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Add a Survey or Poll

August 3, 2016 - August 3, 2016

Moodle has several options to survey or poll your students:

Create a pre-populated Survey activity

The survey activity module provides a number of verified survey instruments that have been found useful in assessing and stimulating learning in online environments. A teacher can use these to gather data from their students that will help them learn about their class and reflect on their own teaching.

  • The Attitudes to Thinking and Learning Survey (ATTLS)
  • Critical incidents survey with questions about students' experiences of forums
  • The Constructivist On-line Learning Environment Survey (COLLES).

Note that these survey tools are pre-populated with questions. Teachers who wish to create their own survey should use the feedback activity module.

Step 1: Click on Turn editing on

Turn Editing Moodle on

Step 2: In topic/weekly area, select Add an activity or resource and choose Survey

Activity - Survey

 

Step 3: Name your Survey and choose from the list of pre-populated surveys found useful in assessing and stimulating learning in online environments.


Survey - General

 

Step 4: Save and return to Course. Click on Survey in Topic/Weekly area to view and respond to survey or View # survey responses (# = how many have responded)

Survey - shown


Create a Feedback (your own Survey) activity


Step 1. Click on Turn editing on.


Step 2. In topic/weekly area, select Add an activity or resource and choose Feedback

Activity - Feedback


Step 3. Give your survey a Name, and write a Description.

Feedback (Survey) - General

 

Step 4. Set Availability option if you want to limit the time students can fill out the survey.

 

Feedback (Survey) - Availability

 

Step 5. Decide about the different feedback options, including whether responses are anonymous, whether students can make multiple submissions and enable notifications, if questions should be auto-numbered, whether students see the response analysis, and a message to be displayed upon completion ("Thank you for completing this survey.").

 

Edit feedback

 

Step 6. Scroll down and Save and return to course. To add questions, click on the activity name on the course page.

 

Feedback (Survey) - on Moodle page

 

Step 7. Click on the Edit questions tab.

Feedback (Survey) - Edit Questions tab

 

Step 8. Select what type of Content question you wish to ask.

Feedback (Survey) - Content

 

Step 9. Add each of your questions for the survey.

 

Step 10. Scroll down and Save question.