Create and conduct customized surveys using non-graded questions.
You can customize the Feedback activity to meet your needs. The information gathered in a feedback activity is not published to course participants, and responses can be anonymous
Consider using it in the following cases.
- Before coursework begins, asking students to self-assess their knowledge or skills.
- During the course, to evaluate the effectiveness of resources used, the instructional design of the course, or the quality of interactions among members of the course.
- At the end of a course as a way to let students evaluate the course.
Create a feedback activity
Steps in Snap: Create learning activity or resource > Feedback > Add
Steps in other themes: Turn editing on > Add an activity or resource > Feedback > Add
- Type a meaningful name and description. The description displays to students when they view the feedback. Check the Display description on course page box if you want the description to show there.
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- Availability — Specify dates the feedback will be available for the students to answer.
- Questions and submission settings — Decide whether or not to record the names of users, and whether or not they can supply multiple submissions.
- After submission — Decide whether or not to display the analysis of the feedback.
- Outcomes — Choose the outcomes to associate with the database.
- Common Module Settings — Hide or show the database and set availability to groups.
- Restrict Access — Set the time, user, or grade conditions that determine if the database is available to a user.
- Activity completion — Set the parameters that determine when the database is marked complete.
- Click Save and display to start adding the feedback questions.
Add and edit questions
After creating the feedback form, you can add questions to the Feedback activity.
- Select the Edit questions tab.
If you have an existing template for questions, you can select the Template tab. You can also create a template based on a new set of feedback questions.
- Select the type of question or field you want to add to the feedback form:
- Add a page break
- Label (The Label field is used when exporting to Excel. The label becomes a column header in the spreadsheet.)
- Longer text answer
- Multiple choice
- Multiple choice (rated)
- Numeric answer
- Short text answer
For information about each of these question types, see Adding feedback questions on the Moodle website (may be available in English only).
- Depending on your selection, fill in the question information.
- Select Save question.
Analysis and show responses
The Analysis tab shows you a chart of all responses to date. You can export the information to a spreadsheet.
The Show Responses tab allow you to view responses made by individual students.
Set the availability of feedback questions
Steps in Snap: Feedback > Edit > Availability
Steps in other themes: Turn editing on > Feedback > Edit > Edit Settings > Availability
You can determine when the feedback questions will be available to participants.
- Allow answers from / Allow answers to: If selected, set the date and time when the feedback will be opened to participants and when it will no longer be available.
Determine question and submission settings
Steps in Snap: Feedback > Edit > Questions and submission settings
Steps in other themes: Turn editing on > Feedback > Edit > Edit Settings > Questions and submission settings
You can determine whether or not to display the names of participants, and whether or not you want to be notified when feedback has been sent.
- Record user names: Options include Anonymous and Users name will be logged and shown with answers.
- Allow multiple submissions: Determine whether or not users can submit the feedback once or multiple times.
- Enable notification of submissions: Determine whether or not you want to receive notification of each feedback submission.
- Auto number questions: Determine whether or not to automatically number the questions on the feedback.
Determine after submission results
Steps in Snap: Feedback > Edit > After submission
Steps in other themes: Turn editing on > Feedback > Edit > Edit Settings > After submission
You can determine whether or not to display the results to participants.
- Show analysis page: Select whether or not to show the results.
- Completion message: Type a message to appear after a student submits the feedback.
- Link to next activity: Type the URL of the next activity if you want an activity to display after submitting the feedback.
Determine feedback completion
Steps in Snap: Feedback > Edit > Activity completion
Steps in other themes: Turn editing on > Feedback > Edit > Edit Settings > Activity completion
You can determine to mark the feedback activity as completed.
- Completion tracking: Options include Do not indicate activity completion, Students can manually mark the activity as completed, and Show activity as complete when conditions are met.
- Student must view this activity to complete it: When the Completion tracking is set to Show activity as complete when conditions are met, this option will be available. Determine if the activity will be marked as complete after the student views the feedback.
- View as completed if feedback is submitted: When the Completion tracking is set to Show activity as complete when conditions are met, this option will be available. Determine if the activity will be marked as complete after students submit their feedback.
- Expect completed on: Enable this feature and set a date for when it is expected participants will be marked as completed.
Creating effective feedback
According to research, students don’t classify a course as either “good” or “bad” based on instructor preparedness, instructor organization, or even the level of interaction within the course. The one item that distinguishes a course as being exemplary is the level of helpful feedback received from the teacher on their progress. Feedback, both to and from students, encourages student learning and course improvement.
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