Working with Tags and Creating Custom Tag Groups


In the 'Edit Tags' menu you can add tags for learning outcomes, units, keywords and any custom tag groups as defined in Setup. These will help you identify and sort items when compiling tests in Test Creation. Feedback can also be categorised by learning outcomes, units and keywords - particularly useful for formative assessments to illustrate how candidates performed on particular areas within a test, and highlight areas that may need further work.

Creating Custom Tags

You can create custom tag groups in Surpass which allow you to add your own group titles amongst the default groups of 'Learning Outcomes', 'Units' and 'Keywords'. You will then be able to add tags into your custom groups. 

Examples of Custom Tag Groups

When creating custom tag groups, you have complete freedom as to how you wish to name your group and which tags to include in them. 

Custom Tag Group: Difficulty Rating 
Tags:  Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 

Creating a tag group for difficulty rating will allow you to include a set number of easy, medium and hard questions in a test - allowing for a diverse test which measures all levels of skill sets. 

Custom Tag Group: Test Form Name 
Tags: English Foundation, English (Set A), English (Set B)

You may wish to create a tag group which determines which test form the item will be included in. 

Custom Tag Group: Additional Requirements
Tags: Visually Impaired, Multi-Language, Tablet Delivery

You may wish to create a tag group which allows item authors to tag questions which have specifically been created for certain situations. for example, the text size in a question has been increased for candidates with visual difficulties or questions are tagged to show they have been designed for tablet delivery or are questions with 2 language translations. 

Creating Custom Tag Groups in Surpass

If you wish to create custom tag groups in Surpass, enter the Setup heading and select the Subjects tab. 

Select the option to 'Create Tag Group'.

This will open a dialogue which will allow you to add the name of the tag group and any related tags. You can edit this at any point. You will be able to select whether to use ‘Text’ or ‘Numeric’ tags.

You will also be able to determine if a user can add single or multiple tags to a candidate from this group. To add a tag value to the tag group, input its name into the text entry field. Select ‘Add Tag Value’ to add further tag values to the group.

If numeric tags have been chosen, you have the choice of the tag being a range between two values, less than a value, greater than a value, or a custom value. You also have the ability to allow up to six decimal places on your numbers.

Any tags that you have added to the tag group will be available in a pre-defined drop-down list for selection when editing the tag group.

You can set a tag group to be read-only if you have the ‘Read-only Tag Groups’ permission by selecting ‘Make this a read-only tag group’. Item authors without the ‘Read-only Tag Groups’ permission will not be able to add tag values to or remove tag values from read-only tag groups. This is useful if you do not want item authors to edit tags.

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