Survey Widgets

Widgets are different formats of content that you can include in your survey. Widgets are a way of displaying data, for example, in graphs or tables, based on the respondent's answer. 

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If you include variables in the data fields of a widget, it will display customized data from the responses. You could choose to show an answer given to a question, the score from a question or question block, or many other variables. 

Start by Logging in and add all of your questions. In this guide we'll discuss the following;

  1. Add widgets
  2. Gauge widget
  3. Bar widget
  4. Thermometer widget

1 Add widgets

Go to the Extra options tab and scroll down to the Question logic group of options and click Widgets.

Add widgets

Click + Add widget and start adjusting your widget.

Add widget to survey

gauge widget settings

  1. The name of the widget is for your ease, it's only visible to you.
  2. Set up a widget text here. Use the rich text editor icons to change the text to bold, italics, or your company's colors and lots more... you can even include a video!

gauge widget settings

  1. Show this widget... - choose when you want your widget to appear.
  2. Widget options - Enter a value of the highest and the lowest value of the bar.
  3. Data items - Click Variables to access the drop-down menu of the variable which you want the widget to be based on. There's a whole range of options - it could be the answer to a formula, question block score, custom score, or very simply an answer to a particular question! Just make sure the variable is a numerical value otherwise the gauge chart will not work. You can also name your progress bar, this label will show on the top of the bar.
  4. Design options - chose the colors for your gauge widget. Change the shading so that a higher score will have a different or brighter shade than the lower score.

tipTip: You can adjust the Bar and Thermometer widget to configure a gradient color.

enable gradient color for fill

There are three types of widgets:

2 Gauge widget

Add a gauge widget to your survey to represent average or actual scores or percentage results for question blocks or formulas. Respondents can see at a glance if they've scored towards the top-end or bottom-end of the scale.

gauge widget example

3 Bar widget

Add a Bar Chart widget to your survey to show respondent's results or another data set at a glance.

bar widget example

4 Thermometer widget

Add a Thermometer widget to your survey to show respondent's results in percentages or actual scores. Respondents will see whether they scored towards the top of the thermometer or bottom.

thermometer widget example

Don't forget to click Save changes, and you're done!

Why not consider using some of our other features to further enhance their survey experience?

Click on the link to go to the detailed guides:

  • Question logic – use rules in your survey so that respondents are only shown questions that are relevant to them. Question logic allows you to specify which question to go to or go to the end of the questionnaire, based on the answer to a preceding question, quiz score, or contact data. Alternatively, you can decide to show or hide certain questions based on the criteria you set.
  • Question grouping - You might want to show more than one question on the screen to make your questionnaire seem shorter. Use this feature for questions that are all on a related topic. If you really want a short survey, check out the making of a one-page survey guide.
  • Question hint – a handy feature if you’re making a quiz and want to offer a little help to those in need!
  • Fill in default responses – use this feature if you want to send respondents a survey with some prefilled answers. Although the answers that you prefill will be shown to respondents as if the question has been answered, they are still able to edit the answer.
  • Intro fields and form fields are similar – make sure you’re using the most appropriate option by reading this guide which explains the difference between intro fields and form fields.
  • Think about adding media to your survey to liven it up! You can add images or videos – read all the details in the add media guide.
  • Having a friendly user interface that is enjoyable for respondents to use is really important to keep them moving through the survey. Make all the design changes you need in the Design tab of the survey editor. You can add your logo and use your company colors throughout the survey.
  • Labels and messages – did you know you can customize the messages that get shown to respondents, as well as the text of the labels? Make sure you’ve finished creating your questionnaire, then see if any labels or messages could do with improvements.
Vincent is the author of this solution article.

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