The Online Survey tool includes an option to add a "fact bank" at the top of the page or as part of an additional information component to a question. Fact banks are collapsed (hidden from view) by default, but can be expanded by the respondent to show more information:
Animation showing a fact bank expanding to reveal an embedded image & some text
Fact banks can also be used for embedding rich media such as online videos, text from a Word document or PDFs and slideshows. We've written a blog post on how you can improve your consultation through embedded content, which you may find useful.
Adding a fact bank to a page
Once you have added a page to your online survey, you are given the option to input a heading and content to appear in the fact bank:
The fact bank will then appear at the top of a page, as shown below. The heading remains visible when the fact bank is collapsed. Clicking on the heading (or the arrow to the left of the heading) reveals the content of the fact bank.
Please note that adding a fact bank is optional. If you choose to leave the fact bank section blank, it will not appear on your page.
Adding a fact bank to a question
You can also add a fact bank to appear as part of a question. After you have added your question you can add a fact bank in the add/edit answer components section:
You can then add the text or embedded media you want displayed in your fact bank:
You can choose whether you want your fact bank to appear before or after the answer component of the question, by using the 'Move Up' and 'Move Down' links shown below:
Here's an example of what a fact bank looks like when it appears above the answer component in a question:
Adding a fact bank to the overview page
Citizen Space does not provide the functionality to automatically add a fact bank to the overview page as you can within the online survey. However it is still possible to do, by editing the source code on the page. This article contains instructions guiding you through the process.