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    How can I track respondants on an anonymous survey?

    Asked by sfahme01 on November 30, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    I am having students fill out a survey once at the start of the year and again at the end of the year. I would like to keep the responses anonymous but I need to be able to match the first survey responses with the second survey responses to judge effectiveness of the course. I need to be able to compare Student #124's responses at the start of the year to Student #124's responses at the end of the year without knowing who Student #124 is. Is there a way to do this in JotForm?

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    Answered by david on November 30, 2016 at 02:59 PM

    The easiest way I can think of to do this would be to add a unique ID widget to the form:


    Then have students use that ID in their final form.  This would require each student to retain a copy of the ID until the end of the class. 

    Other than that, I am not sure if there is another way to track submissions anonymously.