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The Surveys tool solicit s feedback from students regarding any aspect of the course. For example, it can be used as a method for delivering general course evaluations, mid-year reviews, or surveys associated with learning styles and preferences.
NOTE: If a survey is set to be anonymous, the setting can't be changed later.
All question types imported into surveys automatically omit point value and difficulty level indicators.
All quiz question types are available in the Survey tool. (Likert question types are available through the Survey tool and Question Library only.) Likert questions measure subjective information such as personal opinions, knowledge, abilities, and attitudes.
To create Likert Surveys:
Optionally, include a N/A option to allow for a 'not-applicable' response.
If a question is marked as Mandatory, respondents cannot submit the survey until they have answered the question. Also, mandatory questions cannot be used in conjunction with the Prevent Moving Backwards setting or with branching questions, both of which are described below.
This setting cannot be used if the survey has any mandatory questions.
Branching allows the set up questions that will only display to students who provide certain answers. It can be used to ask follow-up questions when students enter a particular answer.
NOTE: If branching is activated, all questions will be presented to students one at a time. Enabling branching will erase any paging layout, will disable order shuffling, and will remove the 'mandatory' status questions.
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