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Participation Summary Widget (EX)

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Qtip: This page describes functionality available to dashboards in Engagement, Lifecycle, and Ad Hoc Employee Research projects. For more details on each, see Types of Employee Experience Projects.

About Participation Summary Widgets

The Participation Summary widget displays the percentage of participants who answered your engagement or lifecycle survey.

An example of the Participation Summary widget

The Participation Summary widget will calculate the percentage of participants who completed the survey, using the total number of participants in the project as the denominator. Whenever you want to update your Participation Summary to match newly uploaded participants, you will need to Update Invited Counts in the Participants tab.

Your Participation Summary will adjust to your dashboard filters.

Attention: Participation Summary widgets can only be calculated for the primary data source in a dashboard. If a secondary data source is added to the dashboard, the widget will only show the participation rate for the primary data source.
Attention: The Participation Summary widget can only be filtered by an Org Hierarchy or participant metadata that is mapped as a Multi-Answer Text Set field type.
Qtip: You cannot filter Participation Summary widgets by metadata fields that have been recoded. To filter by these fields, you will need to do one of the following:

  • Edit the metadata field values directly in the participant window so they match the recoded values.
  • Add a new metadata field with your recoded values and map the new field into your dashboard.


You have two visualization types to choose from, which each can be displayed in a compact or non-compact view.

Horizontal Bar: The default option. Engagement scores will be displayed as a horizontally stacked bar with the engagement score as a large number on top.

When Compact View is selected, the visualization will hide the large number on top and the response counts on the bottom.

Circle Visualization: This view switches the engagement score display to a pie-chart style circle with the engagement score in the center. Response counts will be displayed below the circle.

When Compact View is selected, response counts will be hidden.