Ideas Portal

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. Provide exceptions to randomization of multiple choice options

    Example question:

    Which city is located in The Netherlands?
    a. Amsterdam
    b. Utrecht
    c. Zwolle
    d. All of the above

    In this case, it's desirable to randomize the order of the first 3 options, but the "All of the above" option should always be last.

    79 votes
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  2. 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

  3. 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…

    41 votes
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  4. 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.

    38 votes
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  5. 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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  6. audio

    Adding a player with a pause, forward and rewind button to an embedded audio file (Wav or Mp3).

    29 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Select multiple hotspot areas

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

    23 votes
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  9. 19 votes
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  10. 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
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  11. 17 votes
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  12. 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.

    14 votes
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  13. 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.

    13 votes
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  14. Reporting Area

    Reporting Area - presentation of additional item and paper level information

    In addition to the information that can be found in the reporting area, we would also welcome the following presentation of statistics:

    • Item level – Average Facility Value i.e. item performance over the number of outings that it has had

    • Paper level – Mean, Median and Mode marks

    Currently the item level information needs to be obtained by comparing the test creation screen to the item screen and the paper level information through the raw data Excel export. It would be great to have all of this…

    13 votes
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  15. Give owners of a Subject the right to add Candidates to their Subject like they can add Users to their Subject

    Thus not first going to a Candidate and add a Centre + Subject to the Candidate, but the start point is the Subject. Same as a Subject owner adds Users to their Subjects, but now he/she adds Candicates.
    This is convenient for Teachers who like to create a formative test and like to Schedule this test himself. Then he/she can easily select the candidates instead of using the import candidates button.

    12 votes
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  16. 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

    9 votes
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  17. 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

    9 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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
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  20. Frequency of scores

    We would like to see the frequency of scores of a testform to enhance the analysis. If possible also in the awards screen a frequency of awards.

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