Resuming a suspended survey means making that survey available again for active data collection.
The Resume option will be enabled in the context menu only when the survey has been published and then suspended.
To Resume a Suspended Survey:
- In the Survey Administration tab of the Illume Survey Manager, right click on the name of the suspended survey to resume.
- Choose to resume the survey in either the same time period or a new time period. Time period is a label that is applied to all submissions within the time period, in the variable “DATSTAT.TIMEPERIOD”. The Time Period concept is valuable for cohort-based data collection, wherein all participants take the survey during a defined wave (e.g. Spring Quarter Time Period), and at the end of the wave, the survey is suspended. The survey is then resumed under a new time period (e.g. Fall Quarter Time Period) so that the same participants can take the survey again. Without a new Time Period designated, participants associated to an authenticated survey can only take the survey once. If, however, it is a new Time Period, then the same participant can complete the survey again at the new time period.
- (Optional) Add comments. These comments become part of the survey history.