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scoring, GETTING GRANULAR WITH responses & including graphs

For this tutorial we're going to set up a short quiz, 'So you want to be a Rocket Scientist' with three questions in each of two sections. When submitted the feedback report will:

Try out the quiz yourself

You can use the questions, scores and advice given in our quiz, or make up your own. If you want to use the exact copy, you can go through this tutorial using our the 'Rocket Scientist' quiz which you'll find it in your account in the Forms on the Fly samples area (go to Forms > Overview) where you can Save it, and then Edit it (from Forms > Library).

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Step 1 – create a form with two sections

Click the Create button (if you need help with setting up a Form, review the My First Form tutorial). In this example, we will want two Sections, so overwrite Section 1 with your Section name, hit Return and add the title for your second Section.

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When you click Create Form you will be dropped into the Form Editor with the Sections set up for you as you see below.

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To add the introduction, click on the Edit icon next to your first Section (General) on the left to open the Section diaolog box. Add your introductory copy and click Edit Section to save it.

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Step 2 – setting up six questions (three in each section)

All our questions for this form are multiple choice. Click Options in the menu, leave the default 'radio button' option selected, and type in the copy for your question and your multiple choice answers (you may have as many choices as you like, this time just three). After you've typed the first choice, hit Return and add the next on a new line and so on... Then click Process Options.
(Note: After you've 'processed' the options, a box to 'add an option' will appear so, should you want to, you can return at any time and add more options.)

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Add your Advice for each of the choices, as you learnt to do in Step 4 of the My First Form tutorial. As a reminder, here is what the completed Advice for your first question might look like.

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In this case, as we will be delivering Advice for all the questions in our form. Note that we have added a line break using the html code <br> at the end of each piece of Advice so that they appear on individual lines rather than as one paragraph.

Step 3 – add scores

Now select the Scoring tab to add the scores. In this example, we'll set the right answer to be a score of '3' and all the wrong answers score '0'.

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Set up the two remaining questions for the Section titled 'General' repeating steps 2-3, then click on the Section title 'Maths' on the left, and add the three questions to that Section.

Step 4 – using Scoring Ranges to further configure feedback delivered to respondents

Now you have two Sections in your Form with a total of six questions.
We are going to build a report that delivers a comment dependent on the total score. In the Form Editor, select Scoring in the menu.

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This will open a dialog box showing the possible range of scores in each Section as well as the possible range of scores Overall.

For this example, select 'Overall' which will take you to the Scoring tab where you'll be asked if you want to add a new range. Click Add new range to access the Details tab where you can input the copy to be delivered if the respondent's overall score is within a particular range. In this example, we've set up a low score range of between 0-6 (ie a maximum of 2 questions answered correctly as we used '3' to score correct answers).

Type in your comment – which is referred to as a Verdict Heading (to differentiate it from 'Advice' used for the responses related to choices in an individual questions). You must include a 'Verdict Heading' and you can, optionally, add a great deal more copy using the Verdict box, including, perhaps, links to pages on the web.

When you're done, click Save Range which will drop you back to 'Scoring' where you can continue to add more ranges as required.

Below are the Scoring Ranges we set up for this example (if you wish to see all the copy used, open the sample form in the Editor from your account as described above).

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When you have added all the Ranges, click Update Scoring to save them.

Step 5 – remembering to Save

At this point, having set up a number of Scoring Ranges and been dropped back into the Form Editor, let's make sure we don't forget to Save our work! Unless you want to take a break and decide to Close the editor, you can continue.

Step 6 – setting up a graph

Clearly, a graph isn't vital for this particular questionnaire – but let's add one so you see how easy it is! Click on the Graphing icon in the Form Editor and select Add new graph which will take you to the screen below.

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From here we are going to use a bar graph and produce a graph related to the totals in each Section. Having made your selection, select Save Graph and then, unless you wish to add more graphs, click Update Graphing to drop you back in the Form Editor.

Nearly there! Just a report to define and we're done.

Step 7 – configuring the feedback report to Output on submission of our form

From the Form Editor, click on the Output icon in the menu.

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As you can see, for the example to produce the type of feedback report you've seen when you tried out the quiz, we ticked the check box to Include introduction and added copy.

We don't want to show the questions or the answers our respondent gave (we've reminded them of their choices when we wrote the Advice). So we've just ticked the check boxes to Show advice and Show scores in the report.

You may wonder why we haven't ticked to 'Show verdict' ... well, if you decide to offer Verdicts dependent on the Overall scores, they will always appear in a report. (You only need to select 'Show verdict' if you are using Verdicts related to Section totals.)

We have also used drag and drop to put the graph at the top of this feedback report. When you set up graphs, by default they will appear at the bottom of your report. In Output you can move around the order in which Sections and graphs will appear in your report.

Step 8 – saving and using your new form

Not really a step at all ... That's all you need to do! Save it and your form will be available to use in your account, email to a contact or to publish from Forms > Library .