Ideas Portal (Closed)

The Surpass Ideas Portal is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed over the years by submitting and voting on ideas, which have all been extremely valuable to the development of Surpass. We are no longer accepting new ideas via the IdeasPortal.

We still want to hear ideas form the Surpass Community,and in order to streamline the process we’re moving to a new innovations management system, which will allow us to efficiently manage and review ideas.Surpass champions within each organisation will have access to the new system and will be sent details of this soon.

All ‘open’ ideas on the Ideas Portal will be sent back to the parent organisation that submitted them, for review and resubmission on the new system where appropriate.

Thanks again to everyone who has contributed.

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  1. Automated selection Test profile

    When in the Test Custom branding is selected there should be selected a Test Profile. I think it would be normal to select automatically the Default Test Profile. Now it's possible to have no Test Profile Selected and then the Test Style Legacy Navigation is used during Testtaking.
    Another possibility to prevent this is to make the Test invalid when there is no Test Profile selected.

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  2. 3 votes
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  3. Additional annotations for examiners

    We would like to have additional annotations available to examiners for human marked questions, as below. Thank you

    SEEN
    REP (repeat)
    NR (no response)
    Vg (vague)
    DEV (development/developed point)
    K (knowledge)

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  4. Print Itemname

    When printing a test I don't want to see question 1, 2, etc. but I want to see the Itemname

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  5. For paper based tests: I like to choose the font and font size for the whole test.

    Right now you can upload a candidate and teacher cover when you create a paper based test. The font and font size of the cover page are not used through the whole test (the header and footer are).
    This means the cover pages are for example Arial 12pt and the questions are suddenly Calibri 11pt. Especially for paper based tests, it is recommended to print the whole test in Arial 12pt (the cover the needs for those candidates who are dyslexic.

    The wish is to add a final step when generating a paper based test where you can choose the…

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  6. Two issues with Multiple Response questions:

    Two issues with Multiple Response questions:
    1. When using 'Combination' marking, Raw Data Extract (which is a 'csv' file) uses the comma as a separator between the question letter(s) and the mark e.g. AD,6|B,3| - this causes problems if the csv file is interrogated with a basic program as INPUT uses the comma as a field separator. Why not use a colon or a semi-colon?
    2. The candidate's response to a Multiple Response question, where a number of answers is selected, is not always in alphabetical order in the 'csv' file. Why not?

    Mike Ellis - JTL CompEx

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  7. Accessing live assessment through Invigilation tab

    Ability to access a live/in progress/user disconnected assessment through the invigilation tab. This would allow a teacher to open a candidates live assessment and review what they have done so far. This is particularly useful in CBP where at the moment teachers must use the keycode to access the assessment to see candidates evidence. Using the keycode is admin-heavy and instead double-clicking on the assessment in invigilation would be a more efficient and attractive method for teachers

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  8. Printed Test with all questiontypes

    If not supported questiontypes are in a TestForm, this TestForm is not available for printing via the Testwizard. I think all TestForms should be available for printing, but then only with the content that is available to print.
    This is almost like the way the printed version is in Test Creation.
    Only with the exception that all possible content of all questiontypes should be printed.

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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Folder and file management of projects

    I'm tidying up a messy collection of many people's practice files in a 'Testing' project. 2 things:
    1. Folder moving: When I drag a folder from the bottom up to the top, it doesn't scroll. I have to move up 20, scroll up, move another 20, until I get to the top. Can we have a function to select a folder and have 'move' (up arrow/down arrow)?
    2. The "i" (info) hover-over is great, but it currently only tells me the item name and ID, but that's exactly the info I have on that line anyway! It would be really…

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  11. No option to view a marked script without Scheduling Candidate Review

    You are unable to view a Candidate Script as you did in View Marked Assessments without scheduling a Candidate Review.

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  12. Cursor in entry field - secureclient

    Would be good when start typing the Keycode to have the cursor in the entry field. Currently this does not happen.

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  13. Share multiple subjects with a centre at the same time

    Currently each subject has to be shared with a centre individually. For qualifications such as Functional Skills where there are eight subjects this means a user has to repeat the sharing process eight times. It would be easier if a user could select multiple subjects and share them with a centre at the same time.

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  14. Item Name Auto Set to ID option

    Presently you have the option to edit the individual quesitons to be named however you would like.
    In a number of cases this isn't an issue; however it would be beneficial to have the option of automatically setting the item name to be the ID.

    The item ID is significantly more useful in the majority of cases and in some cases it is needed to identify information when cross referencing with an external source.

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  15. Cohort grouping reports and filters

    The ability to group/filter by cohorts in Invigilation, Results and Assessment Audit. For high use Centres this is the biggest annoyance in not being able to find groups of candidates in reporting or invigilation easily

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    Under Review  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    Thank you for your Idea.
    We are currently reviewing this with our teams.
    This Idea will be moved to the status of “Under Review” and we will provide you with progress updates.

  16. Showing the diagram with the given answers

    Showing the diagram with the given answers, so you don't have to click to see if someone actually made a diagram.

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  17. Change error message double questions or rules

    When a Dynamic TestForm has exactly the same rules or a fixed test has the same question multiple times in the TestForm Surpass generates an error message:
    1 paper could not be generated in a timely fashion. Cannot select a minimum of 1 questions from a choice of only 0 (.......) (0)

    For users it's not clear what they have done wrong.
    Can you make the message more clear?

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  18. Multiple candidate exam

    It would be nice to have an exam (of sorts) in which a center can schedule multple candidates for one exam (which is setup specifically for this purpose).

    The exams would appear as 1 entry with 1 keycode and be run in the normal way but when run would have a number of tabs to represent the candidates.

    Each candidate would get the same exam/questions etc. and the purpose of this exam would be for an assessor to assess the learner's competency against specific requirements.

    At the point of submission (into results) this should then split into the individual learner's…

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  19. Ability to sort items alphanumerically

    It would be beneficial to be able to sort item names alphanumerically. At the moment the items are sorted by creation date (I believe) but for people using naming conventions involving letters and numbers, it would be more efficient to be able to sort them in ascending and descending order.

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  20. Checking out multple assessment versions at once

    The ability in item bank to checkout/in multiple assessment versions at once rather than having to do one at a time

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