Surveys allow you to ask your participants multiple questions at once. Everyone can answer the questions privately at their own pace. They’re great for quizzes, pre- and post-training assessments, questionnaires, etc. Surveys can be activated and displayed on your response page, shared with a dedicated link, or even used during a presentation. See our article on how to activate and share surveys.

How to create a survey

You have the ability to create a survey two ways. The first is starting from scratch.

Step 1: Tap the Create button at the top left of your Activities page.

Use the Create button to create a survey

Step 2: Select Survey from the list of activities.

Select survey

Step 3: Give your survey a title.

Survey title

Step 4: Use the dropdown menu to select the type of activity you want to include in your survey.

Survey activity 1

Survey activity 2

Step 5: Continue the process, adding as many questions as you wish.

Step 6: When you’re ready, click the Create button to build your activity and save it to your account.

Survey create

The second method is by converting a group of polls already made.

Step 1: Organize your activities into a group. (See the article on creating a group)

Step 2: Hover your cursor over the group’s title bar and click the Convert to survey link.

Convert to Survey

Helpful tip You can also convert a survey back into a group by clicking the Convert to group link in the survey’s title bar.

Convert to Group

Edit your Survey

Step 1: Select the survey on your Activities page.

Step 2: Select the slide you want to edit.

Step 3: Click the Edit button under the slide preview on the bottom right.

Step 4: When you’re finished editing, click the Save button near the bottom right.

Edit a question

Delete a question

The Delete button at the top right will delete a slide from your survey. Keep in mind that this is a hard delete. There is no recycle bin where deleted data can be recovered, so be certain before you delete any of your slides.

Delete a question

Rearrange the questions

If you decide you want to run your survey in a different order, you can drag and drop the slides to rearrange the questions in your survey.

Clear all responses

The Clear all responses button at the top right of the survey edit page will clear all the responses to your survey and enable you to run the survey another time. Please note, this clears all the responses for the entire survey, not just the slide you’re currently focused on.

Competition settings

Where are my questions?

After June 15, visible activities in a survey will no longer be listed on your Activities page.

To view the activities indiviually, either convert the survey into a group or click on the title of the specific survey in the Activities page.


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