July 30, 2020 The BMS lab

Starting a study

Welcome to CC

Quick guide:

You can use Career Compas (CC) to collect information such as their interests, personality, values and competencies from (future) technical professionals.

Step 1.


Log in to the BMS dashboard. Click on start a study to begin with CC. Select CC survey and then create new study. This will take you to the next page. Input a title and description. All the information on this page can be changed later on.

The start date is the time that the interventions will become available to the participants. The end date is when the study will end and participants will not be able to access the modules. If the study closes it is possible to re-open it again.

You can also fill in when the feedback report will be sent.  Check the box at the bottom if you want to make it mandatory for participants to fill in their email address.  

Check the feedback box if you want CC to use the site to send feedback to participants via email.

And finally, click on ‘Create Study’ 

Step 2.


Go to the modules page to create a new module. Give your module a unique name as a researcher and a title and description which the participants will see. If you wish you can enter a prefix which will show up in every item of your module. Scroll down and click on save.

Step 3.


Inside the modules you can add items. Items are the questions you want to ask. They form the content of your module. For more information on how to create items go to: https://bmslab.utwente.nl/creating-items-in-cc/

Step 4.


Next, create an intervention.
Go to the interventions page. Give your intervention a title and description. CC will automatically create the URL slug after you saved your intervention.  

Go to content, then select your module and click on ‘Add’.  

Step 5.


You can add your module to an intervention. Go to content, then select your module and click on ‘Add’.  All the interventions together will make up a study.