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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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      6 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

      Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary feedback to be approved and implemented.
      We will let you know if this changes.
      Thank you for your contribution.

    • A automatical generated resit without the questions of the first exam.

      A automatical generated retake exam without the questions of the firt exam.

      If I a make an exam, I want to have a resit generated without the questions of the first exam.
      Now I have to do that by hand.
      I would like the system to do that

      49 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Test Creation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

          Unfortunately, due to the nature of this Idea we suggest you to contact your Account Manager and raise this through the Change Request Process.
          Thank you for your contribution.

        • 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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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              0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

              Unfortunately, due to the nature of this Idea we suggest you to contact your Account Manager and raise this through the Change Request Process.
              Thank you for your contribution.

            • 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.

              21 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                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.

              • Searching improvement: how more details on item

                Searching for an item with specific specifications such as an image, a video, enemy relations is very time consuming. Now it is nessecary to open each file and sometimes also the settings on the file.

                I would be great if there was an possibility to open a view which shows more details. A column showing the name and format of the attachment, a column which shows enemy relations and a column showing tags/learning outcomes etc.

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                  0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Would it be possible to receive an email if an item or toll in a live exam becomes corrupted?

                  We have had a few issues recently when a item or image has corrupted in test form that has made a live exam invalid. As we schedule our exams a couple of months or so in the future would it be possible for users to receive an email when an item or tool becomes corrupted?

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                    2 comments  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Defining Data Archiving Rules

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

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

                      Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary voting to be approved and implemented.
                      We will let you know if this changes.
                      Thank you for your contribution.

                    • 16 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Item Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        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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                          0 comments  ·  Tablet Test Delivery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

                          Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary voting to be approved and implemented.
                          We will let you know if this changes.
                          Thank you for your contribution.

                        • 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

                            Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary voting to be approved and implemented.
                            We will let you know if this changes.
                            Thank you for your contribution.

                          • 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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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                                1 comment  ·  Test Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

                                Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary feedback to be put to vote.
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                              • 10 votes
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                                  Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary voting to be approved and implemented.
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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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                                    Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

                                    Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary feedback to be put to vote.
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                                  • 9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Tablet Test Delivery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

                                      Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary voting to be approved and implemented.
                                      We will let you know if this changes.
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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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                                          Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

                                          Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary voting to be approved and implemented.
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                                        • 8 votes
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                                            Declined  ·  Catarina Simoes responded

                                            Unfortunately, your Idea did not gather the necessary voting to be approved and implemented.
                                            We will let you know if this changes.
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