Adding video to an item set

NOTE: The accepted video file types are AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, and WMV.

You can add videos to item sets in Item Authoring. Videos can be used to support question content or as a visual aid for candidates. Video added to item sets appear above or below each item’s question stem when they are delivered to candidates in a test.

This article explains how to add video to item sets, including how to configure video player options.

In This Article

1. Go to your item set’s Edit screen

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

2. Open the media library

In the Edit screen, choose Select Media to open the media library. For more information about the media library, read About the Surpass media library.

Finding media

By default, files in the Select Media dialog are ordered alphabetically by name. To find a specific media file, you can search or re-order files.

Type into the search bar to filter the Select Media dialog in real time. Surpass looks up your search string in media files’ names.

Use the Order by menu to re-order the contents of the Select Media dialog by the most recently updated first (Last Updated), file names in alphabetical order (Title), or file types in alphabetical order (Type).

3. Choose your video

NOTE: The maximum video file size is 20MB.

Choose your video and select Add media. You can preview your video before adding it to your item set.

Select Add media to add another video file to your item set. You can add up to 30 media files to an item set.

Select Expand to enlarge your video.

Select Remove  to delete your video from the item set.

Additional options

IMPORTANT: You can only configure the additional options for MP4 video files. For more information about MP4 video files, read About Site Settings options.
NOTE: MP4 files added as media and embedded into the on-screen test are only supported in HTML tests.

You can configure the video player options for your video.

Select Additional Options  to open the options menu.

Adding video as source material

NOTE: If you add video as source material, you have no control over hiding or showing controls.

You can also add video to item sets as source material. For more information, read Adding source material to an item.

4. Choose your layout

You can determine the video’s layout by selecting a Choose Layout option. Video added to item sets can be positioned above or below each item’s individual question text when they are added to an item set.

Refer to the following table for more information on each layout option.

Icon Setting Description
Automatically scale media and place above the question text Displays media above the item set’s shared text.
Automatically scale media and place below the question text Displays media below the item set’s shared text.

5. Save and close your item set

Select Save  to save your item set to your subject.

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

6. Add items to your item set

When adding items to your item set, you can view the shared video above or below the question text of all items in the item set.