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A survey of a course is a type of lesson typically used to gather feedback about your experience on various aspects of the course, such as the effectiveness of the teaching methods, the clarity of the course materials, and the relevance of the course content.
The results of the survey are analyzed by the course instructor or by the Administrator and used to make adjustments to the course design, teaching methods, and materials.
Overall, a course survey is an important tool for improving the quality of instruction and ensuring that learners have a positive learning experience.
Surveys are usually kept confidential. Administrators do not have access to nominative responses through the platform reports, however, alternative advanced tools may give them access to individual responses.
Taking a survey
Access the course and click on the title of the survey in the Syllabus area. You can identify surveys in the list of lessons by checking the text under the lesson title, which shows the lesson type.
Once you select the survey, the course player area shows the survey title and the number of questions composing the survey, as well as its description and instructions on how to fill it out.
Click on Begin survey to start it. All of the questions of the survey are listed on a single page. At any time, click on the Leave survey button in the top right corner to go back to the course.
When you leave a survey, the answers you provided will not be saved and you’ll have to restart the survey from scratch.
Submitting a survey
Once you have answered all of the required questions (not all of the questions may be mandatory), click on Submit Survey at the bottom of the page.
After you submit the survey, you will land on the survey completion page. You can complete the survey once, and you cannot review your answers.
Types of questions
Survey questions can be delivered in various formats:
Single choice questions
A single-choice question is followed by a list of possible answer choices. You are required to select the option that best answers the question.
For example, a single-choice question might be:
How did you find the level of complexity of the course?
A. Too basic
C. Too complex
In this example, the question is "How did you find the level of complexity of the course?", and the answer choices are A, B, and C. Express your feedback, there is no correct answer.
A single-choice question is displayed as follows:
Multiple choice questions
A multiple-choice question is followed by a list of possible answer choices. Unlike single-choice questions, multiple-choice questions allow for more than one answer to be selected.
For example, a multiple-choice question might be:
Which device did you use more to attend this course?
A. Notebook/Desktop PC
In this example, the question is "Which device did you use more to attend this course?", and the answer choices are A, B, and C. Reply according to your experience, there is no correct answer.
A multiple-choice question is displayed as follows:
Text answer questions
A text answer question requires you to provide a written response to a question. These questions typically ask for a short answer, a sentence, or a brief explanation.
For example, a text answer question might be:
Which type of training material did you appreciate more?
In this question, an answer is expected to indicate one or more training materials.
A text answer question is displayed as follows:
Inline choice questions
An inline choice question is a sentence or statement containing one or more blank spaces, where each blank space corresponds to a list of options in a dropdown. You are required to select the correct option for each blank space to complete the sentence or statement.
For example, an inline choice question might be:
The quality of the training material made available is _______.
- Needs Improvement
- Very good
- Not applicable
In this question, the blank space corresponds to a list of options presented as answer choices. Reply according to your experience, there is no correct answer.
An inline choice question is displayed as follows:
Rating scale (Likert scale)
The rating scale is used to measure your perception about the course. It is named after its creator, the psychologist Rensis Likert.
The scale consists of a series of statements or questions that express a range of opinions such as "strongly agree," "agree," "neither agree nor disagree," "disagree," and "strongly disagree." You are asked to indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with each statement by selecting the option that best reflects your opinion.
For example, a Likert scale question might be:
To what extent do you agree with the statement 'My overall level of knowledge of the course topics has increased'?
You would then choose from the options provided, such as "agree," "neither agree nor disagree," or "disagree".
A rating scale question is displayed as follows: