number of responses a candidate can select. For instance, if you have 5 responses and you selected 2 correct response options, the candidate can select a total of 2 response options for that item. 

    See the Advanced Configuration Properties  topic for details.

    Blocktext Metadata

    As of the 1809 release, the Rich Text Editor for Blocktext Metadata was updated.

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    See sections New Rich Text Editor Functions and Insert tables in the post-1809 Rich Text Editor for details on working with the new Rich Text Editor

     

    • Response Required: You can specify whether the test driver should prevent candidates from navigating off any item they have not answered completely. Select True to prevent candidates from navigating off the item if they have not answered the item, and select False to allow candidates to navigate away from items that have not been answered. If Not Set is selected, the Response Required feature is not configured for the item.
    • Response Confirmation: You can specify that the test driver should prompt candidates to confirm their answer to an item before moving off of it. Select True to prompt candidates to confirm their answer to the item before navigating away from the item, or select False to allow candidates to navigate away from the item without confirming the answer to the item. If Not Set is selected, the Response Confirmation feature is not configured for the item.
    • No Response Confirmation: You can specify that the test driver should prompt candidates for confirmation to move off an item if they did not respond to the item completely. Select True to prompt candidates when they try and navigate away from an unanswered item, and select False to not prompt candidates when they try and navigate away from an unanswered item. If Not Set is selected, the No Response Confirmation feature is not configured for the item.
    Clear Formatting

    You can use the Clear Formatting option to clear only Font face or Font Size, or Clear All Formatting from the selected items.

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    See the Clear All Formatting topic for details on formatting that is cleared when the Clear All Formatting option is selected.

    Clone Questions

    Clones the selected Questionsitems. Please note that the original Question item and its clone will become Enemiesenemies. The Enemies enemies of the original Question will item also become the Enemies enemies of the cloned Questionitem.

    A confirmation popup window will appear pop-up window appears with check boxes for StatisticsBlueprint, or Metadata, which must be checked selected in order to transfer information related to these parameters from the original Questionitem to the cloned Question item.

    When you opt to uncheck de-select the Statistics checkbox check box, and the Question item has statistics associated with it via External ID, the statistics will are not get transferred to the cloned Questionitem, but the External ID will. In the previous versions of ExamDeveloper, the statistics used to get is transferred to the cloned Question regardless of the state of the Statistics checkboxitem.
    You can opt via radio button options to make the original Question Obsolete, so that only the cloned Question will be  is active. You can select the second radio button instead, to keep the original Question also item active so that there will beare two active versions of the same Question item in the Item Bank.

    If the Question item being cloned is part of a Draft Exam Form/Section, a warning message will be is displayed mentioning the name of the Draft Exam Form/Section. This message will is not be displayed if the Question item is part of a published Exam Form/Section.

    Note

    Questions Items in an Obsolete state can only be cloned with batch edits. No other actions under batch edits are permissible.

    For items that belong to a case, the cloned item is not part of the original case.

    Copy statistics from last versionClicking this link will copy copies the statistics from the last version of the Question item containing statistics, to the current version.
    Add Comment

    Click the Add Comment button to add a comment for the Batch edit.

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    Preserve incomplete review data

    Select Preserve incomplete review data to not require a re-review by your reviewers when a new revision is created.

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    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.



  3. Select the property you want to edit. As you select a property, the editable fields for the property is displayed in the lower half of the page. You may only select one property at a time and make edits.Image Removed
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  4. Edit the properties as required.
  5. Click Preview Edits.
  6. Batch Edit page is displayed notifying the user about the number of Questions items affected and the criteria to be modified.
  7. If you wish to edit more properties for the same selected set of Questionsitems, click Re-Edit instead of Save. Once you have made the necessary edits, you can click Preview Edits to return to the page as in step 7 to finalize the batch edits.
  8. Click Save to save the changes for the

    Questions

    items selected from the Project Bank page.
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    Note

    When you use Batch Edit to try and change the state of any Point and Click items, the state is not changed if they are missing Shapes or Shape Labels. An error report is produced.

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    See Point and Click topic for details on how to fix the Point and Click item.



  9. Click Search for more Questions to navigate back to the Question Item Bank page to search for more Questions items to be batch edited with the same changes.

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Note

During Batch Edit, when you try to save a group of Questions items and if at least one of these Questions item versions has Statistics statistics tied to it, you will be are prompted with radio button choices for Retain Statistics or Do not retain Statistics, user is required to have permission to modify the Questionitem.

  • Retain Statistics:
the Statistics
  • The statistics of the
Question
  • item prior to modifications are inherited by the modified
Question
  • item.
  • Do not retain Statistics:
the Statistics
  • The statistics field of the modified
Question
  • item becomes blank.

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The radio buttons to confirm whether or not to retain statistics while trying to save Questions items with statistics after batch editing, is not shown if the Show 'Retain Statistics' pop-up warning for modified items check box on the Project tab of the Projectproject's configuration page is not selected. This check box is enabled by default, and therefore the radio buttons also appear by default.

Note

If you try and Batch Edit case exhibits and case items and try and change the language, you will get varying results.

  • You can change the Language of a Case Exhibit if it has no questions attached to it, and if there is no item in the same translation group with the language already in existence.
  • You are unable to change the Language for a Case Exhibit that has items on it or items on a Case. If you need to change the language of the case exhibit or items on a case, you must remove the items from the case and then change the language of the case exhibit and the items.