Creating Assessment Questions

Creating Assessment Questions is an Admin-only function available on the Salute Portal


To access Assessment Questions:

From the Salute Portal landing page, select Administration from the Management module.

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From the Administration Module, a User will have the following options to choose from: General Information, Assessment Types, Assessment Questions, Questions Categories, Equipment Types, User Groups, Labels, Biological Agents.

Select "Assessment Questions"

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After selecting Assessment Questions, the Assessment Questions landing page will generate. On the landing page will be a repository of all existing Assessment Questions within your institution.

Note: Only Users with Admin access will have the ability to create, edit, and delete questions. 

From the Landing page, locate and select "+ New Assessment Question" in the upper right corner. 

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A New Assessment Question form will load. In the form there will be the following sections: Overview and Defaults for Finding.Screen Shot 2022-12-13 at 10.52.27 AM

The Overview section will have the following fields:

  • Checklist Text*
    • The Assessment Question
      • Checklist Text will pre-populate the Finding Type
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    • The type of format the answer will be in
      • Yes, No, N/A
      • Dropdown Custom
        • Can be custom values or pulled from your People data if a person needs to be selected
          • If custom values is selected, a text box will appear. Any custom data that is input must be separated by a semicolon -- without a space
      • Numerical 
        • If Numerical is selected, the following fields will appear:
          • Answer Unit
            • Ex: Miles, Ounces, Inches, etc. 
          • Default Value
            • The value that will automatically appear when viewing the question on the Assessment
          • Min Value 
            • How low the value will go in the selector
          • Max Value
            • How high the value will go in the selector
      • Range
        • Likert Scale
          • Range in the Values must be divided with a hyphen, ex: 0-10
          • Colors can be inverted on scale  
      • Free Text
        • Users who use Assessment Questions with this Answer Type will have a text box appear where they can type out an answer
          • A place holder field will appear whee Admins can choose to add guidance text for the Users who will utilize this question 
          • Note: Free Text question fields are harder to track in metrics 
      • Date and Time
        • Users can select the following values: Date Only, Time Only, Date and Time
  • Question Category*
    • The grouping that this question will go into 
      • Question Categories are customizable and creating them is an Admin-only function
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  • Labels
    • Similar to "Hashtags" -- these are used to track data in Metrics
    • Multiple Labels can be used for 1 question 
  • Reset Compliance Timeline
    • Compliance Timeline will be re-set if User selects first option in Custom Dropdown or "Yes" option in Yes, No, N/A options 
  • Required
    • If a User who is conducting an Assessment with this question will have to answer this question in order to submit the Assessment 
  • Active
    • If this question is able to be Used in Assessments moving forward

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk will be required in order to save the question.


The Defaults for Finding section will have the following fields:

  • Finding
    • What has been found
  • Corrective Actions 
    • What needs to be done to correcting the Finding 
  • Days to Correct
  • Website Info

Note: none of the Default for Finding fields are required, but, pre-filling the fields out expedite the Process of conducting an Assessment for a User who does have a Finding. 

When the New Assessment Question form is done being filled out, locate and select "Save" on the bottom right corner of the page. 


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