In Surpass, a “centre” is a virtual space in which tests are created by users and delivered to candidates. All items, users, candidates, subjects, tests, and test forms are associated with a particular parent centre. A Surpass centre may be linked to a physical location like a school or workplace or it can be a purely digital environment.
This article explains how to create a centre in the Centres screen of Setup.
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1. Go to the Centres screen
To view the Centres screen, go to Setup > Centres.
2. Select Create Centre
Select Create Centre to create a new centre.
3. Fill out the Create Centre dialog
Fill out the Create Centre form to your new centre’s specifications. Refer to the following table for information about each field and setting.
|Name*||Enter a name for your centre.|
|Reference*||Enter an alphanumeric reference code for your centre. This must be unique.|
|Address||Enter a corresponding address for the centre. Select Address to reveal the entry field.|
Controls the centre’s subject associations. Select Manage Subjects to add subjects to or remove subjects from the centre. For more information, read ‘Managing subjects’ below.
Determines the default scheduling behaviour for tests with multiple test forms.
Select Randomise Test Forms to enforce the random allocation of test forms to candidates.
Select Select Test Form to allow centre users to choose a test form at the point of scheduling.
NOTE: If a user with the Reveal Test Forms permission is linked to multiple centres and Select Test Form is enabled at one of these centres, the user can select a test form at all centres regardless of their individual Test Scheduling settings. For more information, read About roles and permissions.
Select Hide Subjects included in Subject Groups to prevent tests being created in subject group subjects.
Clear Hide Subjects included in Subject Groups to allow all tests to be created in all subjects, regardless of group status.
Determines whether data from this centre is included in the Reporting screens.
Select Exclude Centre data from Reporting screens to prevent this centre’s test data from appearing in Reporting. This is useful for centres running practice, pilot, or quality review tests.
Clear Exclude Centre data from Reporting screens to allow this centre’s test data to appear in Reporting.
TIP: You can enable Exclude Centre data from Reporting screens on a temporary basis if you want to run some tests without affecting existing data. For more information, read Editing a centre.
You can manage the centre’s associated subjects and centre-level users’ access to these subjects from the Centres screen. To learn more, expand the following section.
Select Manage Subjects in the Create Centre dialog.
Choose the subjects you want to add to the centre in the Available Subjects list. Hold Control or Shift to select multiple subjects. Select Add to add the subject to your centre.
The chosen subject appears in the Selected panel. You can manage the level of access centre-level users have to the subject in the Subject Roles panel. Select the roles you want to allow.
You can remove any subject in the Selected Subjects list by selecting Remove .
Select Apply Changes to save your changes.
4. Confirm centre details
Select Create Centre to create your centre.