Come along to our 2-day interactive training session!
20th – 21st May at the BTL Head Office – UNESCO World Heritage Site Salts Mill.
The two days will take you on a test’s journey through Surpass. Day one will be full of item creation using the authoring tool and Tasks. On day two we will create a test, as well as look at the administration and reporting side of Surpass.
You will get the chance to meet other members of the Surpass Community and share best practices with other users of Surpass.
Register your interest with your Account Manager by 11th May.
What will be covered by this training session?
We’ll start on the first day with an overview of key terms and concepts. You will see Surpass from the candidate’s perspective and take a sample test which demonstrates all the item types.
Next, we will go through Item Authoring and get hands-on with creating items, editing workflow statuses and using the media library. We’ll show you the newly developed Tasks screen and complete both Authoring and Review tasks.
After a short break, we will then look at the first method for creating tests – the Test Wizard. We’ll round up by going over the share test functionality, leaving some time at the end for questions and practice.
“[Surpass Community training] was really beneficial and most informative. I still need some more practice but when ready this will have put me in good stead to disseminate the information to my colleagues.
I was made to feel very welcome by everyone there and everyone was really helpful with questions I had.” – Joshua Nicholson, EAL
We will begin the second day with the advanced method for creating tests, in the Test Creation screen. This will take some time as there are lots of settings to help you personalise your tests.
The rest of the afternoon will be spent preparing tests for delivery. We will go through scheduling, invigilation, marking and reporting.
For the last hour of the day, we have time for more questions and practice. You will have the opportunity to work with other members of the Surpass Community to share any tips you have for working in Surpass.
“This training is a great opportunity for you to meet other members of the Surpass Community. In past sessions, it’s been clear to me that trainees find the value in sharing best practise. When we were discussing the item review process, the trainees compared using customised workflow statuses over the Tasks screen. Examples of real life use cases really sparked conversation. I can tell you how you can use the system. Other Surpass users can show you what works for them.”
Has the thought of additional training piqued your interest? Why not listen to these podcasts from the training team to find out more about them and the upcoming sessions: