This tutorial will show you how to use filter settings, validation, required questions, and use cross tabulations in your Class Climate survey.

  1. After logging into Class ClimateNew Window select Questionnaires (at the top of the page).

    Class Climate Menu with Questionnaires link circled.
  2. Find the questionnaire you would like to edit and select edit.


    Questionnaire Window with select action drop-down list circled.
  3. Select Form properties on the left side (it will expand). Then select the second form properties.

    Editor Control Menu with Form Properties circled.          Editor Control with Filter settings, Validation, Required questions, Cross tabulation circled

This is how your screen will appear:

Form Properties window.

Below is an explanation of the options that can be found:

Filter Settings
This is where you define whether certain answers will cause other questions to be suppressed. In an online survey suppressed questions will not appear or will be inactive. For paper surveys filter settings apply after processing, i.e. retrospectively.

Validation
By defining validations you can test entries to open questions and matrix fields in online surveys with value ranges and regular expressions before a survey participant can send the questionnaire.

Required Questions
Questions for which an answer is compulsory can be configured as required questions.
When submitting a questionnaire in an online survey the system checks if all required questions have been answered. If this is not the case, the survey cannot be submitted unless answers to the required questions have been given.

Cross Tabulations
In order to use cross tabulations this function must be activated by the administrator.
Select from both lists the variables you would like to use. You can use scaled questions as well as single choice questions with as many as eleven choices. The upper question is displayed in the X axis while the lower question is found in the Y axis of the matrix.

 

Filter Settings (skip questions)

This is where you define whether certain answers will cause other questions to be suppressed. In an online survey suppressed questions will not appear or will be inactive. For paper surveys filter settings apply after processing, i.e. retrospectively.

  1. In order to create a filter setting, select from the list a single choice question and click on [Add].

    Filter settings Menu with Add under options circled.


  2. Now select a response value for which the filter setting should be applied. In the lower area you will see a list of all the questions following the filter question.


    Filter settings Menu with Value and Field value options circled.

  3. You can now highlight all of the questions that should not be displayed or should not be analyzed. When you are finished, click on [Save]. Repeat this procedure for each additional filter setting.

    Filter settings Menu with Select items to be skipped selected and Save button circled

 

Validation

By defining validations you can test entries to open questions and matrix fields in online surveys with value ranges and regular expressions before a survey participant can send the questionnaire.

  1. To create validations select a matrix field or an open question from the list and click on [Add].

    Validation Menu with Add circled.

  2. Now select which values can be accepted:
  • Numbers only – Here you can delimit the value range by storing a minimum and maximum value.
  • Letters only – i.e. no blanks
  • Letters or numbers only.
  • Date
  • Pattern (simplified syntax) – By default, the following templates are available:
    • three-digit number,
    • word(underscore)number,
    • serial number.

Validation Menu with Which values should be accepted dropdown list circled and Apply button indicated.

Required Questions

Questions for which an answer is compulsory can be configured as required questions.
When submitting a questionnaire in an online survey the system checks if all required questions have been answered. If this is not the case, the survey cannot be submitted unless answers to the required questions have been given.

  1. Define the required questions by selecting one or multiple questions and clicking on [Save]. The selected questions will be displayed with a blue background.

Required Questions Menu with multiple questions selected and Save button circled.

Cross Tabulations

In order to use cross tabulations this function must be activated by the administrator.
Select from both lists the variables you would like to use. You can use scaled questions as well as single choice questions with as many as eleven choices. The upper question is displayed in the X axis while the lower question is found in the Y axis of the matrix.

  1. Select from both lists the variables you would like to use. You can use scaled questions as well as single choice questions with as many as eleven choices.
  • The upper question is displayed in the X axis while the lower question is found in the Y axis of the matrix.
  • The number of cross tabulations possible is unlimited. In the PDF report two cross tabulations per page will be displayed.


    Cross tabulations Menu showing different Matrix.