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How to collect feedback for your course with Questionnaire and Feedback?

Digital strategies for evaluating your course:

Evaluation of teaching needs can provide valuable opportunities about teacher’s inquiry into student learning. The feedback provided, whether positive or critical, can help instructors improve their courses and polish their teaching methods during or after the semester.

Formative evaluations are used to evaluate a course or a program’s development which includes materials, exercises, and overall instructional design.

Summative evaluations are used to measure a course or a program’s success which includes measuring whether the design and implementation helped improve learning results.

You can conduct a formative evaluation by running a pilot program so you can fine-tune the course before rolling it out. You may learn that the instructions for a specific activity confused learners and what need to be revised. A summative evaluation could provide key statistics about the course once you rolled it out.

Steps to create a questionnaire:

  1. Turn on editing for the course.

  2. In the section you wish to add an activity, select the Add an activity or resource menu.

  3. Select the Questionnaire activity.

  4. Give the Questionnaire a name and edit the description if necessary.

  5. Set the availability by enabling the start and end dates.

  6. Set different response options to decide

    • whether users are allowed to respond once, daily, weekly, monthly, or unlimited times.

    • whether show the full names of users or hide their identities.

    • when users can view all responses.

    • whether send submission notifications.

    • allowing users to save their answers to a questionnaire before submitting them.

    • allowing branching questions.

    • enabling the auto numbering for pages and questions.

    • submission grade.

  7. Set the common module settings to decide the availability of the survey and group settings.

  8. Set the restrict access if necessary.

  9. Set the activity completion to decide if the activity completion is tracked, either manually or automatically.

  10. Set the competencies.

  11. Click Save and return to course or Save and display at the bottom of the page.

  12. Add different types of questions

    • Check Boxes

    • Date

    • Dropdown Box

    • Essay box - HTML editor possible, set width and height of box

    • Label

    • Numeric - can set length and number of decimal places

    • Radio buttons - have labels you determine for each question

    • Rate - can customize in many ways

    • Text box

    • Yes/No

    • For details of each question types, please refer to the support document from Moodle

  13. Responses can be exported as .csv, .slsx, HTML table, .json, .ord or PDF.

For details of questionnaire settings, please refer to the support document from Moodle.

Feedback Versus Questionnaire:

You can also use Feedback to collect their comments and improve their course experience. Both Feedback and Questionnaire activities are easy to setup by teachers. However, there are differences between both tools. You can use the Questionnaire to encourage the students to complete a questionnaire by awarding them a grade upon completion. The Feedback activity is not graded. Different question types are supported by each.

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