Creating an Audio Capture question (Mixed subjects)

IMPORTANT: This article explains how to create Audio Capture questions in Mixed subjects for legacy tests. For information on HTML subject Audio Capture items, read Creating an Audio Capture question (HTML subjects).

An Audio Capture question allows candidates to record a verbal response to a prompt. In legacy tests, candidates can record up to five minutes of audio.

This article explains how to create a basic Audio Capture question in Surpass.

In This Article

1. Choose your item type

In a Mixed subject, select Create New Item to open the Question Types menu. Choose Audio Capture to create a blank Audio Capture item and go to the Edit screen.

2. Name your item

Enter the item’s name in the Name field.

3. Enter your question text

Enter your question text in the question stem. Select Add Text Area to add an additional question stem. You can have a maximum of five question stems per item.

Open Additional Options to add source material, assistive media, or a table to your question stem.

TIP: For more information about the formatting toolbar, read Using the formatting toolbar.

4. Set the recording time

Set the maximum recording time (in seconds) in the entry field. The maximum available recording time is five minutes (300 seconds).

5. Set the question’s marks

Set the item’s total marks in the Mark field.

IMPORTANT: Audio Capture items must be human marked.

6. Select a workflow status

Set the item’s workflow status in the Status drop-down menu. Only items set to Live can be used in a test.

An item's workflow status being set to Live.

7. Preview your question

WARNING: Flash is no longer supported by web browsers. Use the Surpass Viewer to preview items in the legacy test driver. For more information, read Installing the Surpass Viewer.

To see your item from a candidate’s perspective, select Preview .

If you need to continue working on the item, select Edit to return to the Edit screen.

8. Saving and closing your item

Select Save to save your item to your subject.

To see additional saving options, use the Save arrow to open the Save Options menu. Select Save & Close to save the item and return to the Subjects screen. Select Save & New to save the item and create another Audio Capture item.

WARNING: Saving changes to live items included in scheduled tests might affect candidate delivery.

Select Close to leave the Edit screen. If you have unsaved changes, you are prompted to either save or discard them.