The latest release of Surpass has seen a number of new innovative features introduced to the assessment platform.
In this article, we will introduce some of the additions that are hotly anticipated by the Surpass Community. However, if you would like a more comprehensive overview of all updates, these are available, as always, from the Knowledge Base.
Some of the key updates were also covered by Tim Burnett and Jack Hobson in the Surpass Live pre-release. We’ve included relevant clips below.
To watch the broadcast in full, or to catch up with other BTL and Surpass live streams, you can watch on-demand at http://www.btl.com/surpass/pastwebinars
Enhancements to Task Management within Surpass
Introducing the Quality Review Panel
When sharing a HTML compatible test in the Test Wizard, select ‘Schedule and Create Keycodes’ and ‘Enable Quality Review Panel’ to give reviewers access to this new panel.
The panel shows information for the current test, section, and item you are reviewing. You can interact with the test as the candidate would and information, such as current score, will update.
You can also download any comments that have been added before leaving the review.
Enhancements to the Candidate Experience including:
- Enhanced HTML Source Materials
- The Numerical Progress Bar
- Configurable ‘Time remaining’ Warning
- Removable Section Tabs
We have also improved support for candidates using the highlighter function so that it can be used within HTML created source material.
On the surface, these may seem purely cosmetic, however members of the Surpass Community have requested their inclusion as it has been found to have a positive impact on the candidate experience in certain situations. More specific details on the introduction of each feature are available in the Surpass 12.14 release note. Please ask your account manager if you do not already have access.
Enhancements to Test Delivery Security via Marking and Moderation
This not only creates an easy-to-use environment for collaboration between markers and moderators, but Surpass will automatically safeguard against this response being submitted to ‘Results’.
This action can also be performed in the ‘Moderate’ tab, and within the marking screen itself, and a comment history is available for thorough review.
Help and Support
Recently, the Documentation team have worked together with our UX (User Experience) Design team to improve the interactive interface of the support website, making it easier to navigate and find the relevant information. Surpass Learning Portal videos have also been embedded directly into these pages, offering you a choice of media in one location.