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Browse and preview tools from the Data Collection Tools tab.
Use a tool as-is
(continue to Step 2)
or customize the tool by making additions or changes.
Clone and customize a tool to fit your needs. Publish the tool when you have finished making changes.
Create a new evaluation. Enter a name and start date and click save.
Insert tool(s) into your evaluation. You can add multiple tools to an evaluation.
Click activate when you have finished adding tools. You can preview your tool or download a version in Word or Excel.
Enter data directly into SMDS, one survey or observation at a time.
Enter data into a system-generated Excel spreadsheet and upload into SMDS.
Set up an email distribution for your clients to fill out a survey on their own.
Run basic reports to show all of your data, or frequencies and percentages. Run more advanced reports to show changes over time for multiple rounds of data.
Export data to Excel or other programs for further analysis and data visualization.