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Getting Started with LibGuides (Library Staff Only): 2. Distribute a Survey

A guide for library staff when creating new libguides

Distributing Your Survey

There are three ways to distribute your survey:

  1. Embed it in a box in a LibGuide
  2. Share a link to your survey
  3. Embed the survey on an external webpage (e.g., Sakai)

Embed the Survey in a LibGuide

This method will be most useful when your survey-takers will have direct contact with a guide. You can use this method to embed a quiz or a test into a guide.

To embed the survey in a LibGuide:

  1. Click "Add New Box," choose Select the Content Box Type > User Input Boxes > Survey Box.
  2. Give the box a name and click "Create Box."
  3. Click "Select Survey" - then select the survey you wish to use from the drop-down box. You can choose to display the survey within the box or in a new window.
  4. Click "Save."

Share a Link to Your Survey

This method will be most useful when your survey-takers will not have direct contact with a guide, or you want them to take a survey prior to seeing a guide (e.g., a pre-test).

To share the survey link:

  1. Click on the Surveys tab, and find your survey on the list.
  2. Click the Edit Survey icon - the wrench & screwdriver.
  3. Click Embed Code in the tabs on the right side of the screen.
  4. Copy the URL on that screen and send it to whomever you'd like.

Embed the Survey on External Webpage

This method will be most useful when survey-takers are using another web resource heavily.

For example, if you wanted to do a pre-survey prior to visiting a class for information literacy instruction, you might suggest the professor embed the survey in the LMS (e.g. Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, etc.).

To embed a survey on an external webpage:

  1. Click on the Surveys tab and find your survey on the list. Then click on the Edit Survey icon - the wrench & screwdriver.
  2. Click Embed Code in the tabs on the right side of the screen.
  3. Copy the iframe code on that screen and embed it wherever you'd like. NOTE: If you'd like to change how the iframe will look by changing the height and width, make sure you do that before you copy the iframe embed code.