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Join us for regular updates from the global Surpass Community. In each episode, we'll focus on new and exciting developments from the world of testing including Item Banking, SME / Authoring Management, High Stakes Test Delivery, Test Security, and Remote Proctoring. For more information about BTL and Surpass visit btl.com/Surpass

Join us for regular updates from the global Surpass Community. In each episode, we'll focus on new and exciting developments from the world of testing including Item Banking, SME / Authoring Management, High Stakes Test Delivery, Test Security, and Remote Proctoring. For more information about BTL and Surpass visit btl.com/Surpass

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Join us for regular updates from the global Surpass Community. In each episode, we'll focus on new and exciting developments from the world of testing including Item Banking, SME / Authoring Management, High Stakes Test Delivery, Test Security, and Remote Proctoring. For more information about BTL and Surpass visit btl.com/Surpass

Twitter:

@btlgroup

Language:

English

Contact:

01274250280


Episodes

Latest Exam Technology for Healthcare and Medical Qualifications

7/8/2021
Featuring speakers from: In this panel-based webinar, hear first-hand how these prestigious awarding and credentialing bodies use Surpass to create secure exams for their candidates that replicate the real-life experiences that many doctors, nurses and other medical professionals will face in their careers. Highlights include: While the focus of this panel is healthcare and medical, other testing organizations will no doubt benefit from the collaboration shown across the wider testing...

Duration:01:00:36

Community Update - New feature - Scalable Vector Graphics, and event news.

6/16/2021
this podcast is an audio extraction from the live Surpass Community update. To watch future updates live, follow our LinkedIn company page: linkedin.com/company/BTL Join Tim Burnett for the weekly Surpass Community update. In this episode, Tim talks about new features, including a chat with UX Designer Ian Higgins about the use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as media types, bringing a whole new level of quality and fidelity to your exams.

Duration:00:17:54

Community Update - Test Feedback, Jarret Dyer from the Value of Testing Group and other Industry News

6/7/2021
This podcast is an audio version of the Surpass Weekly Update originally streamed on Friday 4th June 2021 In this episode, VP of Account Management Barry Porter shares highlights from the latest Surpass pre-release Webinar (originally broadcast Thursday 3rd June and avaialble to watch again at Surpass.com) showcasing the new Test Feedback functionality. He also shares a discussion between Tim Burnett (Surpass) and Jarret Dyer from the Value of Testing Group, along with other interesting...

Duration:00:20:14

Community Update - Top tips on transforming to virtual training & in conversation with ATP Innovations in Testing Chair Ada Woo

5/24/2021
Headlines: Top tips on transforming to virtual training & in conversation with ATP Innovations in Testing Chair Ada Woo + Jobs, News & EventsIn this week's episode, Sam and Ashleigh discuss making virtual training a more permanent feature, and how to engage with the audience. Tim chats to Ada Woo from Ascend Learning about her recent experience as Chair to the 2021 Innovations in Testing Conference, including her takeaways from the event and forecasts fr the year ahead.Tim also shares...

Duration:00:20:26

Community Update - Tags in Surpass, Certification Network Group Update, and thanks to the ITCC

5/17/2021
Join Tim Burnett for all the latest news from the Surpass Community. This week, Tim is joined by Surpass Trainer Emma Jarvis to discuss using tags for item banking in Surpass. We also hear from Surpass Account Director and Certification Network Group Program Planning Committee member Shannon Starrs about the recent virtual CNG meeting. Tim also shares his thanks to the IT Certification Council (ITCC) for inviting him to their recent meeting, before sharing other interesting news, jobs and...

Duration:00:22:05

Community Update - Surpass Roadmap News, Item Banking Workshop Update, and Beyond Multiple Choice Discussion

5/10/2021
Join Tim Burnett for all the latest news from the Surpass Community. This week, Tim is joined by Senior Account Manager, Jen Warhurst, to chat about the Surpass roadmap. We also hear more about the presentations from the recent Surpass item banking workshop. Finally, Tim chats to Brian Moon and Jeff Ross about the recent Beyond Multiple Choice webinar. This update was first broadcast on 7th May 2021. Watch the update on LinkedIn.

Duration:00:26:09

Community Update - e-Assessment Awards Update, Item Banking Workshop News, ATP Insights, Surpass Feature Insight: Custom Question Types

5/4/2021
Join Tim Burnett for all the latest news from the Surpass Community. This week, Tim begins by reminding us of the Item Banking Workshop taking place on 4th May, and Kat Murie from the Surpass Team gives a preview of features to help organise items. We then hear insights from the recent ATP Innovations in Testing Conference, with 3 presentations from the Surpass Team and community partners. We also get a demo of the Task-Based Simulation advanced item type in Surpass. Finally, we hear from...

Duration:00:18:37

Community Update - Penske Truck Leasing Tech Showdown, Innovate Awarding Community News, and Item Banking Feature Insights

4/26/2021
In this week’s episode of the SurpassCommunity update, Tim Burnett speaks to Anderson Howat from Penske about their alternative approach to using Surpass for the prestigious Tech Showdown competition. We share news from Innovate Awarding about how the early adoption of computer-based assessments has been pivotal to continuing examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of the upcoming Item Banking Workshop, we hear from product specialist Adam Kendall about #ItemBanking features in...

Duration:00:17:43

Community Update - New Features for Audio Questions, Happy House Update & Beyond Multiple Choice Reminder

4/19/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. In this week's episode of the SurpassCommunity Update, Tim Burnett talks to Yasser Hussain about new additional features coming this summer for the Audio Question type. Tim shares exciting news about Surpass joining the International Language Testing Association (ILTA). Also, Ben Brady has a chat with Achille Parmentier and Nik Sorocenski from Lineup about next...

Duration:00:16:46

Community Update: Introducing Michigan Language Assessment, Task-Based Simulations Feature Insight, and Performance Testing Council

4/12/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. In this week's episode, Tim Burnett shares news of the latest organisation to join the community, Michigan Language Assessment. We hear from a new Surpass team member, Kris Daka about his recent attendance at the Spring Performance Testing Summit, there's an update about the upcoming item banking workshop on 4th May (www.surpass.com/signup), and we have a feature...

Duration:00:16:53

Community Update - New End of Test Feedback and Language Features, Assessment Events News, and Supporting T Level Students

4/6/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. In this week's episode, Tim talks to Surpass Product Owners Victoria Coble and Nayan Mistry about some features being introduced to Surpass, including end of test feedback, and language variants. Tim also shares news about how the Surpass Team will be supporting local T Level students, you can read more about this and hear from Patrick Butlin, who joined the...

Duration:00:13:34

Community Update - New Item Banking Features, User Experience Design & Assessment Events News

3/29/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. In this week's episode, Tim provides an update on the 2021 Surpass Conference which will take place during the week of the 4th-8th October. Save the date here.Tim also shares clips from the recent usability and accessibility research webinar, as well as a clip about a new feature called Item Set History in Surpass which came out this month.Also, Tim is joined in...

Duration:00:18:57

Community Update - Meet the Council for Interior Design Qualification and National Board for Certified Counselors, new community members.

3/22/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. This week, Tim introduces us to new Surpass Community members Council for Interior Design Qualification and National Board for Certified Counselors. We also recap on a recent webinar discussing some research by the Surpass Team on the impact font can have on people diagnosed with dyslexia. Finally, Tim gives and overview of some upcoming industry events. This...

Duration:00:14:48

Community Update - News: Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ). Event update: Beyond Multiple Choice

3/15/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. This week, Tim welcomes the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) to the Surpass Community, and we hear from CIDQ Exam Director, Cornelia Springer, on how she first discovered Surpass, and how Surpass will be used for the prestigious NCIDQ certification. Next, Tim recaps on the Spring release of Surpass and reminds of the enhancements being made to the...

Duration:00:21:21

Community Update - Hear from the National Board for Certified Counselors, Discover New 'Saved Search' Functionality, and Insights into Formative and Continuous Summative Assessment

3/8/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. This week we hear from new Surpass Community member the National Board for Certified Counselors on the work of their organisation and how they will be using Surpass. Tim also re-caps of some of the new features coming in the latest release of Surpass, including new 'saved searches' functionality, before looking ahead to the next Surpass Community webinar on some...

Duration:00:19:49

The role of formative and continuous summative assessment in general qualifications

3/1/2021
COVID has been one of the biggest challenges to face education and assessment in years. In this podcast, Simon Trevers, Chief Strategy Officer for the Surpass team at BTL, discusses the ongoing challenges faced by COVID and how there is now an opportunity for awarding organisations to make a positive step towards technology. Simon discusses formative and continuous summative assessment in detail and how, by undertaking a step-by-step transition to technology-based assessments, these forms...

Duration:00:28:05

Community Update - Views on Formative and Continuous Summative Assessment, Plus New Surpass Features Including Source Material in Item Authoring

3/1/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. This week, Tim talks about the Spring release of Surpass, including a feature to allow item authors to view source material alongside the item they are writing. We then hear about the upcoming Westminster Education Forum on the topic of the English examination system, which Simon Trevers, Chief Strategy Officer at Surpass will be speaking at. Tim catches up with...

Duration:00:16:02

Community Update - 16 New Surpass Features, Essential Digital Skills with Ascentis, and Research in to Inclusive Testing

2/22/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. This week, Tim gives a preview of what to expect from the next Surpass pre-release webinar. Looking further ahead, we also hear from Vicky from the Surpass Product Management Team on what to expect from the summer release of Surpass, including end of test summary feedback for tests delivered in the HTML driver. Tim also tells us about the upcoming Surpass...

Duration:00:12:02

[Surpass Team Podcast] An interview with our apprenticeship graduate Patrick Butlin

2/17/2021
[Surpass Team Podcast] An interview with our apprenticeship graduate Patrick Butlin

Duration:00:18:38

Community Update - Online Proctoring with Examity, New Surpass Features, and the Latest Assessment Industry News

2/15/2021
Join Tim Burnett for a Surpass Community update to catch up on all the latest news from the fastest growing community in testing. This week, Tim re-caps on the recent Surpass Community webinar featuring Examity, which gave a fascinating insight into how partnering with Examity will enhance the Surpass online proctoring offering, as well as looking towards the future of remote assessments. Tim then looks ahead to the next Surpass pre-release webinar, with a preview of what's to come from the...

Duration:00:11:31