About HTML Delivery
The HTML delivery method allows the delivery of HTML5 tests through a web browser and in SecureClient. Tests delivered in HTML must contain HTML compatible items and have the HTML Delivery test setting applied. The table below outlines current Surpass functionality that is either not supported in HTML, or is supported with limitations. You can find further explanation of this in the 'Details' column. The table is arranged by area of the system for ease of reference and the information found here is updated after each release.
|Area of Surpass||Flash-only functionality||Restricted HTML functionality||Details|
|Item Authoring||Fill in the blank item type||This item type will not be converted to HTML. You can use the HTML Short Answer 'Advanced' mode functionality to create gap-fill style questions.|
|Select from a list item type|
|Equation Entry item type|
|Table item type||You can add answer boxes to a table using the HTML Numerical Entry 'Advanced' mode functionality.|
|Spreadsheet item type||This item type will not be converted directly into HTML. You can now use our spreadsheet simulator in the File Attach question in BYOD SecureClient. Speak to your Account Manager for more information.|
|Essay item type||The Diagram Creator is unsupported in the HTML Essay item.
The HTML formatting toolbar is incompatible with the ‘Set a maximum number of characters for candidate’s response’ setting. This setting has no effect in delivery for HTML Essay items with the formatting toolbar enabled, meaning candidates can exceed the limit. The HTML formatting toolbar is also incompatible with Internet Explorer.
|SWF files (source material/ media)||As an alternative for HTML, you can create URL source material for tests that have an internet connection. For tests that do not use an internet connection, you can now use an HTML Package to deliver different forms of media as source material in SecureClient.|
You can also set
then apply the
'Deliver in HTML
setting in Test
|Learning tests||You can create similar, HTML versions of most of this test type in Test Creation by selecting the relevant test settings.|
|Formative tests||You can create similar, HTML versions of most of this test type in Test Creation by selecting the relevant test settings.|
|Summative tests||You can create similar, HTML versions of most of this test type in Test Creation by selecting the relevant test settings.|
|Paper and Onscreen tests|
|SecureClient delivery||HTML tests for SecureClient cannot be created solely in Test Wizard. This is because the test must have ‘Requires SecureClient’ enabled in test settings.|
|Random selection of items from folders||Dynamic rules for HTML tests must be set up in Test Creation.|
|Forward only test style||Test setting can be applied in Test Creation.|
|Computer Based Project test type
||Although HTML Computer Based Projects can becreated in Test Creation, they act as normal tests with a timer of 100 hours in the HTML test driver. Attempting to exit the test does not give the same options as Flash to resume later or submit.|
|Tablet Delivery||The SurpassDelivery app is needed for secure tablet delivery, and this does not support HTML content. However, you can deliver HTML tests on a tablet using HTML browser delivery.|
|Show Test Progress:
Marks based % bar
|Unlock Section (Section Properties)||This setting works in Flash SecureClient only.|
|Allow Close Without Submit|
||Summary feedback at the 'End of test' is supported with Pass/Fail or Percentage Mark in HTML delivery.
Summary feedback and Review Answers at the 'End of section' and 'End of section & test' are only supported in HTML delivery in tests using timed sections.
Printable Summary, Show Candidate Details, Display Feedback by Learning Outcome and Show View Feedback Button are all unavailable in HTML tests.
|Test Details - Scale Score Uploader
||Score Reports are not supported in HTML tests.|
||HTML package test (web folder) ||
|Confirm Details Window||ULN is absent in HTML tests.|
|Feedback button||Candidate Feedback is not available in HTML tests.|
|Logging candidate responses on a calculator.||Logging candidate responses on a calculator are not available in HTML web delivery.|