When you've created a survey and added your first section, you're ready to start adding and editing questions. If you'd like more help getting started with your survey, please see our guide to creating surveys.

The options for editing survey questions depend on the type of question that you have chosen, for example you would need to add different information for a dropdown question compared with a text box.

Attention

If you have already published your survey and received some response, you wont be able to edit your survey until you reset it.

Resetting your survey will delete any responses and you will lose any results that you had for that survey.

Here's a quick reminder of the what the different question types are:

Dropdown

A dropdown field. Users can click on a box to reveal the different options that they can choose. Users can only choose one option.

Radio buttons

Circular 'buttons' that users click to make their selection. Users can only chose one option.

Check boxes

Square tick boxes. Users can tick more than one box to indicate their answer. You can chose how the maximum and minimum number of boxes they're allowed to tick.

Text box

A box that allows users to type their answer.

In this article:

  • Dropdown and radio button questions

  • Check box questions

  • Text box questions

  • Editing the questions in a section

Dropdown and radio questions both require users to choose one answer from a list of options. The set up for both types of question is similar, you need to add the question title and the options from which you'd like users to choose.

To Edit a Dropdown or Radio question:

  1. In the 'Question Title' box, enter your question e.g. 'Who is your favorite comic book character?

  2. Add the possible answers to your question in the Answer fields e.g. Captain America, Thor and Squirrel Girl.

  3. If you would like to add more answers, click the + New Answer button and another answer box will be added to the bottom of the list.

  4. For dropdown questions, you can also change the prompt that will be on the dropdown box before users have selected their answer e.g. 'Please select one...'

If you'd like to rearrange the answers, click on the 3 lines icon next to the answer that you want to move and drag to its new position in the list.

To delete any answers click the Remove link at the answer that you'd like to delete.

If you would like to make the question compulsory, so that users cannot proceed unless they give an answer to the question, select Yes in the Required option in the bottom right of the question box.

Checkbox questions

When editing a Checkbox question, you also add a question title and then each possible answer in the Answer boxes.


With checkbox questions, you also have the option to specify whether users must tick a minimum or maximum number of boxes. For example, the image above shows a question where users must select at least 1 publisher, but other than that, they can pick as many as the like.

The example below shows a question where users must tick at least 1 box, but can only choose up to 3 options:

As with radio button and dropdown questions:

If you'd like to rearrange the answers, click on the 3 lines icon next to the answer that you want to move and drag to its new position in the list.

To delete any answers click the Remove link at the answer that you'd like to delete.

If you would like to make the question compulsory, so that users cannot proceed unless they give an answer to the question, select Yes in the Required option in the bottom right of the question box.

Text boxes

When setting up a text box question, all you need to enter is your question title e.g. 'Are there any other comments you'd like to share with us?'

Editing the questions in a section

You can delete or reorder the questions within a section.

To delete a question click on the cross icon in the top right corner of the question box

To reorder the questions, click on the three lines icon in the top left of the idea box and drag the question up or down as appropriate.

For more information on sections, please have a look at our guide to creating a survey.

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