Surpass Developments in Progress

This article was last updated on 30/08/2018

About: This article is designed to give early sight of new features planned for Surpass, along with wireframes and videos where available. This article will be updated approximately every 2 weeks, so do check back for updates.

Please note that this is designed to give an indication of planned features only; all of the features listed here are currently in development, and are subject to change.

Features are listed by planned release number, and categorised by the area of the system which they affect.


The development status of features is indicated as follows:

Red: At risk of not making the release.

Amber: In progress but with some concerns.

Green: No issues.


Below you will find a list of features currently in development and planned for future releases of Surpass. More detail can be found by selecting the feature number which takes you to the entry on the customer portal.


Release 12.15

Development for release 12.15 is now complete. Please see the 12.15 release notes and release playlist for more information.



Release 12.16

Development begins on: 9th July 2018
Regression begins on: 17th September 2018

Test Delivery


Feature:
HTML Source Material as a Dialogue (F3971)
Details:HTML Created Source Material to open as a moveable dialogue in HTML delivery, rather than opening in a new tab. This will allow candidates to view the source material side by side with the test.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Undisclosed
Product Owner: Sophie
Status: Green

Feature: Enhancements to Behaviour of PDFs in Groups (F4168)
Details: This feature enhances the behaviour of PDFs when they are attached to items within a group to make it clear which PDFs are attached.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: https://youtu.be/ncmVvX3-pVU
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Becca
Status: Green

Feature: Identify which piece of Source Material is Open. (F4095)
Details: In HTML SecureClient, it will be clear to the candidate which piece(s) of source material they currently have open, as the button will change appearance to give a visual indication of this. This will minimise confusion for the candidate, particularly when an item has multiple pieces of source material attached.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/30995992/32417073/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: https://youtu.be/ncmVvX3-pVU
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Gareth Bell
Status: Green

Feature: Indicate Item Sets in Delivery (F4002)
Details: The breadcrumb navigation in HTML delivery will reflect items that are part of an item set. This means candidates will be able to identify and flag related questions.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/36172417/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Becca 
Status: Amber

Tasks


Feature: Review Decisions (F4068)
Details: This feature allows reviewers and managers to see the items they have reviewed and their vote and/or final decision. Assignees and managers can also flag items. This gives clearer information on what has been actioned and remaining review items.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35607535/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric/NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Feature: Track text changes when editing review items (F4069)
Details: This feature enables tracked changes to text in question and answer stems when editing an item in a Review task. Managers will then be able to accept or reject changes before making a final decision. 
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35930282/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric/NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Item Authoring


Feature: Likert survey item (F1049)
Details: This feature is adding a new toggle to the Multiple Choice survey item. This will allow item authors to include up to 20 statements that can then be rated on a Likert scale. You can customise the labels and values on the scale.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/31490113/35135799/index.html
https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35806991/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris M
Status: Green

Feature: Moving items to a different subject (F2610, F4285)
Details: It will be possible to move items across subjects using a new ‘Move Items’ button. Any relationships items have will be maintained across subjects.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32904816/34293782/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Feature: Enhancements to Support for Nuxeo (F3480, (F3481)
Details: You will be able to access the Nuxeo media repository when adding media to items in Item Authoring. This will open Nuxeo in an iframe, allowing users to select media directly from it. You will also now be able to add videos and other file types.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35785105/index.html#/screens/7cb40aa1-5b55-42d4-a8ba-1bad1ea9fecf
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Feature: Lock order of items in an item set (F3954)
Details: This feature will allow users to lock the order of items in an item set in ‘Item Authoring’. When an item set is locked, items cannot be added to or removed from the item set, and the order of the items cannot be changed.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35788699/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Feature: Multiple Choice Survey Item with Answer Box (F3993)
Details: This feature is to enhance the Multiple Choice Survey Item in HTML Only subjects so that you can add an answer box when candidates select one answer option. This allows candidates to provide further information.
Wireframes:
Item Authoring: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35888171/index.html
HTML Delivery: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35701752/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Becca
Status: Green

Feature: Advanced Short Answer (F4001)
Details: You will be able to add multiple answer boxes for a Short Answer question type using a new ‘Advanced’ mode, which is available in HTML Only subjects. This allows you to provide multiple test entry fields for the candidate within one question.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35770032/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Feature: Shared Stimulus in Item Set (F4162)
Details: This feature will allow users to add the same item into multiple item sets, for example an information page.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Undisclosed
Product Owner: Victoria C
Status: Red

Feature: Duplicate Files in Media Library (F4024)
Details: We are introducing the ability to duplicate files in the media library of a subject. This means you can copy and edit files within Surpass, so you do not have to create source material from scratch or import a file again.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32324449/35447812/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Claire Butterfield
Status: Green

Feature: Cross-subject Enemy Relationships (F4284)
Details: This feature allows item authors to create enemy relationships between items and item sets across different subjects. Enemy items/item sets cannot appear together in the same test.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32904816/34293782/index.html#/screens/88717ba2-b43d-4eb1-98b2-06bdf2d0e9c1 
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green   

Test Creation


Feature: Allow Re-Take of Section (F3802, F4056)
Details: This feature allows test creators to give candidates the option to re-take their current section. This would be useful for formative tests where candidates can revisit the questions to improve.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video:  https://youtu.be/HMpZxZD-t9c
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Claire Butterfield
Status: Green

Feature: End of Section Feedback (F4057, F3803)
Details: You will be able to enable feedback at the end of a section so that candidates can receive feedback on their performance after each section, rather than waiting until the end of the test.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/30995992/33624134/index.html
Video: https://youtu.be/APZiUc6Wgvk
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Claire Butterfield
Status: Green

Feature:HTML Candidate Review (F3461)
Details: New options when creating a Test Profile will allow the user to determine which items are displayed to the candidate during a HTML Candidate Review session, for example, correct, incorrect and unattempted items, and the candidate’s response and correct response. The new HTML Candidate Review allows candidates to access a timed, read-only version of their completed test in SecureClient and is scheduled using the API rather than the existing Candidate Review screens.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/32904816/35556578/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Gareth Bell
Status: Red

Feature:Add Quality Review Comments to Finish Pages (F4115)
Details: You will be able to add comments to a finish page using the quality review panel in HTML delivery when sitting a test for quality review purposes.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris M
Status: Green

Test Administration


Feature: Enhancements to Bulk Schedule (F3616)
Details: The bulk schedule functionality will allow users to schedule up to 3000 candidates for multiple tests at different centres.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/30995992/31957929/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Undisclosed
Product Owner: Victoria C
Status: Green

Feature: Change Default View on ‘Schedule’ (F3667)
Details: This feature will change the default view on the ‘Schedule’ screen to show each candidate, rather than each test session. This will make it easier to find individual candidates that have been scheduled for a test.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Gareth Bell
Status: Green

Feature: HTML Results Screen (F3202)
Details: A HTML equivalent of the Results screen will be implemented, in preparation for loss of support for Flash.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: BTL
Product Owner: Gareth Bell
Status: Amber

Setup & Site Settings


Feature: Control access to tests based on workflow status (F1339)
Details: New permissions when creating a user with a ‘Test Creation’ role mean that you can control which tests the user will be able to edit, based on the test’s workflow status. For example, a user could be permitted to only edit a test form at the ‘draft’ status, and move it on to ‘quality review’.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/30995992/32189464/index.html#/screens/61788934-fb1d-4a26-9bfe-82398a4e3988
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: BTL
Product Owner: Chris M
Status: Red

Feature: Introduce subject level tags so you can filter subjects when scheduling (F3026)
Details: Subject level tags will be introduced, which can be used for filtering purposes to more easily find subjects with a particular tag associated when, for example, scheduling a test. An extra step in the scheduling wizard will allow users to first select the Subject tag, before then selecting the relevant subject and test to schedule.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/30995992/32189464/index.html#/screens/61788934-fb1d-4a26-9bfe-82398a4e3988
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: BTL
Product Owner: Chris M
Status: Green

HTML Enhancements


Resilience for HTML SecureClient (F2484)
Support Frame by Frame Navigation of Assistive Media (F3914)
HTML Results Screen (F3202)
Resilience for File Attach (F4167)
Support Embedded Video (F3464)

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