Surpass Developments in Progress

This article was last updated on 14/06/2019

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.



Coming Soon


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


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

Feature: Display Scale Score in Summary Feedback (F5189)
Details: The 'Test Feedback' screen will include a scale score if a scale score file is uploaded to the test form.
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Catarina Simoes
Affected Delivery Method: HTML Delivery

Feature: Display Time Remaining Warning over URL Source Material (F4540)
Details: Time warning alerts will display over URL Source Material, ensuring candidates know how much time they have left to complete their test.
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Catarina Simoes
Affected Delivery Method: HTML SecureClient

Feature: JAWS Screen Reader Support (F4599)
Details: The JAWS screen reader will be fully compatible with MCQ, MRQ and Either/Or question types to improve the candidate experience for those with accessibility requirements.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Catarina Simoes
Affected Delivery Method: HTML SecureClient

Tasks


Feature: Bringing 'Review' Tasks Together – Creation of Review Task (F5125)
Details: This feature combines Single Copy and Multiple Copy 'Review' tasks into a single task type with switchable editing modes ('Shared' and 'Individual').
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Bringing 'Review' Tasks Together – Voting Buttons (F5199)
Details: This feature adds voting buttons to all Review task editing modes.
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Bringing 'Review' Tasks Together – Item Clones (F5137)
Details: This feature updates item cloning functionality as Single Copy and Multiple Copy Review tasks are unified.  
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
 
Feature: Bringing 'Review' Tasks Together Status for Items (F5198)
Details: This feature allows users to set whether 'Review' task item status changes are to be made on the task or item level.  
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Remove 'Finalise Task' and 'Start Task' Buttons from Tasks screen (F5162)
Details: The purpose of this feature is to redesign the 'Tasks' screen to remove duplicate functionality from the UI.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont


Item Authoring



Feature: Enable Version Compare for Essay questions (F3894)
Details: You will be able to access 'Version Compare' for Essay questions. This will allow you to view different versions of the item in 'Item Authoring' and 'Tasks'.
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Tim Shea

Feature: Adding HTML Packages to Items as Source Material (F5212)
Details: You will be able to upload an HTML package within a zip file to the Media Library in 'Item Authoring'. This will allow you to add animations or simulations to items.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Tim Shea

Feature: Shared Information for Item Sets (F4804)
Details: This feature allows you to add question text to item sets. Items within the item set will inherit this information.
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Shared Answer Options for Item Sets (F4830)
Details: This feature allows you to add answer options to item sets. Multiple choice and multiple response questions within the item set will inherit the answer options.
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Belmont

Feature: Assign Templates to Subjects (F4834)
Details: Templates are currently site-level. This feature allows you to assign templates to specific subjects only.

Feature: Filtering and Sorting on Tags (F4510)
Details: You will be able to sort tags columns and filter on specific tags within 'Item Search' and 'Item Lists'.

Feature: Improved marking options for HTML 'Drag and Drop' question type (F5236)
Details: This feature allows users to mark Drag and Drop questions using 'standard' or 'weighted' marking.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/40132005/40809167/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Chris Morrison


Test Creation


Feature: Pages in Test Creation (F5227, F5228)
Details: You will be able to navigate between pages in the 'Tests' and 'Test Forms' screens of 'Test Creation' using a drop-down menu. This will improve the loading time of these screens by reducing the number of tests and test forms being loaded at one time.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Nayan Mistry

Feature: Automatically add Tools to a Test Form (F3418)
Details: This feature automatically adds tools to test forms where needed, instead of having to do this manually.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/40132005/40415825/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Chris Morrison

Feature: New Test State ‘Requires Check-in’ (F4968)
Details: This feature introduces a new test state: ‘Requires Check-in’. Invigilators/Test Centre administrators will have to check-in the candidate before their keycode becomes valid.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Chris Morrison

Feature: Display a warning message before editing a Live test (F1339)
Details: Users will be warned before editing a test or test form at 'Live' status to ensure they're aware of the potential consequences.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/40132005/41289390/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Sophie Brumfitt


Test Administration


Feature: HTML Mark/View Script Dialogue in Results (F5027)
Details: The purpose of this feature is to add the HTML 'View Responses' dialogue to the 'Results' screen.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/38278244/39347591/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable

Product Owner: Claire Butterfield

Feature: HTML Mark Script Dialogue Enhancements (F5061)
Details: This feature completes some lower-priority user stories related to the HTML 'Mark Script' dialogue, including support for HTML-only items and Tools.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable

Product Owner: Claire Butterfield

Feature: Integrate updated ContentRenderer into 'Mark Script' Dialogue (F4898)
Details: This feature integrates the updated ContentRenderer into the HTML 'Mark Script' Dialogue component across Test Administration.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Gareth Bell


Setup & Site Settings


Feature: Site User Control (F4858)
Details: Users will be asked to select a confirmation checkbox when creating a 'Site' user. This will help prevent the accidental creation of site-level users.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/40132005/40857108/index.html#/screens/d12245cc-1680-458d-89dd-4f0d7fb22724
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Victoria Coble

Feature: Improved performance of ‘Users’ screen (F5143)
Details: This feature introduces pagination to the ‘Users’ screen to aid the performance of the screen when creating users.
Wireframes: https://www.justinmind.com/usernote/tests/27261324/40132005/40615305/index.html
Video: Unavailable
Product Owner: Claire Butterfield


API Changes

Feature: Find tests that are ‘Awaiting Marking’ using the API (F4815)
Details: This feature introduces ‘showTestForm’ as a URI parameter when retrieving the TestSession API. Users can find tests that are at the ‘Awaiting Marking’ state.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: https://youtu.be/rOLevDnUbDc
Product Owner: Sophie Brumfitt
Affected Resource: TestSession GET

Feature: Return extra marking information about tests using the API (F3849)
Details: This feature allows API users to retrieve additional information about tests that are awaiting marking or moderation.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: https://youtu.be/w5jZ0QgHO_E
Product Owner: Sophie Brumfitt
Affected Resource: TestSession GET

Surpass Release Information

  1. Surpass Developments in Progress
  2. Surpass 12.19 Release Information (June 2019)
  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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