The next Surpass Community Webinar will be announced shortly
To see our previous webinars, please scroll down the page.
May 2018 – Surpass Pre-Release Webinar
- The updated Quality Review Panel
- Improvements to the candidate experience
- Enhanced HTML source materials
If you have any questions about these features, or any other features with in Surpass, please get in touch with your account manager. If you are not yet a member of the Surpass Community, you can contact us using the form at http://www.btl.com/contact-btl
April 2018: Surpass Community Assessment Case Study – TWI
Over the course of 30 minutes, Maurice Whittaker and Abi Lowther shared how TWI have invested in summative assessment on an international scale, improving logistics and maximising test security. They also talk about the importance of a cultural fit when choosing an assessment company to work with, and the value of integration between Surpass and their other administration systems.
March 2018: Surpass & GDPR, a Surpass Community Update
Joining the webinar will be Kathryn Myers from our legal team and Clare Stubley, IT Security Manager at BTL. We will take you through this important topic by looking at data handling, storage, retention and deletion.
In addition to the information available in this webinar, we have created a ‘GDPR FAQ’ document, which is available to all organisations using Surpass. If you have not received this document from your account manager, or you are not using Surpass but would like to know more, please get in touch using the form on our contact page.
February 2018: Surpass Pre-Release Webinar
Features covered in this webinar:
- The new ‘Task Management’ tab, which will allow you to create and assign authoring tasks.
- Enhanced answer option sorting for MCQ & MRQ question types.
- Version compare for items.
- Minimal response settings for MRQ questions.
- Secure File Attach for Bring-Your-Own-Device.
- Pooled Test Times for multi-section exams.
- Item content locks.
- Section Review Panels for candidates in test.
During the broadcast, two questions were asked and required clarification from members of the Surpass team directly involved in their development. We are happy to share these clarification points here:
Question 1: “Does the Secure File Attach work with the advanced option as well?”.
Brigitte has since clarified the following:
“Secure File Attach does not currently work with Advanced File Attach, but in the future the advanced functionality will be incorporated into the standard File Attach.”
Question 2: “Can you add a scheduled break in between two sections that share a timed pool?”.
After seeking clarification with the Product Owner for that feature, they offered the following response:
“If you create a test with a scheduled break in the middle of two pooled sections; when you finish the first section you go into the break, then when you enter the second section you have all the remaining time of the pool left.”
January 2018: The BTL Test Centre Network Webinar
Addressing questions commonly asked by potential users and the test centres themselves, this webinar tells you everything you need to know. We also talk to Mike Cunningham, who delivers examinations for the Surpass Community as an independent organisation that has joined the BTL Test Centre Network.
2017 Assessment Conference and Industry Round-up
December 2017: Surpass Pre-Release Webinar
Highlights include an explanation of “Candidate Review in Forward Only Navigation”, enhancements to the item duplication feature, improvements to the “User Audit Log” in site administration, and further integration enhancements via updates to the Surpass API.
November 2017: Linear Optimisation in Surpass: The Assessment Platform – Webinar
In this webinar, Tim Burnett is joined by one of BTL’s senior developers, Tom Gomersall, to explain in a little more detail how Linear Optimisation already benefits the wider testing industry, and we look at the new Linear On-the-Fly Testing (LOFT) functionality which has been introduced in the latest update to Surpass.
September 2017: Surpass Pre-release Webinar
July 2017: Exploring the benefits of Scrum development for the Surpass Community
Join us for a fascinating exploration of how Agile has enabled the Surpass Community to shine in the world of assessment.
June 2017: Introduction to the simplified Item Authoring interface in Surpass: The Assessment Platform
June 2017: EPA Webinar 2/2 – Surpass and attaching files within assessments
Within this webinar we look at:
An introduction to computer-based projects
An introduction to the File Attach Question Type
How to create and manage File Attach Questions
Setting up and marking computer-based projects
May 2017: EPA Webinar Part 1/2 – Creating and managing rich and engaging content with Surpass
During this EPA webinar, we will take you through the features within Surpass that let you build and share rich, professional assessment content.