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October 2018

New feature: Respondent Progress (per SAC respondent)

Posted: 29th October 2018

We have introduced a second Respondent Progress chart for users tracking respondents using Survey Access Control. Where the first chart tracks the number of times a survey page has been visited (regardless of who it is and how many times the same individual might have visited that page), the new second chart will track an […]

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New feature: Pre-population validation


We have introduced a new tool in Online Surveys that will help users who are pre-populating multiple choice or selection list questions using Survey Access Control. When pre-populating these types of questions, it is important that the values uploaded to your respondent list in the x1-10 columns match the text of the related question’s answer […]

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Maintenance: Wednesday 24 October, 17:00 – 18:00 BST

Posted: 23rd October 2018

We plan to make some changes on Wednesday afternoon that will require our technical team to take Online Surveys offline for a short period during a window of 17:00 – 18:00 BST. While Online Surveys is offline, both users and survey participants will be shown our maintenance message. We always try to provide as much […]

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New feature: Delete an individual response

Posted: 11th October 2018

We have extended the ‘Exclude response’ function to enable a user with access to a survey’s Analyse tab to delete a response permanently. To do this, you will need to follow the ‘Exclude’ process by browsing to the individual record, scrolling down and clicking ‘Exclude this response.’ The response will be excluded from your results […]

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New feature: Alternative charts for analysing MCMA questions

Posted: 8th October 2018

We have introduced a new way to analyse Multiple Choice (Multiple Answers) questions. There will now be two different chart types to choose from. New default chart: “Bar chart (multi answer)” As a default, the charts displayed for your MCMA questions will display the percentage of respondents who selected each answer option. For instance, in […]

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An Update on Development

Posted: 5th October 2018

It has been exactly one year since Online Surveys – then BOS – moved here to Jisc. We’ve been extremely busy in that time, bedding-in and making sure our users continue to experience a great level of service. We’ve also managed to begin introducing new functionality in that time and we have more plans to […]

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