Leaving comments on items

NOTE: Candidates cannot see comments on items. If you want to create content for candidates to see during the test, read Adding candidate feedback to items.

When creating an item, you can leave comments for other Surpass users who might also be working on the same item. You can add an item-level comment that applies to the whole item or an inline comment that refers to a specific piece of written content. This is useful as part of the quality review process, especially in large teams working over a long period of time.

TIP: You can also add citations to your item and leave rationale against answer options in Multiple Choice and Multiple Response items.

This article explains how to create, view, and reply to both item comments and inline comments.

In this article

1. Go to your item’s Edit screen

Select an item in your subject to open it and go to the Edit screen.

2. Leave a comment

The processes for adding comments differs between item comments and inline comments. Read the relevant section to learn more.

Leaving an item comment

Leaving an inline comment

You can leave an inline comment on any content in a field with the formatting toolbar.

3. View a comment

The processes for viewing other users’ comments differs between item comments and inline comments. Read the relevant section to learn more.

Viewing item comments

You can view comments in both the Comments menu and the item history.

Viewing inline comments

You can view inline comments in the Inline Comments panel.

4. Reply to a comment

The processes for replying to other users’ comments differs between item comments and inline comments. Read the relevant section to learn more.

Replying to an item comment

You can respond to the main item comment thread in the Comments menu.

Replying to an inline comment

You can respond to each inline comment individually in the Inline Comments panel.

5. Delete a comment

The processes for deleting comments differs between item comments and inline comments. Read the relevant section to learn more.

Deleting an item comment

You can delete item comments in the Comments menu.

Deleting an inline comment

You can delete inline comments in the Inline Comments panel.

Further reading

For more information on leaving comments on items, read the following articles: