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Managing items in a subject

This article explains how to manage items in your subject, including how to navigate the item tree, create and use folders, move items, duplicate items, and delete items.

Creating an item template

You can create an item template in the Templates screen. Item templates can be used to create items in HTML subjects.

Creating an item set

This article explains how to create a basic item set, including how to add shared question text and set up the item set’s ordering and randomisation properties.

Creating an item pool

This article explains how to create an item pool, including how to upload an item pool and define an item pool from a list.

Creating items

This section of the Surpass Help Site covers how to create all the different item types in Surpass and how to import pre-made items into the system.

About Item Search

Item Search lets you search for items across all subjects in Item Authoring. You can use a range of filters to search for items, and search criteria can be combined to create more complex search queries. You can create item lists from your search results, which are used for LOFT/Adaptive tests and in Tasks.

Setting up enemy items

This article explains how to set up enemy relationships between items and includes information on the difference between principal and acquired enemy relationships.

About the Item Lists screen

This article explains how to navigate the Item Lists screen, including how to create and edit item lists.

About item owners

This article explains what item owners are, how to find an item‘s owner, how to set up owners using a spreadsheet import, and how to change owners using bulk update.

Creating an Audio Capture question (HTML subjects)

This article explains how to create a basic HTML Audio Capture question in Surpass and includes information on how to limit candidates’ attempts and use the Item, Record, Saving, and Visual options.

Setting up items

This section of the Surpass Help Site covers all the additional settings, options, and features available when creating items.

Creating an Essay question

This article explains how to create a basic Essay question in Surpass, including details on how to enable the formatting toolbar and word counter, set up paper delivery, and add the diagram creator.

Editing an item group in SecureMarker

This article explains how to edit an item group in the Item Groups screen of SecureMarker, including details on how to edit the name of your item group.

Getting started in Item Authoring

This section discusses everything that you need to have in place before you start creating items. This includes information about item containers known as subjects. You will learn about creating subjects and how to organise your items in your subject.

Viewing Item Bank reports

This article explains how to navigate and interpret an Item Bank report, including information on filtering, exporting to CSV, and the Details, Content, Tags, and Relationships panels.