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Surpass 12 - Training videos

Update

NB: (Recent changes relate to the main system and not to the SurpassViewer.)

We suggest that you should continue to use:

  • The SurpassViewer for creating/editing/results for Flash tests - Centre Login button and Enter Keycode will direct you to the SurpassViewer.
  • Chrome/ Safari Browser for HTML tests - HTML Login button and Enter Keycode will direct you to Chrome or Safari browser. (We advise to have these set as your defaults as no other browser accepted.)

The Schedule and Mark tabs have a filter and this has been edited to 'Standard’ and ‘Legacy' (if you have a small screen you will only see a toggle switch). If you select ‘Legacy’ this will show Flash test information - see the List of Available Assessments for information.

Document versions of HTML functions and changes are available. We are preparing new video guides to assist all users with the functions and amendments and will release these as quickly as possible.

We have created a summary page of changes which took place recently which you can review in the Guidance documents

Please note that this does not affect any tests you have created or candidates interaction with the tests.


Video Guides

Our new HTML versions of video guides are now available, these are the most comprehensive versions we have created. These video guides are for all users from beginner to experienced staff and will update as the system changes. Please note that they are interactive and can be paused and move forwards or backwards within the content.

New centres or users should review these before accessing the system. Click the title to view these. (If you are a new centre you will be required to have viewed these before making a request for an account login.) A link to the request form is listed after these videos.

The SOLAR website works with all browsers. Once you access the Surpass system by login or Keycode you must use Chrome or Safari. (Internet Explorer is no longer a recognised Browser and should not be used.)

Surpass System (Link) Description
Welcome to Surpass 12 (4.70 MB)

 Showing you your account on access.

 

How to Assesess (Links) Description
Schedule a Test - Flash (SurpassViewer)

 How to schedule a test as standard through the Viewer.

Schedule a Test - HTML 

 How to schedule a test as standard through the Browser (Chrome/ Safari).
Edit a Test and Void a Test - Flash (SurpassViewer)

 How to change and how to remove a Flash test.

Edit a Test and Void a Test - HTML 

 How to change and how to remove an HTML test 
Bulk Schedule of Test - Flash (SurpassViewer)

 How to schedule for multiple candidates for Flash subjects.

Bulk Schedule of Test - HTML

 How to schedule for multiple candidates for HTML subjects.
Invigilation - Flash (SurpassViewer)

 How to add additional security to a Flash test.

Invigilation - HTML

 How to add additional security to an HTML test.
Human Marking - Flash (SurpassViewer)

 How to find and mark human marked items for a Flash test.

Human Marking - HTML Coming Soon

 How to find and mark human marked items for an HTML test.
Results, Reporting and Candidate Breakdown - Flash (SurpassViewer)

 How to find and provide feedback for candidates on a Flash test.

Results, Reporting and Candidate Breakdown - HTML 

 How to find and provide feedback for candidates on an HTML test.
Downloading Surpass App to your tablet/ i-pad - Flash only (SurpassViewer)

 How to use the Surpass app for delivery of a Flash test.

SecureClient (159 KB) - (Pdf document)

 Guidance document to help centres.use SecureClient for delivery.

 

Candidate Creation and Editing (Links) Description
Create a Single Candidate  HTML

 How to create a single candidate on the system.

Mass Upload of Candidates HTML

 Uploading multiple candidates and amending files to the system.

Candidate Review (SurpassViewer)

 How to review a candidate's script for feedback. (SurpassViewer required)

Edit a Candidate Record HTML

 How to change retired or expired candidate records. Add subjects and other candidate functions.

 

User Creation and Editing (Links) Description
Create a User HTML 

 How a User account must be created.

Edit a User  HTML 

 How and what you can edit in a User's account.

 

The request form for new centres or those who no longer have any active users can be found here. This should only be used if you have no active accounts. Please use our Helpdesk Form to check if your centre has active users. https://www.sqa.org.uk/mini/33164.1607.1610.html