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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. Add random questions feature to "Paper and On Screen" based test in Test Wizard.

    The Paper and On Screen feature of the Test Wizard (including the Add random questions feature) should replace the feature by Test Creation > Test Forms > Printed test.
    Both candidate and teacher versions should be saved in Surpass (as in Printed test does now).

    This way there is one clear way to create and store Paper based tests.

    93 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Claire Belmont responded

    Hi Hans,

    This has now been completed and is included in Surpass 12.0

    Thanks
    Claire

  2. second chance

    Within Saxion we generate summative tests on the tab Testform creation. We have made there a testform named Testmatrix with rules and for generating the first, second and third chance of this test for a certain year, we use the tab 'Generate Test' in this testform TestMatrix. However for the second and third or fourth chance of the same testmatrix, you really don't want to use the same questions.This moment you have to exclude already used questions in former chances by hand. This is taking a lot of time, and looks like an activity that could easily be automated. So…

    57 votes
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  3. The ability for a Candidate to Review their test

    I would like for a candidate to be able to review their responses after an exam has finished.

    53 votes
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  4. Paper output functionality to be available through a Subject in Item Authoring when originally created in the Test Creation

    I would like to use the Print and Scan functionality that is available in a Subject within Item Authoring for Tests created through Test Creation, so that I can print my tests from the Item Authoring at the Subject Level and benefit from the Print and Scan functionality.

    48 votes
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  5. Add Bulk Scheduling Functionality

    I want to be able to create and schedule candidates en masse, so that I don't have to use a very time consuming manual process before every upcoming assessment window.

    46 votes
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  6. Ability to add word counter

    We want to have the possibility to add a word counter by essay questions. A student doesn't have to count the words if they have to write an essay with a minimun of words.

    46 votes
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  7. Schedule: Import Candidates -> please make it possible to import known Candidates by Excel

    Right now you need to type the Candidate Ref. + Date of Birth 1 by 1.
    We like to import Candidates which are known as a Candidate in the Surpass system using an Excel sheet. Candidate Ref. should be enough. Date of Birth should be optional.

    43 votes
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    Completed  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

    Your Idea was successfully completed and its now live on our Surpass product.
    Thank you for your contribution.

  8. Download Paper Tests after Creation

    To allow easy access to download candidate and teacher paper test that have already been created through the "Print and Onscreen" Test in the Test Wizard.

    43 votes
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  9. Marking file attach questions

    When marking a file attach question you see the same two icons as a candidate; download file and upload file. As teacher you need to click on download to check the file uploaded by the candidate. It is not possible to add corrections. It is also not possible to write corrections at all or you have to use "Notes", but notes are not mentioned to be used for writting the corrections (I think).

    Here one should expect that download means download the file which was uploaded by the candidate. And upload means upload the candidates file again but this time…

    42 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Your Idea was successfully completed and its now live on our Surpass product.
    Thank you for your contribution.

    Within the marking screens you can upload files on the candidates behalf which will allow you to display corrections made for them.

  10. Support for Computer Based Projects

    The ability to deliver Computer Based Projects also known as e-portfolio and digital assets capture.

    41 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

    This will be available from Surpass Editions Release 1.5.

    Within this release, the first phase support for Computer Based Projects will be through Test Creation and not through the Test Wizard. There will also be limited support for document types but we plan to extend this support in the future.

    For more information please refer to the help when Surpass Editions Release 1.5 is available.

  11. Ability to create enemy relationships

    Have the ability to create enemy items, to prevent questions from appearing together, if similar questions are used or some questions give away the answers to others.

    41 votes
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  12. Support for Table Creation in Authoring

    There should be 2 types of tables available:

    1. Static tables (i.e. the author sets it up as part of the question)

    2. Candidate table entry (i.e. it might be an empty or pre-filled table and the candidate has to put their answers in.

    38 votes
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  13. Register a candidate against a subject if they are not already assigned when using the OMR Upload

    Register the candidates against a subject from the OMR sheet if they do not already exist, rather than return an "failed to upload successfully" email as currently it does.

    33 votes
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  14. 32 votes
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  15. Warning message when changes are made to a "Live" item

    To warn item authors that statistical data maybe affected when changes are made to items set at the "Live" status.

    31 votes
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  16. Test Wizard: make it possible to add random x questions from a folder of a Subject

    Right now you only can select questions and add them to the test you are creating.
    Make it possible to put to high light a folder, show how many questions are available in this folder, and type a number of random questions you like to add from this folder to the test.

    31 votes
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  17. Generate question paper for use with separate OMR form

    Generate a question paper with a separate answer form for candidates to complete, which can be printed and then scanned through an Optical Mark Reader (OMR)

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  18. CSV Import for Metadata

    I would like to be able to import Subject Tags using a spreadsheet instead of spending time typing out individual entries in Item Authoring.

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  19. An audio/video/microphone pre-check on the keycode screen for the tablet app

    Candidates need to be able to test the audio, video and microphone capabilities of their tablet devices before they enter into a test to ensure they are able to answer any listening or speaking test questions without any problems, the tablet app does not have a pre-test check which would enable this to be carried out.

    29 votes
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  20. Include item type in Raw Data Extract

    We don’t have any information on the item types, could we have another set of columns detailing this. E.g. information pages are included in the raw data extract, but it doesn’t make sense to calculate stats on them, but we currently have no way of knowing for sure which items are information pages in order to filter them out.

    28 votes
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