Standard Activity Setup

Standard Activities are used to collect a single response per participant permitted to access the Activity. Most of the Activities configured in Recollective are of this type as once the Tasks have been done, there's no need to have them answered again.

Activity Dates

As part of a Standard Activity's setup, you must set its dates. You'll be required to choose a Start Date (when the Activity becomes visible) and a Due Date (the target date of completion). You also have an Archive Date option which can be used to set the date whereby no responses or feedback is allowed (but this is optional).

Using the edit time button below any of the dates allows you to set a specific time and gives you access to the Activity's time zone.

Activity and Response Visibility

Like any Activity in a Recollective Study, you'll need to determine who it's visible to. Will the Activity be completed by All participants or just a subset of Study participants (e.g. Only select segments)? Likewise, you can choose whether the Activity should be visible to All clients, Only select clients, or Hidden from clients.

Similarly, you'll also need to set the Response Visibility for the Activity. If your Activity is social, you can make it so that it is Public (i.e. All responses are visible immediately) or Uninfluenced (i.e. Responses are hidden from participants until they respond). Your Activity can also be Private (ie. No sharing of responses among participants). 

Randomize Tasks

You can also enable Task randomization if needed. By default, the Do not randomize tasks option will be selected, but you can switch this to Randomize tasks not locked into position.

Following the Activity Setup page, you'll be able to create your Tasks which can be locked in place or randomized as needed. You can even create groups of Tasks that are then randomized amongst each other.


Each Activity in a Recollective Study can have customized notifications tied to it. These notification options can be found by clicking on the Notifications tab next to Basic Settings towards the top of the Activity Setup page, or by clicking the More options... link towards the bottom. 

For Standard Activities, the notification options are:

  • New activity available (on start date)
  • Activity reminder (day before due date)
  • Activity overdue (day after due date)
NOTE: Standard Activity names will be revealed to participants in email notifications, even if the Activities are sequenced and the participant has not completed the prerequisite ones.  For this reason, Activity names should not include product/brand names that are meant to be blind throughout the study.

Point Customization

If you have chosen to enable the point tracking feature for your Study, you will see a Points tab on all Activity Setup pages with the option to Customize points awarded for activity completion and feedback. This is an opportunity to depart from the default point allocation for a Standard Activity as configured in Study Settings: Points

If selected, the default points will be shown for editing:
  • Standard activity completion
  • Comment on own response
  • Comment on a response
  • Like other's response
  • Like rating received
If a particular Activity with socialized responses is crucial to your project, you might award more points for comments and ratings given for example so people are encouraged to build on each others responses. 
You can also perform point customizations on individual Tasks that make up your Standard Activity if you’d like certain questions and response types to have different point allocations than those configured in Study Settings.
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