Navigation Menu

Click the "+" to see inside a chapter or use the search to the right.

.

Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

You are viewing an old version of this page. View the current version.

Compare with Current View Page History

« Previous Version 10 Next »

Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  Thursday, February 21, 2019

Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:  


Why is there a delay of releases for remote deployment installations?

Icon

There is usually a slight delay of releases for remote deployment installations while code is compiled and packaged into an installer package.

Icon

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.

Icon

Please be sure to review the Known Issues page to see a list of any continuing defects seen in the application HERE.

 

Release Updates

Pages/Feature

Users Affected

Description

When does this happen?Outcome

Type

Review WorkflowProject ManagersAllow users to manually check-out questionsWhen Allow reviewers to check-out items is selected, the Check-out button appears on the Review Questions page.

A new Allow reviewers to check-out items field was added to the Review Workflow page. Project managers can allow reviewers to manually check out a question for 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month. When this option is selected, a Check-out button appears on the Review Questions page.

This setting may be configured for each Review State.

Enhancement
Review QuestionsReviewersAllow users to manually check-out questionsWhen Allow reviewers to check-out items is selected, the Check-out button appears on the Review Questions page.

Reviewers may click the Check-out button to check out the question and lock it to prevent other users from editing the question. Reviewers do not have to be actively editing the question to lock the question. The Check-out button changes to Check-in when the question has been locked for editing. The question remains locked for the specified time period even if the changes to the question are saved. The question will be checked in at 3 am on the day that the check-out limit expires unless the Reviewer changes the state of the question by Advancing or Returning the question, or if they manually check-in the question.

Other users viewing the question from the Review Questions page receive a real-time item review notification that the question is checked out along with the date and time stamp for when the question was locked.

The Project Manager has the ability to override the check-out from the Examine Questions page.

Note: If a question is checked out and the Review Workflow configuration is set to 1 week, if the Project Manager changes the configuration to 1 day, the question that is checked out honors the time period of 1 week as long as it remains checked out.

Enhancement
Review QuestionsReviewersAllow users to manually check-in questionsWhen Allow reviewers to check-out items is selected, the Check-in button appears on the Review Questions page if the reviewer has checked-out the question.

If a reviewer has manually checked-out a question by clicking the Check-out button, they can click the Check-in button to take the lock off the question.

Other users viewing the question from the Review Questions page that can see the real-time item review notification that the question is checked out will see the notification disappear once the question is checked-in.

Note: If the manual check-out buttons are not enabled, the check-in button may appear on the Review Questions page if a user was editing a question and then clicked the Cancel button. Any changes they were making to the question are not saved, but the question remains checked-out. Users can click the Check-in button to manually check-in this question.

Enhancement
Examine QuestionsProject ManagersAllow Project Managers to manually check-out questionsClick the Check-out button on the Examine Questions page

Project Managers may manually check-out questions from the Examine Questions page to prevent other users from editing the question. A Check-out button appears on the Examine Questions page.

When project managers click the Check-out button, the question is locked for 99 years unless one of the following actions occur:

  • A project manager clicks the Check-in button
  • The State of the question is changed
  • The project manager modifies and Submits the item on the Modify page

The system does not automatically check-in the question when it has been manually checked out in the following scenarios:

  • If the system-timeout period elapses for the project manager that manually checked-out the question
  • If the project manager opens the question on the Modify Question page and leaves it idle for more than five minutes

The following actions occur when project managers manually check-out questions:

  • Reviewers receive real-time item review notifications if the project manager manually checks out the question
  • The Modify, Advance, and Return buttons are disabled for Reviewers when the project manager manually checks out the question
  • Project Managers may click the Check-in button to override a check-out that was placed on a question from a reviewer. They must click the Check-out button if they want to prevent other users from making edits to the question. Reviewers that are actively editing a question which the project manager manually checked-in and then checked-out will receive a real-time review notification that the question is checked out when they try and save the question and they are prevented from saving their changes.
 Enhancement
Examine QuestionsProject ManagersAllow Project Managers to manually check-in questionsClick the Check-in button on the Examine Questions page

Project Managers may manually check-in questions that have been check-out by by themselves or by other users. Questions can be checked-in from the Examine Questions page.

  • Project Managers may click the Check-in button to override a check-out that was placed on a question from a reviewer. They must click the Check-out button if they want to prevent other users from making edits to the question. Reviewers that are actively editing a question which the project manager manually checked-in and then checked-out will receive a real-time review notification that the question is checked out when they try and save the question and they are prevented from saving their changes.
 Enhancement
Write Questions,
Write Case Questions,
Modify Questions in Review,
Modify Questions from Examine Questions page,
Review Questions
Project Managers,
Question Writers,
Reviewers
Auto check-out a questionOpen an existing Question for editing.

When users open questions to edit them, an automatic check-out (or lock) for the question occurs and a message is displayed at the top of the page stating, "You checked out item 12345 on MMM DD, YYYY at HH:MM." This message appears on the Write Questions, Write Case Questions, Modify Questions from the Review Questions workflow, and Modify Questions from the Examine Questions page.

If another user tries to edit the question while it is checked out, a message is displayed at the top of the page stating, "John Doe checked out item 12345 on June 28, 2018 at 13:08." This message appears on the Examine Questions and the Review Questions page. The Advance, Return, Modify, and Return to Author buttons are disabled on the Review Questions and Examine Questions pages as long as the question is checked-out.

On the edit question pages, the auto checkout is affected by the buttons in the following ways:

  • Save - question remains checked out, user stays on the edit page
  • Finish Later - saves and checks-in the question
  • Return - saves and checks-in the questions
  • Advance - saves and checks-in the question
  • Cancel - does not save the question, question remains checked out, auto check-in the question after 5 minutes away from the edit page
  • Navigate away from page - does not save the question, question remains checked out, auto check-in after 5 minutes away from the edit page
Enhancement
Write Questions,
Write Case Questions,
Modify Questions in Review,
Modify Questions from Examine Questions page
Project Managers,
Question Writers,
Reviewers
Question Check-in after system timeoutwhen question is checked out on an edit question page and the system times the user out after inactivity.

When users have questions checked out on an edit question page, if the system times out, the questions are automatically checked in. This prevents questions from remaining checked out without a user actively editing a question.

Once the question is checked in, other users can open the question for editing.

Enhancement
Batch Edit,
Examine Questions,
Validate Questions,
Add/Edit Case,
Write Case Question,
Add/Edit Question,
Modify Question
Project Managers,
Question Writers,
Reviewers
Check-in if state changesChange the state of a question that is checked out

If you change the state of a question that is checked-out, the system automatically checks-in the question.

The following pages/scenarios automatically check-in the question when you change the state:

  • Perform a Batch Edit to advance or return a group of questions
  • Change the State of a question from the Examine Questions page
  • Submit the question from the Validate Questions page
  • Click Advance or Return on the Review Questions page
  • Click Advance or Return on the Modify Questions page (from the Review Question page)
  • Click Submit on the Write Questions page
Enhancement
Email notificationProject Managers, Reviewers, ValidatorsEmail Notification for imminent item check-inEmail notification is sent the day before questions are due to be checked in.

For questions that have been manually checked-out and they are due to be automatically checked in tomorrow (i.e., day, week, month is about to expire), an email notification job runs.

  • An email is sent to the users who checked-out the item.
  • One email is sent for each project that contains questions about to be checked-in.
  • The email includes the following information:
    Item bank
    Project
    Specific items to be checked-in
Enhancement
Review QuestionsReviewersNumber of reviewers viewing question on the Review Questions pageOn the Review Questions page, users are notified in near real-time of the number of reviewers viewing the question.

Reviewers will see a Real-Time Item Review Notification identifying the number of users currently viewing an item. The message states, "There are currently x reviewers viewing this item."

  • If the number of reviewers increases or decreases for any reason, the number of reviewers viewing the item is updated in near real-time without refreshing the page.
  • If the number of reviewers is 0 or becomes 0, the notification is hidden in near real-time without refreshing the page.
  • If the number of reviewers increases from 0, the notification appears on the Review Questions page in near real-time with refreshing the page.
  • If any user times out of the system when a question is automatically checked-out, the real-time review notification is updated to remove the number from the amount of reviewers viewing the item.
Enhancement
Review Questions,
Validate Questions
Project Managers,
Reviewers,
Validators
Real-Time Item Review NotificationsOn the Review Questions and Validate Questions pages, users are notified in near real-time when questions are checked out or when new revisions have been made.

Reviewers and Validators will receive real-time item review notifications when another user checks out a question stating, "John Doe checked out item 12345 on June 28, 2018 at 13:08." The message is displayed with the reviewer having to refresh the page. The Advance, Return, and Modify buttons on the Review Questions page are disabled when the question is locked by another user. The Submit button on the Validate Questions page is disabled when the question is locked by another user.

Reviewers and Validators are notified in real-time when the other user checks-in the question. The notification is hidden as soon as the question is checked in and the Advance, Return, Modify and Submit buttons are activated again. There is no need to refresh the page.

When a Reviewer or Validator is viewing the question and another user creates a new revision of the question, the real-time item review notification states, "Item 12345 has been updated. Refresh the page to load the latest data." The Reviewer clicks the Refresh the page link to view the updates to the question.

Enhancement
Examine QuestionsProject ManagersReal-Time Item Review NotificationsViewers examining a question are notified that the question has been updated by another user

When a Project Manager is viewing an exam on the Examine Questions page, a real-time item review notification is displayed stating, "John Doe checked out item 12345 on June 28, 2018 at 13:08." The message is displayed without having to refresh the page. If a new revision has been made while viewing the item on the Examine Questions page, a notification states, "Item 12345 has been updated. Refresh the page to load the latest data." The Project Manager clicks the Refresh the page link to view the updates to the question.

Enhancement
Write Questions,
Write Case Questions,
Modify Questions in Review,
Modify Questions from Examine Questions page
Project Managers,
Question Writers,
Reviewers
Display error if question has new revisionUser prevented from Saving a question if a new revision is created because a reference or metadata value is deleted on the question.

When a user (question writer, project manager, reviewer) is editing a question, if a new revision of the question occurs due to deleting a reference for the question, or deleting a metadata value on a question, the user receives an error when they try and Save the question stating, "It is not possible to save this item as it has been updated. Refresh the page to load the latest data; you will need to input any changes you made again before saving."

Deleting a reference or metadata value on a question creates a new revision of the question. Preventing the user from saving the question thus prevents users from overwriting each others changes to the question.

Enhancement
Write Questions,
Write Case Questions,
Modify Questions in Review,
Modify Questions from Examine Questions page
Project Managers,
Question Writers,
Reviewers
Display error if question has been deletedUser is prevented from saving changes to a question that has been deleted from the system.When a user (question writer, project manager, reviewer) is editing a question, if the question deleted by another user on the Manage Item Bank →  Item Delete →  Delete tab, the user receives an error when they try and Save the question stating, "It is not possible to save this item as it has been deleted." The user is unable to Save the changes to the question.Enhancement
Write Questions,
Write Case Questions,
Modify Questions from Examine Questions page
Project Managers,
Question Writers
Display error if question is no longer editableUser is prevented from saving changes to a question that has been made uneditable on the current project.When a user (question writer, project manager) is editing a question, if the question is set so that it is no longer editable in the project because another user makes the question editable in a different project via the Manage Item Bank Add Content page, the user receives an error when they try and Save the question stating, "It is not possible to save this item as it is no longer editable on the current project." The user is unable to save the changes to the question.Enhancement
Add/Edit Case,
Write Case Question
Project Managers,
Question Writers,
Reviewers,
Validators
Check in and check out notifications for Cases and Case questions have been addedWhen editing Cases, bulk locking was added.

Question locking for Cases and Case questions were added to prevent other users from overwriting changes to the case and questions. Bulk locking for the case was added.

When you open a Case to view or edit it, all the case questions and exhibit questions are checked out as a group. A message at the top of the page identifies all the questions are checked out in the case.

All the questions are checked in 5 minutes after navigating away from the Add/Edit Case page, or if the system times out even if the user is still on the Add/Edit Case page.

If the exhibit is locked, a message notifies users who checked out the exhibit and includes a list of the question IDs along with the timestamp when it was checked out.

When adding or removing a list of questions to a Case, any questions in the list that are locked are skipped and a message notifies the user who has the question checked out along with the time stamp.

Enhancement
Add/Edit Case,
Write Case Question
Project Managers,
Question Writers
Display error if case has a new revisionUser editing a case or case question is prevented from saving changes if a newer version of the case exists.If a case writer or case question writer is actively editing either the Case or the Case questions, it is possible for a Project Manager to manually check in all the questions on the case and check out the case to edit the case name, add and remove questions on the case, update the sequence of questions on the case, or change the lock response for case questions, and then Save the case to create a new version of the case. The Case Writer then tries to Save the changes to the case they are editing (which is now an older version of the case). The user is prevented from saving the changes and a message states, "It is not possible to save this case as it has been updated. Refresh the page to load the latest data; you will need to input any changes you made again before saving."Enhancement
All pages where Comments can be addedProject Managers,
Observers,
Question Writers,
Reviewers,
Validators
Don't lose comments when multiple users are updating comments on the same questionAnywhere comments can be added to a question, even if multiple users are adding comments simultaneously.

Observers are allowed to add comments to a revision of a question they are viewing, even if the questions has been subsequently modified.

If a user is modifying a question and saves their changes, other user's comments are not discarded. The user editing the question can still add, edit, and delete comments while they are modifying the question.

All the pages where comments can be added are included in this enhancement: Write Questions, Write Case Questions, Modify Questions from the Review Questions page, Modify Questions from Examine Questions page, Question Summary, Observe Questions, View Item Bank Questions, Review Questions, Validate Questions, Question Batch Edit, and Question External ID Import.

Enhancement
Import QuestionsProject ManagersReactive notifications on question update importsWhen importing updates to existing questions

When a question is checked out, users are prevented from editing the question via importing questions. When the batch edit process reaches the question that is checked out to another user, the question is not updated and an error stating, "John Doe checked out item 12345 on Jun 28, 13:08." An error message for each questions that is checked out is displayed if the user attempts to import multiple questions that are checked out.

The error notification report identifies the Question ID and lists the issues as the item was checked out to another user.

Enhancement
Import Question BlueprintProject ManagersReactive notifications on Upload Exam BlueprintWhen importing question blueprints

When a question is checked out, users are prevented from importing Question Blueprints. When the batch edit process reaches the question that is checked out to another user, the question is not updated.

The error notification report identifies the Question ID and lists the issues as the item was checked out to another user.

Enhancement
      


 

  • No labels