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. Test Wizard. Paper and onScreen. Making 2 version (A and B) of the same selected questions

    Selecting Questions
    Method 1: Manual question by question
    Method 2: Selection rule based (folder selection)

    On the last page of the test wizard, we want an option to generate 2 (or more) versions of the same test (A and B). The same selected questions in a different order.

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    2 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add possibility to overrule default tooltip text of picture (name of picture)

    For teachers it is convenient to give media a recognisable name.
    Very often this name gives the student a clue about the answer of the question (they see the name of the picture when they hover over the picture). To avoid this, please add the possibility to give the picture an alternative tooltip text.

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

    Hi Hans,

    This functionality already exists therefore I will now set this idea to ‘completed’. Please comment any additional information if we have misunderstood your idea.

    Thanks
    Sophie

  3. Add labels (A,B,C, etc.) for each option by default for a printed test

    Right now you need to tick the box "Add labels to options" for each question you use for a paper based test.
    I like to suggest that when a paper based test is created, all options get a label (A,B,C, etc.) by default.
    Maybe by adding a by default ticked box in the "create paper based test" screen?

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    0 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Jim Crawford responded

    Hi Hans, thanks for raising this. I can now confirm this is fixed for you. You will have to re-save any existing items to make sure this takes effect, but any new Multiple Choice, Multiple Response or Either/Or items will automatically generate these labels from now on.

  4. Correct and Incorrect Candidate Feedback

    Allow authors to define different feedback for when the candidate submits a correct and incorrect response

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    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

    From Release 1.3 you can now choose to create either General or Correct/Incorrect feedback for all computer marked items; this can then be made available to candidates either during or after a test.

  5. Filter by keyword

    Provide an option in Item Authoring for users to be able to filter their viewable items by keyword/search word. E.g. if I enter the word 'manage' it will filter and show all the items containing the word manage in either question, answer or meta data. This make searching for a particular item al lot more easy.

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    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

    From Release 1.3.1, in Item Authoring the user will be able to search items by Item ID and name. In Reporting the Item Production Report allows the user to search by Item Name, ID or Question Text.

    Both searches will return any items that are in the contained search.

  6. New Maths Equation Question Type

    Provide a question type which allows candidates to enter mathematical equations and symbols in their response

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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Flag items that have been used in tests

    When creating tests, users should be able to see which of the items have already been used in tests, including the date that the item was last used.

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    2 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

    This feature is available from Release 1.3.1. A new report called Item Authoring, will allow users to see items last used/delivered date.

  8. Distractor value analysis

    I miss one important element in the Item performance analysis table. Next to the p-value and the discrimination index, which give an indication of the quality of the question as a whole, I would like to see a discriminator value.

    The discriminator value for the right answer is the p-value. But the discriminator value of the wrong answers is also important, because it gives information on how well the alternative works as a distractor. A poor distractor influences the quality of the item as a whole.

    In practice a lecturer can quickly search for bad distractors and change them in…

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  9. Add Point Biserial to Item Report

    Within the item performance table, show the Point Biserial Correlation against each item

    11 votes
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  10. 11 votes
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  11. 10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Spell Check as in Microsoft Word (automatic red underlining)

    In Microsoft Word, for example, a word is automatically underlined in red when a typo is detected. Apart from being terribly useful in general, this would be incredibly helpful as a great number of exams extensively include technical terminology which lay people are unfamiliar with (and therefore unable to confirm the spelling of).

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  13. Candidate test comments

    Possibility for candidates to give comments or feedback on a question while taking the test. For example to report an error in the question.

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  14. 10 votes
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  15. Extra Workflowstatus, it would be handy if there was a workflowstatus "ready to go live"

    When an item is written it can be reviewed by serveral others but there is no status for the moment that the author has completed the item and wants to deliver it for making it live. In our organisation it is not the author that has that authority, that is the gatekeeper. The gatekeeper needs this status, otherwise he'll get confused. Has the item been reviewd? Has the item been adjusted? Is it ready for giging it the live status? With an extra "ready to go live" status life would be much easier for the gatekeeper.

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  16. 10 votes
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  17. 10 votes
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  18. Duplicate audit history when copying item

    When an item is copied/duplicated, it would be useful for authors to be able to see the full history of the original item in the copied item's audit history, so users can view all changes made to an item and if needed, compare reporting data for original and copied items.

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  19. To be able to flag a test as having suspected malpractice in Marking

    It should be possible for an examiner to flag a test as having suspected malpractice in Marking and for this to prevent the test from being submitted to Moderation even if it is 100% marked. Once the malpractice investigation has been completed the flag can be removed and the appropriate action taken.

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  20. Customise my Login Page

    Allow me to customise the image used in login page so our institutions branding can be seen in the software

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