Select the Manage → Setting → Review Workflow menu.
Allow users to review their own Questions
Select Yes to allow authors to review items they have written.
Number of reviewers needed to advance a Question
The number of Reviewers who must advance an item in its current form before it is approved. Allowed values range from 0 to 15; the default is 3.
Setting this to 0 causes the review process to be entirely skipped.
Number of reviewers needed to return a Question
The number of Reviewers who must return an item in its current form before it is returned to the author. Allowed values range from 1 to 15; the default is 3.
Require reviewers to classify unclassified Questions to level
Choose Yes if Reviewers should ensure the item is correctly classified, and then select the level to which the item should be classified from the drop-down list.
Require Comment on modifying Question
Select Yes if the Reviewer should record/explain changes made on the Create/Edit Question page.
|Allow Reviewers to Edit|
Allow or disallow users with Reviewer permission to edit the following areas: Item Text (Stem and Option text), Blueprint, Metadata, and Reference.
Each of these areas has check boxes next to them, which grant edit permissions to Reviewers if selected and deny them if not selected. All the check boxes are enabled by default, thus allowing Reviewers to edit all these areas unless manually deselected by the Project Manager.
|Show 'Retain Statistics' pop-up warning for modified items|
The pop-up to confirm retaining statistics while trying to save an item with statistics after modifying for a review state is not shown, if this check box is not selected, and the statistics are retained.
This check box is selected by default, meaning the pop-up to confirm retaining statistics appears while modifying items with statistics.
This check box is grayed out and the statistics are retained while saving an item with statistics after modifying for a review state, if the Show 'Retain Statistics' pop-up warning for modified items check box at the Project level is not selected.
|Allow reviewers to check-out items|
Allow or disallow users with Reviewer permission to manually check out an item for 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month.
This setting enables a Check-out button on the Review Question page. When the reviewer clicks the Check-out button, the item remains checked out for the number of days specified in the drop-down list, unless the user checks in the item. ExamDeveloper sends out an email reminder one day prior to automatically checking in the item. If the user does not check in the item before the expiration date, ExamDeveloper checks in the item at 3 am server time on the expiration date.
This manual check-out prevents other users from editing the item as long as it is checked out. When they get to the Review Questions page for an item that is checked out, a message notifies the reviewer which user has the item checked out.
|Outcomes||The Outcomes list what happens when you advance or return an item. There can be multiple advance and return states.|
|Only Project Managers can access this page to modify these settings.|
Once Review States have been added to the Item Bank, you can add them to a project. See Review State for details on adding a review state to an Item Bank.
When you add or move review states, a message notifies you how the review states have changed as a result of saving the changes. In this example, previously Review One had two possible outcomes: Return, which sent the item back to the Original Author, and Advance, which sent the item to the Validate state. After adding Review Two and Review Three there are still two possible outcomes: Return, which sends the item back to the Original Author, and Advance, which now sends the item on to Review Two. See Add Review Outcomes below for details on how to add more review outcomes.
If only one review state is configured, by default the Advance outcome moves the item to the Validate state, and the Return outcome moves the item back to the original author. If three review states are configured, by default each of the review states are configured as follows:
Outcomes can be added or deleted from each review state.
Prior to 1811, there was only a single linear path to forward an item. When reviewers Accepted or Advanced an item, it went to the next review state. The final reviewer could determine who to reject or return the item to.
As of 1811 Project Managers can add multiple outcomes for users to forward or return items. Only the final reviewer is given the option to forward or return the item and select the next review state or select who to return the item to. Each review state may have multiple Advance outcomes and multiple Return outcomes.
If there is only one Advance outcome for the final reviewer, the item automatically advances to the next review state when they click Advance.
If there are multiple Advance outcomes for the final reviewer, they must select who to advance the item to from the Outcome drop-down list on the Review or Modify Question page.
If there are no outcomes where the next state is a Return state, the Return button is hidden on the Review or Modify Question page.
You may have a need to rearrange the order of the review states. If items have already gone through review states, the historical information on the item is retained.
To save changes click Save, or to discard the changes click Cancel.
If you add, remove, or re-sequence review states, all outcomes for a review state are recalculated and any manual outcomes added to the review state are lost and must be recreated.