Welcome to Qsmart 2.0. Every single enhancement we've engineered into our latest version is aimed at improving survey presentation, giving you more flexibility and reducing the time and effort involved in building online surveys. There's a range of new features that will give you even more control of questionnaire style and presentation. At the end of the day it's all about improving engagement, survey response quality and volume.
Here's a few of the new, advanced features we've engineered into Qsmart 2.0:
Ultra flexible Image Placement: more control over where your images appear in the question
Choose between top, bottom or float for your images. You can float your images left centre or right of the question text. Select the option the best suits your purpose/layout style.
Qsmart Datasets: You can now import datasets into List style questions as well as Grid questions
Import commonly used list data such as age groups, months of the year, branch lists, etc into your question in a couple of clicks - a huge time saver! Formulating your own organisations specific datasets such as product or brand lists, etc. is a simple operation and they can be used time and again.
Review Survey function:
Review a recent survey and use it to help formulate your next one. Output the questions and the survey layout in survey overview format (see below) for internal reporting or sharing with colleagues.
Qslim: The HTML option
Qsmart uses Adobe Flash to deliver its unique and user-friendly presentation of your surveys. However there may be times when your audience may have limited access to Flash on their browsers (for example, some companies may disable Flash on company PC).
Now you can offer these folk a click through alternative link to access the survey in a plain HTML version. Whilst the presentation is slightly different for certain question types, we think you'll agree that it still looks great!
You can test the Qslim version of your survey at any time via the Test Survey submenu. Selecting the "Offer HTML Version" means there will be a link to the Qslim version at the top of the page presenting the Flash Qsmart survey. If a user has Flash disabled/not installed, all they will se will be this link. If you feel that most of your audience would use this option, you can choose to only promote the Qslim URL link.
Naturally, all response data via Qslim flows through to the overall survey response database.
Embed your survey in a pre-defined area of your website. This is clever stuff; produce your survey, export the code using the Qsmart Embed Wizard and display it anywhere on your website. Qsmart embed can be sized to fit any specified area of your web page.
Online analysis is now displayed in full screen height, making the most of your monitor size. Plus there are new data graph displays for RANK, SCALE and GRID style questions. Multiple filtering and filtering step back commands means you can drill down further on your data summaries.
Test survey: 3 new options
Now you can test ('preview') your survey during the build process and view it as a Qsmart standard survey, Qsmart embedded survey (website based survey) or in Qslim (HTML version).
Plus, when you are in editing questions, you can select 'test survey from this question' which starts the test at the question of your choice - a great time saver for those larger, more complex surveys.
More survey resumption options:
Do you want your respondents who quit and resume your survey returning to the question they left on? Allow one completion per respondent or many? Decide which survey resumption and completion conditions best suits your purposes and set Qsmart accordingly. Here's some of of the available options:
No resume: When the respondent first visits your survey, Qsmart will attempt to save a 'cookie' to their PC. Should they exit the page before completing the survey, upon returning to the same page Qsmart will check for that cookie. If Qsmart finds the cookie (i.e. they have been to this survey before), Qsmart will resume the survey where they last left it. Once they have completed the survey Qsmart will remove that cookie - this means that they are able to return and start the survey over again. To disallow this, select the 'One complete only' option. Note: this relies on the user allowing cookies.
One complete only (cookies) - When the respondent first visits your survey, Qsmart will attempt to save a 'cookie' to their PC. Should they exit the page before completing the survey, upon returning to the same page Qsmart will check for that cookie. If Qsmart finds the cookie (i.e. they have been to this survey before), Qsmart will resume the survey where they last left it. Should they have completed the survey and they return, they will be told they have already completed the survey. Note: this relies on the user allowing cookies.
Invited with Code - Qsmart builds a base of responses in anticipation of individuals participating. respondents can be sent to this survey via either A: a specific link or B: by being told a 'password' (which is in essence an encrypted 'response number'). If they click the link (A), we match the information in the link with the pre-built response and they are presented with whatever Q they were last at.
If we sense they have got to the survey without a special link (B), we ask for the 'password'. If the 'password' matches our data, they are presented with whatever Q they were at – be it the start or a resume. If they enter an incorrect 'password', they cannot proceed.