Once in a while, you’ll want to use the survey web part for one reason or another. There are awesome tools like Yammer polls, Microsoft Forms, etc. but sometimes the only tool suitable for a specific use case is still the out-of-the-box SharePoint survey app.
If you search for it when adding a new app and get “We didn’t find a match here, but check out…” don’t fret. It’s tied to a site feature that apparently isn’t activate on your site. This applies to both on-prem and online/O365 environments.
To get the survey app as an option on your site, you’ll need to be a site owner who can activate the Team Collaboration Lists site feature (settings wheel > Site settings > Manage site features).
Once you activate it, your site will now be able to add these apps:
- Document library
- Custom list
- Picture library
- Issue tracking
- Discussion board
- …and much more
Here’s a quick GIF demonstrating activation of the required feature: