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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


 

Preserve incomplete review / validation data during batch edit  

Available from1908 (approximately August 2019)
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated11 July, 2019

In the event that an item has been partially reviewed (but additional users are still required to agree on a decision to trigger a state change), then any modification that results in a new revision will reset the review for the current state, necessitating a ‘re-review’ of the item.

This enhancement will enable a project manager to override this rule during a batch edit, so that a partially complete review can continue where it left off, with the updated data, without requiring a ‘re-review’.

Note: this setting is ignored on review states that:

  • Only require one reviewer to complete. 
  • Have not been started. 
  • Have already been completed. 

Translate Questions permission and Translate Assignments

Available from1909 (approximately September 2019)
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated 

Currently ExamDeveloper the only way to give a user translator permissions is to assign them as Project Manage. This gave them too many permissions that could include editing the original item along with all other items. To avoid this we are enhancing ExamDeveloper so that Translators can create translated items without full permissions to the application. With the enhancement:

  • A new Translate Questions permission is added to the Create Roles page.
  • Project Managers will be able to:
    • Create Translator roles with this new permission and assign it to various users.
    • Create Translate assignments for the translators - who can work on specific translate assignments.
    • Configure email notifications for Translate assignments and allow translators to view their translated (submitted) items.
  • Translators will see a new Translator tab on the ExamDeveloper landing page and a new Translate link under the Develop Questions tab.
    • Translator users will be able to do translation using the Side-by-side translation page similar to what they are currently using.
    • Based on the project settings, translators will have access to their translated items.
  • Translate assignments will work similar to Write, Review, and Validate assignments.
  • After this change Project Managers will not have the ability to perform Translate Side-by-Side from the Manage → Project Bank page. In order to perform the Translate Side-by-Side action, users must be assigned the Translate Question permission and they must be assigned a Translate assignment.

Project Managers' view of Translate assignments:

Translators' view of Translate assignments:

Batch Clear Formatting 

Available from1910 (approximately October 2019)
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated 

ExamDeveloper Batch Edit feature will be enhanced with this work. It will have the ability to remove font-face and/or font-size using Batch Edit. There will also be an option to clear formatting through Batch Edit.

Ability to upload and use Audio files 

Available fromTo be determined
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated 

ExamDeveloper will support audio (.mp3, .wav, and .ogg) file types after this work. Users will be able to add these file types to the asset library, and attach them to item content.

In addition, users will be able to configure QTI attributes like - auto_play, auto_loop, loop_available, progress_bar, play_available, etc. for audio and video files in the item content.

Legacy custom report retirement 

Available fromTo be determined
Rollout paceFull rollout - users will have immediate visibility as a result of upgrade
Last updated 

By introducing the most recent custom report available to Project Managers on the Manage → Reports page, we are left with three older custom reports that have now been surpassed and are due for retirement. We will be removing the following three custom reports from ExamDeveloper:

  • Question Data
  • Question and Statistics Data
  • All data

Project Managers who are still working with these reports should switch to the custom report available at Manage → Reports (in the Custom Reports tab).

Custom report updates 

Available fromTo be determined
Rollout paceGradual rollout - users may gain visibility over several releases
Last updated 

The following JSON data will be exported in an improved format to be consistent with the user interface: 

For metadata:

  • editor will be renamed type.
  • type will show the user interface name (e.g., Dropdown List, Block Text, etc.) instead of a number.
  • appliesTo will be renamed displayOn.
  • displayOn will show the user interface name (e.g., Question, Exam, Asset) instead of a number. 

For review workflow:

  • reviewStateName (e.g., Review 1, Review 2, etc.) will now show the name of the review state.
  • stateName is not populated and so will be removed.

For user tracking information:

  • state will be added (e.g., Draft, Review, Completed, etc.)
  • reviewStateName will be added (e.g., Review 1, Review 2, etc.)
  • stateName is not populated and so will be removed.
  • reviewAction will be added (e.g., Advanced, Returned, etc.)

 

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