This article will help you identify which public-facing text in your Simulator can be edited from the administration interface. To find out what content cannot be changed from the admin interface, please refer to this article on non-editable content.
You can edit the content of your Simulator site by going to "Settings" in the main navigation across the top of the dashboard. (Alternatively, if you know which specific page you want, you can use the shortcut links under the heading "Manage Simulator".)
There are three tabs within "Settings":
Here you are able to update the following sections:
Open & Close Dates
Contact Details - name of your organisation, URL of your organisation's website* (NB: must include 'https://') & phone number (optional)
Access Code - set up a code to limit access to your Simulator.
* Entering your organisation's website into this field will automatically set your logo in the welcome page header to link to your website and the link 'View Our Website' to appear on the very last page of your Simulator. The link 'View Our Website' appears on the /thanks page of the Simulator, after the respondent has submitted their response and gone through the Demographics page.
Budget & Settings: In this section - and depending on the type of Simulator you are running (Budget, Points or Bill) - you are able to enter/select:
Fixed expenditure (Budget and Bill Simulator): If you have any expenditure that is fixed (i.e respondents cannot change it using the sliders), enter the total amount here (more info in this article)
Fixed income (Budget and Bill Simulator): This is usually the total budget you have available, excluding any income sliders
Minimum Points Target (Points Simulator only): The minimum number of points people must spend to submit their response
Maximum Points Target (Points Simulator only): The maximum number of points people have available to spend
Target 'call to action' (Budget and Points Simulator): Shown at the top of the sliders page, challenging respondents to meet the target. Must be no more than 50 characters.
Call to action (Bill Simulator only): Shown at the top of the sliders page. Must be no more than 50 characters.
Text when target is met (Budget and Points Simulator): This replaces the call to action after the target has been met. Recommended max 25 characters.
Enforce target (Budget Simulator only): This optional setting will prevent respondents from submitting their response until they have met or exceeded the target.
Extended commenting (all three types): Enabling this optional setting allows respondents to add comments to each service group separately as well as adding a final comment before submission.
Slider groups are also set up on this page. To read more about this please see this article. You can set the slider values for each slider group and add individual services or priorities to these groups. Those services or priorities can have individual descriptions and consequences for each point or spend/save allocations respondents might make,
Here you can update these pages:
- Page heading: The header text acts as navigation link back to Home page from Policy content pages and appears in the coloured header.
- Page body text: The text shown on the intro page when the simulator is open.
- 'More Info' text: The text shown in the 'More Info' pop-up.
- 'Closed' text: The text shown on the intro page when the exercise is closed. It's best to keep this quite brief.
In Simulator, we use the term 'Consequences' to act as an explanation of the possible effects associated to a participant’s allocations. Read more about how consequences work in Simulator here.
On this page you can edit the title and enter the text that shows at the top of the consequences page.
This is where you enter the text shown at the top of the demographics page (if you're asking any demographics questions). Your account manager will set up your demographic questions for you - read more about this here.
This is where you enter the text shown to the respondent after they have submitted their response and you can add links back to organisation's website.
On this page you can edit the title and enter the text that shows at the top of the sharing page. (Enabling sharing in Simulator provides a unique URL for each respondent's 'sharing page', which can then be shared by them on social media - you can read more about the sharing page here.)