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.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Select multiple hotspot areas

    A Hotspot question type that requires the candidate to select multiple correct areas of an image.

    54 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow absolute marking for extended matching question type

    We would like to have absolute marking for the extended matching question type. This is possible in CP but not IA. For example if we have three one to one matches with a mark of 1 each correct link scores 0.33 which we can't have. All three links have to be correct to score a mark.

    7 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    Gathering Votes  ·  0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    2 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    36 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    8 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    15 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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…

    42 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    8 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Changing Font for Pupils with Special Educational Needs/Access Arrangements

    Hi, we have a pupil who needs to use a minimum of font size 24 however we were unable to increase this for her during her test today. Is there any way that we can alter the font for one individual pupil?
    Kind regards, Natasha Garrett, Examinations Officer

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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…

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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,…

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Item Name Auto Set to ID option

    Presently you have the option to edit the individual quesitons to be named however you would like.
    In a number of cases this isn't an issue; however it would be beneficial to have the option of automatically setting the item name to be the ID.

    The item ID is significantly more useful in the majority of cases and in some cases it is needed to identify information when cross referencing with an external source.

    2 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Subject Users being able to view candidate responses

    Our subject users and centre users are the ones who would require access to Audit and View Responses but for some reason this function is only available to Site Level access

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. To have the Actual Duration available as a column in the Test Audit.

    The Actual Duration would be the sum of the time a candidate has spent in each question they answered in a test. At the moment this can only be derived from the difference between the Test Delivered and Test Submitted times in the Audit Report. However if the test has gone offline this difference is not accurate. By having the Actual Duration as a column in Test Audit it could be exported and analysed in a spread sheet. This is important in identifying possible malpractice where a candidate has completed a test in an unfeasibly short period of time.

    18 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Graph Creator Questions: Line graph only allows candidates to input two sets of data

    A maximum of two sets of data can be compared using a line graph in the graph creator advanced question type. Should this not be increased to allow the plotting of a minimum of 3 sets of data by a candidate choosing a line graph in the exam to allow better comparability with the other graph options available i.e. bar chart, pie chart?

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  ContentAuthor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    2 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Ability to stream video in question content

    The ability to stream video from other sites such as Youtube/BBC/vimeo/TED etc through a question

    9 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with:
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
← Previous 1 3 4

Ideas Portal (Closed)

Categories

Feedback and Knowledge Base