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About Survey Options

Survey options allow you to change many general survey settings, such as the timeframe the survey’s available, the addition of a back button or visible question numbers, and more.

To access these settings, click Survey options from the left navigation on the Survey tab.

Leftmost toolbar, second icon down, when you hover it says "survey options"

Survey options is divided into five sections, as described below.

Qtip: Changes made to the survey options are saved automatically. To push changes to survey respondents, be sure to publish the changes.
Publish button in upper-right of page


The General section contains survey options related to the survey’s default language, the title and description displayed in search results, question numbering, and Expert Review.

General section of survey options


The survey options in the Responses section affect how responses are recorded and how respondents experience the survey-taking process. Here, you’ll find settings related to how respondents can change their answers during a survey session, the error messages they should receive, what to do with incomplete responses, and more.

Responses section of survey options


The survey options in the Security section can increase your survey’s security and protect it from unwanted responses.

Security section of survey options


The survey options under Post-Survey concern what happens after a survey ends.

Post-survey section of survey options


In the Advanced section of your survey options, you can find some additional settings that can enhance your survey.

  • Scoring: Assign point values to answer choices to use your survey as a test or quiz.
  • Quotas: Create and monitor quotas on your surveys.
  • Translations: Translate your survey into multiple languages, allowing respondents to choose which language to view the survey in.
  • Adobe Analytics: Augment data you have stored for website visitors with data collected through a Qualtrics survey, or integrate Website Feedback with Adobe Analytics.