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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. Introduce share subject permission so user doesn't have to be a site administrator to share subjects with centres

    Currently a user has to be a Site Administrator to see the Share Subject button in Subjects which they need to share subjects with centres. This means the user has a higher level of access than they need for their job. There are existing Create Subjects and Manage Subjects roles but neither of these allow a user to share a subject. A new Share Subject role could allow access to this and would let the user to carry out their job without needing to be a Site Administrator and having access to parts of the system they don't need.

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  2. Timed exam

    Create a column in the result section where the time a candidate took for the exam is monitored. In order to use for learning analytics.

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  3. Ability to remark questions after exam

    If it is found in Item Authoring that questions have the incorrect maximum mark or a question was ambigious and proving to be problematic for students. Can highlight amendment in red so viewers know it has been manually amended since completion of exam.

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  4. Alert if student already in system but retired when importing in large numbers

    If importing spreadsheet of students there is no alert if a student hasn't been imported in and already in the system but retired. Even a pop up warning saying this student wasn't added in as is already in system. As then you have to go through your list and check individually to find the student who isn't there because numbers don't tally for example.

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    Under Review  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    Thank you for your Idea.
    We are currently reviewing this with our teams.
    This Idea will be moved to the status of “Under Review” and we will provide you with progress updates.

  5. Show candidates the correct answer when reviewing sample / practice tests

    For our practice tests we would like candidates to get more information to help them understand what they got wrong. At the moment when candidates click on the question number they answered incorrectly (from the review screen) it takes them to the question but only highlights the answer they gave. It would be far more helpful if it also indicated what the correct answer would have been, allowing them to use the practice test formatively.

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  6. Additional annotations for examiners

    We would like to have additional annotations available to examiners for human marked questions, as below. Thank you

    SEEN
    REP (repeat)
    NR (no response)
    Vg (vague)
    DEV (development/developed point)
    K (knowledge)

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  7. Ability for learner to see correct answer on item review

    In Itembank it would be useful to have an option where we could choose if a learner could see the correct answer to a question as part of item review at the end of an assessment. So at the moment they see a cross or tick against their answers but it would be useful to also have an option to highlight the correct answer if different to options selected. This should be configurable for each assessment created so option in IB. Initially for MCQ/MRQ only but could be expanded to other question types.

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  8. Cursor in entry field - secureclient

    Would be good when start typing the Keycode to have the cursor in the entry field. Currently this does not happen.

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  9. Question items within a Group should be able to be dynamically selected

    At the moment a group can be created within an assessment which contains a fixed number of selected items which on delivery will scroll as if one question. It would be really beneficial if those items could be selected using rules dynamically. Therefore a group would contain a number of rules. This would result in each candidate being presented with a scrolling assessment/'question' containing items selected dynamically. Significantly increases the usability of this feature.

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  10. Accessing live assessment through Invigilation tab

    Ability to access a live/in progress/user disconnected assessment through the invigilation tab. This would allow a teacher to open a candidates live assessment and review what they have done so far. This is particularly useful in CBP where at the moment teachers must use the keycode to access the assessment to see candidates evidence. Using the keycode is admin-heavy and instead double-clicking on the assessment in invigilation would be a more efficient and attractive method for teachers

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  11. Checking out multple assessment versions at once

    The ability in item bank to checkout/in multiple assessment versions at once rather than having to do one at a time

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  12. Cohort grouping reports and filters

    The ability to group/filter by cohorts in Invigilation, Results and Assessment Audit. For high use Centres this is the biggest annoyance in not being able to find groups of candidates in reporting or invigilation easily

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    Under Review  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    Thank you for your Idea.
    We are currently reviewing this with our teams.
    This Idea will be moved to the status of “Under Review” and we will provide you with progress updates.

  13. Centre Stats improvement

    On the #setup/centres page I can see that a centre has "X" amount of subjects attached. It would be very good to be able to click on this number which would then tell you what those subjects are. At the moment I cant find a way of seeing these subjects without clicking on every subject and then seeing if its shared with a particular centre.

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  14. Enable use of 'randomise test forms' when Bulk Scheduling

    The bulk schedule tool is very useful when scheduling lots of candidates but we have several tests that we would like to choose 'automatic selection' of test forms as we have a number of versions available. Therefore, please could bulk scheduling support the randomise test forms feature too?

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  15. Randomisation of answeroptions Drag and drop

    In the Drag and Drop Questions the answeroptions have permanent order of presenting to the candidate. This question type is usable in several different ways. F.i. when you want to order parts of sentences to the right sentence. For this kind of use it would be helpfull to randomise the anweroptions.

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  16. Have the ability to add multiple media files using 1 click

    It would be useful to have the ability to add multiple source files using 1 click, e.g.
    click on Add Source
    Filter Order By - "Last Date"
    Select many files instead of 1 at a time.

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    Thank you for your Idea.

    We understand your requirements and this Idea will be moved to the status of “Gathering Feedback and Votes”.

  17. Live items should have an icon to indicate that they are already live

    Questions that are set to live should have an icon next them. This way a user can quickly tell if a question was set to live and set it appropriately if needed. Would make it easier to ensure a test is appropriately created and prevent having to hunt down the offending item that prevents a test from being valid.

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  18. Show time left on exam by candidate and their precent complete progress

    Once the exam has loaded and the candidate commences answering questions show the time left to run counting down and the percentage complete on the test by candidate

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  19. For paper based tests: I like to choose the font and font size for the whole test.

    Right now you can upload a candidate and teacher cover when you create a paper based test. The font and font size of the cover page are not used through the whole test (the header and footer are).
    This means the cover pages are for example Arial 12pt and the questions are suddenly Calibri 11pt. Especially for paper based tests, it is recommended to print the whole test in Arial 12pt (the cover the needs for those candidates who are dyslexic.

    The wish is to add a final step when generating a paper based test where you can choose the…

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  20. Make it possible to randomise the image answers

    Make it possible to randomise the answers with images in a multiple choise question.

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