This guide will provide you with all you need to know in order to create a questionnaire, feedback form, voting platform or application form.

QUICK STARTER

1. Go to admin area
2. Click on 'Questionaires' button
3. Click on 'Add new' button
4. A form opens asking for: title, description, media, select activation button, number of questions and if you want to show no, some or all results.
5. Fill in the form taking note that you can select either a photo or a youtube video as an introduction to your questionnare.
6. Click 'Submit'
7. A form opens with a text area matching the number of questions you stated.
8. Fill in each question using an appropriate format for each question:
- Text
- Single choice
- Multiple choice
- Numeric Slider
- Numeric
- Date
- Email
- Pin
- Telephone

Getting started

First of all you have to be an admin in order to create a questionnaire. If you are not an admin you can create your own community with 20 free users and create your own questionnaire.

Click on the  Admin area  button on the main menu and then the Questionnaire button to open up the questionnaire definition.

first five definitions

From there you need to fill out the form giving the following information:

Add a title : (your title)
What is this about?: (your description)

Then you can select what kind of media you want, if any, for an introduction. It is important to note that you can make this an integral part of your questionnaire. Imagine a video of something important and you want to gain an insight into how your members feel.

Here are the options:

Built-in media options

You then need to select an activation button that best reflects what kind of questionnaire you are making.

Activation buttons

This will be the text on the button that the participant will see when they select your questionnaire to run.

Your questionnaire will be presented as the following image shows.

Next you will select the number of questions you want to create.  The minimum is 1 and the maximum is 10.  The number of questions you choose will depend on what you want to know.  There should never be more than 10.  If you need more you can break up your questionnaire into sections Part 1, 2...etc.

Next you need to determine what you will show the user when they finish your questionnaire.  You have the option of nothing or you can show the summary of the results.

Showing the results

When you submit the form you will be taken to the question builder.  The title will be the same as the activation button you selected.

Text

Simply type out your question on one line.  The response will be as a text input from the participant.  The text will be limited to 250 characters.

Executing a text question would look like this:

Single Choice

Type out your question on the first line followed by each choice on its own line thereafter.  The participant will be able to select just one.

Executing a single choice question would look like this:

Multiple Choice

Type out your question on the first line with (multi) on the same line as the question followed by each choice on its own line thereafter.  The participant will be able to select one or more options.

Executing a multiple choice question would look like this:

Numeric

Type out your question on the first line with (number) on the same line as the question.  To restrict the number you can use min and max e.g. (number min=0 max=100)

Executing a numeric question would look like this:

Numeric Slider

Type out your question on the first line with (range min=0 max=10 step=1) on the same line as the question.  You must restrict the min and max and determine the step (range min=1 max=10).  The presentation will be a slider that the participant moves back and forth to choose a number.

Executing a numeric slider question would look like this:

Date

Type out your date related question on the first line followed by (date).

Executing a date question would look like this:

Telephone/Mobile Number

Type out your telephone related statement on the first line followed by (phone). This can be useful to collect the participants information on an application. The telephone/mobile number will be validated.

Executing a telephone/mobile question would look like this:

Email address

Type out your email related statement on the first line followed by (email). This can be useful to collect the participants information on an application.  The email field will be validated.

Executing a email question would look like this:

Tel

Type out your tel related statement on the first line followed by (tel). This can be useful to collect a pin number since it brings up a key pad and can be used to force typing just numbers.

Executing a tel question would look like this on a mobile.  On a laptop it is an alpha numerical input like the telephone keyboard:

Location

Type out your location related statement on the first line followed by (location). This needs to have a google map link pasted into the field.  This can be useful to collect the location of a participant.

Executing a location question would look like this.  The participant will need to fetch a google map link and paste it in the space.  If the link is correct, it will be used, other wise null.  If the link is long it will be made shorter using the bitly service.

Results

When the participant takes the survey and you have marked it to be shared, they will receive the results in text as follows:

As the owner of the survey I will be able to export a CSV file of all of the results which I can use in any other program to present and analyze my data.  The file will be sent to your email in ZIP format.

You can view the results in the app by selecting [Show summarized results]. You will get an analysis of the results in text format.

Conclution

The questionnaire service is a very flexible and powerful tool.  You will be able to create different kinds of data gathering instruments.  The multimedia presentation at the beginning of the survey is a very important method to prime your target with information that draws out their opinion.  Many times a small video can speak quite a bit about what you want to draw attention to.  With that you are more likely to get meaningful data.

Now that you know how to build a questionnaire, open up a starter account, create a questionnaire and share it.  See how powerful it is and what it can do for your organization.