Welcome to BTL’s Best Practice guides. These guides are intended to provide a standard set of practices that can be used by various organisations and tailored to individual needs. The information and practices detailed in these guides are those that we believe to be the most effective for using the Surpass Platform and are aimed at helping you use the platform to its full potential.
Item and Test Creation
The purpose of this guide is to provide best practice advice with regards to the Accessibility features of the Surpass and the creation of Accessible content.
This guide will provide a walkthrough of the processes involved in using Surpass to produce paper-based exams.
Using Project Folder Structures in ContentProducer
This guide will give advice for the clear structuring of project folders in ContentProducer.
Using Flags in ContentProducer
This guide will advise how best to use flags to signify concurrent changes to projects in ContentProducer.
Creating Effective Exam Feedback
This guide will provide a walkthrough in the creation of effective exam feedback in Surpass.
Content Creation for SurpassDelivery Exams
This guide will provide an overview of how to effectively author content for delivery on tablet devices through the SurpassDelivery tablet app.
Accessibility Checklist for Content Authors
This document is an additional aid for authors creating content for accessible exams. The checklist is a quick way of making sure that you have followed best practice guidelines as far as possible when creating your accessible content.
Computer Based Projects
This document advises users of the processes involved in creating a Computer Based Project in the Surpass Platform.
Exam Admin and Delivery
This guide will offer help and guidance to invigilators of exams delivered on-screen using Surpass. Features will be identified and explained, and more general invigilation advice will also be offered.
This guide will provide you with information about all the delivery options available to your organisation according to your specific requirements.
Preparing to Deliver Live Exams
This guide will provide you with a best practice procedure for the delivery of live exams, covering all essential stages of the process.
This guide will provide a walkthrough of the functional testing process, detailing each of the key steps that you should perform during functional testing.
Practice and Familiarisation Tests
This guide will provide a walkthrough in the understanding of the various test types. These can be used as both examination practice, and to familiarise the candidate with taking an on-screen exam.
Management of SurpassDelivery Exams
The purpose of this particular guide is to provide you with advice for the delivery of exams using the SurpassDelivery Tablet App before, during and after they have been sat by candidates.