Surveys are an excellent way to receive feedback on the course and have participants feel more involved with the actual course operations, as they might in an in-person course. By asking participants for feedback about the course, you will create a culture of engagement.
You may customize the information you receive about your class by building surveys for distribution at the beginning and end of class. When putting together a survey, think about what feedback will be most effective for you. Also, what self-reflection can you encourage the learners to do?
Examples of Surveys:
- At the beginning of the course, or better, in Week 0, to gather information about your learners and to adjust the following weeks accordingly if necessary.
- During your course, to get an idea as to their course experiences so far.
- At the end of the course, to gather feedback for a possible future rerun of the course.
Instructors can choose to use NovoEd as the survey platform or use a third-party site, such as Qualtrics. If you plan to use the NovoEd platform, you can create surveys directly part of the lesson pages and visit the Course Analytics or Data Downloads for the results.
It’s important to remember that NovoEd survey results are anonymous, and are never shared with your learners.
How to Create a Survey
- To create a survey, you can visit any lesson, change to “Edit Mode”, and select a survey from the left component selection menu (as seen below).
Upon selection, you will then be taken to an Add questions section for your new survey.
Once questions are added, you will see an edit icon next to the questions section that enables you to directly go to edit or delete questions.
Once you have finished adding your questions to this page you will click on the “Done Editing” button, which will navigate you back to the lesson in “Edit Mode”. Your survey should look like this in the lesson:
With your survey now present in your lesson you will be able to mark it as a To-Do item for your learners by clicking on the ✓ mark, as seen in the following image:
You also have the ability to edit the Survey’s name, the questions you’ve already set, and add a Deadline: