Let’s face it, no matter how many snazzy question types, pretty colors, and great images you use to brand and stylize your surveys, they can still come across as pretty flat and impersonal. Luckily, the availability and affordability of video equipment, software, and multi-media web sites have made adding video content to surveys incredibly easy. Video allows you to jump off the screen, inject some personality into your surveys, or share information with your participants that you just can’t get across in words or images.

Embedding YouTube videos directly into your Checkbox Surveys is super quick and easy. You can create a video for your intro or completion page to welcome your participants, explain the purpose of the survey, tell them more about your organization, or offer them a heart-felt thank you for taking your survey. You can also position embedded videos above or next to question items and ask participants questions related to the video such as “How do you rate this video?” or “What were your impressions of the featured product after watching the video/commercial?” Check out this survey for an example of what you can do with video and Checkbox Survey Software.

To learn how to embed YouTube videos into your Checkbox surveys, watch this training video or follow the steps below. And feel free to send us your favorite surveys with video – we’ve been known to give away free Checkbox accounts or add-ons for really great customer stories!

How to embed a YouTube video in your Checkbox survey:

    1. Either upload your video to YouTube (watch YouTube’s video instructions) or find the YouTube video you want to use. Make sure you own the rights to all videos that you embed in your surveys.


    1. Click the ‘Embed’ button under the video you want to embed.


    1. Copy the html code that appears below the ‘Embed’ button by hitting ‘Ctrl C’ on your keyboard or using the ‘Copy’ function on the menu of your internet browser.


    1. Add a new survey within Checkbox or choose the survey from the Survey Editor that you would like to add the video to. Choose ‘Add Item’ from the Survey Editor menu and choose the item type ‘HTML’.


    1. Click the ‘Text Input’ radio button and paste the embed code in the box provided by either typing “Ctrl V” or choosing ‘Paste’ from your internet browser’s menu. Click ‘OK’.


  1. Your video will now show in the Survey Editor, in the preview window, and the survey test link. You can now add borders, related questions, or messages about your video. The possibilities are endless – have fun!