Creating HTML source material

You can create richly formatted source material using HTML markup directly in the Surpass media library. Using HTML source material removes the need for third-party applications (like PDF authoring tools) when creating source material for items.

This article explains how to create HTML source material in the media library and includes details on how to format images and access the HTML source code.

In this article

1. Open the media library

In your subject, select Media Library to open the subject’s media library.

2. Open the source material editor

Select Create Source Material to open the Edit Source Material window.

3. Select source material mode

You can create two kinds of source material in the Edit Source Material window: HTML source material and URL source material.

Select the HTML tab to create HTML source material. For more information on URL source material, read Creating URL source material.

4. Name your source material

Enter the source material’s name in the Name field.

5. Enter your source material content

Enter your source material in the text area. Use the formatting toolbar to change the appearance of your text. For more information, read Using the formatting toolbar.

Adding images

HTML source material images are added directly to the source material.

Editing HTML markup

Editing the HTML markup of your source material allows you greater control of document formatting.

Uploading a URL Whitelist

You can upload a CSV file containing URLs to sites you want candidates to be able to access via hyperlinks. This lets you to provide controlled access to the internet when candidates sit tests in locked down SecureClient.

6. Preview your source material

Select Preview to see your source material from a candidate’s perspective.

7. Save your source material

Select Save to save your source material to your subject’s media library.

To see additional saving functionality, use the Save arrow to reveal the Save & Close button. Select Save & Close to save your progress and return to the media library.

NOTE: If you are saving changes to an existing source material already added to one or more live items, one of the items will also need resaving for the changes to the source material to take effect across all the items.
TIP: If you want to exit the source material without saving your changes, select Close.