Feedback Activity

This article demonstrates how to add a Feedback Activity to your course.

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Introduction to the Feedback Activity

The Feedback Activity module allows you to create and conduct surveys to collect feedback, and is ideal for course or instructor evaluations. This activity also allows you to write custom questions. 

The Feedback Activity can also set these surveys as 'anonymous,' allowing sensitive issues to be surveyed without the learner worrying about their responses. 

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Creating a Feedback Activity

1.  On your desired course homepage, click the Turn Editing On button.

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2.  Create or select an appropriate Activity block, and click the 'Add an activity or resource' link.

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3.  Select the Feedback option from the Activities section and click Add at the bottom of the page. 

4.  Expand the General section, and enter a Name in the corresponding field.

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5.  Expand the Question and Submission Settings section, and configure the following settings.

Record User Names: Allows you to configure the anonymity of your activity.

Allow Multiple Submissions: Allows you to determine whether respondents can complete the activity more than once. If anonymity is disabled, this option allows users to resubmit their answers.

6.  Expand the After Submission section, and configure the following settings.

Show Analysis Page: Allows you to share activity results with your learners, or restrict it to trainers or facilitators.

Completion Message: Allows you to present respondents with a personalized message after they have submitted their responses.

Link to Next Activity: Allows you to add a URL to another activity or webpage that you would like your learners to navigate to after they have submitted their responses.

7.  Expand the Restrict Access section. If necessary, select an appropriate category to restrict your feedback activity by, and configure the corresponding settings.

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Configuring the Restrict Access section can help direct learning in your course.

For example, you can restrict activities to ensure that learners complete 'prerequisite' activities beforehand.

You can also restrict resources based on passing grades, so that learners who did not pass a certain quiz or assignment can receive extra resources.

8.  Expand the Activity Completion section.

Completion Tracking: Allows you to determine how activity completion is tracked for your assignment through using the corresponding drop-down menu. For surveys, we recommend that you select 'Show Activity as Complete When Conditions Are Met.' 

We also recommend that you enable the 'View as Completed if the Feedback is Submitted' option. 

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9.  Once you are complete, click Save and Display to begin adding  questions.

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Adding Feedback Survey Questions

1.  On the Edit Feedback page, navigate to the Edit Questions tab.

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2.  Using the Add Question drop-down menu, select a question type to include in your activity.

Captcha: A test to ensure that a real person is filling the form. This question type will ask a person to decipher distorted text that is displayed on screen. This question is not necessary, unless you are often spammed.

To use this question type, you will need to get a key from Google reCAPTCHA.

Information: This question type allows you to choose to display the course or category where the activity is located.

Label: This question type allows you to add arbitrary text between questions, which can add additional explanation or divide the activity into sections.

Longer Text Answer: This question type allows you to create a text box in which learners can enter a long text response. 

Multiple Choice: This question type offers you three alternatives.

Multiple Choice, Single Answer: This will give you a series of radio buttons that list response options. Only one option can be chosen, and 'Not Selected' is a valid answer if the question is not set to 'Required.'

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Multiple Choice, Single Answer Allowed: This will provide a drop-down list from which only one answer can be selected.

Multiple Choice (Rated): This question type is similar to other multiple choice options, except that each option has a corresponding numerical value. You have the choice of using radio buttons or a drop-down list to display answers.

Each question is given a numerical value (such as 1-5), which allows for averages to be calculated.

Drop-down List (Rated): Similar to the drop-down list option, except that each option has a corresponding numerical value. Each question is given a numerical value (such as 1-5), which allows for averages to be calculated.

Numeric Answer: This question type will require a number as a response, and specify an acceptable range. 

Short Text Answer: This question type lets you specify a single line answer,  with an input box that has a pre-determined set number of characters long. This question type can also be configured to have a maximum number of characters. 

3.  Enter the Question and an appropriate Label in the corresponding fields.

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4.  Configure your question settings. This will be determined by the type of question that you have selected.

5.  Once you are complete, click Save Question at the bottom of the page.

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choice Using Dependencies

Dependencies can be set up that allow for a question to rely on the answer to another to be displayed. This can be done through configuring question labels in a way that creates a branching of questions. This ensures that your Feedback Activity is more tailored, and can provide additional content for certain answers.

For example, if you are asking learners about the region where they work in, you can create dependent questions based on each region. 

To create a dependency:

1.  Create a Question that you would like to be the start of this dependency, and ensure that it has a clear Label.

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2.  Using the Add a Question drop-down menu, add a Page Break.

3.  Under the page break, add the dependent question.

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While editing the dependent question, select the corresponding Dependency Label of your start question from the Dependence Item drop-down list.

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If you would like a specific response from the start question to lead to this dependent question, then enter the response into the Dependence Value field. 

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4.  Once you are complete, click Save Question.

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Using Feedback Templates

Feedback Activities can be saved as a template using the Template tool.

1.  After creating a new Feedback Activity and populating it with questions, navigate to the Template tab.

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2.  Enter an appropriate Name for your template in the corresponding field, and click Save as New Template.

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