Different Page Types

Take this module to discover the wide variety of different question types that are available in Surpass, and how to create each of the question types. Also take the Item Authoring Essentials module to ensure you understand the basics of item authoring, and the Building a Page module, to learn how to add media to items, amongst other things.

Creating a File Attach Question

Length: 4 minutes

About: The File Attach question type allows you to provide candidates with a file, which they can change or edit before uploading it back into Surpass for marking. This question type is perfect for any assessment that requires candidates to use external software, such as Microsoft Word. Remember to view the lesson on ‘Item Authoring Essentials’ before […]

Creating a Drag and Drop Question

Length: 2 minutes

About: Drag and Drop questions require candidates to drag answer options into the relevant drop zones. Objective: By the end of this lesson you will be able to create a Drag and Drop question in Surpass. Next Steps: Consider whether this question type might be suitable for your tests. Try creating a Drag and Drop […]

Creating an Equation Entry Question

Length: 2 minutes

About: The Equation Entry question type provides candidates with an advanced WIRIS editing tool, which allows them to enter complex equations into the answer box. Remember to view the lesson on ‘Item Authoring Essentials’ before attempting to create any of the question types. Objective: By the end of this lesson you will be able to create an Equation […]

Creating a Hotspot Question

Length: 3 minutes

About: A Hotspot question requires the candidate to select within the correct area of an image. This lesson will demonstrate how to create a Hotspot question. Remember to view the lesson on ‘Creating an Item’ before attempting to create any of the question types. Objective: By the end of this lesson you will be able to create a […]

Creating a Spreadsheet Question

Length: 3 minutes

About: The Spreadsheet question type provides candidates with the ability to either complete or author a spreadsheet. Remember to view the lesson on ‘Creating an Item’ before attempting to create any of the question types. Objective: By the end of this lesson you will be able to create an Spreadsheet question in Surpass. Next Steps: Consider whether this […]

Creating a Voice Capture Question

About: The Voice Capture question type requires candidates to use a microphone to record their verbal response. Objective: Once you have watched this lesson, you will be able to create and use a Voice Capture question in Surpass. Next Steps: Consider whether this question type might be suitable for items within your subject and view the lessons on […]

Creating Non-Question Items

Length: 2 minutes

About: Non-question items include introduction pages, seen at the start of a test, information pages, which may be seen by candidates during a test, and finish pages, seen by the candidate after they have submitted completed their tests and submitted their responses. Non-question items will not have a mark assigned to them. This video will demonstrate how to […]

Creating a Survey Item

About: This video will demonstrate how to use Survey items. A survey item is a zero marked question item to be used in a test to gain feedback from a candidate on the overall test experience. Objective: By the end of this video you will understand how to create survey items, what they look like […]