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Welcome to the Surpass Ideas Portal, where you’re free to make suggestions for improvements or new features that you’d like to see in Surpass. You can also vote on suggestions that other users have already made.

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  1. 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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        • 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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          • In Item Authoring there is no filter for Item Type

            There is no filter to select item type in a folder like MCQ or MRQ.

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            • Set Up - Users cannot amend their own email address

              In Set Up users are not allowed to edit any of their own data including email address. This is an issue for re-set password.

              (My Profile in SecureAssess allowed users to update their email address in the system)

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              • Bulk Download Button

                Can there be a way to Bulk Download files uploaded for candidates? It would be much easier

                Can files also please be tagged with candidate names automatically.

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                • Use Micro services and Docker container for CI/CD

                  Surpass has very good potential in itself. Make sure we could create surpass as service (SAAS) application. We should concentrate only for New features and enhancement. i would suggest that we could use Microservice based architecture and containerise platform like Kubernetes and docker.

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                  • Allow for more characters in the "Select from List" item-type.

                    The "Select from List" is great for a pick-the-right-sentence type of question but the 34 character limit is restricting.

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                    • Automaticly adding files to section tools

                      When creating a TestForm in Test Creation and questions are chosen with items who have Source Material or Media with the setting to open as a pop-up, the specific item should be added to the section Tools by hand.
                      For the most people this is difficult to use, because it's not clear which media they should add. This is why we now advise not to use pop-ups by Media and not use Source Material except pdf-files.
                      In my opinion it should be more helpfull that Surpass automaticly adds the needed files to the section Tools.
                      Surpass is able to generate…

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                      • Candidate review - add extra colum [Results]

                        When you schedule a test for a candidate review you are able to select all candidates or select them manually.
                        The problem is that the list of candidates consists of ALL scheduled candidates including those who didn't show up when the test was taken. We VOID - ABSENT all candidates who didn't take the test.
                        Those candidates are not allowed to take a candidate review.
                        Right now you can't see which candidates are voided during scheduling a candidate review. You only see the following data of the candidates: Name, Ref, Keycode, Test form, Completed.
                        If you add a column Result,…

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                        • 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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                          • Export from Results Page

                            It would be very useful to be able to Export Results from the "/#TestAdministration/Results" page. At the moment all you can do is print this data.

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                            • Add NEXT button on Preview Items

                              When TQ (Test quality) are reviewing items, on Item Authoring > it would be good to have a NEXT button added for items in preview mode. This would be a lot quicker for TQ checking the work instead of closing out of item and then having to click Preview for next item etc....

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                                Thank you for this suggestion. We are currently working with the solutions team and will provide progress updates to you.

                              • Provide exceptions to randomization of multiple choice options

                                Example question:

                                Which city is located in The Netherlands?
                                a. Amsterdam
                                b. Utrecht
                                c. Zwolle
                                d. All of the above

                                In this case, it's desirable to randomize the order of the first 3 options, but the "All of the above" option should always be last.

                                74 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                  • Change or delete the prefix in section headers of downloaded test forms

                                    When Surpass generates a MS Word file, a prefix is automatically added to the headers that contain the section title. The prefix is 'chapter' in English, 'hoofdstuk' in Dutch (which means the same). Hoofdstuk implies that sections correspond to a chapter in a book, but that is not necessarily the case. It would be better to remove the prefix completely. If desirable users can add the text manually in the wizard.

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                                    • Easy use of formative tests: send keycode by email to candidate

                                      A very simple but effective way to improve Surpass for real formative testing is to send the keycodes by email to the candidates.

                                      How?
                                      If you schedule a formative test, you only need to add the following:

                                      1. The maximum number of attempts to make the test (e.g. maximum 3 times).
                                      2. An email to the candidate with the keycode(s), time span you need to use those keycodes and the URL to start the test (so it is only for formative test by browser).

                                      All non used tests should be voided automatically after the scheduled end date.

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                                      • Can we add 'test form' as a column in the invigilate screen, please?

                                        Hi!

                                        Any chance that test form could be added as a column in the invigilate screen?

                                        Thanks

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                                        • Should use Template base delivery in Item authoring and Test administration.

                                          We could use Template based delivery for item authoring and test creation and test form. this help us to save lot of time.

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