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What is DIP?

DataInsamlingsPlatform/DataCollectionPlatform (DIP) is a service/platform for users who have large amounts of information and/or have high IT security requirements.

DataCollectionPlatform helps users who need to collect, process, analyze and store/archive information.

This service includes:

  • Ability to collect information via web and/or mobile, csv files and survey tools
  • User can use, for example, PowerBI, SPSS or Excel for processing and analysis of data
  • When the collection and analysis is complete, users have the opportunity to export information
  • 15 simultaneous data sets regardless of collection method
  • 1 GB of storage
  • Network perimeter protection such as external perimeter, and logical separation between application and database layers as well as between production and verification environments
  • Traffic between connecting clients and application is encrypted via SSL (https)
  • Multifactor authentication for security
  • Built-in privilege roles with read, write and administrative rights
  • Support for classification and privilege allocation at attribute level within stored data
  • Backup with RPO (Restore Point Objective) 24 hours
  • Explicit logging of administrative accesses

If you require more detailed information you can read on our Aurora site: (in Swedish):
https://projekt.aurora.umu.se/projekt/fordjupning-it/Sidor/Datainsamlingsplattform.aspx

If you have questions or would like more information about DataCollectionPlatform, contact Servicedesk (www.servicedesk.its.umu.se)

What is MFA?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an authentication method in which a computer user is granted access to a program only after successfully presenting identification to an authenticated person.

As organisations and workplaces evolve, less control is exercised over devices, services and networks leading to a gap in the traditional security tools.  Security must be increased, so authentication must be strenthened to protect against credential theft.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of protection on top of your username and password.

Embedding pictures in LimeSurvey survey questions

To embed a picture within a survey question do the following:

1.  Edit the question and then click into the “queston” text field.  Click the HTML Editor button (the pencil on the right hand side).

The HTML Text editor will open.

2.  Click on the load image button.

3.  A new window will open showing Image Properties.  Click on Browse Server to find them image you wish to upload.

4:  If the image already exists in your library go to Step 6.

If not, you must upload the picture you wish to insert to the server.  Click the Green arrow Upload button.

5: Your File Explorer will open and you can locate the picture you wish to upload. If you want multiple pictures click to mark all the pictures you wish to upload to the server.  Then click on “Open” to upload them to the server.
You should now see all of your uploaded pictures in your LimeSurvey library.


6. Double Click on the picture you wish to insert from your File Library.  It will appear in your HTML Editor.  Remember, the picture could be too big for the program so you have to adjust the properties of the picture so that it fits into the Preview window.

Click OK to accept your changes.

7.  You should now see your picture in the HTML Editor.  Remember to click on the Save button to save the changes to your picture.
The HTML Editor can then be closed and you can continue with the next question in LimeSurvey.

Creating a multiple language survey in LimeSurvey

Sometimes there is a need to have multiple languages within the same survey in LimeSurvey.  It is possible and easy to do but requires a little more work when creating your survey.  To create a survey with multiple embedded languages, då the following:

  1. Create your survey (the base language is the language you chose in your “base” language window).

  2. Click on the Settings tab.  Then choose Overview and then General Settings.
  3. Click in the window Additional languages.  A drop down box appears.  Choose the language(s) you desire.
  4. Don’t forget to click on SAVE in the top right hand corner once you have chosen all of your desired languages for your survey.
  5.  Now when you choose the tab Preview survey you will see a drop down list with all the languages you have chosen (that the survey will be previewed in).
  6. Now you can begin writing your questions by clicking on the Structure tab. Remember that with each question you must now click on the different tabs and write each question in the chosen language for that tab.