A survey is a collection of questions and answers. When you create a survey you configure some settings and add the questions. When people take the survey, they answer the questions. The creator of the survey (and optionally everyone else) can view the answers.
When creating a survey, the following settings are configurable:
title- a title for the survey
description- an optional description for the survey
number questions- whether or not to display the questions as numbered
allow participants to see each other's answers- if not checked, only the creator of the survey can view the answers
show participants' names with their answers- if not checked, whoever is able to view the answers will see just the answers and not the names of the people who entered the answers
this setting cannot be turned on later if it is ever turned off
After configuring the survey, the following types of items can be added:
Short Answer- a single line text field where the person taking the survey can type their answer
Long Answer- a multi-line text field
Number- a numeric entry field
Multiple Choice- a series of checkboxes where the user can check as many or as few as they like
Single Choice- a popup field where the user can select only one of the provided answers
Rating- a series of 5 radio buttons where the user can select a rating. Use the
text before inputand
text after inputsettings to indicate the range, e.g.
Divider- a horizontal line used to break up questions into groups or sections
Text/HTML- the creator of the survey can enter a heading or instructions or any other text or HTML that will be shown to the person taking the survey
Most of the question items have the following settings:
question text- the actual question itself
text brefore input- optional text to display before the question field
text after input- optional text to display after the question field
required- whether or not answering the question is mandatory
Multiple Choice and
Single Choice items also have a setting for
choices. Enter one choice per line.
Text/HTML item only has a single setting where the text is entered into a rich text field.
Once a survey has been created, it will be shown on the main Surveys page. Below the title, and optionally the description, is a
take survey link that will launch the survey. There is also a 'view answers' link that is shown depending on how the survey was configured. This link will popup the answers given by the people who have so far taken the survey.