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How do I create a questionnaire for my group?

Hosts often want to create a set of questions for their participants to answer. A few options are Activity Feed Questions, Polls, or Ice Breakers

Using Activity Feed Questions to Create a Questionnaire:

As the host of your Gift Exchange, you can post a message to your group on the Group or Gift Exchange Activity Feed with questions you’d like each person to answer and participants will be notified that you have posted a message. Participants may add their answers as replies to the message or to their Wishlist as written wishes for everyone to see their answers.

To post a question on the Gift Exchange Activity Feed:

  1. Go to your Gift Exchanges page.
  2. Select the Gift Exchange you want to create the questionnaire for.
  3. Select Activity.
  4. Create a post.
    1. Posts have a limit of 400 characters

To post a question on the Group Activity Feed:

  1. Go to your Groups page.
  2. Select the Group you want to create the questionnaire for.
  3. Select Activity.
  4. Create a post.
    1. Posts have a limit of 400 characters

Using Polls to Create a Questionnaire:

⚠️ Only hosts can create polls.

To create a poll in the Gift Exchange Activity Feed:

  1. Go to your Gift Exchanges page.
  2. Select the Gift Exchange you want to create the questionnaire for.
  3. Select Activity.
  4. Create a Poll by asking a question and creating answers for everyone to choose from.  This is a great way to find out what your next Gift Exchange Theme should be or what the Spending Limit should be.  You can also ask fun questions like "Artificial or Real tree?"
    1. Poll questions have a limit of 200 characters
    2. Answers have a limit of 100 characters

To create a poll in the Group Activity Feed:

  1. Host - Creating a PollGo to your Groups page.
  2. Select the Group you want to create the questionnaire for.
  3. Select Activity.
  4. Create a Poll by asking a question and creating answers for everyone to choose from.  This is a great way to find out what your next Gift Exchange Theme should be or what the Spending Limit should be.  You can also ask fun questions like "Artificial or Real tree?"
    1. Poll questions have a limit of 200 characters
    2. Answers have a limit of 100 characters

Using Ice Breaker Questions to Create a Questionnaire:

Ice Breaker Questions are questions the host creates, which are presented to the participants when they RSVP to the Gift Exchange. 

  • There are two Ice Breakers available to the host
  • The answers to the questions will appear in the person's Secret Q&A section.   
  • You can ask questions related to the theme of your Gift Exchange or questions just to get to know each other better.
    1. Create your Gift Exchange
    2. Select Go To Gift Exchange on the Congratulations screenExchange Created Congratulations Screen
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the Organizer Menu to select Ice Breakers
    4. Create your questions
      1. Don't forget to answer them if you're participating also!

     

    ⚠️ Ice Breaker Questions are presented when people RSVP, so it's best to create them right after you create the Gift Exchange.

    Creating post and polls in the Activity Feed are not yet accessible in our iOS and Android apps. That just means you’ll need to head over to our website. You can do this in the Elfster app by tapping the three bars in the upper left-hand corner. Then tap “Go to Website”. Login to the website and you’re there. Simple as that! 💫