Permission levels required to create a Survey in SharePoint

The permissions to create Surveys are controlled by SharePoint itself. By default SharePoint allows users with the “Contributor” right to create Surveys in a site (so any member of the SharePoint Site Members group will get this permission by default).

Using enhanced quiz / survey features in SharePoint using the DocSurvey tool also allows the additional functionality:

  1. inclusion of HTML items into the main body of the survey (such as video clips or images) allowing the survey to be used for training and other purposes and
  2. also ask scoring questions. Using the special DocSurvey question type means that DocSurvey will automatically check the chosen choice answer against the correct answer. The quiz or test can therefore be marked and results presented to the user showing whether they have passed or failed.

Find out more about the power of DocSurvey here

Here are some other posts about Surveys and permissions that you may find helpful:

How to create a SharePoint survey in under 5 minutes

SharePoint Survey permissions explained

SharePoint Survey Results analysis

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