Surpass Developments in Progress

This article was last updated on 06/07/2020

About: This article is designed to give early sight of new features planned for Surpass, along with wireframes and videos where available. In the 'Coming Soon' section you will find features that are currently in development and are likely to come in the next release. In the 'Further Ahead' section, you can see features that are scheduled for future releases. Features are categorised by the area of the system which they affect. More detail can be found by selecting the feature number which takes you to the entry on the customer portal.This article is updated regularly, so do check back for updates.

Remember: This article is designed to give an indication of planned features only. All features listed here are subject to change.

Note: For information on the features in the upcoming release, please see the release notes here. 

Coming Soon

HTML Support


Feature: HTML 'Invigilate' screen conversion (F3210)
Details: The ‘Invigilate’ screen will have a toggle to switch between 'Flash' and the new 'HTML' view. You will be able to access a HTML version of the 'Invigilate' screen so that you will not have to enable Flash. The following functionality will only be available on the 'Flash' screen:
  • Change Associated Centre
  • Re-Assign User Associations
  • The option to ‘Take on Paper’ and ‘Upload Responses’
  • Modify Submission Date
  • Candidate Resume Code
  • Print Invigilation Pack via the Wizard
  • Modify break duration
  • Pause/resume/void for offline tests
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/4a741988-39fe-4aae-41ca-563d301063d8-3c45/
Video: N/A
Product Owner: Victoria Coble

Feature: HTML 'Results' screen conversion (F5922, F5945)
Details: The ‘Results’ screen will have a toggle to switch between 'Flash' and the new 'HTML' view. You will be able to access a HTML version of the 'Invigilate' screen so that you will not have to enable Flash. The following functionality will only be available on the 'Flash' screen:
  • Package test
  • View responses
  • Customisation of columns in 'Site Settings'
  • The 'Print' button
  • 'Show to centre'

Feature: HTML 'Mark' screen conversion (F4713, F5989)
DetailsThe HTML ‘Mark’ screen will no longer be Beta and will be part of the ‘Mark’ screen with a new toggle to switch between 'Flash' and the new 'HTML' view . The ‘HTML’ view does not currently support annotations in marking.  
Wireframe: https://xd.adobe.com/view/26ed28fb-2f73-4268-70c3-c950cdb61c6c-50dc/
Video: N/A
Product Owner: Tim Shea

Feature: HTML default subject type upon creation (F4753)
Details: When creating a subject, the default content type will be HTML instead of Mixed. Users will still be able to create Mixed subjects by changing the content type.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/f7653178-a36f-42cb-7e17-98c1dbedc3d5-8154/
Video: N/A
Product Owner: Jamie Allen

Feature: View additional files in HTML View Responses (F6117)
Details: Additional files uploaded from the 'Flash' view on the 'Mark' screen will be displayed in the 'View Responses' dialog for HTML responses. This new table will be available on the 'Moderate', 'Re-mark', 'Audit', and 'Results' screen.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/7deac895-a141-451b-8ac9-74a85bf41e60-28b9/
Video: N/A
Product Owner: Victoria Coble  

Delivery


Feature: Accessible audio player (F5681)
Details: The Surpass audio player will be accessible for candidates using keyboard tabbing. Item authors will also be able to configure the audio waveform for delivery.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/e650b892-a275-4a6a-56d8-d131de91cbc1-9061/screen/7ae833c4-b1f2-495d-a30c-022a31ae24c8/Slider/ 
Affected Delivery Method: HTML web delivery, HTML SecureClient

Tasks

Feature: 'Standard Setting' task with Angoff ratings (F5665, F5666)
Details: This feature adds a new ‘Standard Setting’ task type to help determine cut scores for your tests. Assignees will be able to give items an initial rating and a revised rating according to the Angoff standard setting rating method.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/2ac42e85-5f8b-4e81-525d-4a2570a51778-5cf5/?fullscreen https://xd.adobe.com/view/6196156c-97fe-474a-5ede-2c042063dd0d-17a7/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL5WP2SkJCiM46q0FVzSGuMw7sgXU2YDnG&v=MOVR0Y-nbEM
Product Owner: Phoebe McLaughlin

Feature: Tag collections in 'Standard Setting' tasks (F5672)
Details: You will be able to assign tag collections to ‘Standard Setting’ tasks. This means that assignees will be able to view and compare multiple tag collections in a 'Standard Setting' task,
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/84c3dadf-4b96-4c2c-64c2-0bcdbf1016e3-f2f2/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL5WP2SkJCiM7vHB9sSkg5tigBKn7jIRC9&v=QLS9qDLvs0I
Product Owner: Phoebe McLaughlin

Feature: 'Standard Setting' task CSV export (F5673)
Details: The ‘Download a summary’ function for task managers and lead assignees will include assignees’ ratings for ‘Standard Setting’ tasks. This will allow you to export a summary of the items in the task including ratings outside of the system.
Wireframes: N/A
Video: N/A  
Product Owner: Phoebe McLaughlin

Feature: 'Standard Setting' task flag and comment (F5857)
Details: You will be able to leave a comment when you flag an item in 'Standard Setting' tasks. 
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/00e42d7a-d112-431d-7121-dd1e2c0911e9-76d5/
Video: N/A 
Product Owner: Phoebe McLaughlin

Item Authoring


Feature: Tags dialog box improved usability (F5627)
Details: We are redesigning the way you update tags in 'Bulk Update'. This will improve performance and usability when updating large numbers of tags.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/da6b0daa-5774-4832-4ba7-7f3924afb989-ac5a/
Video: N/A
Owner: Phoebe McLaughlin

Feature: Extended Boolean logic in Item Search (F5305)
Details: This feature adds additional functionality to ‘Item Search’, including additional search parameters (for example, ‘not’, ‘greater than’, and ‘less than’). This will allow you to create more complex searches.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/a1033362-f794-4258-4da9-ed5293a6e086-d732/
Video: N/A
Owner: Claire Wilson

Feature: Importing an item list (F5917)
Details: You will be able to create item lists in the 'Item Lists' screen using a spreadsheet import. When editing an existing item list using a spreadsheet, you will be able to import additional items, replace existing items, or update the order of your items.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/b966c495-4fb6-44b2-646d-83f4c5e8bae8-cf57/
Video: N/A
Owner: Nayan Mistry

Feature: Answer options as a table improvements (F5879)
Details: Additional functionality will be available in the formatting toolbar when setting answer options as a table in Multiple Choice and Multiple Response items, and Multiple Choice and Multiple Response survey items.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/3d464ec2-6c8a-4734-683d-de3cc6a3ab1a-4b77/
Video: N/A
Owner: Nayan Mistry

Feature: Enlarging images (F4480)
Details: You will be able to enlarge images when editing items in 'Item Authoring' and 'Tasks'. This will enable you to have a quick view of an image without having to preview the item.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/51763897-b44c-4c43-5690-fc317e72a79b-2747/
Video: N/A
Owner: Nayan Mistry

Feature: Add images to Extended Matching and Drag and Drop answer options (F6021)
Details: Item authors will be able add images as answer options for Extended Matching and Drag and Drop items. Candidates will be able to match and drag answer options using an image as well as text.
Wireframes: https://xd.adobe.com/view/a2874de0-ccec-405c-4f43-75ad301a3b8a-d4b6/
Video: N/A
Product Owner: Jamie Allen

Setup


Feature: Site administrators can control publication of tags in 'Test Creation' (F5898)
Details: Site administrators will be able to control which tags are published from 'Item Authoring' to 'Test Creation'. This will improve performance as tags that are not required will not be published in ‘Test Creation’.
Wireframehttps://xd.adobe.com/view/a20ab15e-fe96-4ca1-582d-6f9859e37e9f-d43b/  
Video: N/A
Product Owner: Phoebe McLaughlin

Integration: API v2

There will be a number of improvements and updates to v2 of the Surpass API, including:  
  • A defined ordering for POST and PUT calls for tag collections and subcollections.
  • Users will be able to perform bulk POST and PUT calls for tag collections using the OAPI.
  • The OAPI and API will include a new publishable property on tag groups for POST, GET, and PUT    

Surpass Release Information

  1. Upcoming Surpass Release Schedules
  2. Surpass Developments in Progress
  3. Surpass Known Issues
  4. Surpass 12.22 Release Information (June 2020)
  5. Surpass 12.21 Release Information (February 2020)
  6. Surpass 12.20 Release Information (November 2019)
  7. Surpass 12.19 Release Information (August 2019)
  8. Surpass 12.18 Release Information (April 2019)
  9. Surpass 12.17.1 Release Information (February 2019)
  10. Surpass Release 12.16 Information (October 2018)
  11. Release 12.15 Minor Update (September 2018)
  12. Surpass Release 12.15 Information (August 2018)
  13. Surpass Release 12.14 Information (June 2018)
  14. Surpass Release 12.13 Information (April 2018)
  15. Release 12.12 Minor Update (January 2018)
  16. Surpass Release 12.12 Information (January 2018)
  17. Surpass Release 12.11 Information (October 2017)
  18. Surpass Release 12.10 Information (July 2017)
  19. Surpass Release 12.9 Information (May 2017)
  20. Surpass Release 12.8 Information (March 2017)
  21. Surpass Release 12.7 Information (December 2016)
  22. Surpass Release 12.6 Information (October 2016)
  23. Surpass Release 12.5 Information (August 2016)
  24. Release 12.4 Minor Update (July 2016)
  25. Surpass Release 12.4 Information (June 2016)
  26. Release 12.3 Minor Update (May 2016)
  27. Surpass Release 12.3 Information (March 2016)
  28. Release 12.2 Minor Update (Feb 2016)
  29. Surpass Release 12.2 Information (December 2015)
  30. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.11
  31. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.9
  32. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.7 (September 2015)
  33. Release 12.0 Information (July 2015)
  34. Release 1.6.1 Information (May 2015)
  35. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.6 (May 2015)
  36. Release 1.6 Information (March 2015)
  37. Release 1.5 Information (December 2014)
  38. Release 1.4 Information (August 2014)
  39. Release 1.3.1 Information (July 2014)
  40. Release 1.2 Information (February 2014)

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