Quick Guide: Create your first survey

A survey is a great way to collect data from a group of respondents in order to obtain knowledge on different topics of interest. Here’s a guide to quickly create your first great-looking survey.

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Creating a survey on Survey Anyplace is as simple as 1-2-3...6:

  1. Create a new survey
  2. Write the Intro screen
  3. Add survey questions
  4. Build the final screen
  5. Edit the design
  6. Share your survey

Tip: Don't forget to make your survey an immersive experience for respondents - avoid jargon, keep questions short and to the point, and don't make it too long (best to stay under 10 questions).

Log in in order to follow the steps in the tool.

1 Create a new survey

In the Home tab, click Create questionnaire.

Survey - create questionnaire

Click Start from scratch so you can add just the right type of questions to your survey.

quick start survey - start from scratch

The title and link of your questionnaire are automatically filled in. You can leave these as they are or change it to a title and link that are more meaningful to your project.

Tip: Make sure your link is short if your respondents will have to type it themselves (e.g.: for mobile use).

Type your own questionnaire title and questionnaire link in the boxes.

Quick guide Survey title and link

2 Write the Intro screen

You can use the text that is already written, or write your own sentence to explain why your respondents should complete the quiz. If you want to hide the Intro screen altogether, toggle the button next to Show intro.

Survey - show intro screen

If you want to make a more elaborate Intro screen, read our full Intro screen guide. 

You could use your Intro screen to ask some questions, for example, demographic data. Read about adding Intro fields. We suggest leaving this for now, first build your quiz and come back later if there's information you want to ask your respondents at the beginning.

3 Add survey questions

OK, now it's time to get down to adding your survey questions.

Click ? Questions to insert your first question:

quick start survey add question

You'll be shown a range of question types to choose from. Choose your desired question type and click +.

Question types

Tip: Make sure to vary your question types so respondents do not get bored.

We'll go through a few question types below, but for a detailed description of all question types and when to use them, check out the overview of all question types.

3.1 Text Choice

Quick guide survey text choice

This question can be single-select or multiple choice where respondents can select more than one answer. Read more info about a text choice question.

3.2 Open Ended

open-ended question example

Enter a question and invite respondents to type their answers. Read more about an open question here.

3.3 Image Choice

image choice question example

Ask your respondent to select an image, instead of only text. Learn more about an image choice question.

There are loads more question types you can choose - star rating, image upload, continuous sum... check them out in the question types overview.

4 Build the final screen

You can leave the final screen as it is, or check out the final screen help guide to learn about all the changes you can make, like directing respondents to your website when they have clicked the final button. 

Quick start survey - final screen

Congrats! You've made your survey from start to finish. Don't forget to click Save changes at the top of the screen before previewing or moving to other tabs.

5 Edit the design

Now it's time to edit the design of your survey. Head over to the Design tab.

quick start survey Design tab

If you're short on time, Survey Anyplace has plenty of fresh and professional-looking templates that you can select and you'll be good to go! Click on the one you like best or suits your company image.

quick start survey Design templates

You'll have greater credibility if you display your logo, so take the time to add it here. Scroll down to Logo and upload your own.

Quick start Survey - add logo

Your logo colors will be automatically detected if you want, or you can choose later to detect colors.

There are loads more design options, read the Edit Design Settings guide to learn much more!

6 Share your survey

Whew! Almost there... you've made your survey, it looks great, but how will others access it? Let's learn how to share it!

Click the Share tab.

quick start survey share tab

Click on the Questionnaire links. Here you can copy the link or the short link and take your survey! Alternatively right-click on the QR code to download it and access the survey from there.

quick start survey share links

You can find other ways to share your survey.

Once you've taken your survey, you can view the results.

Way to go! You're done with setting up your survey!

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