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. Resizeable column of items and folders in Item management/Item creation screen

    Resizeable column of items and folders in Item management/Item creation screen.

    Now this column is quite narrow (especially when having multiple folders nested or long item names.

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

    Hi Mark,

    From Surpass Editions 1.5 you will be able to adjust the width of the tree structure within Item Authoring.

    I will now set this idea as completed.

    Thanks
    Sophie

  2. Navigating through a 'create item' form with your keyboard

    Navigating through a 'create item' page with your keyboard is only partly possible. I can use my tab key to navigate from one input field to another, but i can't use the space bar te check the radio button to mark the right answer or check the randomize box.

    7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Jim Crawford responded

    Hi, I can confirm this now fixed Louis. You can use the tab key to navigate through the different fields, the space bar to mark check boxes, and the up and down arrow keys to select radio buttons.

  3. Attach Descriptions to Media Files

    The ability to tag media with useful descriptions which can be used as alt-text for accessibility purposes

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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Restrict the number of times that a test can be taken

    There is a regulatory requirement from the DfE that for qualifications on the 14-16 performance tables you should only be able to sit a test twice. Whilst you can ensure that you do not tick 'Allow Test Form Recycling' and only provide 2 papers, this is restrictive and will cause a loop hole when the papers are changed. Could it please be considered that a box is provided on the test to specify the number of sittings?

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    0 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. See which Centres my Subject is shared with

    On the Subjects screen in Setup show which Centres a Subject is Shared with (like the view which shows all team members linked to subject)

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

    From Release 1.3, within the Subjects screen in Setup you are now able to see which Centres a Subject is shared with.

  6. New report - Score:Grade Transformation

    Provide report which lets Markers apply a grading scale which takes into account a pseudo-guessing chance and fixed pass grade, to any test form.

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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Multiple Learning Outcomes per Item

    Support the use of more than one learning outcome for a single item

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  8. Import from Questionmark

    Support the import of QTI 1.2.1 for plain MCQ questions

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

    From Release 1.3, you can easily import all of your question content from a previous assessment system in QTI 1.2.1 format.

  9. Authoring Blueprint

    Allow Subject Owners to define a blueprint of items (e.g. what learning outcomes and units need to be covered) for their subject, which authors can reference to help create the required items for a balanced test.

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    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    This Idea was successfully completed and its already part of our Surpass product.
    Thank you for your contribution.

  10. How to show testresults to students?

    Students take a test, for example an mc-test with 40 questions.
    What I want do is. Analyse the test en than give the student an opportunity to see their own test including the right answers in an secure environment. The test should only be limited available (in time) and with a new password.

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Branding possibility pictures Home page

    Surpass has the possibility to setup own Branding settings.
    On the Homepage you can use an own banner, but the colors are not matching with the orange colors of the buttons on this page.
    It would be very helpful to have the possibility to change the color of these pictures.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    Your Idea was successfully completed and its now live on our Surpass 12.5 product.
    Thank you for your contribution.

  12. sectiontitle in topbar Custom Branding Testprofile

    In the Teststyle Custom Branding the seciontitle isn't visible anymore in the top bar of Testdelivery.
    All out TestForms have multiple sections with different subjects. All these section have there specific title to give the candidates the information of the subject of the questions. A candidate needs to see in which section they are making questions.
    Till now we always used the Standard navigation (now called Legacy navigation). Because this will be removed from Surpass we need to go using the Custom Branding, but there we miss the sectiontitle in the topbar. Can this please put (back) in this version…

    4 votes
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  13. Full screen Test window (Secure Client)

    During Test delivery, via browser and Secure Client, the window is static and small for the most screens. See example attached.
    We would like to use the full screen to present the questions and other windows where candidates need to give their answers (like essay questions).
    I think there are two possibilities for this.
    The first and most efficient way is that the Window will be adaptive.
    The second possibility is to set the view of the test with the Testprofile.

    4 votes
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  14. Add the text button to the WIRIS editor to allow text to be pasted in

    Add an option to the WIRIS editor to allow text to be pasted in. At the moment pasting text from another source removes all spaces between text, i.e. 'This is text' becomes 'Thisistext'.

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

    From Surpass Editions Release 1.6 you will be able to paste text from another source without the spaces between words being removed.

  15. Notification for unread item comments

    notify an item author/reviewer when they have new unread comments against an item in their subject

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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Create preview for every question in a folder.

    To create new questions you must know what questions are already in the folder / learning objective (leerresultaat). Currently you must open every single question in the folder and write (parts of) the questions down to get an overview of all your current question. This can take up to 15-20 minutes, even before you can start writing your first question.

    I would like to be able to select a folder and get an overview of all my questions in windowview. Ideally a would like to move the questions up and down to organize them. If you could add the itemanalysis…

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Claire Belmont responded

    Hi,

    Please see comments for details on how to see this information.

    Many thanks,
    Claire Belmont

  17. Misc. Candidates Screen Enhancements - Search/Sort/Export

    Misc. Candidates Screen Enhancements - Search/Sort/Export


    • Filter by Associated Subject . To find a list of candidates associated with a given Subject, As you can do with Centre


    • Search by Surname


    • Search by Surname and DOB


    • Search by First name and Surname


    • Include a column for Date Created/Imported


    • Sort by Column Headings – this will allow to sort by date created and view recently added candidates


    • Export results to CSV for further searching in Excel etc.


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    1 comment  ·  Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    Your Idea was successfully completed and its now live on our Surpass product.
    Thank you for your contribution.

  18. Improve the search engine within Item Authoring

    Why can't you search on item-names and item number which you can find under the reporting tool?

    If you analys a test and you wanna change an item you have to review all of the question in that part of the database!

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  19. Surpass should provision template based Item creation

    In order to create item by using item Authoring tool could create more time and sometime unresponsive. Surpass should provision more into template based item creation. I mean every Item should have one template where end users would fill blank value once everything is validate upload strait away into our item bank.

    This will improve surpass capability up to next level.In order create item by using item Authoring tool, Surpass should have capability

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  20. Edit existing test in Test Wizard

    Allow user to select an existing test, instead of just creating new tests, using the Test Wizard

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

    From Release 1.3, you are able to return to and edit tests which have previously been created in the Test Wizard.

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