Question Types

Overview GLM offers several question type options. All question types contain a label, instruction box, and visibility option. The instruction box contains a Rich Text Editor which can be used to format the text.The 5 question type categories are listed below with detailed information about each question type in that category.

Text Questions

Answers are only restricted by the character limit set by the administrator. There are 3 text question types:

1) Text Box
  • Maximum text length is 250 characters.
  • Used for short answers.
  • No answer format restrictions.

2) Text Area
  • Maximum text length is 10,000 characters.
  • Used for longer narrative type answers.
  • No answer format restrictions.
3) Text and Upload
  • Answer can be text and/or upload.
  • Maximum text length is 10,000 characters.
  • Used for longer narrative type answers.
  • No answer format restrictions.

List Questions

Answer must be selected from a list set by the administrator. There are 4 list question types:

1) Checkbox List
  • This is the only multi-select question type.
  • All answers show on form in a column format.
2) Drop Down List
  • Only 1 answer can be selected
  • Answer choices will be hidden until the drop-down is clicked on.
3) Radio Button List
  • Only 1 answer can be selected
  • All answers will show on form in a column format
4) Scoring
  • Used primarily on Evaluation Forms
  • Answers can only be numbers
  • All answers will show on form in a row format
5) Nested Lis
  • Used when there are multiple layers of a question.
  • The second list pops up based on what is answered from the first list.
  • All lists are preset.
  • Can be up to 5 layers deep.
  • By default, this question type is turned off in your site. Please contact support@foundant.com to have it added.

Special Format Questions

Acceptable answer formats for each question type are listed below. There are 5 special format question types:

1) Integer
  • Will only accept numbers
2) Currency
  • Will only accept numbers
  • Answer will show up with "$" at the beginning.
3) Date
  • A calendar will pop up from which the date can be selected.
  • Date will show in this format: MM/DD/YYYY
4) URL
  • Will only accept a valid URL format.
5) Email
  • Will only accept a valid email format.

File Attachments

There is a limit of 25MiB per form. There is no limit on the number of file upload questions per form. There are 2 file upload question types:

1) File Upload
  • Will accept 1 file per upload question.
  • Administrator must set the file size limit.
2) Text and Upload
  • Typing a response in the text area OR uploading a file will fulfill requirement if marked as a required question.
  • Administrator must set the text area character limit AND the file size limit.

Formatting

These question types are used for formatting purposes only and do not require a response. They cannot be "Shared Questions". There are 2 formatting question types:

1) Divider Line
  • Adds a horizontal line the width of the page.
  • Used to divide question groups
2) Instruction
  • Used to add instructions to a form. These instructions can be formatted using the Rich Text Editor.

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