If you find yourself wanting to remove an evaluation or survey from your dashboard, you can do so by using the archive function. Archiving a survey or evaluation will remove it from your dashboard, and is similar to “deleting” something, except that it will not delete any associated data.
Archiving an evaluation
Data archiving is the process of moving a collection of data to a backup repository in order to separate current data from data that is no longer actively used. The files that are archived can be retrieved and this process is often used for long term data storage.
You can archive an evaluation by clicking into the evaluation you wish to archive and then clicking ‘Edit’ on the top right corner. From the drop down you can then select ‘Archive’.
You will then be prompted to confirm or leave this process. Click ‘yes, archive this evaluation’ if you wish to continue. This will archive the evaluation, including all surveys within it. If you are a Creator or Admin of an evaluation, you also have the option to archive the evaluation for everyone it is shared with. This is useful when a project is no longer relevant, or you simply want to remove it from their dashboards. This will not remove their share on the data, however, and they can restore it themselves if they want to continue using it.
Archiving a survey
This is a similar process to archiving an evaluation. If you wish to archive a specific survey within an evaluation you can by clicking ‘Edit’ next to the survey and from the drop down list select ‘Archive’. Again, you will then be prompted to confirm or leave this process. Click ‘yes, archive this survey’ if you wish to continue.
Recovering an archived evaluation or survey
Evaluations and surveys that are archived are not permanently deleted and can be recovered if required.
To recover an archived survey or evaluation you will need to contact our support team. Be sure to mention your organisation name, and the evaluation or survey name that you would like recovered in your support request.