When creating a questionnaire in CalUsource, the questions associated with it must be weighted and have a total weight that adds up to 100%. A weight is a percentage of a questionnaire's total weight, which is 100%.
In the event’s scorecard, where the system evaluates scores assigned to questions, it uses the weight assigned to each question in its calculations to determine an overall rating for supplier responses.
There are three ways to add weights to questions:
• Auto Weighting: the system calculates and assigns weights using an even distribution across all questions.
• Manual Weighting: the event owner manually types in weights for each question.
• Combination Weighting: the event owner manually types in weights for some questions, locks them, and then leverages auto weighting to let the system calculate weights for the rest of the unlocked questions.
How to Auto Weight Questions
Click on the Auto Weight toggle.
All questions with an evaluation type of score will now be auto weighted.
How to Manually Weight Questions
Select the Weight field for the question you need to give a weight for.
Input the weight.
Click on the optional Lock icon to lock a question's weight from accidentally being changed.
How to do Combination Weighting
Input any weights that you want to manually enter.
Click on the Lock icon to lock the weights that you manually input.
When ready to auto weight, click on the Auto Weight toggle to allow the system to allocate the remaining available percentage weight equally for all unlocked questions.
You will now see that the total weight is 100% and that the remaining unlocked questions have been weighted by the system.
- The first number of the Total Weight field must equal 100 to publish the event. If you save a questionnaire with a weight less than 100, a notification will display to remind you that the total weight for the questionnaire must be 100%.