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SoGoSurvey is all about surveys. This section provides a detailed description of the various survey creation techniques that can used to create surveys.

Create Survey from Scratch

Creating surveys from scratch means that you add questions manually, one at a time. In this case, it is ideal to have a blueprint of the survey plan to use as a guide while designing your questionnaire. Advanced planning will help to maintain focus, drive structure, and save time.
You can create surveys via the Home tab or the Design tab.

Start From Home

Home is the first tab that you will see when you log in to your SoGoSurvey account. You can get started with creating your survey by clicking on the Create Survey icon, as highlighted in the screenshot below:

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After Home, Design is the next tab across the top of your SoGoSurvey account. This tab is dedicated to the survey creation process and related tasks, which you will see in the sections to follow. Navigate to the Design tab to get started with the survey creation process, and follow the steps listed below:

  1. Under the Design tab, click on Create New.Start from Design_2
  2. Select ‘Start with a Blank Survey’:Start from Design_3
  3. Add a relevant survey title and select the languages. Opt for ‘Select Additional Languages (Optional)’ if you want to create a multilingual survey.Start from Design_4
  4. You will be redirected to the Build section, where you can start dragging and dropping questions to create a survey.

By default, the survey will be placed in the Main folder of your account. You can, at any time, move your surveys to different folders to make them more organized.

Copy an Existing Survey

An excellent, time-saving method is creating a survey by copying one that already exists. Copying surveys is especially recommended when you want an exact replica of a survey which already exists in your SoGoSurvey account, or when you need to create one or updated versions of an existing survey. If you are launching the same survey year after year, with minor tweaks, copy and update rather than building from scratch.

The following steps will show you how to create a copy of survey already present in your SoGoSurvey account:

  1. Select ‘Create Survey’ from the Home tab or Design tab.
  2. Select ‘Copy an Existing Survey’.Copy existing Survey_1
  3. Select a survey which you would like to copy and click on Continue.Copy existing Survey_2
  4. Provide a title for the new survey and select the languages, then click Start Survey.Copy existing Survey_3
  5. You will be redirected to the Build section, where you can review and update your survey as needed. Note that almost all features from the original survey will be retained in the copied survey, except ‘Rules and Alerts,’ and ‘Survey Expiry Rules’.

By default, the survey will be placed in the Main folder of your account. You can, at any time, move your surveys to different folders to make them more organized.

Copy from Survey Bank

On subscribing to SoGoSurvey, you will notice that your account has been furnished with a rich set of professionally designed surveys on commonly covered topics. These surveys can be divided into the following categories:

  • Customer Surveys
  • Event Surveys
  • Healthcare Surveys
  • Higher Ed Surveys
  • HR Surveys
  • K-12 Surveys

You can use surveys from these categories as they are, or modify them as needed. This method is most helpful when you know your topic but are struggling with what questions need to be added. Of course, it’s especially helpful when you are on a tight deadline.

The following steps will guide you through the process of creating a survey from the Survey Bank:

  1. Select ‘Create Survey’ from the Home tab or Design tab.
  2. Select ‘Choose from Survey Bank’.Copy from Survey Bank_1
  3. On the left, you will see folders of content, organized by topic. Select a folder to view survey templates based on the topic, then select the survey that best fits your requirements. Click Continue.Copy from Survey Bank_1
  4. Provide a title for the new survey and select the languages, then click Start Survey.
  5. You will be redirected to the Build section, where you can review and update your survey as needed.

How to Create your 1st Online Survey using SoGoSurvey