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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. Surpass not working

    I am a CPA candidate and trying to instal Surpass on my computer. I well above all of the System Requirements, but as soon as I open the program it will not let me enter the keycode. I cannot click on any buttons, but I can wave my mouse around.

    I have downloaded the newest version of SecureClient I have updated Flashplayer. Please advise.

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      0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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          • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • Filter to review the roles in each centre or across the site administration

                        The ability to review who is listed by which role in their centre or by site admin across users. If you have roles and wish to amend them you will need to know exactly who these roles relate to. Also to extract details of site/ centre users.

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                        • Ability to add Learning Tags to Sample CSV file

                          Change the Expiry Date Column to Learning Tags so that you can add multiple Users to a Learning Tag in the Upload File.

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                            • Tasks - User cannot see who assigned them a task

                              Where multiple users have permissions to assign and be assigned tasks, it would be beneficial if the user who is assigned a task knew who assigned the task to them. This would allow the user to ask any necessary questions, for example, if they believe the task was assigned to them incorrectly.

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                              • Custom keycode slips

                                A setting that allows us to create custom keycode slips with only some of the fields, eg Just name, date and keycode.

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                                • 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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                                    • Improving the comment button during tests and candidate reviews

                                      While taking a test or candidate review candidates have the possibility to use the comment button. We were happy with this possibility. But we don’t use it often, because the comments candidates make, are not easy to find. You have to click on each question to see if there a comment. This is very time consuming. Is it possible to make the comments more accessible? For example by a csv-export.

                                      Another issue is that the test is not editable by the test wizard anymore if you use this function. The reason for this is that you have to edit the…

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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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