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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.

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  1. Automated selection Test profile

    When in the Test Custom branding is selected there should be selected a Test Profile. I think it would be normal to select automatically the Default Test Profile. Now it's possible to have no Test Profile Selected and then the Test Style Legacy Navigation is used during Testtaking.
    Another possibility to prevent this is to make the Test invalid when there is no Test Profile selected.

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  2. Set Up - Users cannot amend their own email address

    In Set Up users are not allowed to edit any of their own data including email address. This is an issue for re-set password.

    (My Profile in SecureAssess allowed users to update their email address in the system)

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Two issues with Multiple Response questions:

    Two issues with Multiple Response questions:
    1. When using 'Combination' marking, Raw Data Extract (which is a 'csv' file) uses the comma as a separator between the question letter(s) and the mark e.g. AD,6|B,3| - this causes problems if the csv file is interrogated with a basic program as INPUT uses the comma as a field separator. Why not use a colon or a semi-colon?
    2. The candidate's response to a Multiple Response question, where a number of answers is selected, is not always in alphabetical order in the 'csv' file. Why not?

    Mike Ellis - JTL CompEx

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  6. 3 votes
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  7. 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…

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. No option to view a marked script without Scheduling Candidate Review

    You are unable to view a Candidate Script as you did in View Marked Assessments without scheduling a Candidate Review.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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…

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  14. Cursor in entry field - secureclient

    Would be good when start typing the Keycode to have the cursor in the entry field. Currently this does not happen.

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  15. 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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  16. 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”.

  17. 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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  20. Filter to review the roles in each centre or across the site administration

    The ability to review who is listed by which role in their centre or by site admin across users. If you have roles and wish to amend them you will need to know exactly who these roles relate to. Also to extract details of site/ centre users.

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