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Adding Visual Elements

Visual Elements control how surveys and course evaluations appear to users, for example what type of header and footer are included and whether there are multiple pages in the survey or evaluation. Visual Elements can control the flow of the questions by grouping certain questions together that have to do with the same topic. Visual Elements can illustrate a question by including images, multimedia, and different fonts.

How to Add Visual Elements to Surveys and Course Evaluations

One Header and Footer may be included in each Survey and Course Evaluation. Surveys and course evaluations with multiple pages must use the same header and footer. Headers and footers may contain formatted text, tables, images, multimedia, links, and attachments.

  1. On the Surveys or Course Evaluations page, access the contextual menu for the appropriate survey or course evaluation.
  2. Select Design.
  3. Edit the Header and Footer.

    Image illustrating associated text

  4. Point to Create Visual Element and select:
    1. Content Area: Content areas are sections of a survey or course evaluation that can contain formatted text, tables, images, multimedia, links, and attachments. Content areas can be used to add instructions, and explain how information is used. Content areas can also be used as part of a question. For example, a table containing different designs for a school mascot could be created in a content area and a question asking which design respondents liked best would appear below.
    2. Section Break: Section breaks may be inserted anywhere within the survey or course evaluation to act as a way of dividing groups of questions or of grouping questions together. Section breaks can be used to start a new page or just appear as a visual element without a page break.
    3. Page Break: Page breaks can be inserted anywhere within the survey or course evaluation to control page length.