Seed questions are an optional feature of Red Panda that can be set by admins for users to complete on the homepage.
Within the admin area, admins can create the questions. Each question can be set as a free form or multiple choice question.
These questions will then appear on the homepage, where users can choose to answer.
Results from these questions can then be seen in this admin area. They can also be seen in the front end module (if enabled) by all other users.
Note: You can toggle seed questions on/off by following the information found in this article.
Adding Seed Questions
Admin Area > Seeds > Questions Tab
- Click Add Seed Question
- In the resulting pop-up window, choose your Question type. By default, Freeform text answer is selected. You can also choose the option of Multiple choice from this menu.
- If you choose Freeform text answer as the answer, then type your question into the Question box and click ADD SEED QUESTION.
- If you choose Multiple choice as the answer type, enter your question into the Question box, as well as all possible answers you want a user to see for the question into the Available answers boxes. You can enter between 1-5 answers. Once you are satisfied with the data you've entered, click ADD SEED QUESTION.
- Your new question should now be appearing on Seeds questions page. If you click the title of the question, you'll be able to edit the question properties or add a background image that displays within the front end UI when the question shows.
NOTE: If you choose the Multiple choice answer option, no answers that you input into the Available answers boxes will be considered correct, as this question format is meant to act like a poll and not like an assessment.
Seed Question Examples
Seed questions can be very broad in nature, leaving a user the opportunity to give feedback on how they learn best. For example, one organisation we recently worked with has the following seed question set for learners within their instance of Red Panda:
What resources do you find most valuable for learning?
The administrator within this organisation purposely set this question to be answered as Freeform text, as this will allow their end users to provide honest and comprehensive feedback to her.
In other cases, a more structured seed question may be more appropriate. We've seen many organisations make use of the Multiple choice seed question type with something like:
Are you enjoying the journey experience within Red Panda?
The answer choices for this question are usually a simple "Yes" or "No". In cases where a user answers "No", administrators often use that data to proactively reach out and see if they can do anything to improve the Red Panda experience. Regardless of the format chosen, Seed Questions allow organisations to get valuable data from their Red Panda end users - data that can be useful in enhancing the platform moving forward.