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Surpass pre-release webinar for 12.30

By 12 July 2022January 19th, 2023Pre-Release Webinar

Note: Surpass Assessment is now the company name for BTL and BTL Surpass.

The Surpass team recently hosted the 12.30 pre-release webinar, on Tuesday 12 July.

Elaine from the Surpass Training team and host Rosie Sweeney explained the new and improved features in the 12.30 release, including User Experience (UX) improvements in ‘Item Authoring’ and performance improvements for Surpass users.

Watch the recording here, and read on for an overview of the key features that were discussed.

Key features

Item Authoring

  • Citations and Item Lists are now in the right-hand panel, for a better user experience.
  • You can now choose the balanced computer marking type for Drag and Drop if your tests require that candidates will not lose marks when an option is placed in the wrong drop zone.
  • New Drag and Drop item enhancements include the ability to add subscript/superscript and symbols in answer options. 


  • Elaine gave an overview of how Tasks functionality works, ahead of a dedicated Tasks webinar on 19 July.

Performance improvements

  • The Launch Test page has been optimised to improve user experience by defaulting to the most popular delivery options, while still allowing users to easily select others.
  • Our Product Communications Manager, Jack, explained upgrades to the help options for Surpass users.
  • Emma from the Training team showcased the new Surpass Learning site, which replaces the Learning Portal.

Webinar discussions

You can skip to these timecodes on the video to watch each topic.

1m: User experience updates to the RH panel in Item Authoring

2m 02: Item authoring update, in drag and drop items

5m 01: Shared text in Item Authoring

6m 37: Upgrades to the help options for Surpass users (video)

8m 47: Surpass Learning, the new learning platform (video)

12m 17: Launch test page visuals

12m 57: Improvements and features in ‘Tasks’ functionality.


Will BTL still offer face to face training as well as this new Learning Portal?

Yes, we do offer our virtual training as well as face to face training, depending on what our customers need. Speak to your account manager for more information.

Will the launch test URL remain the same after the redesign?

Yes, the URL will remain the same, and will take you to our new and improved launch test page.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about the features mentioned in this webinar, or any other features within Surpass, please get in touch with your account manager. If you are not yet a member of the Surpass Community, please contact us.

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