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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. Have the ability to directly add media like video urls into the candidates feedback.

    Please, have the ability to directly add media like video urls into the candidates feedback or into the option 'add media to your item'. This will be highly practical in formative testing. Candidates can easily review tutorial instructions or explanation. This will be less time consuming process considering the option that is now available: 'insert from your computer and add to your media library'.

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    • Add possibility to save results on scorm-packages in the LMS/VLE

      Scorm content packages can be exported from Surpass and imported for use in the LMS/VLE (i.e. Blackboard or Moodle). This allows a student to start a Surpass test from within a Course and view the results. This option is especially very useful for learning and/or formative tests.

      The issue with the current export is that student results aren’t saved. As soon as I close the test as a student and reopen my test, the results are gone. Also the teacher hasn’t the ability to view the student results in the VLE. I called our LMS-supplier and they told me that…

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      • Round to 2 decimal places in Awards Report

        As some people truncate and some people round-up, the Awards Report should provide figures to two decimal places.

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          1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Admin →
          Declined  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

          This has now been raised as a defect as candidate marks should be shown consistently in all user interfaces.

        • Traffic Light System in Reporting

          There needs to be a way for users to easily identify how items are performing. This would be useful as Traffic Light System.

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          • Option to NOT randomise order of a 'Select from a List' question Type.

            I would like the order of options in a picklist to appear in a test in the same order they have been authored, so that they are not automatically reorder.

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              Declined  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

              It has been decided through the gathering feedback process that this idea will instead have a new option to order the pick list answer options in alphabetical order as opposed to using the not randomised proposed idea. Therefore I shall close this idea and create a new one.

            • Defining Data Archiving Rules

              Within Administration allow a user to define rules on what data to keep.

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              • 16 votes
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                  Declined  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

                  Within Item Authoring the user can easily create an introduction page and add this to a test through the Test Wizard. Due to this I will now close this idea.

                  Thanks
                  Sophie

                • 15 votes
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                  • Addition of Centre Technology Reporting Charts/Graphs on Centre Reporting tab

                    I would like to be able to see the variation of computer specs being used to sit tests at each Centre and overall. This would helpidentify any Centres which may require updates to improve test delivery. Information to include: Delivery Mode, Operating System, Flash Player Version, Screen Resolution.

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                      0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Admin →
                    • Subject Tagging

                      Provide the option for tagging Subjects i.e. if a number of Subjects all relate to the same Study Programme/Course, allow them to be tagged with the Course name. This would make it much easier to locate specific Subjects when creating/scheduling tests etc

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                        0 comments  ·  Setup  ·  Admin →
                        Declined  ·  Jim Crawford responded

                        Hi, this development will now be declined, as we have discussed this in more detail with our Focus Groups and found it is not needed.

                      • Show Exam Duration on Invigilation Pack

                        A number of our users have requested that the Exam Duration is shown on the Invigilation Pack when they create it.

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                        • 10 votes
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                          • Provide Images within Matching Boxes Options

                            Support the use of images as well as text, in Matching Boxes answer options

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                            • 9 votes
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                              • Ability to create friend relationships

                                Introduce the ability to create friend items, allowing related questions to always appear together in tests.

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                                • 8 votes
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                                  • 8 votes
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                                    • Mark by question

                                      Many teacher mark their exams by question instead of separately marking the test for each individual student. Teachers working with Surpass would like to have the possibility to mark the test by one question (or multiple questions in case of divided marking between teachers) at a time instead.

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                                        Declined  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

                                        Hi, thank you for this suggestion.

                                        We have a product called SecureMarker, which allows organisations to have an efficient and controlled end to end marking process.

                                        The solution allows organisations to easily undertake high volume on-screen marking. SecureMarker has an easy-to-use, browser-based user interface and it fully integrates with the Surpass Editions.

                                        Please contact your Business Development Manager for more information on SecureMarker.

                                        This idea has now been closed.

                                        Thanks
                                        Sophie

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                                        • 8 votes
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