Likert Scale & Essay Survey Questions on same Slide

May 20, 2015

Hello community!

I'm trying to create a slide that has five Likert scale questions AND an essay survey question - all on the same slide. Most other discussion topics related to "multiple questions on the same slide" are in regards to graded quiz questions, and I'm not sure how/if they apply to this issue I'm facing.

Here's an example of what I'm trying to do... (but it needs to be functional, of course!)

Many thanks for your help!

9 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Steve,

We only have the set up for one question type per slide, but the Likert scale will include more than one row/column per set up - and since essay questions aren't graded - have you looked at just adding a text entry? If you need to capture the learners response and report it to your LMS you may want to use the method here. 

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Valentina - I'm not sure how Steve was able to set up the two question types on one slide as his original question indicated. I do know that he is still active in the forums, but not sure if he's still subscribed here. You are welcome to reach out directly via the 'Contact Me' option on the user profile if needed. Otherwise, hopefully someone in the community will be able to assist with your design request.

Steve Stark

Hi Valentina—I'll be happy to impart my knowledge with you, as well as anyone else who stumbles on this thread.

It's been a while since I set this up and have only done it a couple of more times since. But I've done my best to summarize all the steps below.

  1. Insert your Likert survey slide.
  2. On the Likert survey slide, insert Text Data Entry fields for the short answer questions. (Example: "What was your favorite part of this training?")
  3. For the text entry fields, change the variable names to match the questions being asked, and put the number 1 at the end. (Example: "Favorite_Part_1")
    Text Fields
  4. Insert a new essay survey slide. From the Insert Slides window, this is Quizzing > Survey > Essay.
  5. On the essay survey slide, change the essay's variable name to match the question being asked, and put the number 2 at the end. (Example: "Favorite_Part_2")
    Essay Slide
  6. On the essay survey slide, add a slide trigger to have the essay variable equal the text entry variable from the Likert survey slide when the timeline starts.Variable Example
  7. On that same slide, add another slide trigger to have the essay be submitted when the timeline starts.
    Variable Example 2
  8. Ensure your triggers are in the correct order—the essay variable equaling the text variable should be at the top of the list, which means it comes first.
  9. Add another essay slide and repeat the process for every text entry question asked on the Likert survey slide.
  10. Format your Likert survey slide as desired.
  11. You may want to consider "concealing" your essay slides so they aren't seen by the user, even if the module goes a little slow when recording their answers. I covered mine up with a screen saying "Please wait. Recording Answers."Please Wait Recording Answers GIF

...And that should work! The result is a seamless survey that looks like one slide on the user's end! I hope this helps!

Likert Survey with Essays Final


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