Survey-Taking Help for Students

Below you’ll find resources to support you in taking your Panorama surveys, whether you are taking them on your own at home, virtually with a teacher, or in a classroom.

If you are a caring adult supporting a student in taking their survey, please review the following resources:

1. Learn how to understand survey questions 

In this video, you'll learn how to read the questions on your survey so you can select the best answer choice. If you feel comfortable reading your survey, you can skip this video.

2. Learn how to take your survey

In these videos, an adult will walk you through taking your survey, just like your teacher would if you were in a classroom.

English Proctor Video

Spanish Proctor Video

English Survey Taking Instructions Slides

How to Take Online Surveys Proctor Slides

English & Spanish (Bilingual) Survey Taking Instructions Slides

Spanish Proctor Slides

3. Learn how to have your survey read aloud to you

If you have a Mac OS computer

The video below walks you through using Google Chrome’s “Text-to-Speech” feature on your Mac OS computer to have your survey read aloud.

Below is a description of the process laid out in the video:

  1. Once you've opened your survey, you can have the survey read aloud to you by:
    1. Selecting the text you want to hear
    2. Right click and select Speech > Start Speaking in the menu
  2. If you want the entire page read aloud, you can do this by navigating to:
    1. In the Chrome menu, select Edit 
    2. Select Speech > Start Speaking

If you have a PC computer

The video below walks you through using the Narrator program on your PC computer to have your survey read aloud.

Below is a description of the process laid out in the video:

  1. First we need to turn on the Narrator program
  2. To do this, click Windows Logo Key + Ctrl + Enter all at the same time
  3. You will see a grey box pop up with a title “Heads up! Narrator keyboard changes
  4. Go ahead and click “OK” at the bottom corner
  5. Next, you might see a larger window with the title “Welcome to Narrator” 
  6. 6. Go ahead and click the “Minimize” button at the bottom
  7. 7. Now, go back to the survey-taking window
  8. 8. First, Highlight the text that would like to be read aloud
  9. 9. Next click Shift + Caps Lock + Down Arrow all at the same time to have the highlighted text read aloud to you
  10. 10. Repeat these steps and highlight the next question until you complete the entire survey
  11. 11. Once you have completed all your surveys, you will want to exit the Narrator program
  12. 12. To do this, click Windows Logo Key + Ctrl + Enter all at the same time, you will be notified that you have not quit the Narrator program

If you have any questions at all, please ask your teacher for support or email the Panorama team at

4. Frequently Asked Questions about Surveys

  • Are survey responses saved partway through the survey?
    • You cannot save your survey responses and return to complete the survey. Responses are submitted when you select the blue submit button, but if you exit the survey without clicking this button, you will have to start over.
  • What if I submitted my survey or my browser crashed before my survey was completed?
    • If the “Thank you” screen did not appear, you should retake the survey.
  • What devices can surveys be taken on?
    • Panorama surveys can be taken on any device with an internet browser, including laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, iPads, and smartphones.
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