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Common Reference to Add New Question: Language options and settings

biz:Examiner enables you to set up the specific questions or the entire schedules of exams in languages. When you add questions, you have options to save the questions in multiple languages. Within each question, specific settings give you the flexibility to share the content in one or more languages.

Which languages are available is different for each owner and depends on the owner settings. If you need more languages than configured please contact your biz:Examiner Administrator or our biz:Examiner support team. Every language in the world is possible.

For changing text direction in example for right to left languages you will find an icon in the text editors toolbar.

The content language from the questions does not affect the user interface language for the participants. In example the exam content can be in chinese while the user interface buttons are still in english or any other available user interface language.

When you add these questions in the exams, you can select the questions in a specific language to set up exams in that language.

Select language when you add a new question

When you add a new question of any type, there is an option to select a language. Please see Add new question for more details. Later, you can save the question in any other language, as another version.

Save questions in multiple languages

When you have a question in one language, you can save it in another language as a different version. To set up these versions of the question for multiple languages, follow these steps.

  1. Sign into biz:Examiner.
  2. Switch into the ‘author’ role using the role-switcher in the top left corner of the screen. In the sidebar, the ‘Questions’ option is selected by default.
  3. If one or more topics exist, these appear in a hierarchical structure, as the folders. Locate the topic and the target question.

When you open the question, there is an option to select a language next to the tabs that you use to set up the question.

In the drop-down list, you see one or more languages in which the question already exists. Select any language to switch to that question’s version in that language.

  1. Click on the ‘Add new language for the question’ icon to see the list of languages that are available in your authoring environment.
  2. Select a language to create a new version of this question in that language.
  3. Click on ‘Add’.
  4. The question is saved in this new language, as a new version.

Select the ‘Information’ tab to see all the language versions of the question. In the ‘Revisions’ section, you can see that the question is available in one or more languages, with the corresponding details for each revision such as the language name, the date when it was created, and saved last, and whether the revision is activated. Please see Revisions for more details.

For creating questions content in another language you must not use language revisions. You can also create the same questions in different languages for example in another questions topic. It depends on your multi language strategy and on your translation strategy what fits best.

Language options in other parts of the questions

When you set up a question for its answers, points, and advanced options for the participants’ experience, a few sections give you internal flexibility to share the information in multiple languages. For example in the ‘Options’ tab, the info overlays in the ‘General settings’ are available in multiple languages. Please see Common Reference to Add New Question: Using Info Overlays for more details.

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