Questionnaire

Overview

A questionnaire activity is a tool used for survey students. It is similar to Moodle Feedback activity. This activity if required can be graded even if you make it anonymous. Questionnaire offers a variety of questions types, such as: checkboxes, dates, dropdown box, essay, labels, numeric, radio buttons, ratings, text box and yes/no questions. A questionnaire has no specified right or wrong answer, but rather it is used to collect data from student 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.

Suggested Uses

Creating a Questionnaire

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

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Click on Gear Menu on the top right of your course.
  3. Click Turn editing on, located in the dropdown menu.
  4. Find the section where the Questionnaire will be displayed.
  5. Click Add an activity or resource.
  6. Scroll down in the Add an activity or resource window.
  7. Click the button next to the Questionnaire activity.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Add a Questionnaire name.
  10. Set desired parameters for the Questionnaire.
  11. Click Save and display at the bottom of the page.

Creating a New Questionnaire from a Public Template

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Click on Gear Menu on the top right of your course.
  3. Click Turn editing on, located in the dropdown menu.
  4. Find the section where the Questionnaire will be displayed.
  5. Click Add an activity or resource.
  6. Scroll down in the Add an activity or resource window.
  7. Click the button next to the Questionnaire activity.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Add a Questionnaire name.
  10. Locate the Content Options Section to select from an existing public template. 
  11. Set desired parameters for the Questionnaire.
  12. Click Save and display at the bottom of the page.

Adding Questions

Once a Questionnaire activity is created you can then create/add questions to your questionnaire.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Click the Add questions button.
  4. Select which type of questions you want to add and click Add selected question type.                                       
  5. Set desired parameters for the question.
    Note: Each possible question answer has to be on its own line.
  6. Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Viewing Questionnaire Responses

The questionnaire activity on Moodle tracks and saves all the results/responses of students. In order to show trends in responses, these results are automatically embedded into a horizontal bar graph.

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 activity on Moodle automatically tracks and saves all students' responses. 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.
  5. Set desired Parameters for the text download.
  6. Click Download.

Adding Parent/Child Questions

One of the defining factors between the questionnaire and the Moodle Feedback Activty 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. Additionally, only the Radio Button and Yes/No question types can be Parent/Child questiIn 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. Click on Gear Menu on the top right of your course.
  2. Click Turn editing on, located in the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on Edit Settings for the questionnaire.
  4. Under Response Options, change Allow Branching Questions to Yes.
  5. Click on 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. Click the Add Questions button.
  4. Choose which type of question you would like and click the Add selected question type button.
  5. Click on the Choose... drop-down menu.
  6. Select which parent question and parent choice the child question will be added to.
  7. Set desired parameters for the question.
  8. Click on Save Changes.

Viewing Responses

Viewing Summary of Responses or Individual 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.

  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.

Emailing Non-Respondents

In Moodle questionnaire you have the ability to email enrolled users who have not responded.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Find and click the Gear Icon.
  4. Click the Non-respondents link.
  5. Select the users that are to be emailed by checking the box next to each user on the right hand side of the scree.
  6. Enter Subject and Message information.
  7. Click Send on the bottom left side of the page.

Adding Confirmation Text/URL

A webpage can be displayed to confirm submission was received.

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

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Find and click the Questionnaire.
  3. Click the Gear Icon.
  4. On the dropdown menu, click the Advanced Settings link.
  5. Enter a website address or create a confirmation page under the Submission options sections.
  6. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Printing a Paper Copy of 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. Click the Gear Icon on the right-hand side of the page.
  4. Click on Preview (magnifying glass icon).
  5. 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. Find the Gear Icon on the right-hand side of the page.
  4. 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, click on 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.