In Surpass, a subject is where you create and manage items for use in tests. Subjects can hold folders and sub-folders of items, allowing for flexible organisation of your test content. You can also upload media to your subject’s media library for use in its items. All subjects are associated with at least one centre. Any tests created in the subject can be scheduled at the associated centre(s).
This article explains how to create a subject in Item Authoring.
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1. Go to the Subjects screen
The Subjects screen lists all subjects in your instance you have access to. To view the Subjects screen, go to Item Authoring > Subjects.
2. Open the Create Subject dialog
Select Create Subject to open the Create Subject dialog in the Setup screen.
3. Enter the subject’s details in Setup
Fill out the Create Subject form. Details of fields are available in the following table.
|Subject||The subject’s name.|
|Reference||The subject’s alphanumeric reference code. This must be unique.|
|Centre||Choose the centre that the subject is to be associated with.|
|Secure File Attach||Determines whether the Secure File Attach setting is enabled by default. For more information, read ‘Setting up Secure File Attach’ in Creating a File Attach question. Item authors can override this on a per-item basis.|
|Font||Choose the default font and text size for your subject. Item authors can override this on a per-item basis.|
||Allows users to assign subject tags to this subject. This is useful for filtering a large number of subjects when scheduling tests. For more information, read Setting up subject tags.|
Displays the content type of this subject.
IMPORTANT: By default, the Content Type is set to HTML. To deliver legacy content, you can change the content type to Mixed in the Create Subject dialog.
NOTE: The content type of a subject is determined when the subject is created and cannot be edited in the Edit Subject Details dialog. For more information, read Creating a subject in Setup.
|Secure File Attach
Determines whether Secure File Attach is applied to all File Attach items in this subject. For more information, read Creating a File Attach question.
Determines the default font and font size for question text and answer options in this subject.
|Subject Master List
Determines whether a subject master list is created for this subject. For more information about subject master lists, read Sharing items with a subject master list from the Item Search screen.
Allows users to apply a CSS file to this subject. A CSS file customises the appearance of items when delivered in HTML. For more information, read About Site Settings options.
Determines the status of this subject.
Select Active to allow full access to this subject. Newly created subjects are set to Active by default.
|Enable checkboxes in Item Authoring
4. Save your subject
Select Create Subject to save your new subject. Select the subject on the Subjects screen to enter it.