Surpass Developments in Progress

This article was last updated on 18/04/2019

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.


For information on the features added recently, please see the latest release notes here

Coming Soon


Test Delivery


Feature: Button Logic (End Question and Move to Next) (F4805)
Details: This feature hides the ‘Next’ button in HTML Delivery until a candidate selects ‘End Question and Move to Next’. This prevents candidates from accidentally navigating away from an item.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/37499071/39100573/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Adam Griffits
Affected Delivery Method: HTML Delivery, HTML SecureClient

Feature: Disable Copy and Paste of Text (F4270)
Details: This feature prevents candidates from being able to copy text from source materials and/or question stem text and paste that text into answer boxes.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Adam Griffiths
Affected Delivery Method: HTML Delivery, HTML SecureClient

Feature: Hide controls in Source Material Viewing Pane (F4657)
Details: This feature allows you to hide the PDF viewer controls from candidates.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Nayan Mistry
Affected Delivery Method: HTML Delivery, HTML SecureClient

Feature: Show/Hide Item and Section Information (F4920)
Details: This feature allows you to hide the item and section information from the test delivery header.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39412356/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Nayan Mistry
Affected Delivery Method: HTML Delivery, HTML SecureClient

Feature: Indicator at the end of a test to advise that responses have uploaded successfully (F4609)
Details: This feature indicates to candidates at the end of a test delivered in HTML SecureClient that their responses have been uploaded successfully. SecureClient will also no longer auto-restart when you select 'Close'.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39537062/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Tim Shea
Affected Delivery Method: HTML Delivery, HTML SecureClient

Feature: BYOD SecureClient Office Simulation Editors (F4904)
Details: This feature will allow candidates to work in fully secure, stand-alone word processer and spreadsheet applications. This will eliminate the need for the use of Word and Excel applications.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39434056/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Victoria Coble
Affected Delivery Method: HTML SecureClient BYOD Mode


Tasks

Feature: Adding Attachments to Authoring and Review Tasks (F4347)
Details: This feature allows users to add attachments to ‘Authoring’ and ‘Review’ Tasks so that task assignees can easily refer to required information whilst completing a task.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35212977/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Changing the order of items in a list and for these to reflect in the task (F4705)
Details: This feature allows users to reorder items in an item list.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39327222/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Progress Charts and Details Based on Items (F4862)
Details: This feature enables task managers and lead assignees to view the progress made on each item in Single and Multiple Copy ‘Review’ tasks.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35799569/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Support Item Sets in ‘Tasks’ (F4942)
Details: This feature provides full support for item sets in all task types. You will be able to see an item set in the navigation breadcrumb of a task, as well as view and edit an item set’s settings.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39284402/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Jamie Allen

Feature: Enable track changes in ‘Authoring’ tasks (F4848)
Details: You will be able to enable track changes when you create an ‘Authoring’ task. This provides an audit trail of any changes made to text fields.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Butterfield

Feature: Multiple Lead Assignees (F5010)
Details: This feature allows more than one lead assignee to be assigned to a task. This is true for ‘Authoring’ and ‘Review’ tasks.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39558454/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Chris Morrison


Item Authoring

Feature: Increasing media limit per item to 30 (F3482)
Details: This feature increases the limit of media addable to an item from 5 to 30 for both the Surpass Media Library and the Nuxeo repository.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/38876355/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Item, Item Set and Component Templates (F4829, F4831)
Details: Users with the ‘Manage Templates’ permission will be able to create item, item set and component templates. All users can create items and item sets within a subject from a template. Component templates can be inputted directly into a rich text editor.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/38858040/index.html#/screens/af26a641-1a0b-4ddf-90ab-a8c3b72d4da9
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Support Information Pages in Version Compare (F4934)
Details: You will be able to access 'Version Compare' for Information Pages. This allows you to view previous versions of the item in 'Item Authoring' and 'Tasks'.
Wireframes:  https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39257857/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724  
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Butterfield

Feature: Hide Question Response While Media is Playing (F4685)
Details: This feature allows item authors to hide answer options when multimedia source material is playing.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/37499071/39100573/index.html https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39225074/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Nayan Mistry

Feature: Media Player Enhancements (F4658)
Details: This feature gives item authors more options on how media appears to a candidate and how media interacts with item content.
Wireframes:  https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/37499071/39100451/index.html#/screens/9033c34c-b74f-45cd-bea1-07b89c500eae https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/37499071/39100573/index.html#/screens/eb58c61c-e63b-4734-9b67-33b5bb2fe551 https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39351767/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724 https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/37499071/38834808/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Adam Griffiths

Feature: Spreadsheet import of item sets and information pages (F4958)
Details: This feature allows users to import item sets and information pages to subjects in Item Authoring using the ‘Import items from other sources’ option.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39284540/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Chris Morrison


Test Creation

Feature: Timed Response (F4257, F4694)
Details: This feature allows you to set time limits for individual questions in forward only tests or sections.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/37499071/39100573/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Tim Shea


Test Administration

Feature: Mark Script Dialogue Follow-On (F4903)
Details: The purpose of this feature is to complete some lower priority user stories related to the 12.18 Mark Script Dialogue feature which were out of scope or not completed.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Gareth Bell


Further Ahead


Test Delivery


Feature: SecureClient Show Admin Follow-On (F4955)
Details: This feature allows users with invigilation permissions to see, upload and download locally stored tests from the SecureClient admin screen. Users with reporting permissions will be able to generate candidate reports.
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Gareth Bell
Affected Delivery Method: SecureClient, HTML SecureClient


Tasks


Feature: Comments in Tasks (F5046)
Details: This feature allows users to edit/delete public comments and add private comments to items in tasks.
Wireframes: N/A
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Chris Morrison


Test Administration


Feature: Hide 'Group by Session' in 'Schedule' (F4786)
Details: When the 'Show Individual Candidates' is enabled in 'Site Settings', the 'Group by session' and 'Show each candidate' options are hidden in 'Test Administration'.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Tim Shea

Feature: Integrate updated ContentRenderer into 'Mark Script' Dialogue (F4898)
Details: This feature integrates the updated ContentRenderer into the HTML 'Mark Script' Dialogue and supports any additional interactions needed.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Gareth Bell

Surpass Release Information

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

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