Is there a way to include an image slideshow in my survey?

KatrinHaKatrinHa GermanyCommunity Member Qubie ✭

Is there a way to include an image slideshow in my survey?

I am currently working on my master thesis and therefore working on a qualtrics survey. I would like to include an image slideshow within my survey and haven't yet found a way to do so. An easy solution would be to add the different images and put page breaks between them but I would like to know if there is a more "sophisticated" way of doing that?
Thank you very much in advance!

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  • KatrinHaKatrinHa GermanyCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    Thank you very much! I will try this out.

  • KatrinHaKatrinHa GermanyCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    @YASH1T said:
    Hi @KatrinHa

    If you are familiar with css/JS then it helps you create actual slide show with in survey. if you not familiar then try following link.

    Thanks again - unfortunately I can't get the slideshow to actually work. It is displayedcorrectly but nothing happens as I press the next button. From my understanding this problem means the JavaScript is not working properly. Do you know, how exactly to include the JavaScript in the survey? So far I copypasted the JavaScript code like this:

    var slideIndex = 1;

    // Next/previous controls
    function plusSlides(n) {
    showSlides(slideIndex += n);

    // Thumbnail image controls
    function currentSlide(n) {
    showSlides(slideIndex = n);

    function showSlides(n) {
    var i;
    var slides = document.getElementsByClassName("mySlides");
    var dots = document.getElementsByClassName("dot");
    if (n > slides.length) {slideIndex = 1}
    if (n < 1) {slideIndex = slides.length}
    for (i = 0; i < slides.length; i++) {
    slides[i].style.display = "none";
    for (i = 0; i < dots.length; i++) {
    dots[i].className = dots[i].className.replace(" active", "");
    slides[slideIndex-1].style.display = "block";
    dots[slideIndex-1].className += " active";


    Do you know what may be wrong? Thank you very much in advance!

  • YASH1TYASH1T Mumbai/IndiaCommunity Member, XMPN Member Guru ✭✭

    @KatrinHa , Could you please share the .qsf export of the survey here (if possible) to investigate actual issue of behind js error or any other issue?

  • brookwickbrookwick Community Member Qubie ✭

    I also need to include an image slideshow in my senior thesis. Does anyone have any tips for how to do this? I don't know much about java I will admit.

  • gregmacfarlanegregmacfarlane Community Member Qubie ✭

    This is an interesting problem. The w3 link YASH1T suggested includes javascript calls in the html for the onlick in the next and previous buttons, but Qualtrics strips the javascript out of the html in the question. If you look at the developer pane in chrome, what you put in as

    <a class="prev" onclick="plusSlides(-1)">&#10094;</a>
    <a class="next" onclick="plusSlides(1)">&#10095;</a>

    comes out in Chrome as

    <a class="prev" onclick="" target="_parent">❮</a>
    <a class="next" onclick="" target="_parent">❯</a>

    I think it may have something to do with this statement:

    JavaScript is stripped from the question HTML. Use the JavaScript editor instead of the question HTML, as referenced in the Accessing the JavaScript Editor section above.

    I know enough html/css/js to believe that this is a problem, but unfortunately not enough to fix it.

  • gregmacfarlanegregmacfarlane Community Member Qubie ✭
    edited April 2

    I've been looking into this, and I think an easy solution is to just embed an imgur album.

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