On a form-by-form basis, administrators can anonymize author names by using the Redact Author feature. This will hide author names from everyone in the system except administrators. To learn more about this feature in general, go to this article.


If you would like to redact the authors on a form, you can do so when adding the form to a review or by editing a form already in a review. This selection is distinct from the visibility of the completed form to the subject, so it can be turned on and off independently of that. Toward the bottom of the add/edit window, you'll find the Redact author(s) checkbox to enable the feature on this specific form.


If you have selected to redact authors, the form will appear for you (administrator) in the list view with the additional line of Redact author(s) and a green check. If you have not redacted authors, this line will not appear at all. Note that you, as an administrator, can still see the author names.


This same form will appear to the review's subject (if visible) or their management with the additional Redact author(s) line, but the names are replaced with "Anonymous" and our standard blue avatar.


When one of the authors on the form views it, while they will see their name at the top of the page, the panel at right will show that their name has been redacted from the review.

You can also add "redact authors" to forms in a template.



Note that once Redact author(s) has been turned on for a form, only an administrator can edit anything about the form (assignment, updates to due dates, visibility). A manager or group admin will not have this feature and cannot edit a form where this has been enable by the manager in order to maintain author confidentiality.


When using the View All Answers capability in a form (and its corresponding PDF download), where authors have been redacted, the header will appear as:


Additionally, the answers will be shown as:


Form PDFs will similarly be anonymized such as:


The same will be true in CSVs as shown: