How to configure the 360 Feedback Engagement

An explanation of how to configure the 360 Workflow and Feedback Engagement to use in your application

How to configure the 360 Engagement

The first steps before creating and running a 360 Feedback Survey Engagement are to:

  • Switch on the “360 Feedback”, “Facilitation”, and “Engagement” workflows;
  • Set up the template for invitation emails which will be sent to Reviewers;
  • Configure the “360 Feedback” workflow settings.

1. Switch on the “360 Feedback”, “Facilitation”, and “Engagement” workflows

To enable the engagement, the workflow needs to be switched on first. To do that, navigate to the “App settings” section of the app administration portal, click on the “Workflows” tab and switch on the “360 Feedback” workflow. The “Facilitation”, and “Engagement” workflows also need to be switched on to ensure the 360 Feedback Workflow functions as intended.

2. Set up the template for invitation emails sent to Reviewers

Next, click on the “Email” tab in the “App settings” section and scroll down to the “360 feedback survey invitation email” section of the page. Here you can configure the default text of the email invitations sent to Reviewers. As part of the process the Leader can add a personal message to the invite email, which will be inserted above the default text you configure.

3. Configure “360 Feedback” workflow settings

Find the “360 Feedback”  workflow in the  “Workflow Settings” menu on the left-hand side of the portal interface. Here you will be able to change the default name of the 360 Feedback Survey engagement by configuring its singular and plural nouns. You’ll also be able to set the background colour of the carousel where reminders are displayed to users. It is visible on their home screen.

Create and configure a 360 Feedback Engagement

Start by navigating to the “Engagements library” section of the app administration interface. In the “Engagements” tab  click on the “Add new engagement” button and select “360 Feedback Survey” from the dropdown list. The engagement's configuration interface will open. 

Configure the “Display details” of the 360 Feedback Survey engagement

In the “Display details” tab  you can configure the details displayed on the engagement card. Here you can set the survey title, the text shown on the card’s button and upload an image in JPG, PNG or SVG format. When you are ready click “Save” in the top right corner and move on to the “Survey” tab.

Configure the “Survey”

In the “Survey” tab you can choose to enable Introduction screens for the Leader and Reviewers, set up the survey questions and configure the completed state of the 360 Feedback Survey engagement card.

  1. Introduction screen

The introduction screen can be used to help users understand the survey process better, tell them how to approach the questions, or why the survey will be valuable to complete. You can include text, video and attach a document.

2. Survey questions

The “Survey questions” section is where you can build out your survey to include either multiple choice questions, ranking questions, open-ended questions, Likert scale questions or a spacer page. You also have the option here to enable Close action to discard current survey progress. If disabled this means that if a user taps close, their progress will be retained and they can re-enter the survey process at the current point. If enabled, tapping the icon will discard all answers provided and the user will have to start the process afresh again.

To add your question/s click the “Add new question” button.

Note: When creating these questions, many require your answers to be related to a Tag. This is to enable the serving of content to users based on their answers. 

Once your questions are added you’ll see the list of them under survey questions. Here you can edit, delete or change the order of questions by selecting the ellipsis.

3. Completed state

The Completed state refers to the state of the survey card that appears after the survey has been completed. Here you can configure the display of this card, whether you would like it to be permanent, temporary or not to be displayed at all.

Configure “Deadline and Reminders”

In the “Deadline and reminders” tab you can set up a deadline for the completion of the survey and configure whether the 360 Feedback Survey engagement card should be hidden as soon as the deadline has passed or keep it temporarily. 

Survey completion reminders are displayed in the workflow carousel on the home screen. You can configure the frequency and the message displayed on the reminder card.

Configure “Participants”

In the “Participants” tab you can set up the “Reviewer groups” which enables the segmentation of reviewers into categories. When the Leader adds users to their reviewers list they will have to associate each person to a group. Reviewer groups can describe how the reviewer is related to the leader, for example, manager, peer, direct report etc.

When all reviewers complete the survey, their answers will be calculated and displayed collectively per reviewer group in the report. For example, if the leader has added 3 managers, the report will show the collective result for all three against a “Manager” group.

The “Reviewers screen” is the interface displayed to Leaders where they create a list of Reviewers, send them an invitation to complete the survey and monitor their progress. You can add a short description here to help Leaders with how to approach the selection of their reviewers. For example, how many people they need to invite per reviewer group.

It’s important to mention that the list of invited Reviewers acts as a safe-list to ensure only the right people take part in the process. This means that Reviewers will be required to either log in or create an account using the email address where they received their invitation.

Run a 360 Feedback Survey

Now that you’ve created your first “360 Feedback Survey” engagement you can add it to a new or existing Facilitation. Once published in the “Run Facilitation” tab, all facilitation attendees will be added as Leaders in the “360 Feedback Survey” engagement. Clicking on the engagement card in the “Run Facilitation” tab will reveal each Leader’s progress with the survey and the progress of the Reviewers they have invited.

What this workflow looks like ‘in-app’ for the end-user

Leader experience

Engagement card displayed in a Facilitation channel

360 Feedback Survey home screen

Introduction screen

Adding a reviewer to the Reviewers list

Survey invite for reviewers

Reviewers screen


Survey questions

Reminders displayed in a home screen carousel


Reviewer experience

Reviewers will receive an email containing an invitation link which will redirect them to the app in their browser. In order for a Reviewer to access the 360 Feedback Survey engagement, they will need to register on the platform with the same email address where they received the invitation.

Invitation email

Engagement card displayed in a Facilitation channel

360 Feedback Survey home screen

Introduction screen

Survey question screen

Reminders displayed in a home screen


Important to note

  • Both Leaders and Reviewers must have a registered account to access the survey to allow them to save their progress and fill in the survey at their own pace.
  • The list of invited Reviewers acts as a safe-list, so reviewers will be required to create an account or log into an existing account with the email address that has been added to the safe-list.