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Adding Validation Questions
A Validation question is a question that must be answered in a specific format.
- For example, for the Validation Question, “What is your email address?” the software checks to make sure the answer is given in the proper format for an email address.
- Validation questions are not scored. These are better for collecting qualitative and demographic information from your respondents.
First, select the “Edit” link in the menu underneath your assessment.
Then click on the “Questions” tab at the top of the page.
Create a Validation Question
To add a question to your assessment, click the “Add Question” button.
Alternatively, you can mouse over any existing questions and choose either the Add Above or Add Below links. These links will add your new question either above or below your existing question.
Select “Validated Text Entry Question” from the list of choices and click “OK.”
Enter Your Question
First, enter your question in the editor window and adjust the styling as desired.
You can also include an image, video, symbols, and/or tables with, or instead of, your text.
Choose Your Validation Type
Next, select whether you’d like to validate an email address, date, or URL entry.
Please note that only the format of the answer will be validated.
Our software cannot verify that the email address, date, or URL is accurate.
Notes on Email Validation:
Respondents must include an “@” symbol in their email address for their entry to be accepted.
Notes on Date Validation:
Validation capability varies widely depending upon which browser is used to complete the field. For example, Safari allows any free-form text to be entered at this time. Meanwhile, browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, prompt the respondent to conform to an expected date format.
Notes on URL Validation:
Respondents must enter HTTP:// or HTTPS:// at the beginning of their entered URL to be accepted as the correct format.
Enter a Field Prompt (Optional)
Next, enter an optional field prompt.
This prompt will appear in the field that your respondents will complete.
Add an Identifier
This optional field enables you to reference the answer to a question.
Question Required Setting
Scroll down to see where you can require the respondent to answer the question.
If this box is unchecked, this question is optional, and the respondent can proceed to the next question without answering it.
Question Enabled Setting
Next is the “question enabled” setting. Each question that you create will be enabled by default. You can disable individual questions in your assessment by unchecking this box.
Optional Notes Field
Finally, there’s an additional text window where you can add notes that will appear below the question.
This field is optional and exists to provide more flexibility when designing your assessment.
Save Your Question
When you click the “Save” button to store your question settings, you are returned to the “Question” tab, where you can see your list of questions.
Please review the rest of our User Guide to learn more about our software.