What types of engagement activities can you add to your project? 

Quantitative Questions

Select one option (buttons) - The participant can click once to respond by selecting one of several items. These can be images, words or a combination of both.

Select One Option (dropdown) - Similar to above, this format works well when you have a longer list of items to select from (we recommend this for any list greater than 8 items).

Select multiple options
- This format is similar to single-answer, but allows the participant to choose multiple answers, or a number of answers you specify. (i.e. "choose your top three...").
Dropdown format is available, but not encouraged as this will lean on native browser formats that may not be clear to all participants. 

In the example above, all of the participants are highlighted in blue after responding.

Correct Answer - This is a single-answer question with a pre-defined correct answer that will be highlighted once the particpant responds

Rank Options - Participants are asked to rank-order their top priorities or values. Very useful when comparing among tradeoffs or dealing with scarcity of potential outcomes.


Matrix - A set of questions with the same answers, often a scale. This format is great for comparing related items. Results are displayed inline to provide a quick way to compare sentiment on each item.

Slider - pick between two options (e.g. "Important" to "Not Important") 

All quantitative questions can include a comment box & show results immediately after participation


Qualitative Questions (Open Ended)

Comment - open-ended

One-line comment - short answer


Comment participation can be public or private. If public, participants can engage with each other and staff can reply to comments as an agency administrator.


Particpant Information Questions

Location question types (3)

  1. Location (Address) - the participant can drag a circle to their location on the map or type an address
  2. Location (Nearest Cross Streets) - the participant can type in 2 streets to find the nearest cross street or drag a circle to their location on the map
  3. Zip Code - the participant can enter their zip code or drag the circle to their on the map

Contact Information - prompts the participant to enter their email, zip code, phone number, and/or address (admin specifies fields, and whether they are required to procee

 Geospatial Questions

Interactive Map Repsonse - Drop pins and lines on a map and add comments to the map

Select Shape on Map  - select shapes you draw or add on a google map

Select Shape on Image  - select shapes you create on an image


Demographic Questions

Demographic categories have default answer options for consistency, and are connected to U.S. Census Data (if enabled.) 


Other (special use questions)

Confirmation Message - used to confirm the end of a poll series or SMS survey

 Skip-Logic Rule - enables participants to skip over question(s) that don't pertain to them based on the answer they provide for a specific question.


Need some inspiration? Click Add Question & check out the Examples Library!

The examples library shows you existing questions across multiple agencies. Try it out!

Related articles:
How to add a question
Adding images to questions and response options
Creating an open-ended question
Location question types

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