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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  Thursday, October 24, 2019

Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:  

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


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


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.


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

Links to updated help topics


See Updated help topics in this release at the bottom of the page. A list of all the help topics that were updated in this release are listed with links to the topics.


Release Updates


 Click the links below to expand the explanation for the enhancement.


 Set attributes for audio and video assets in an item


Write, Review, Modify Questions


Users can set, save and retrieve QTI attributes for audio (.mp3, .wav, .ogg) and video (.mp3, .wav, .ogg, .avi, .flv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .wmv, .mp4, .swf) content in items.

Insert the audio or video asset and then select the asset. Click the new Audio/Video button on the Rich Text Editor toolbar. The Audio/Video button is only available when an audio or video asset is selected in the Rich Text Editor.

This opens the Audio/Video Attributes pop-up where you can select which options to enable in the media control panel.

See the 2.6 Formatting Options topic for details on the available assets. See the 2.5 Attach an Asset topic for details on working with audio and video assets.


 QTI attributes export for matvideo/mataudio elements


Export QTI


When you insert video and audio assets in an item, the QTI attributes are generated in the QTI export.


 Audio, hsp, and iie files export in reports


Asset reports,

Prepare Assets Search select assets Generate Report

Manage Reports Project page Get All Assets

Manage Item Bank Reports Item bank page Get All Assets


When you generate reports for assets, the reports now include audio .mp3, .wav, .ogg, .hsp, and .iie files.


 Audio files in Word DOCX Export


Create Exam Form → View Exam Word output DOCX format


When you export exams in Word DOCX output, all audio files except .hsp and .iie are exported in the .zip file that is produced as part of the item content.

Asset TypeFile TypeDisplayed in Word DocxIncluded in the Zip folder
Audio.mp3[Refer to file:'Files\file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3']Yes
.wav[Refer to file:'Files\file_example_WAV_1MG.wav']Yes
.ogg[Refer to file:'Files\file_example_OGG_1MG.ogg'] 
 Clear all formatting now clears non-supported tags


Manage → Project Bank → Search for items, Batch Edit button, Batch Edit page


The Clear Formatting and Clear All Formatting options now remove any non-supported HTML tags that were created using the old Rich Text Editor. Users are not able to author items with these non-supported elements, but you may have older items that were authored with the old Rich Text Editor so the items still contain the non-supported element.

Clear Formatting and Clear All Formatting now remove <a>, <blockquote>, <header>, <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, <h4>, <h5>, <h6>, and <hr> tags without removing the content in the item.


See the Clear All Formatting topic for details. The list of supported elements can be found in the 2.6.4 Supported HTML Elements and Attributes topic.


 Changes to JSON report


Manage → Reports → Custom Report tab, JSON format, select the metadata option


The following JSON data is being exported in an improved format:

  • In Project.json, in the metadata element, key 'editor' has been renamed to 'type' and 'appliesTo' has been renamed to 'displayOn"

  • In question.json, the stateName property (which is always null) inside the stateinfo element has been removed


  • In Report.json, the Quetions property typo has been corrected to Questions inside the Context element




Fixed Defects

This section has been removed. See the Known Issues in Releases topic for a list of know issues and a reference to when they were fixed.


Updated help topics in this release 

The following help topics were updated in this release. Click the link to view the details on each topic.


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