- Publicquestionnairesmay be used across multiple Moodle courses and the responses are returned to the Moodle course where the questionnaire originates. Students within the Moodle course where the public questionnaire is created cannot answer and only those staff on the course where it originates can view the responses.
If you construct a public questionnaire template remember all UCL Moodle editors will see it so it's best to give it an unambiguous title to prevent other users inadvertently using it – e.g. 'feedback questionnaire' is too vague – 'Module feedback for all 1st Year ChemXXXX courses' is better.
- Templatequestionnaires can be copied to any number of courses and then redefined in the course as a Privatequestionnaire.
- Privatequestionnaires allow course owners and administrators to see the data collated and also tailor the questions to a specific module or programme. This is useful where some new activities/resources have been introduced to a specific module and tutors are keen to get feedback on these. One disadvantage is that Private questionnaires make it harder (but not impossible) to collate and analyse data across a number of modules. This can be done by exporting each questionnaire's feedback to excel and collating manually. We We recommend using this type of questionnaire when undertaking individual module feedback.
- To add a new questionnaire, click the Turn editing on button in the top-right of your page.
- In the topic area where you wish the questionnaire to appear, choose Questionnaire from the Add an activity or resource… activity drop down menu.
- Fill in the Name and Description fields which are field which is compulsory. We recommend adding information to the Description field.
- Set the dates in the Timing section which is when the questionnaire will be available to students. You You should only use the dates in the Restrict access area if you want to impose activity completion on the question. For instructions on how to do this, please see M34 - Activity completion
Respondent Type: fullname full name or anonymous.
Students can view ALL responses: after answering the questionnaire, after the questionnaire is closed, or always.
Allow branching questions: Choose yes if you want one the answer from one question to determine whether the following question is asked or not (they must be on separate pages).
Save/Resume answers: Choose yes if you want to allow students to save and then resume later (recommended for long questionnaires).
Auto numbering: choose whether to auto-number the questions and/or pages.
Submission grade: if you want to assign a grade for completing the questionnaire select this here - the default is no grade.
- Under content options you can choose to use:
- an existing public questionnaire (all results from other courses will feed back feedback to this);
- a template, which you can personalise for your course; or
- create a new empty questionnaire. For the latter leave the 'create new' radio button selected. If in doubt choose this option.
- The remaining settings are standard across Moodle activities.
- If you need more information regarding the meaning of each choice then click on the associated question mark on the Moodle questionnaire setup page.
At the bottom of the page click Save and display.
Although questionnaire responses can be set to anonymous, Moodle records when a student answers a question in the course log, so you may wish to use the Feedback tool instead, as this doesn't record when a student responds in the Moodle logs. Using the Feedback tool ensures staff cannot see who responded at a particular time using the Moodle course reports. The alternative is to set the questionnaire up in one centralised course as a public questionnaire and then link to it from the courses where students will answer the questions. The repsonses responses will only be available from the centralised course where the questionnaire was initially set up and therefore, only staff with access to this course will be able to see the responses, meaning they will be anonymous, providing the staff on the course where students answer the questionnaire, don't also have access to the course where the questionnaire data is held.
Examples and case studies
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Questions & Answers
Q. How can programme leaders view student feedback from multiple modules in one place?