Once the instrument is enabled as a survey, study participants can enter their responses WITHOUT any REDCap login required.
All survey-related actions/settings are under the Online Designer, which allows each survey to be managed separately and individually.
Enhanced radio buttons and checkboxes for surveys
Radio buttons and checkboxes are displayed differently on the survey page once it is enabled.
Note - this feature does not work for radios and checkboxes in a matrix.
Time Limit for Survey Completion
Users may set the amount of time (in days, hours, and/or minutes) that each respondent has to complete a given survey based on when they were initially sent the survey invitation.
Users may capture a participant's email address by designating a field in their project to be the survey participant email field for capturing the email address to be used.
Once enabled, if an email address is entered into that field for any given record, users will then be able to use that email address in any given survey in the project to send survey invitations.
Note – once this feature is enabled, survey responses can NEVER BE ANONYMOUS because of the fact that the participant's email address can be viewed on a data entry form, which means it is easy to identify the record/response to which the email address belongs.
Survey Invitation Reminders
Survey Invitation Log
View all emails that have been sent or have been scheduled to be sent to survey participants by REDCap.
Survey Invitation without Email
Survey Access Code and Short Code for surveys
QR Code for Surveys
If the respondent is physically nearby and has a QR code scanner app on their device, they can quickly scan the QR code for any survey link, which will immediately open the survey webpage on their device.
The survey invitation will be sent or scheduled automatically based on specific conditions or triggers.
The trigger can be a participant completing a survey in your project, and/or custom logic
There are several options for specifying the time in which the survey invitations get scheduled after being triggered.
The Automated Invitations setting can be set as Not Active at any time
What is Survey Queue?
The Survey Queue displays a list of surveys to a participant all on a single page, in which the queue comprises all surveys that are to be completed as well as the surveys that the participant has already completed.
Set up Survey Queue
Navigate to Online Designer where the user clicks the Survey Queue to enable Survey Queue for surveys in a REDCap project.
Surveys can be set to appear in the Survey Queue based upon the following conditions:
If any surveys have been activated for the Survey Queue, they will be displayed to the participant after completing a survey
If the Survey Queue is enabled in a project, a user can obtain the survey queue links for participants at the top of the data entry form when viewing a response and also as a column in the Participant List.
Survey administrators can provide improved security to their surveys with a survey login form, in which respondents will be required to enter some login credentials in order to begin a survey or (if the "Save & Return Later" feature is enabled) to return to a previously entered survey response.
Go to Online Designer to enable the Survey Login Feature.
Users may choose one, two, or three fields in your project to be used as the login credential fields for surveys in your project.
The Survey Login can be enabled for ALL surveys in a project or just selected surveys in which it can be enabled for each on their Survey Settings page.
Users may customize the security settings for survey login
If a survey has the "Save & Return Later" feature enabled, Return Codes will not be used to return to the survey, but it will use the Survey Login's login credentials instead.
Once a respondent has logged in to a survey, they will not be prompted to enter their login credentials again if they return to that survey or begin another survey using the survey login within the following 30 minutes.
Note – Survey Login cannot be used for Public Survey.