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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.

Don’t forget to let us know what you think of others’ suggestions, either by voting or leaving a comment on the idea. The most popular ideas will be considered, and the highest rated suggestions will be incorporated into future releases of Surpass Editions.

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  1. 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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  2. 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
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  3. 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.

  4. 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

    3 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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”.

  8. Add NEXT button on Preview Items

    When TQ (Test quality) are reviewing items, on Item Authoring > it would be good to have a NEXT button added for items in preview mode. This would be a lot quicker for TQ checking the work instead of closing out of item and then having to click Preview for next item etc....

    4 votes
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    Thank you for this suggestion. We are currently working with the solutions team and will provide progress updates to you.

  9. Export from Results Page

    It would be very useful to be able to Export Results from the "/#TestAdministration/Results" page. At the moment all you can do is print this data.

    14 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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?

    8 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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…

    3 votes
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  14. Setting for certified tablet delivery in Test Wizard

    If I want to use my test in the Surpass app (Ipad), I have to check a box in my test form settings in test creation (Certified tablet delivery). This setting is not available in the testwizard (in item authoring). So if I check the box for tablet delivery I cannot edit my test in the test wizard anymore, To solve this issue I would like to add the setting for tablet delivery to the wizard.

    56 votes
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    Hi Geert,

    This idea is technically feasible and we’ll update you when a wireframe is available.

    Thanks
    Sophie

  15. Make it possible to randomise the image answers

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

    8 votes
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  16. Print Itemname

    When printing a test I don't want to see question 1, 2, etc. but I want to see the Itemname

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  17. Misc. Subject Screen Enhancements - Search/Sort/Export

    Misc. Subject Screen Enhancements - Search/Sort/Export

    - Include a column for Subject Reference – to quickly check references are correct when troubleshooting
    - Include a column for Date Created/Imported
    - Sort by Column Headings – this will allow to sort by date created and view recently added subjects
    - Export full results to CSV for further searching in Excel etc.

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    Hi Craig,

    Sorry for the late response to your idea. This would be a simple UI improvement therefore the design team have moved this to their backlog.

    Thanks
    Sophie

  18. An 'interactive' play button for the listening tests

    In the current version of the tablet app, the play button for the listening questions does not change state when the candidate interacts with it therefore giving no indication that it has been pressed a first or second time, can this be changed so that the candidate is given an indication that an interaction has occurred.

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  19. 17 votes
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  20. 19 votes
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