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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.

When making a suggestion, please describe the reason why you want to see this feature, including the context behind the idea.

All ideas and comments will be moderated, and we’ll try to respond to all of the ideas as soon as possible.

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  1. 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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  2. 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

    N

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  7. 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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  10. Showing the diagram with the given answers

    Showing the diagram with the given answers, so you don't have to click to see if someone actually made a diagram.

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  11. Change error message double questions or rules

    When a Dynamic TestForm has exactly the same rules or a fixed test has the same question multiple times in the TestForm Surpass generates an error message:
    1 paper could not be generated in a timely fashion. Cannot select a minimum of 1 questions from a choice of only 0 (.......) (0)

    For users it's not clear what they have done wrong.
    Can you make the message more clear?

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  12. Photo ID as part of the candidate record

    It would be great to have the option of uploading pictures to the candidate record.
    These should appear as part of the candidate confirmation ("Is this you?") to help ensure the candidates are not sitting under the wrong details.

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  13. Test creation: "Item count" search parameter

    For filtering underutilisedTest items

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  14. Sub-centre creation

    Some centres who register candidates then send those candidates out to do exams with other centres.

    Due to data protection the centres have some issues viewing results etc.

    If we could setup subcentres as part of a centre this could help.

    Ideally the candidate would have a primary centre where they are registered and a subcentre where the are sitting the exam.

    Both parties should be able to schedule and run exam and see the candidate's results, but the result should be associated with the primary centre for the purposes of integration.

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  15. Be able to configure the vertical height of an essay question response area

    We would like to be able to configure the vertical height of the essay question response area. For human marked tests we may have questions worth a different number of marks (e.g. 2-25). Typically with ContentProducer we would size the gapfill to be proportional to the size of the expected response and number of marks available. The number of marks and size of the response area give the candidate an indication of what is expected in terms of their response. With essay questions the vertical height of the response area is the same in all case and this could make…

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  16. Multiple candidate exam

    It would be nice to have an exam (of sorts) in which a center can schedule multple candidates for one exam (which is setup specifically for this purpose).

    The exams would appear as 1 entry with 1 keycode and be run in the normal way but when run would have a number of tabs to represent the candidates.

    Each candidate would get the same exam/questions etc. and the purpose of this exam would be for an assessor to assess the learner's competency against specific requirements.

    At the point of submission (into results) this should then split into the individual learner's…

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  17. Flag resits at set amount

    It would be nice if there was an option to set a flag or automatic email at a specific number of sittings on a specific exam i.e. on the 3rd result for a specific exam a flag appears on the candidate record and/or the system emails a specific person.

    This would allow more easy identification of exams being repeatedly re-sat and could be used to alert relevant people.

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  18. Assessments within computer based projects

    It would be nice if there was an opton to include timed and marked assessments within a computer based project.

    Ideally these would be a section of the project which can only be accessed a specified number of times and provides an immiediate result summary during the project.

    The purpose of this would be to test specific knowledge as part of a project.

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  19. Have your say on the re-design of the Surpass homepage!

    BTL is considering re-developing the Surpass homepage and would like your suggestions about what features you would find useful. Please click on the link below to access the poll and vote:

    https://goo.gl/TZSkBe

    If there are other features you would like to see on the homepage, let us know in the comments.

    Thanks and we look forward to hearing your ideas.
    BTL

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  20. Introduce external item sources role so a user doesn't have to be a site administrator to link a CP project to a subject

    Currently a user has to be a Site Administrator to see the External Item Sources radio button in subject groups. This means that a user that works in item and test creation has access to the whole system when they don't need for their job. This could be included in the Manage Subjects role as these users also work in ContentProducer. This would allow them to link CP projects to a subject group with being a Site Administrator and having access to parts of the system they don't need.

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