- Name - Give your activity a name (this will be seen by participants).
- Type - Indicates whether this is a mobile or non-mobile activity.
- Kind - Designate whether this activity will be answered only once (one time activity) or multiple times (recurring activity)
- Sharing -You have the ability to choose to make an activity, Private, Influenced, or Uninfluenced. If you are unsure what each of these do click the link
- Overdue Notice - The period after which you’d like an activity to appear overdue in a participants To-Do list.
- Stimuli - The types of information you can share with participants that includes instructional text, videos, photos, audio, a website, or file.
- Collectors - The information you can ask from participants. For computer based activities this includes: paragraph text, single line text, name, website, date, address, request photo, request file, request video, single choice, multiple choice, drop down*, money, time and number. Due to the restraints of mobile development, collectors in mobile activities are limited to: paragraph text, request photo, request video, single choice, and multiple choice. One other point of distinction is that the participants can upload multiple photos into the photo collector on a computer activity but can only upload one photo per photo collector in a mobile activity.
*Drop Down Collector Note - After 200+ options added to drop down collectors in a single activity noticeable lag in the editing view can occur. This lag will not happen in the participant view of the activity. However, we suggest using a Single Line Text collector to avoid editing view lag if the activity calls for 200+ options total for all drop down collectors in said activity.
- Drag & Drop - To begin building your activity, drag and drop the first element over into the building area.
- Language - When doing projects in multiple languages, use the language selector to select the current language you are programming your activity in. To switch between languages all you need to do is return to the selector. Available languages are determined by the languages you currently have assigned to segments in your project.
- Drag & Drop Cont. - Once you’ve dragged and dropped the first item, you can drag and drop subsequent stimuli and collectors before or after existing items. You can also move the position of a stimuli or collector by simply dragging and dropping them to the new position. When you have more than a few items you may want to use the arrow beside the title of items to collapse the content before moving things around.
- Editing - To edit the content in a stimuli or collector, simple click on it and the text editor will appear.
- Preview - View the activity as it will look to participants
- Saving - Select "save" to save your current work but keep the activity builder open. Select "Save & Close" to save your work and exit to the activity scheduler.
- Deleting - To delete an element click the X in the top right hand corner.
NOTES OF CAUTION
Microsoft Word - Please note that you need to strip formatting from content copied from Microsoft Word. You can do this by either pasting it into a program like TextEdit or by using our “strip formatting” function in the text editor.
Mobile Collectors - For mobile activities, there is a 150 character limit for answer options to single choice and multiple choice collectors.