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

To access the Batch Edit page:

Click Search Questions page → Batch Edit


As Project Manager, you do not have to move Questions 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 Question, with the exception of Locked Questions, which must first be Cloned.

To edit multiple Questions at a time:

  1. Search for Questions.


    For details, refer to Searching Questions.

  2. Select the Questions you want to Examine.
  3. Click Batch Edit. The Batch Edit page will appear.


The Batch Edit page has the following features:


Changes you can make

Blueprint ID

Select the Blueprint ID of the Questions from a dropdown list.


Add References used by the Questions.

Option Location

Select to randomize the positioning of the Answer Options when the Question is presented to Examinees.


Add Comments to Questions.


Change the state of Questions.


Add contents for selected Metadata type/types.


Add a search label to all Questions, either by selecting from the list of existing labels or by adding a new search label. You may also choose to remove all existing search labels associated with the Questions.


A label once added will remain in the system and cannot be modified or deleted.

Part of Collection

Change membership of Questions within Question Collections.

Find and replace question text

Change the Question text by using Find and replace Question text feature.

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

Language Code

You can change the Language Code of the Question by selecting this checkbox. A dropdown appears listing all the languages from the Item Bank for you to choose one.

Block Text

Add block name to the Question.


Add new category to the Question.


Please note that the categories which has been added will get listed.

By clicking on the  Delete icon, the user can delete the category from the list.


If you uncheck the checkbox, the Question Metadata will show Yes.

Check metadata

Add new Metadata to the Question.


Please note that the Metadatas which has been added will get listed.

By clicking on  Delete icon, user can delete the Metadata from the list.

Dropdown List

Users can select content by dropdown. Users can also add content to be added to the dropdown list.


Please note that dropdown list contents cannot be deleted.

Multi-select List

Users can select content by scrolling. Users can also add content to be added to the multiselect list.


Please note that the multiselect list contents cannot be deleted.


Users can select the Radlex from the Select Radlex Item hyperlink.


Please note that addition of new Radlex is not allowed.

 By clicking the  Delete icon, users can delete the Radlex from the list.

Clone Questions

Clones the selected Questions. Please note that the original Question and its clone will become Enemies. The Enemies of the original Question will also become the Enemies of the cloned Question.


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

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


4. Select the properties you want to edit. As you keep selecting properties, the editable fields for each property will be displayed in the lower half of the page.


5. Edit the properties as required.

6. Click Preview Edits.

7. Batch Edit page will be displayed notifying the user about the number of Questions affected and the criteria to be modified.


8. Click Save to save the changes for the Questions selected from the Project Bank page.

9. Click Re-Edit to edit more properties to change from the same set of Questions selected from the Project Bank page.


10. Click Search for more Questions to navigate back to the Question Bank page.



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

Retain Statistics: the Statistics of the Question prior to modifications will be inherited by the modified Question.

Do not retain Statistics: the Statistics field of the modified Question will become blank.


The popup to confirm whether or not to retain statistics while trying to save Questions with statistics after  batch editing, will not be shown if the Show 'Retain Statistics' pop-up warning for modified items checkbox on the Project tab of the Project's configuration page is unchecked. This checkbox is enabled by default, and hence the popup will also appear by default.

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