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  1. Allow for adding more Excel options into the Excel Online Survey ie. automatically timedate stamp each entry expand features set

    I work in K-12 education. While the Excel Survey Tool is useful, it is extremely limited. Google Apps for Ed forms have far more features and teachers are willing to ditch Office 365 just to get the features they need in online forms. For starters, need to add timedate stamp for each survey entry, allow for multiple answers in a choice question (ie. choose up to 3 from the 5 in this list). Ideally allow users to contribute features and offer up multiple Excel Online surveys to chose from. As currently implemented the Excel Online Survey Tool suggests Microsoft is…

    162 votes
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      42 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable easy creation of surveys for OneDrive for Business/SharePoint authenticated users without compromising security

      Now by default a user of OneDrive for Business/SharePoint simply cannot create a survey. Even if it is intended for other authenticated users only (without enabling anonymous guest links).

      Now a survey can be created only if anonymous guest access is enabled at the site collection level by the admin. However, that is usually restricted by corporate security policies. More detailed explanation by this link: http://corypeters.net/2013/08/enabling-excel-survey-in-team-sites/

      This is a major hindrance for the O365 Survey functionality adoption by O365 OneDrive for Business/SP Online users.

      Please enable creation of Excel surveys for internal/authorized purposes.
      Specifically, when the default "Don't allow sharing…

      56 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add themes and checkbox response options to excel online survey

        Excel online survey needs to have check box response items and themes.

        50 votes
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          under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Email notification from Excel Survey

          In Excel Online using the Survey option. When a survey is submitted there should be a option to have an email alert sent to the owner of the survey so they can check the spreadsheet for the results. Google Docs has this function and their forms tool works well.

          41 votes
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          • Summary of Results for Surveys

            I have been using the survey in O365 and Forms in Google Drive and here is what I am looking to see from the survey app in O365.

            In google forms there is an option to select "Show Summary of Responses". In one click the user sees the collated results from their survey instead of having to count the results, create a new table and then graph them.

            I would love to see this functionality added so that it speeds up the process of analysis with surveys. Our Social Science Department at our school really liked creating surveys in Google…

            35 votes
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              under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

              Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Remember, the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it.

              Tamar [MSFT]

            • Add more question types to Excel Surveys (Google Forms has many more). Allow image support and layout changes on surveys.

              Google Forms has more useful question response types that Excel Surveys does not have (i.e., multiple choice with radio inputs, checkboxes, grid, and scale). They also have image and video support and layout customization, which Excel Surveys does not. It would be nice to be able to add a logo to the heading of my surveys.

              35 votes
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                under review  ·  Tamar TzruyaTamar Tzruya responded

                Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Please keep voting to influence the feature priority.

                Tamar [MSFT]

              • Make excel surveys mobile friendly

                Excel surveys do not scale properly on mobile devices

                23 votes
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                • Provide an embedding code for an Excel survey to display on the Sharepoint site (not the workbook!)

                  Rather than just providing a link for users to click on, it would be more practical and visually pleasing to embed the survey directly into a website.

                  18 votes
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                  • Embed Excel Surveys inside a sway

                    It would be great if you could customise an excel survey, but hey, you already have a huge blog/design platform, enable me to embed an excel online survey inside a sway

                    12 votes
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                    • Add a 'check all that apply' question type to Surveys

                      Excel surveys should add a choice type that supports 'check all that apply'

                      11 votes
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                      • Survey sections, headers, and other format options

                        Excel online surveys need to be able to compete with Google surveys. Really surprised there is no basic formatting and a user can't even add section headers to divide up survey content. Finding it hard to believe nothing like that has been added since Excel online surveys became available years ago...

                        9 votes
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                        • Date Drop-down in Surveys

                          It would be great if you have a question such as "what was the date of the training session", to have a drop down calendar for the user to select the date. Currently seeing a lot of different date formats when we leave it to them to fill out. Skews the data for us in the back end.

                          9 votes
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                          • Add smart survey navigation (branching based on responses)

                            Make survey creation allow the possibility for survey takers to proceed from question to question depending on the ANSWERS they give. Answer C? User's next question is Question 10, but if they answered Answer A, then they go to Question 11. Google Forms has this ability.

                            9 votes
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                            • Excel Survey have a sign in function (one response per user)

                              In Excel Survey it would be awesome if when we give someone a link to our survey we have the ability to require a username and password before viewing/completing the survey. I think it may improve security of the survey

                              8 votes
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                              • Print survey option

                                I need a print version of my survey with the multiple choice options ready to be circled or bubbled-in. Most of my class can do the survey/test online but sometimes students have special needs, I have more students than computers, or students who were absent need to do the quiz at a different time/place without online access.

                                8 votes
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                                • Survey doesn't have options for scaling like 1-5

                                  Scaling isn't available. Example:
                                  "On a scale of 1-5 how enjoyable was the process?"

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Allow for Branding of Surveys in Excel Online.

                                    I work in higher education and we use Surveys for a variety of reasons across the campus: professional development summary surveys, student surveys for course evaluation, parent and family surveys for a variety of reasons...and each purpose demands that we put our branding on the survey to extend university fidelity of information. Excel Surveys are a great tool with simple construction, great response collection, and excellent data management. Please Update Excel Online (Office 365) to allow for customized branding.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • survey time limit

                                      You should be able to create a time limit as to how long the survey will be open to voting

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Email the Survey response back to the user

                                        When a user fills out the survey they can choose to email themselves a copy of the response.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Mobile offline survey ability

                                          In the field of international development there is a great need for a cheap or free way of data collection through mobile devices that allows someone to download a survey to their mobile device when they have internet connection and then complete the survey as many times as desired offline (while in the field) then upload the data when internet connection is available again.

                                          Many developing countries do not have consistent access to the internet. There are companies that provide this ability but all are very expensive and out of reach for lots of development organizations. Lots of businesses need…

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