Surveys are a great way to gather information from your users. They can be used to measure your users understanding of a topic before and after taking a course, or perhaps to measure user satisfaction after completing a course. There are numerous reasons to implement a survey so let's take a look at how to create one.

Step 1: Setting up a survey

Use the left-hand navigation bar to go to the library by clicking on the folder icon. Next, click on the 'Create or upload' button in the top right-hand corner and choose the survey option.

On the next page, you'll be asked to enter a title and a description for your survey. In this example, we are using the survey to gather feedback on the course.

Step 2: Adding content

To add questions to your survey, click on the 'content' button just below 'survey details'. To add a question simply click on the 'Add question' button.

From here you can choose what type of question you would like to ask. There are 6 different types of questions:

1.Short answer

2.Long answer

3.Date

4.Sliding scale

5.Multiple-choice

6.Tick boxes.

Short and Long Answer

Sometimes it is helpful to get ask users more complicated questions like 'Do you have any feedback you'd like to give us on the course?'. Questions like this with varying answers cannot be answered easily with single choice options. Short answer questions allow you to type in a short line of text whereas long answer questions will allow users to type multiple lines and paragraphs.

Date

The date option allows you to collect any specific information from your user in the form dd/mm/yyyy. For example, "When did you start your training?".

Sliding Scale

This type of question allows the user to choose the most suitable answer for them on a horizontal scale. You can choose up to 10 possible answers for the user to choose form.

Multiple Choice

Multiple-choice questions allow you to have a set of specific answers for your users to choose from. Once you have selected multiple-choice in the question builder, type in your question and fill in the possible responses. Ensure that the correct response is ticked rather than crossed. You can also include an image in the question and feedback by clicking the image icon with a plus.

Tick Boxes

Similar to multiple-choice questions, tick boxes allow you to enter a set of pre-defined answers and the user can check off as many as they want.

Step 3: Organising your survey

Use pages to add sections to courses to make it easy for users to navigate the content. Use the organise button to go into survey structure mode and drag and drop questions to reorganise.

When your survey is complete, be sure to save any changes by clicking the save button in the top right-hand corner. Your new survey will then be available to add to your courses.

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