Baseline: Editing Projects - Editing a Survey

The campus-wide tool for creating surveys is called Baseline. Users are grouped by department, and each survey is called a project. Collaborators are given access to a particular survey project within a department. Follow the instructions below to edit an already-created survey project.

To access the survey screen in a project

1. Navigate to Baseline and log in with your HWS credentials

2. On the welcome page, click Baseline

3. On the upper menu, click Projects

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4. On the Projects page, look for the project by viewing the Active or Scheduled projects

5. Click on the project title

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6. To the right of the survey information, click Edit

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Navigating the edit screen

The edit screen will be your home base for adding, editing, and rearranging questions in your survey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding different types of questions

There are various question types available to add to your Baseline survey, each with their own functionalities and report types. There is no Likert scale option in Baseline. If you want to use a Likert scale in your question, please use the Matrix question type.
 
To add a question, when you have accessed the edit screen, on the upper left, click the New button and choose one of the following options:
 
  • Multiple Choice questions
    • Single Select or Dropdown questions will present the respondents with a question and all possible answers to that question, to which they will be allowed to choose one. In both cases, you will enter the question text in the first textbox and then all possible answers in the second textbox, one per line. Your report will show what percentage of respondents chose each answer
    • Multiple Select questions will present the respondents with a question and all possible answers to that question, to which they will be allowed to choose as many as they like. You will enter the question text in the first textbox and then all possible answers in the second textbox, one per line. You will be able to limit your respondents to a certain number of answers. Your report will show what percentage of respondents chose each answer
    • Ranking questions will present the respondents with a number of choices and ask them to rank the choices by using dropdown menus. You will enter the question text in the first textbox and then all the items to be ranked in the second textbox, one per line. Your report will treat each item to be ranked as a separate question and show what percentage of respondents chose a certain ranking for that item
  • Text Entry questions
    • Textbox and Multiple Textbox questions will present the respondents with a question or questions and allow them to type a long-form answer to that question. You will enter the question text in the textbox and specify the parameters of the response, such as text type and length. Your report will show the percentage of people who responded to the question; click the [+] next to Responses to see the text answers
    • Sum questions will present the respondents with a question and a list of items to which they must assign a numerical value. You will enter the question text in the first textbox and then all the items to be enumerated in the second textbox, one per line. Your report will show the percentage of people who entered a value for each item; click the [+] next to Responses to see the numbers entered
  • Matrix questions
    • Matrix questions will present the respondents with several questions that all use the same set of responses. Respondents will be able to choose one answer per question. You will enter the introductory text in the first textbox; the set of questions in the second textbox, one per line; and all possible answers in the third textbox, one per line. Your report will treat each question in the matrix separately and show what percentage of respondents chose a certain answer for that question
    • Dual Matrix questions will present the respondents with several questions that all use the same two sets of responses - for example, importance and satisfaction. Respondents will be able to choose one answer per set of answers per question. You will enter the introductory text in the first textbox; the set of questions in the second textbox, one per line; and all possible answers in the third and fouth textboxes, one per line. Your report will treat each question and answer set in the matrix separately and show what percentage of respondents chose a certain answer for that question
  • Other questions
    • Instructions will insert explanatory text into the survey; respondents will not be able to answer it. You will enter the text into the textbox. Instructions questions do not show up in the report
  • Complete Question
    • Question Bank will allow you to access publicly shared questions from other Baseline surveys
    • My Projects will allow you to access questions from other surveys you or others in your department have created
 

Editing an already created question

After adding a question, you may edit it on the edit screen by mousing over the part of the question you wish to edit and clicking the green pencil icon that appears to the left. To convert the question to a different question type, to the right in the heading, click the shapes icon. Question order may be rearranged by dragging and dropping the question to the appropriate place in the survey, or by changing the numbers in the Sequence In Page dropdown.
 
 
Need additional help? Contact HWS IT Services.