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Creating Surveys

Accessing the Survey Manager in myWPI

  1. Go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Tests, Surveys, and Pools. Click on Surveys page appears where you can add, view, or modify surveys.

Creating New Surveys

  1. Click the Build Survey button. The Survey Info page appears with two sections.

Section 1: Survey Info

  1. Enter a name for the survey in the Name field.
  2. Enter a description for the survey in the Description field.
  3. Enter instructions for the survey in the Instructions field.

Section 2: Submit

  1. Click Submit to add the survey to the Survey Manager .

Importing an Existing Survey

  1. Click the Import Survey button. The Survey Import page appears with two sections.

Section 1: Survey Import

  1. Click Browse to select the location of the file you would like to import.

Using the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center Mid-Term Survey?

If you are using the mid-term survey being provided by the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center you will want to Click Browse Content Collection button at this step. Once in the Content Collection:

  1. Click Instition Content in the Left hand Navigation menu.
  2. Expand Institution in the sub Menu
  3. Click on Morgan Teaching and Learning Center
  4. Click the Radial button to the right of the file icon
  5. Click Submit

Section 2: Submit

  1. Click Submit to add the survey to the Survey Manager .

Adding Questions to the Survey

  1. From the Surveys screen, click Edit in the drop down menu next to the survey you want to add questions to.
  1. In the Create Question drop down menu, select a question type from the drop down menu and click Go. The Add Question page appears with multiple sections. The page appears differently for different question types.
  1. Complete each section of the Add Question page and click Submit to add the question.

Removing Existing Surveys

Caution!

You may only remove surveys that have not yet been made available to students in a Content area. Any surveys that have been made available do not have the option to Remove.

  1. Click Delete next to the survey you want to delete.
  1. Click OK to confirm the deletion.

Adding Surveys to a Content Area

  1. Go to the Content Area where you want to add the survey.
  2. In the tool bar, select Survey from the drop down menu. The Add Survey page appears with two sections.

Section 1: Add Survey

  1. Click Create a New Survey or select a survey you previously created using the steps earlier in this document.

Section 2: Submit

  1. Click Submit to post the survey to the Content Area you selected.

Making Surveys Available to Student Participants

You will now be brought to the Test Options screen, where you can set various options related to the test before it goes online.

Section 1: Survey Information

  1. The Name and Description fields are populated with the information you entered when you created the survey. Change this information, if needed.
  2. At Open Survey in new window, select Yes or No depending on whether or not you want the survey to open in a new window.

Section 2: Survey Availability

  1. Click Yes at Make the link available if you are ready for students to take the survey.
  2. Click Yes at Add a new announcement for this Survey if you want an announcement to appear on the main myWPI page for students and on your course home page.
  3. If you will allow students multiple attempts for the survey, click the check box for Multiple Attempts.
  4. If you want to force students to complete the survey the first time they open it, click the check box for Force Completion.
  5. If you want to give students a time limit and record the time it takes them to take the survey, click the check box for Set Timer and select the appropriate duration.
  6. Select the display availability. Use the Display After and Display Until check boxes to set the start and end dates, then use the drop down menus to set the date(s).
  7. Click the Password check box if you want to require that students use a password to access the survey. Then, set the Password and inform your students what the password is so they can access the survey.

Section 5: Due Date

  1. If you want any surveys marked "Late" after a given date, click the check box for Due Date.

Section 4: Self-Assessment Options

  1. If you want to track who has taken the survey, click the check box for Include this test in Gradebook score calculations. If you want the survey to be completely anonymous, do not select this option.

Tip

Students may give more honest answers on a survey if they do not see a Gradebook item for the survey.

Section 5: Survey Feedback

  1. Select your preferred types of feedback.

Section 6: Survey Presentation

  1. Select your preferred Presentation Mode.
  2. Click the check box for Randomize Questions if you prefer to have this as an option.

Section 7: Submit

  1. Click Submit to post the survey and save your changes. Students will now be able to access and complete the survey.
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