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Common Reference to Add New Question: Revisions and Exams

biz:Examiner enables you to save multiple revisions of the same question. You can save a new revision for a change in the question settings, for the answering options, or for different languages.

Note: When you save a question in a new revision for another language, it helps you plan the exams and exam modules to select the questions in specific languages in the exam. Please see ‘Common Reference to Add New Question: Language options and settings’ for more details.

When editing questions content or changing the question settings on an already activated question, biz:Examiner automatically creates a new question revision to preserve the already activated question revision. A new revision is created only when you use the ‘Save and Activate’ option to save a question.

The main reason for automatic question revisioning is to keep question revisions which are used in exams as they are. It’s not possible to change already used questions afterwards. Already taken exams are document-proof in this way.

Locate the target question

For any question, you can see a list of all its revisions, and the exams if it is part of an exam.

  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.
  4. Double click on the question.

See the exams and revisions

For the open question, select the ‘Information’ tab.


When you use ‘Save’ or ‘Save and Activate’ for an already activated question, the question is automatically saved as a new revision. In the list of revisions, you can see the following details of each revision.

  • Language Count: See the revision number in each language.
  • Language: The language in which the question is saved.
  • Author: The name of the author who saved and activated this revision.
  • Created: The date and time when this revision is created.
  • Updated: The date and time when this revision is updated for the last time.
  • Active: The status whether the revision is active or not. A status ‘Yes’ means that this revision is available for the exam, in the corresponding language.

For each language, only one revision is available for selection in the exam. If you take the mouse pointer over the language count icon in the first column, you see a message that the corresponding revision is available for an exam.

All the active revisions of an exam are available for an exam, by default. You have an option to mark a question as Deactivated to make it unavailable for the exam, if required. Please see Deactivate or reactivate questions for more details.

When you see the questions in the list of topics, the appearance of their title shows this revision status.

  • A question in grey color with a yellow color icon: The question does not have any active revision. All its revisions are saved but these are not active.
  • A question in grey color but without a yellow color icon: The question has at least one revision that is active; it may have one or more revisions that are not active.
  • A question in black color: All the revisions of this question are active.

Revisions are related to the question’s language as well. Please see Common Reference to Add New Question: Language options and settings for more details.

In ‘Exams’, you can see the name of the exam to which this question belongs to.

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