Obtain and distribute a general survey URL

You can distribute a general survey URL to allow any eligible user to open a survey questionnaire.

Before you begin

Role required: admin or survey_admin

About this task

The general URL is available on the Survey Definition form and on the survey creator.


  1. Navigate to Survey Management > View Surveys.
  2. Open a survey definition from the Assessment Metric Types list.
  3. Under Related Links, click View Survey URL.
    This related link is visible only if the survey definition is Active.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, select and copy the URL.
  5. Click OK or Cancel to close the dialog box.
  6. Distribute the URL to users as needed.
    When a survey user clicks the general survey URL that you provide, the system creates a survey instance for the survey user (if the user does not have an instance in the Ready to take state). The system is configured by default to send an email notification when a survey instance is generated for a user. As a result, the survey user receives a second notification in addition to the notification that you sent with the general survey URL. This might confuse the survey user. To avoid this issue, you can deactivate auto-notification.