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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  Thursday, November 21, 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.


 Canvas editor: Zoom in and out feature


Image Annotation editor in Point and Click items and when adding comments on assets


The ability to zoom in and out on images was added to the Image annotation editor.

By default the Image Annotation editor displays the image at 100% zoom. Large images may not be completely visible in the editor, so scroll bars appear on the right and bottom sides of the editor. The image annotation editor allows you to zoom in and zoom out on images allowing you to focus on specific details within the image, or to view the entire large image within the editor.

  1. In the Image Annotation editor window, click the  Zoom In button to enlarge the image within the editor. Use the scroll bars on the right and bottom edges of the editor if the entire image cannot be viewed in the editor. 

  2. In the Image Annotation editor window, click the  Zoom Out button to make the image smaller within the editor.


    When you click the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons, the percentage goes up or down by 10%.

    You may manually change the zoom to a specific percentage by typing in the Canvas Zoom field and hitting the Enter key on the keyboard.

    You may zoom in on an image to as much as 500%, and you may zoom out on an image to as little as 10%.

  3. When you zoom in or out on images that include shapes and text, the shapes and text fields retain their proportion to the image size.
  4. When you edit a text field on an image that is zoomed out, the text field enlarges so you may edit the text. The image remains zoomed out. When you click away from the text field, the text field returns to the smaller zoomed out size.

See the 3.3.4 Comment on Assets and Asset Stacks and 2.4.6 Point and Click topics for details. 


 Add display, essay, compound items to exam with experimental selected by default


Create/Edit exam form


By default, when you add Display, Constructed Response/Oral, and Compound items to an exam, these item types are set to Experimental by default and will not be scored. Previously these items types were marked as scored by default.

The experimental setting in the user interface is set as follows when you insert these items into an exam:

  • Display item type: Experimental is selected, and the check box is disabled. Display type items are never scored so you cannot change this setting.
  • Constructed Response/Oral item type: Experimental is selected, but the check box remains enabled so users can have the item scored by deselecting experimental.
  • Compound item type: Experimental is selected, but the check box remains enabled so users can have the item scored by deselecting experimental.
  • When an exam import contains these item types, if the experimental value is configured the default rules are not applied to these item types. These items are imported as experimental items. If the experimental value is null or not set by the user, then the default settings for the item type are applied and they are set as experimental.

These changes do not affect existing exams. If you have exams with Display, Constructed Response/Oral, or Compound items, the experimental values for those items remain unchanged.

Following is sample QTI for these item types:

Experimental is not selected

Experimental is selected

See the 4.1.1 Add an Exam Form topic for details.

When importing exams with Display, Constructed Response/Oral, and Compound items, if these item types are specified in the Experimental column then import them as identified in the import file. If these item types are not specified in the Experimental column, then they are imported as Experimental items by default and therefore will not be scored. You may change the setting for the Constructed Response/Oral and Compound item types after they are imported. Display items are always marked as experimental and are therefore not scored.

See the How to Import an Exam Form using the Excel Template topic for details.



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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