The Item Bank Configuration tab allows you to specify font settings for Math Equations and language settings for items. These settings govern all the projects under the Item Bank.

  1. Select the Manage Item Bank → Configuration menu.
  2. Select the Configuration tab.

    This page is divided into four sections:

Math Equations

Here, you can specify the font of your choice that is available in Windows and also the point size for Math Equations.

You can set the font face by entering the text name of the font in the Font Face text box. You can also set the size of the font by specifying a number from 6 to 72 in the Point Size text box. The default font face is Times New Roman and default point size is 12.

The font falls back to the default Windows font face (Calibri for Windows 7 and Segoe UI for Windows 10), if you specify a wrong name or misspell while specifying the font name. No error message or warning is displayed while saving such a wrong font name.

It is also possible to set the font and point size in the Math editor window as shown below. The earlier mentioned restrictions for the font face exist in this case. Font and point size set on the Configuration page are used if you do not manually change it in this editor.

 The following buttons are effective for the entire Configuration tab:


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Language Enabled

Language Code is specified in the text box if your project must support items in multiple languages. The Language Code is an alphanumeric string with up to 30 characters length.

It cannot contain a period “.” character and it cannot be a numeric value.

Add a Language

When you add a language, you can specify the default authoring / QTI rendering font family and font size for each language in the itembank.

  1. Click the Add Language Code  icon.
  2. Type a name for the language in the Language field.
  3. Select the desired language from the Code for Qti Export field.

    If you enter an already existing Language Code an error message is displayed as soon as you finish entering the Language Code name, and you are not able to save the changes until you correct this error. The Language name must be unique for all languages entered.

  4. The default font for a language added is Arial 9pt. You can change the authoring font by selecting the desired font from the Default Font family drop-down list.

    When you set the Default Font family and the Default Font size for a language on the Configuration page, when users author an item in that language the default font family is automatically selected.

    Setting the default font family and font size for each language does not appear in Preview unless you have configured the Item Preview Template on the Manage → Configuration → Item Preview Template page to include the font family and font size.

  5. Select the desired font size from the Default Font size drop-down list.
  6. Click Update. A message notifies you the configuration has been updated successfully.

Rearrange the order of languages

The order of Language Codes listing can be modified.

Remove a language

A language code row can be removed by clicking the corresponding Delete Language Code  icon . A confirmation pop-up window opens in this case as below.



If the language code is being used in any item in any project, then an error message is displayed and you are returned to the Configuration page without deleting the language code row.

The language code specified in the first row is selected by default for Write QuestionCreate Exam, and Create Section pages, as well as Write Question via Add/Edit Case page.


RTL Languages support

ExamDeveloper also supports RTL (Right-to-Left) languages, that is languages whose text is written and read from right to left. The text in RTL languages is therefore right-aligned, the direction of the cursor is RTL for alphabets and LTR for numbers, with the overall cursor moving in RTL direction for entire sentences. These languages include Arabic and Hebrew, which are currently selectable via the Code for Qti Export drop-down, as these are recognized by the Pearson VUE test driver.

To specify that a language code that uses RTL cursor movement, select the Is RTL check box corresponding to that language code. This results in the cursor movement following the RTL direction when this language code is selected in items.

When an RTL-enabled language code is selected in the Write Question page, the text appears right-aligned as seen below.

To enter the text in an RTL language script such as Arabic, you can either install an Arabic keyboard in Windows and manually enter the text, or copy and paste the Arabic text from a relevant source.


The following buttons are effective for the entire Configuration tab:

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Custom Labeling

It is possible to specify custom text instead of the default "Return" and "Returned" for the button to return items/assets and the returned state of item/assets respectively, from this area of the Configuration tab. Each of the text labels can have up to fifteen characters.

As always, the settings specified here are applicable to all the projects within the current Item Bank.

In ExamDeveloper versions prior to 1809, these buttons were labeled as Reject and Rejected. In 1809 the Accept button has also been renamed to Advance. For existing projects after 1809, these buttons will retain whatever you named the Custom Label. If you had Reject and Rejected, that remains as Reject and Rejected. The Accept button appears as Advance starting in 1809, even for existing projects.


The following areas of the application are affected by the changes made to the above text.


The text boxes for Return Button Text and Return State Text cannot be left empty. If they are left empty, an error message in red text is displayed and the user is not allowed to save the changes without entering some text.


The following buttons are effective for the entire Configuration tab:

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Object banks

The object banks check box controls whether the object bank functionality should be available on the Create/Edit Exam Form page. This check box is not selected by default.

When enabled, the Type of form feature becomes visible on the Create/Edit Exam Form page and the user must select the type of form to be exported into the QTI package - Exam form or Object bank. The default selection is Exam form.

When Exam form is selected, the exported QTI package of the exam form contains the file Assessment_ExamFormName.xml.

When Object bank is selected, the exported QTI package of the exam form contains the file ObjectBank_ExamFormName.xml in place of Assessment_ExamFormName.xml.


An error message is displayed if you attempt to de-select the object bank check box and save the Item Bank configuration, if the Object bank radio button has been selected on at least one of the exam forms in the current Item Bank. The Item Bank configuration is not saved with this change.


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Only users with Item Bank Manager permission can access this page.