Learn@UW - Some Changes Cannot be Made to Branched Surveys

If you have a branched survey, some changes cannot be made to the survey.

  • You cannot un-branch the survey, that is, specify that the survey no longer be branched.

  • You cannot add, delete, or re-order questions in the survey.

  • You cannot edit questions from within the survey. If the survey question resides in the Question Library, however, you can edit the question there and specify that the changes also be applied to the question in the survey.

You can change other settings for the survey as well as specify different branching rules within the Branching Wizard.

Previous versions of D2L's Learning Environment allowed questions to be added, deleted, or re-ordered within a branched survey. However, problems would generally arise, such as an Internal Server Error, if the survey were not re-branched to reflect the changes made.

It is a known issue that you cannot un-branch an existing branched survey in order to add, delete, re-order, or edit questions and then re-branch the survey.  For now, the workaround is to proceed as follows:

  1. Make a new survey.
  2. Copy the questions from the existing survey.
  3. Add, delete, re-order, or edit questions as desired.
  4. Branch the new survey.




    Keywords:brightspace learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn survey branch un-branch unbranch add delete reorder edit questions known issue   Doc ID:28592
    Owner:Susan D.Group:Learn@UW Utility
    Created:2013-02-12 11:53 CDTUpdated:2015-06-04 11:50 CDT
    Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison, Learn@UW Utility
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