|You must install and integrate IBM Forms Experience Builder 8.5 with IBM Connections to use the Surveys and Featured Survey widgets.
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Getting started with the Surveys widget
NOTE: The following information is only valid for Forms Experience Builder 8.5.
The Surveys widget lists surveys that exist in a community with their detailed information. In the widget, you can see a summarized view of surveys that are active or closed and whether you completed a survey. Using this listing, you can participate in the survey or to view shared survey results. A maximum of up to five surveys are shown, use the View All link to see all community surveys and gain access complete with more survey information and control options. Owners of the community can create a survey or edit inactive surveys.
Getting started with the Featured Survey widget
The Featured Survey widget displays a selected survey within a community page one question at a time. Community owners can select an active or closed survey to be displayed.
From this widget, community members can complete a survey or view results, if the survey is configured to show the results.
When the widget was added to a community page or selected survey was cleared, owners of the community can create single question polls for your community. Or, you can create a multi-question survey that shows community members one question at a time.
Participate in surveys
Click the title of an active survey to view and participate in the survey. Active surveys can also be found on your community overview page. In the survey list, you can view the survey status, find out when surveys are ending, and see which surveys are ended. All surveys are created for community members by community members, so take this opportunity to share your input and opinions.
When you are a survey editor in your community, you can see a Create Survey button in the survey list. Click the button and complete the Create Survey form. After you save the basic form, you can start adding questions. Click Save to save your survey as a draft that you or other survey owners can work on at another time. When your survey is complete, click Start to make the survey available for community participation.
Analyze survey results
If survey results are available, you can see a View Results link when you click More to expand the information for a survey. For some surveys, you can see results as soon as you complete the survey. In other cases, results are not available until the survey ends, and the results might only viewable by survey owners. Access to results is set up by the survey editor. Survey owners have more options for detailed results analysis.
You can see the survey results that are expressed in charts, or as individual entries. Those individual entries have more details and can be exported.
Add a question
Start building a survey by clicking Add Question. Pick the type of question you want to use to collect information from community users and enter the question details. To add another question, repeat the process. The questions display in the survey in the same order as they were created. You can choose to add a question or other items to a survey. You can also include textual or graphical information within the survey.
Start the survey
When the survey is ready to go live, you can post it to the community by clicking Start. Clicking Start saves all edits that are made to the survey, and then makes the survey active within the community. Community users can see and complete active surveys. Any responses that are collected while the surveys are active are automatically saved. If you want, you can stop an active survey to change it and then restart it.
You can also preview a survey before you deploy it to make sure that it looks the way you want it to.
You can change or apply customization options to a question by clicking anywhere on the question. A set of quick options displays around the selected item. You can then edit the question label, move the question, copy the question, or apply rules to the question. There are default settings that make starting a survey easy, but if you want to have more control over survey-level properties, then click More Actions. A menu displays, giving you options to edit the survey title, define how the survey runs within the community, and specify how surveys results are accessed. Changes to survey-level properties take effect when you click Save.
See and interact with survey events
Starting a survey generates an event message that is aggregated and published within activity stream listings, such as home page Views and Community Updates. This event message informs you when a survey becomes active in a community. You can complete the survey within an activity stream listing.
There is also an event for when survey results are made available. With it, you can view summary results that are displayed graphically in charts.