ELIS 2013 Manual

ELIS Users

Profile Field Update Survey

Profile Update Survey - administrators can setup a survey that asks users to fill in/update some or all fields in their user profile, including custom profile fields.
  • Administrators can send this survey to all users when they login to the site or make it available to users to fill in at their leisure
  • More than one survey can be used, for instance different surveys can be placed in different courses or on different pages.
To create a new survey, first add the Survey block to your site:
The add a block block

You can use the default name of the survey or change it via the Configuration icon:
Survey block configuration icon

When you select the "Edit Survey" link you can see the survey editing form.
  1. Give a custom name for the profile field - this is the name the user sees on the form so it might be something like "Update your city", etc. If this is left blank, then the user taking the survey won't know what they are making an entry for. Steps 1, 2, and 3 will not be available until the "Add new profile field to list" button is selected, shown by 5 in the image.
  2. Using the drop down menu, you can select from any of the existing standard or custom profile fields on the site to have the user update* - including normally hidden and/or locked fields. Remember, if you add an locked field to the survey, the user will be able to change it's value in the survey only.
  3. If you want to delete a field from the survey select the Delete checkbox, then select the Update button at the bottom of the page.
  4. If you check this box, users will be forced to take the survey when they go to a page where the survey has been placed. Once the user has taken the survey, they aren't made to take it again (although they can unless you hide it).
  5. Select this button to add another choice to the form.
  6. Select this button to force all users who have already taken the survey to take it again.
  7. Select "Update" to save your changes, and "Exit" to leave the form.
Edit survey page