Quick Guide: Create your first survey
Here’s a guide to quickly create your first great-looking survey.
Creating a survey on Survey Anyplace is as simple as 1-2-3...6:
- Create a new survey
- Write the Intro screen
- Add survey questions
- Build the final screen
- Edit the design
- 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.
Click Start from scratch so you can add just the right type of questions to your survey.
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.
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.
If you want to make a more elaborate Intro screen, read our full guide here.
You could use your Intro screen to ask some questions, for example demographic data. Read about adding Intro fields here. 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 Add question to insert your first question:
You'll be shown a range of question types to choose from. Choose your desired question type and click Add question.
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 this guide.
3.1 Text Choice
This question can be single-select or multiple choice where respondents can select more than one answer. More info on this question type here.
3.2 Open Ended
Enter a question and invite respondents to type their answer. Read more about this question type here.
3.3 Image Choice
Ask your respondent to select an image, instead of only text. Learn more how to do this here.
There are loads more question types you can choose - star rating, image upload, continuous sum... check them out here.
4 Build the final screen
You can leave the final screen as it is, or check out this guide to learn about all the changes you can make, like directing respondents to your website when they have clicked the final button.
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.
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! Use the arrows to view the designs, then click on the one you like best or suits your company image.
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.
Your logo colors will be automatically detected if you want, or you can choose later to detect colors.
There's loads more design options, read this 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.
Scroll down to Share questionnaire link. 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.
You can find other ways to share your survey here.
Once you've taken your survey, you can view the results... read all about that over here.
Way to go! You're done with setting up your survey!