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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.

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Test creation: "Item count" search parameter

    For filtering underutilisedTest items

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  7. 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.

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  8. Be able to configure the vertical height of an essay question response area

    We would like to be able to configure the vertical height of the essay question response area. For human marked tests we may have questions worth a different number of marks (e.g. 2-25). Typically with ContentProducer we would size the gapfill to be proportional to the size of the expected response and number of marks available. The number of marks and size of the response area give the candidate an indication of what is expected in terms of their response. With essay questions the vertical height of the response area is the same in all case and this could make…

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  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. 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,…

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  14. 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

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  15. 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?

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  16. 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....

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

  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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