- Start Illume.
- Select the Survey Template you’d like to build your survey in. Survey templates in Illume Next determine how your survey will render in a participant’s browser. A survey using the Default Template will render the same as previous versions of Illume. A survey using the Responsive Template will render responsively according to the size of the device/screen (Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile; this tutorial is using the Responsive Template). If the Default template is chosen, the rending style can be altered to Responsive from within the survey designer, thus users requiring responsive design are not required to use the Responsive Template.
- Enter the Survey Name and click ‘Create survey’. There are some rules regarding the format of survey names. They must begin with a letter, and can contain only letters, numbers, and the characters (,), _, and ‘. They must be at least 5 and no more than 64 characters long.
The Survey Designer resembles Windows Explorer, with a tree or organizational view on the left, and a building environment on the right. Every Illume survey contains a built in collection called “LOGIN”, which is utilized to collect the unique identifier(s) associated to the participants. For now you can ignore this icon, as you will start by focusing not on authentication but on building survey questions.