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The Surpass Ideas Portal is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed over the years by submitting and voting on ideas, which have all been extremely valuable to the development of Surpass. We are no longer accepting new ideas via the IdeasPortal.

We still want to hear ideas form the Surpass Community,and in order to streamline the process we’re moving to a new innovations management system, which will allow us to efficiently manage and review ideas.Surpass champions within each organisation will have access to the new system and will be sent details of this soon.

All ‘open’ ideas on the Ideas Portal will be sent back to the parent organisation that submitted them, for review and resubmission on the new system where appropriate.

Thanks again to everyone who has contributed.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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”.

  10. 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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  12. 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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  13. Can we add 'test form' as a column in the invigilate screen, please?

    Hi!

    Any chance that test form could be added as a column in the invigilate screen?

    Thanks

    N

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Show candidates the correct answer when reviewing sample / practice tests

    For our practice tests we would like candidates to get more information to help them understand what they got wrong. At the moment when candidates click on the question number they answered incorrectly (from the review screen) it takes them to the question but only highlights the answer they gave. It would be far more helpful if it also indicated what the correct answer would have been, allowing them to use the practice test formatively.

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  18. Introduce share subject permission so user doesn't have to be a site administrator to share subjects with centres

    Currently a user has to be a Site Administrator to see the Share Subject button in Subjects which they need to share subjects with centres. This means the user has a higher level of access than they need for their job. There are existing Create Subjects and Manage Subjects roles but neither of these allow a user to share a subject. A new Share Subject role could allow access to this and would let the user to carry out their job without needing to be a Site Administrator and having access to parts of the system they don't need.

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  19. In Item Authoring there is no filter for Item Type

    There is no filter to select item type in a folder like MCQ or MRQ.

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  20. 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

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