Protect your Online Survey with Access Codes

You can now restrict access to your online survey with access codes. This will guarantee that only people with a valid access code can participate in your survey. This is similar to a password protected online survey, only that every participant uses their own personal password.

No access to survey without valid access code

Simply create a new collector of type “Access Code” and generate random access codes. You can then share those access codes with your participants.

Create “Access Code” collector
Generate access codes

Every access code can only be used once to participate in your survey. An ideal use case is voting, where every person should only be allowed to vote once.

Create Custom Reports

We are happy to announce that you can now create multiple tabulated reports for every given survey:

How to Create a New Custom Report

Any filters you set or chart types that you define will remain set for each report. This allows you to create multiple reports with specific settings each, and to view them without having to reset your main report every single time to different states.

One particular use case that we have been asked often about is the ability to create a “Management Report” or similar, that only contains results to specific questions and that can be shared with Management or other third parties in a safe way. This is now possible:

Include only relevant questions
Share report with read-only link

After you have created your custom report, you can simply click on “Share this report” to get a unique, read-only link to that report. You can share that link with anyone who needs access to this data.

Stay Organized and Archive your Old Surveys

Over time, you may have many old surveys in your account that are no longer in use, cluttering your survey overview and getting mixed up with more important live surveys.

We are happy to announce that you can now archive your old surveys instead of deleting them.

You can archive your survey from the survey overview. Archived surveys can be restored at any time or be permanently deleted when required.

Archived Survey Label
Quick Switch Menu

When a survey is archived, it will be moved into the “Archived” label and no longer be shown in the drop-down menu.

Discount for Non-Profit Organizations

There are many organizations around the world that are doing amazing things to help others in need. We are very proud to announce that we will be supporting charitable and non-profit organizations by offering a discount of 50% OFF our premium plans.

You can find out more about what requirements are needed, as well as how you can benefit from this offer here: Discount for Nonprofits

If you are part of, or know someone who is part of, a not-for-profit organization then please get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you!

Educational Discount for Students and Teachers

In order to support educational institutions, we are happy to announce that we have now launched our Educational Discount program. Both students and faculty members, such as educators and university staff and their members, can now benefit from a discount of 50% OFF our paid plans (with the exception of the Enterprise Plan).

You can apply for your Educational Discount in your SurveyHero account: Apply for Educational Discount

This is something that we have often been asked about and we are excited to make it available to you now. You are welcome to spread the word and let others know about this offer.

Please send anyone you think may be interested here: Educational Discount, or if you have some feedback, please let us know!

Accessibility Updates for your Online Surveys

We want your surveys to be as inclusive as possible and that is why we have recently launched some updates to make your surveys more accessible for participants who may have disabilities and may require third-party screen readers or rely heavily on keyboard navigation.

By reviewing the structure of our surveys and improving the underlying HTML tags following the WAI-ARIA specification, we have made dramatic improvements to the way screen readers interact with the survey content. We also reviewed how accessible each question type was when being answered by only using the keyboard.

Click on the screen recording below to see a survey which was controlled only with the keyboard:

Participation using only keyboard

It is possible to fully participate in our survey only using the keyboard. Every item is read aloud by screen readers, allowing people with impaired vision to complete it as well.

We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of our online surveys. If you, or your participants, have any feedback, or have faced some problems related to accessibility, then please let us know.

Embed your Online Survey directly in your WordPress Website

We are happy to announce that we have just released the official SurveyHero WordPress plugin, making it easy for you to embed your online surveys into your WordPress website or blog.

WordPress is the most popular CMS choice for websites today and we are happy to offer you such an easy way to share your surveys with it.

You can find all details about the plugin and how it works here: 
How to Embed your Surveys into your WordPress Website

Easily Share your Online Survey using QR Codes

One of the most common ways for you to share your survey is to use a survey link. You can use this link to share your survey in an email, on social media, etc. However, sometimes you may want to share your survey on printed media such as a poster or flyer. This is where QR codes come in handy.

QR codes are perfect for print media as they allow potential participants to get to your survey directly by quickly scanning the code, rather than having to read and manually input a long survey URL.

For every “Survey Link” collector you create, you can now also generate a QR code as an image file. You can then take this image and place it virtually anywhere. Here is an example:

Try it out, scan the code above with a QR scanner on your smartphone and you will be redirected to the corresponding survey.

New Drag and Drop “Ranking” Question

We are happy to announce that we have another question type for you. The “Ranking” question allows your participants to order a list of choices by priority, opinion, etc., using drag and drop.

When a participant drops a choice into the right-side container, it will automatically be “ranked” by number.

Ranking Question

In your survey results, you will find detailed information about the ranking. The question’s items will be ordered by overall rank as well as show their distribution (how many times first, second, etc.).

Ranking Table

We are happy to include this question type in the tool for you and hope you find it to be a useful addition to your online survey.