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. Allow superscript & subscript in the 'text authoring' field

    Superscript numbers other than the very standard ones e.g. squared, cannot be added in text authoring. We require a large number e.g. superscript 9 for many questions, and our only workaround at present is to use the 'pie' entry option. This is a poor solution because it requires the entire question to be typed in manually, and the formatting is different to those of the text questions, giving a poor user experience for candidates and looking unprofessional.

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    2 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. CSV list separator: like to change this by admin setting

    The default CSV separator is a , but in the Netherlands the default setting on a PC is a ;
    If we change this by our PC language settings to a , we create a problem for all our other programmes. So the request is; can you make it possible to make it an Admin setting to change the , into a ; ?

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

    Your Idea is completed and live on our Surpass product where any responses that include semi colons will be available through the Raw Data Extract Report.

    Thank you for your contribution.

  3. A way to highlight or mark a learner and their assessment in the marking and/or moderation screen

    If we need to investigate a learners assessment, there is always a risk that their assessment is marked and their result moderated and released. Therefore it would be really useful to have a way to highlight or mark a learners assessment in the marking and the moderation screen to alert colleagues to not mark or moderate the assessment.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Currently in Surpass you can flag exams for suspected malpactice which would prevent exams from being marked and moderated. This would be a useful solution for this idea.

    Thanks

  4. Ability to add question items/rules into an assessment which are flagged as for pretest

    A rule or fixed item could be added into an assessment and flagged as a pretest item. This means that although it is delivered to the candidate as part of the assessment it is not counted in results or visible in reporting at end of the assessment, marking, assessment audit or view marked assessments unless the user has appropriate permissions.

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    0 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    This feature currently exists in Surpass. Within Test forms (Test Creation) you have the option to set items to be “Non-scored” which would work ad a solution to this idea.

  5. Ik zou graag meer dan 5 secties willen gebruiken. Nu kan dat niet.

    Ik zou graag meer dan 5 secties willen gebruiken. Nu kan dat niet.

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    0 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    Hi,

    Thank you for your idea.
    As far as I understand your asking to be able to use more than 5 section in Test Creation.

    Since release 12.3 you have the ability to use up to ten sections on Test Creation and Test Wizard.
    I hope this answers your request.

  6. Increase maximum characters in question comments field

    As we use this to provide referencing to the answer (inc. journal refs etc) 500 characters is very limiting - could this be increased please?

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  7. Translation change (NL): Gemiddeld -> Modereren

    In English the menu option "Moderate" is translated in Dutch as "Gemiddeld". This should be "Modereren".

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  8. email address can be registered to more than one user

    If a 'Super admin' type role then should be able to use their email address for one than one User. Testers also could do with this feature. I would think somewhere some super administrator might want to set up multiple users to do different jobs but enter the same email?

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  9. Translation change (NL): Gemiddeld -> Modereren

    The word Moderate is translated to Gemiddeld, but it should be Modereren

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  10. Learning outcome and meta data import with targets

    Users should have the ability to import learning outcomes, units or other meta data tags along with quota targets for authoring.

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  11. being able to print sections wizard

    hello,

    when you are in the section wizard in test forms you can see the Surpass reference for your item and also the item name within the bank. When grouping items in test form you need to see your own reference for an item not the surpass reference. It would be good if either the wizard showing both item references could be printed or the customers item name could be shown.

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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 product.
    Thank you for your contribution.

  12. Within a Test Form, adjust the marking to suit the particular test.

    A question could be used by many types of candidates e.g. Process Operator, Tradesman, Designer, Engineer. Getting the answer right could be CRITICAL for the Designer and the Engineer, IMPORTANT for the Technician but only ADVISABLE for the Operator. We could mark 5, 3 and 1 respectively if we could alter it at Test Form level whilst leaving the basic mark in Item Authoring as 1. Don't want to have to create copies of the question because technical requirements may change - we don't want to have to modify multiple copies!

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    0 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    Your Idea its live on our Surpass product. Please see information about weighted marking.
    Thank you for your contribution.

  13. Position Feedback Button User Voice: to the left side?

    Just a suggestion, but the User Voice Feedback button on the right side of the screen is sometimes bothersome. For example when creating questions and the mouse position is trough the Feedback button and you like to use the scrollbar.
    Is it an idea to change it to the left side or are we getting another issue then?

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

    Hi CBE Admin,

    The Uservoice Feedback button has been moved to the right hand side of the top bar. This change will be available from Release 2.3.

    Thanks
    Sophie

  14. numeric questions: add support for mainland Europe notation too.

    After testing a lot with numeric questions we found out several problems.

    1 the last zero of a decimal number is removed after saving the question. If you type a range like: 1.10 - 1.18 it will be saved as 1.1 - 1.18

    2 Very important!
    The decimal separator, a comma (,) for Europe (exept GB) is not accepted at all. This means we can't use the numeric questions in the Netherlands at all because our students needs to use a comma as a decimal separator.

    Please add a function to set the decimal separator to either comma (,) or…

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    1 comment  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Claire Belmont responded

    Surpass allows the candidate to type the last zero of a decimal number and still attain full marks.

    The function to set the decimal separator to either comma (,) or period (.):

    From Release 12.2, you will be able to use either a comma (,) or a decimal (.) as a regional setting default in Item Authoring. From Release 12.3 this can be changed at an item level.

    Surpass allows the candidate to type the thousands separator and still attain full marks.

  15. the Save icon

    The 'save' button is in the form of a floppy disc which is not always an obvious save icon for everyone. Suggest you use the word Save as you have edit and preview.

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  16. Tablet test delivery app to be available for Kindle tablets

    Tablet test delivery app to be available on Kindle tablets

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    0 comments  ·  Tablet Test Delivery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Chris Fearn responded

    This has been completed so that the SurpassDelivery tablet app is now available to download from the Amazon store and run on kindle tablets..

  17. Keep the item order when adding many items to a Test Form. Avoid multiple clicking of the arrows.

    When adding many items to a Test Form using the Search facility, it should keep the order in which they were selected. Having to clicking the arrows many times to move the items is a pain!

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  18. Exam window times

    Allow the administrator the ability to specify the exam window by time as well as date with that time and date being relevant to the international location of the exam administrator or the time zone of the centre.

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  19. Search Item Authoring using Test Creation Page ID (CP ID)

    Allow users to search using the CP ID found in Test Creation for items within Item Authoring. At the moment it is only possible to search by name or Item Author ID (which is different).

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

    From Surpass Editions 1.5 you will be able to search Test Creation Page ID’s (CP ID) within the Item Authoring search field.

  20. Allow Tree Structure to be expanded in width

    It would be useful if the width of the tree structure in Item Authoring could be adjusted so that I can view the full names of my folders and items.

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