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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. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Tablet Test Delivery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    30 votes
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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 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
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  8. 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
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  9. 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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  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.

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  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

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  13. 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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  14. 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
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  15. 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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  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. 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.

    5 votes
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  18. 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.

    4 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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