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Fields: Add, reuse, and manage fields in the workpad

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Add a new field to the workpad

  1. Edit your form, survey, or quiz, click on the Fields tab (if it's not already selected).
    • See below for instructions for getting to the Fields tab for a tutorial
  2. Click on the type of field you want to add and drag over to the workpad.
    • A placeholder will appear in the workpad indicating its position between other fields.
  3. Drop it in the position where you want the field to display.
  4. Once you drop the field in place, a window will appear allowing you to customize the field's options.
    • For more info about each field type and its options, check out the Related Links section.
Dragging and dropping a field on the workpad

Tutorials

  1. While editing your tutorial, edit the slide where you want to add the question.
Editing a slide
  1. Click on the Fields tab (if it's not already selected), then proceed with the instructions above for adding a field.

Reuse fields from other forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorials

Instead of recreating existing questions from other forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorials, you can just reuse them. This can save you a lot of time, especially with multiple choice questions with lots of possible options. For example, if someone already created a field for "State" that contains all 50 states, you could reuse that instead of recreating it all on your own.


Forms, surveys, & quizzes

  1. Edit your form, survey, or quiz.
  2. Click on the Fields tab (if it's not already selected).
  3. Click the Reuse Questions button. This will launch the Add questions from other sources window.
Clicking on the Reuse Questions button
  1. Use the checkboxes to show or hide available forms, surveys, or quizzes.
    • If you're editing a form, you can only reuse questions from other forms.
    • If you're editing a survey, you can reuse questions from forms as well as other surveys.
    • If you're editing a quiz, you can reuse questions from forms, surveys, and other quizzes.
  2. Use the filters to narrow the list by source name and/or to sources you own.
  3. In the Source column, click on the name of the form, survey, or quiz that contains the field you want to reuse.
  4. In the Questions column, click on the field you would like to copy. A preview of the field will display.
  5. Click on the Add button to add a copy of the field to your workpad.
Reusing a field

Tutorials

  1. While editing your tutorial, edit the slide where you want to add the question.
Editing a slide
  1. Click on the Fields tab (if it's not already selected).
  2. Click the Reuse Questions button. This will launch the Add questions from other sources window.
Clicking on the Reuse Questions button
  1. Use the checkboxes to show or hide available forms, surveys, quizzes, or tutorials/assessments.
  2. Use the filters to narrow the list by source name and/or to sources you own.
  3. In the Source column, click on the name of the form, survey, or quiz that contains the field you want to reuse.
  4. In the Questions column, click on the field you would like to copy. A preview of the field will display.
  5. Click on the Add button to add a copy of the field to your workpad.
Reusing a field

Manage fields

Edit & delete fields

  1. To edit a field, you can either:
    • Click on the field's Edit () icon
    • Or, double-click on the field itself
  2. To delete a field, click on its Delete () icon
Options for editing and deleting a field

Field icons explained

  1. Grouped fields: if a field belongs to a group, it will display an object group () icon.
  2. Required fields: if a field is required, it will display a checkmark () icon.
  3. Hidden fields: if a field is currently hidden, it will display a slashed eye () icon.
  4. No question text: if no question text has been added to the field, it will display an alert () icon.
Example of required, grouped, and hidden fields

Reorder fields

Via drag-and-drop
  1. Click on the field's Move Field () icon and drag the field up or down the workpad.
  2. Drop the field into the new position.
  3. Save your changes.
Reordering a field using drag and drop
Via each field's position menu

You can also reorder a field by using its Position dropdown menu. Simply click on it, select a new position from the list, and the workpad will update automatically.

Reordering a field using the position dropdown