Create a survey

A survey is created automatically when you create a project (either from out-of-the-box templates or blank). You can also create a survey within a project. After it's created, you can add—or edit—questions and customize the survey the way you want. More information: Create a project

Create a survey within a project

  1. Open the project in which a survey needs to be created.

  2. In the left pane, select New survey.

  3. Select the default survey title, and then enter a title for your survey. You can also enter an optional description for it.

    Survey header.

  4. Proceed with adding questions to your survey.

Add or edit questions

  1. In the survey designer, select Add new to view question types that can be added to your survey. You can also select More question types Question types., and choose a question type.

    Select a question type.

    More information on available question types: Available question types

  2. Select the type of question you want to add. For example, Choice.

  3. Enter the question text and its answer options.

    Choice question.

  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to add more questions. The survey is saved automatically.

  5. To change the order of questions in the survey, select a question, and then select the up arrow Move question up or down arrow Move question down on the right side of each question to move it up or down.

  6. To copy a question, select it, and then select Copy question Copy a question..

  7. To delete a question, select it, and then select Delete question Delete a question..

Set visibility of a question

By default, every question in a survey is visible to respondents. You can choose to hide a question by default, and then show it based on logic that you define by creating a branching rule. To hide a question from being displayed in a survey, select the question, and then turn off the Visible toggle.

Set visibility of a question.

Mark a question as required

By default, a question doesn't have to be answered by respondents. If you want to require that the question be answered, select it, and then turn on the Required toggle.

Mark a question as required.

Customize survey header

You can customize the header of your survey to match your company's branding. This includes changing the style, theme color, background image, and adding a logo. More information: Customize survey header

Add a media to a question

You can add an image or video to a question in your survey. This helps your respondents to understand the context and respond accordingly.

  1. Open the survey in which you want to add an image or video to a question, and then select the question.

  2. Select Insert media Insert media. on the right side of the question.

    The Insert media panel is displayed.

  3. To add an image, select Image.

    1. Select Upload.

    2. Find and select the image by using your file browser, and then upload it.

  4. To add a video, select Video.

    1. Enter the URL of the video hosted on Microsoft Stream or YouTube.

    2. Select Add.

Customize a survey

You can customize your survey in the following ways:

See also

Create a project
Manage surveys
Manage projects