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Disclaimer: in order to ensure we make the right decisions for the future of the application, we may change or remove the information that appears here at any time

Coming soon to ExamDeveloper

QTI Export Enhancements

Available from

1903 and 1904 (approximately March and April 2019)

Rollout pace

Gradual rollout - users may gain visibility over several releases

Last updated20-February-2019

When an Exam QTI is generated from ExamDeveloper, multiple Assessment and Section files are generated. There is one Assessment and one Section file created for each Assessment and Section, respectively. Due to this, a large number of QTI files are generated for an Exam. 

In order to reduce the number of files generated, with this work ExamDeveloper will consolidate Assessment and Section files into single files. After the consolidation, there will be a single Assessment and a single Section file. This is rolling out in 1903.

With this change, users will have an option to export Delivery Template (DT) itembank items in a separate Itempool file. If users opt to "Generate separate itempool file for DT items" then QTI export will contain additional ItemPool-DT.xml file that will only contain items belonging to DT itembank. This is rolling out in 1904.

Removal of assets tab from add/edit exam form page

Available from1904 (approximately April 2019)
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated 

In order to streamline the number of different types of exhibit functionality within ExamDeveloper, the Assets tab on the add/edit exam page will be removed. For now, the same tab on the add/edit section page will remain unaffected.

Any Asset tab data on any existing exam forms (including draft, published, retired, etc.) will be permanently deleted from ExamDeveloper.


It is recommended that users wishing to add or remove assets as split screen exhibits on their items use the question batch edit functionality as an alternative.

Removal of enemy asset validations 

Available from

1904 (approximately April 2019)

Rollout pace

Gradual rollout - users may gain visibility over several releases

Last updated 

In order to improve system performance, we will be removing asset enemy functionality from ExamDeveloper.

The following pages will be affected:

  • Add/Edit Exam Form
  • Add/Edit Section
  • Write/Modify Question
  • Modify Asset

Question/Item/Exhibit enemy validations will still exist, and so it is recommended that this is used when it is necessary to declare that two items share similar content and so are enemies of each other.

 The ability to set and store asset enemy data will also be permanently removed and deleted from ExamDeveloper. 

Replacing Point & Click canvas editor

Available from

1905 (approximately May 2019)

Rollout pace

Full rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade

Last updated 

The current Point and Click item type in ExamDeveloper has a Shape Editor that is developed using Flash. According to Adobe, they plan to end support for the Flash media player by the end of 2020. As a result, ExamDeveloper is replacing the Shape Editor used in authoring this item type.

Replacing Assets - Image Annotation canvas editor

Available from1905 (approximately May 2019)
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated 

 

The current Assets Comments Image Annotation canvas editor in ExamDeveloper has a Shape Editor that is developed using Flash. According to Adobe they plan to end support of the Flash media player by the end of 2020. As a result ExamDeveloper is replacing the “Shape Editor” used in authoring Image annotation comments.

New editor look & feel:


Fill in the Blank items (Whitespace and CaseSensitive) 

Available from1905 (approximately May 2019)
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated 

At present for Fill in the Blank item response options, whitespace and casesensitive attributes of the QTI <varequal> element cannot be set from the ExamDeveloper user interface. These new elements allow users to define these attributes used by the Test Driver for responses during exam delivery. With these additions, users can define these attributes for Fill in the Blank Text responses. These attributes can be set through the ExamDeveloper Set Restrictions option, and through XML imports. These attributes will be exported in both XML and JSON exports.

  • casesensitive: define how to evaluate the candidate response using case sensitivity. 
  • whitespace: Define how space characters should be treated when evaluating candidate responses.
    • Preserve: All space characters entered are considered when evaluating a candidate's response. No spaces are ignored.
    • RemoveLeadingAndTrailing: Ignores all leading and trailing spaces in candidate responses.
    • Normalize: Ignore leading and trailing spaces and replaces two consecutive space characters with a single space in candidate responses.
    • RemoveAll: Ignore all spaces when evaluating candidate responses.

Item Attributes in Advanced Properties 

Available from1906 (approximately June 2019)
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated 

With this change, new attributes will be added to the Advanced Properties tab of the item.

  • Enumerated
  • Response Required
  • Response Confirmation
  • No Response Confirmation

All these attributes will be configurable in the project Configuration settings. The attributes will be in the QTI <item> and <itemprocextension> elements. They can be exported in XLS and JSON reports. These properties can be batch edited, and they can be imported via XLS and XML.

For DT Item Bank items, Enumerated, Response Required, and Response Confirmation attributes in QTI will come from the Build QTI page.

Previously you could only set the enumerated attribute at the section or DT item level. With this change, you can now set the enumerated attribute at the item level.


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