Questionnaire

Overview

A questionnaire activity is very much like a Moodle Feedback Activity. It has a lot of question variety and includes question types such as: checkboxes, dates, dropdown boxs, essay boxs, labels, numerics, radio buttons, ratings, textboxes and yes/no questions. A questionnaire has no specified right or wrong answer, but rather it is used to collect data of students responses. Response data is graphed and easily exported as a text file for the instructor to use, this export can also be easily pasted into Excel for better organization. A questionnaire activity has the ability to be graded if required.

Why Should I Use a Questionnaire

The main difference between a questionnaire and the Moodle Feedback Activity is that a questionnaire allows for many more question types than a normal multiple choice survey. The questionnaire tool is most effective when an instructor wants to take a poll of the class using varying question formats and then observe the data of the responses in whcih moodle provides. These types of polls can be used for a multitude of reasons, some examples being for asking for feedback for the class, finding the best time for a field trip, or even doing informal quizzes.

How to Create a Questionnaire

Follow the instructions below to add a questionnaire activity to your course.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Click Turn editing on.
  3. Find the section where the Questionnaire will be displayed.
  4. Click Add an activity or resource.
  5. Scroll down in the Add an activity or resource window.
  6. Click the button next to the Questionnaire activity.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Add a Questionnaire name.
  9. Set desired parameters for the Questionnaire.
  10. Click Save and display.

Adding Questions to Questionnaire

Editing a Questionnaire will allow you to create/add questions to your survey.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Find the Administration block.
  4. Under Questionnaire Administration, click the Questions link.
  5. Click on Add questions dropdown.
  6. Select which type of questions you want to add.
  7. Click Add selected question type.                                       
  8. Set desired parameters for the question.
    Note: Each possible question answer has to be on its own line.
  9. Click on Save Changes.

Viewing Questionnaire Responses

The questionnaire acitivity on moodle tracks and saves all the results/responses of students. These results are autmatically embeded into a horizantal bar graph in order to show trends in responses. 

Follow the instructions below to view the questionnaire responses.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Click on the View All Responses link on the next screen.
  4. Navigate to the Summary or List of responses tab to view submissions.
    Note: The sorting tabs are organized by number of responses for a certain answer choice.

Exporting Questionnaire Responses

The questionnaire acitivity on moodle automatically tracks and saves all the results/responses of students who have taken it. These results can be exported to a text document.

Follow the instructions below to export your questionnaire results.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Click on the View All Responses link on the next screen.
  4. By default you will arrive at the Summary tab, where you will find and click the Download in text format link.

Adding Parent/Child Questions

One of the defining factors between the questionnaire and the Moodle Feedback Acitivty is the ability to incorporate parent/child questions. A child question will only be displayed if its parent question and parent choice have been selected. In order to add these type of questions you will need to enable the option in the quiz settings. You can do so with these steps:

  1. Turn Editing on
  2. Click on Edit and Edit Settings for the questionnaire
  3. Under Response Options change Allow Branching Questions to Yes
  4. Save changes at the bottom of the page

Follow the instructions below to add Child questions to your Questionnaire.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Under Questionnaire Administration section of the Administration block, click the Questions link.
  4. Click on the Page Break pull-down arrow to select the question Type to be added.
  5. Click the Add selected question type button.
  6. Click on the Choose... drop-down arrow.
  7. Select which parent question and parent choice the child question will be added to
  8. Set desired parameters for the question.
  9. Click on Save Changes.

Viewing Responses

Viewing Individual Responses

In moodle questionnaires you have the option to see the responses for each individual user.

Follow the instructions below to view the individual responses of the questionnaire.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Click on the View All Responses link on the next screen.
  4. Navigate to the List of responses tab.
  5. Click on the user's name to view submission.

Viewing Summary of Responses

In Moodle questionnaires, you can view an aggregate summary of all responses for each question. You also have the option to see the responses for each individual user.

Follow the instructions below to view the individual responses of the questionnaire.

Emailing Non-Respondents

In moodle questionnaires you have the ability to email users that are enrolled in the course, but have not responded to the questionnaire.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Find the Administration block.
  4. Under the Questionnaire Administration section of the Administration block, click the Non-respondents link.
  5. Select the users that are to be Emailed.
  6. Enter Subject and Message information.
  7. Click Send on the bottom left side of the page.

Adding Confirmation Text/URL

A text message or a webpage can be displayed to confirm submission was recieved.

Follow the instructions below to add a confirmation text/URL to a questionnaire.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Under the Questionnaire administration section of the Administration block, click the Advanced Settings link.
  4. Enter a website address or create a confirmation page under the Submission options sections.

Grading Students who Respond

If you enable grading for the questionnaire students who respond will automatically be given full points. It does not matter if the questionnair is anonymous or not, they will still be graded. You can determine how many points to give out by following these steps.

  1. Turn Editing on
  2. Click on Edit and Edit Settings for the questionnaire
  3. Under Response Options change Submission Grade to the desired value of points
  4. Save changes at the bottom of the page

How to Create a Questionnaire from a Template

You can choose to use a CETL Questionnaire Template which has already been set up. You can also click on each of the templates to take a look at their layout beforehand. Follow the instructions below to use or look at CETL Questionnaire Templates:

  1. Turn Editing on
  2. Click on Edit and Edit settings for the questionnaire
  3. Under Content options, you can choose to Use template. You can click on each of the template names to see what they look like.
  4. Select the desired template.
  5. Save changes at the bottom of the page.

How to Print a Paper Copy of  a Questionnaire

You can print a paper copy of the questionnaire by following the instructions below:

  1. Make sure you are in your course
  2. Click on the questionnaire
  3. Under the Administration block on the left-hand side, click on Preview (magnifying glass icon)
  4. At the right-hand side of the page, click on Print Blank

How to View and Edit Questions

You can view questions by following the instructions below:

  1. Make sure you are in your course
  2. Click on the questionnaire
  3. Under the Administration block on the left-hand side, click on Questions (settings gear icon). This will bring you to a page where you can Add questions or Manage questions

To edit Questionnaire questions, follow the instructions below:

  1. Once you have accessed your questions using the instructions above, make sure that you are in the Manage questions section
  2. There are several options to edit your questions: Move (up-down arrows), Edit (settings gear icon), Delete (X icon), or Switch "Response Required" option (red/green button)
  3. To Move questions, click on the up-down arrows next to the specific question. You can then click the dotted boxes to move the specific question either under or above other questions
  4. To Edit questions, click on the settings gear icon. You will be taken to a page called "Editing question," and you will then be able to edit the question
  5. To Delete questions, click on the X icon. You will be asked to confirm deleting the question. Click Yes
  6. To Switch "Response Required" option, hover over the red/green button next to your specific question. If the button is Green, a response is not required. If the button is Red, a response is required. Switch accordingly