Preparing Custom Content for Your Surveys

What You’ll Learn

The resources below will give you information about how to improve your custom survey content and add it to your surveys.

NOTE:  This article only applies if you have access to Panorama's survey create tools. If you seem an 'Admin' button on the top right-hand corner of your screen, then this article is for you. If you don't have access to the survey creation tools, please reach out to your Panorama project manager to discuss your custom content!

Why Custom Content Matters

We encourage our school and district partners to use our survey instruments, including the Panorama Student Survey, the Panorama Teacher Survey and the Family-School Relationships Survey. We know that it can also be valuable to use an instrument that you have developed previously or add a few custom questions to your surveys.

Please note that translations of any custom content will not be automatically available. Please see resource here for instructions on how to add translations.

How to add custom questions to your Panorama survey

You are able to add custom questions to a survey that uses Panorama's survey instruments. To create a survey with custom questions added:

  1. Click "create new content" 

  2. Choose the from the Panorama survey instruments available to you. 
  3. Add the topics from the left sidebar that you want to measure.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of your survey. To add your custom questions, select "Add Custom Questions". When adding custom questions, you are able to draft the text of your question, select the "topic" you would like that question to fall under, and choose the answer format.  
  5. Add as many custom questions as needed. Before you finalize your survey, you can preview your survey at any time by clicking "View Sample Survey" at the top of the page. 
  6. To finish, click "Continue survey setup" in the purple bar at the top of the page.

How to create an entirely custom survey using Panorama Admin Tools

You are able to create surveys with all custom questions instead of using one of Panorama's instruments. To create a custom survey:

  1. Click "create new content" 

  2. Click "Create Custom Survey"

  3. Fill in the required fields and click "Create Instrument"

  4. Follow steps 4 through 6 from the section above

Interested in emphasizing some of the text within your custom questions? You can use basic HTML to add formatting to highlight specific text. You can use the tags below to add formatting.

  • <b>Use this tag to make the text inside bold</b>
  • <i>Use this tag to make the text inside italics</i>

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