Overview - Survey settings
The survey settings menu allows users to edit different survey-related settings. The following are the Survey settings:
Below is a brief explanation of each. Please click each item in the list for more details.
In the screenshot above, two buttons are emphasized (with red arrows). They can be used to resize the Settings/Structure column. (1) If you click the left arrowhead, the menu collapses and is minimized until only a side menu with icons is left. To go back to the default view, click the right arrowhead button located above the survey settings menu. Hover the mouse over each option to see what each icon does. (2) To resize the column, click on the three dots and drag (to the left or right).
The survey menu (located below the survey settings) is described in the Survey menu section.
The overview page offers an overview of your survey. It is divided in two parts:
Overview toolbar: The functions on the toolbar allow you to start/stop the survey, check its logic, save & export it, add survey participants, and manually introduce survey participants' data (in the case you conduct an offline survey);
The general settings of a survey allow the user to edit basic survey information, such as the survey owner, administrator's email, and the template used in the survey.
From the Survey text elements panel, you can edit the title of the survey and its description, welcome and end messages, end URL, and the format of the decimal mark and date.
Data policy settings
The set of options displayed under this option are related to the security text/policy settings. These are the settings that survey participants need to be aware of before completing the survey.
This panel is for users who would like to enhance their templates by using the inheritance function and the bootswatch themes.
In this panel you can edit presentation- and navigation-related settings. These changes impact how the survey is presented to participants. You can choose to show the number of the questions at the beginning of the survey, a progress bar or the current statistics of the survey once it is completed.
From this menu you can edit different survey participants table settings. For example, you can choose to anonymize all the responses you get from a survey or allow public survey registration.
Notifications & data
To save response-related details into the responses tables, access this panel. You can save the referrer URL, IP address, timings, etc. that can help you produce more in-depth analyses. Moreover, LimeSurvey allows you to use the tracking ID from Google Analytics.
Publication & access
This setting allows the survey administrator to choose the way in which the survey can be accessed by survey participants (e.g., CAPTCHA codes can be used to increase the security of your survey). Also, you can also set up a start/expiry date/time from here.