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About Participant Experience Settings

Service notice: All Catalyst Web Tools–except WebQ Survey and Gradebook–will be retired. View timeline and details.

 

Participant experience settings allow you to customize what participants can do and see during and after taking the survey or quiz. For example, during a survey, you can choose to allow your participants to save responses they have entered so far, and return to the survey later to answer the rest of the questions. After a participant has completed and submitted a survey or quiz, you can show them some information, such as which questions they answered correctly.

The participant experiences settings that are available depend upon which security setting you selected and whether you are working with a survey or quiz. Many participant experience options are not available if you are using “Anyone” as your security setting or creating an anonymous research survey, because WebQ doesn’t record any information about the participant. Thus, the software cannot tell who the participant is, or if they have visited the survey before. The table below lists all of the possible participant experience settings, and indicates which ones are available for anonymous (meaning surveys or quizzes that use “Anyone” security, or an anonymous research survey) surveys and quizzes and those that use all other types of security.

Anonymous survey
Survey
Anonymous Quiz
Quiz
During the survey
Time limit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Allow backtracking
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Save and finish for later
Yes
Yes
Review responses
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Customize “Thank You” page
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
After the survey
Take survey more than once
*
Yes
*
Yes
Change responses later
Yes
Yes
View questions & responses
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
View scored quiz
Yes
Yes
View feedback
Yes
Yes
View correct answer
Yes
Yes
View total score
Yes
Yes
View statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Set dates for summary info
Yes
Yes

*For anonymous quizzes and surveys, participants can always take the survey or quiz multiple times. However, you won’t know that the same participant has taken the survey multiple times, as no identifying information is recorded in the results.