How To Survey: How Do I Deactivate My Survey/Poll?

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Deactivate My Survey

Online tools can be used to create complicated surveys in a snap. However, survey creation is a detail-oriented process; carelessness during the design process can be costly. However, no matter how carefully you plan, mistakes can happen. Consider the scenario where you have meticulously gone through every question and question order. You hit Publish, and send the survey link to thousands of respondents, but then discover a small typo or error in your survey. This is every researcher’s nightmare; luckily, SurveyCrest has a quick fix for this stressful situation. Deactivating a survey is just a piece of cake with our free survey maker.

The feature has been created specifically when those “Uh-Oh!” moments hit unexpectedly. Here is a step-by-step tutorial that walks you through the necessary steps to deactivate a survey:

Survey Poll

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Step #1. Access The Surveycrest Dashboard

Login to your SurveyCrest account and navigate to the Dashboard. Once you log in you will be directed to the Dashboard option by default. If you can’t find it, go to the SurveyCrest Homepage and click on the ‘Dashboard’ option.

Surveycrest Dashboard

Step #2. Use The ‘Play’ Status Icon Located On The Dashboard

The Dashboard displays a list of all the SurveyCrest tools you have created (other than surveys, this includes polls, forms, quizzes and invoices). This screen is a handy way to keep track of your past and present surveys.

The data displayed includes:

  • Name of Survey
  • Type of SurveyCrest tool (survey/poll/quiz/form/invoice)
  • Date of Creation
  • Status (Active/Inactive)
  • Number of Responses
  • Report Generation
  • Actions (Edit, Publish, Copy, Transfer and Delete )

A green ‘Play’ icon indicates active surveys, whereas a red ‘Warning’ symbol denotes deactivated ones. In order to deactivate a survey that is currently active, click on the ‘Play’ icon.

Play Status Icon Located

Step #3. Open ‘Launch’ Tab Of Selected Survey

The Launch tab of your selected survey will open. This is the main control panel for the survey which lets you toggle active/inactive status.

Launch Tab Of Selected Survey

Step #4. Use The ‘Deactivate And Edit Survey’ Button

Scroll down to the end of the page, locate the ‘Deactivate and Edit Survey’ button, and click on it. The survey will be deactivated and you will be taken to the Edit tab.

Deactivate And Edit Survey Button

Make any changes you need and then click on the ‘Launch Survey’ button to navigate back to the Launch tab.

If you have followed the above steps correctly, your survey should now be deactivated. You can verify the change in survey status on the Dashboard page. Please contact the SurveyCrest support team if you need more help.

About The Author

Kelvin Stiles is a tech enthusiast and works as a marketing consultant at SurveyCrest – FREE online survey software and publishing tools for academic and business use. He is also an avid blogger and a comic book fanatic.