8 August 2012
Citizen Space 1.8.0 Release Announcement & Changelog
New feature - Private Consultations
What is it?
The Private Consultation feature enables organisations to consult on internal, or very specific issues that may not fit within their usual public engagement portfolio. Private consultations are not publicly searchable, and they do not feature in the Consultation Hub.
What can I use it for?
Private Consultations can be used for:
- employee satisfaction or other internal surveys;
- consulting stakeholders on proposed changes to organisational structure or other plans;
- engaging with citizen panel groups.
The feature may also be used to consult a very specific group of people. For example, the url of the consultation could be provided to a particular demographic in order to gain insights.
How do I set up a Private Consultation?
To create a Private Consultation, set up a Citizen Space consultation as per usual. At the bottom of the main consultation setup page, there is now an option to Make this consultation private.
Once a consultation is made private, the pathname becomes alpha-numeric, and therefore publicly non-searchable:
Private Consultations are not password-protected, nor will they ensure that only a certain group of people will respond to the consultation.
New feature - Editable privacy and cookies information
What is it?
How do I do that?
To add privacy and cookie text specific to your organisation, click on the Pages link in the Manage bar:
Issues resolved in v1.8.0:
- When downloading all response data to a large CSV file, Citizen Space will no longer time out.
- The Search page no longer implies that respondents can search for a consultation by postcode when no Areas have been assigned to the consultation.
- Line breaks are now shown for Quick Consult survey responses in the Citizen Space admin area, and also in the PDF report for Quick Consult survey responses.