Question types

As well as the submission forms standard questions, there is a list additional questions that you can modify to your requirements

Skip to written instructions.

 

Go to Event dashboard → Forms → Submission form → +QUESTION

This will open up the page of question types.

NB: Although all options are included, some of these will only appear in certain packages.

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Standard questions

Read only questions

Text questions

Checkbox questions

Dropdown questions

Multimedia questions

Other questions

 

Click on the type of question you require, and click Create Selected Question



Standard Questions


1) Abstract

2) Author approval

3) Author will attend

4) Permission to publish

5) Poster presentation link

6) Presentation

7) Program permission

 

 

 

1) Abstract


Enter the title of the question. Add an API name, should you require - NB. this field can be ignored of not required.  The Description will be the details and instructions given to the submitter. You can format the description using the icons in the tool bar (eg italicise, underline, add images and links etc.)


Word limit Enter the maximum word count permitted.

Character limit: Enter the maximum character limit permitted.

Text editor type  Choose the text type with the capabilities that you require.


At the bottom of the edit question panel, you can apply various tags -

T - the response is the Title and this will be reflected throughout the system.


The following options are available for all questions.

Show reviewer - response will be seen by reviewer.

Include answer in abstract book - response will appear in the standard abstract book download.

Answer required - a response to this question is mandatory and a submission will be marked as incomplete if the question hasn't been answered.




 When published, it is viewed as below.



 

2) Author approval

3) Author will attend

4) Permission to publish


These are checkbox questions, and ideal when you require a consent answer. If it is tagged as a mandatory question, and the user leaves it unchecked, then the submission will be marked as incomplete. They are similar in terms of formatting, the difference being that they are prepopulated with the description text relevant to each question. 


You can

They will be displayed as below.




 

5) Poster presentation link

This question will allow the user to enter the link of.

 

 

 

 

6) Presentation

These are questions where users choose options from a dropdown menu. 



You can see how it will be displayed in the form below.



 

You can hide an option, if you require - eg if an option becomes unavailable after a certain date.

Click Hide options from submitters.


Choose the relevant option to hide the visibility.


 

7) Program permission

Similar to permission to publish, if a user checks this box, their submission will appear in the program.


 

 

Read-only questions

Page break - inserting a page break will create a new page of questions.

It is displayed as follows.

Text block question - used for giving information or instructions to the user and doesn't require a response.




It is displayed as follows.



Text questions

1) Simple text

2) Formatted text

3) Single column list

 

 

1) Simple text

 A single line input. Used for names, addresses or other small pieces of text. 

2) Formatted text

The same as Abstract question (above in standard questions)

3) Single column list

A vertical list of text inputs - eg. keywords


 


Checkbox questions

1) Checkbox

2) Mutiple checkboxes

3) Radio button

 

 

1) Checkbox 

This can be used for questions with just one checkbox that require confirmation or agreement, similar to Author approval (above - standard questions). If you require more than one option, use Multiple choice radio or Multiple choice checkbox, below.

2) Multiple checkboxes

A list of responses to a single question. You can select more than one.

3) Radio button

Used for choosing just one option from a list.


Dropdown questions

1) Dropdown

2) Dropdown with subcategories

3) Dropdown with multiple responses

 

 

1) Dropdown This can be used for choosing one option from a list. 

2) Dropdown with sub categories - This option can be used for choosing a category, and then a sub category.

It is displayed as follows.

Step 1



Step 2

3) Dropdown with multiple responses

Used for choosing multiple options from a list.



It is displayed as follows.


Multimedia questions

1) Upload file

2) Upload image

3) Submitter link

 

 

1) Upload file

Used for uploading documents and can be set to permitting just pdfs, if required.

The upload file question will provide a link to a file, as opposed to the content within the file.  

2) Upload image


This question is used for when you want an image to be displayed. It differs from the file upload question in that the file upload question will provide a link, where as the image that is uploaded will be displayed in any abstract book download.


It is advisable to specify a maximum image width and height of 600 x 600 pixels, for consistent display in abstract books.  You can also specify a maximum file size. This is useful for when creating abstract books, which could result in large amounts of data

The question will be displayed as below


3) Submitter link

A website URL question response. 

 

 



Other questions


1) Email link

2) Date picker

 


1) Email link

For entering an email address.

2) Date picker question - enables users to enter a date via a datepicker. It is displayed as below