The Surveytool allows you create customizable surveys to collect feedback from students. Unlike the Quiz tool, the questions are non-graded and can be anonymous. Surveys are a great resource for course evaluations, such as midterm feedback or peer evaluations, andthey can also be used to collect feedback on any course topic.
Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
Click the Course Selector Grid and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
In the navbar, click Content.
In the left sidebar under Table of Contents, click on the module/week section where you’d like to add the Quiz (Week 1 is an example of a module in the image below). Alternatively, you can scroll down the Table of Contents page to locate the module/sub-module you want to add an assignment to. For instructions on how to add a new module or sub-module to your course, see the Adding Modules and Sub-modules page.
NOTE: You can also access surveys through the Tools menu in your course navbar. If you create a survey through the Tools menu, you will need to add the survey to a module in order for it to appear in the Content area of your course. See the Adding Existing Activities to Modules page for instructions.
In the drop-down menu, selectNew Survey.
Enter the following information on the Create a Survey page:
Enter a title for your survey.
Enter Instructions (optional) for your survey.
Select the Anonymous checkbox if you want survey responses to be anonymous.
Click the Survey Setup button.
On the Edit Survey page, enter your survey details under the following headings:
Enter or edit the name of your survey.
Under Category you have the option to categorize your survey. Associating a category with a survey allows survey to be grouped by category in the survey list page.
To categorize your survey in an existing category, select the category from the drop-down menu.
To create a new category, click Add category and enter a category name.
Feedback (optional) – If you want your students to instantly receive feedback, select the give instant feedback checkbox. This option will remove the Submit option from a non-editable survey. Any feedback entered for a question is instantly available to a user taking the survey.
Anonymous (optional) – If you want your students to respond anonymously, select the make results anonymous checkbox. This option suppresses the display of any user data in survey results. Individuals who can review survey results will be able to see answers without any association to the individual who submitted the response.
NOTE: A survey cannot be made anonymous if it has any release conditions or if any release conditions are ever created using the survey as one of the conditions.
WARNING: Once the anonymous option is selected, it is not reversible.
To add questions to your Survey, click Add/Edit Questions. You will see the following options:
New – select a question type from the drop-down menu.
Import – add questions from the Question library or upload a file. See the Question Library page for more instructions.
Click Expand description/submission Message to add a Description that students will see before they complete the survey or a Submission message that students will see when they complete the survey.
Click Expand page footer to add a footer that will appear at the bottom of your survey.
Under the Restrictions tab, you have the following options:
Hide from Users – This option is selected by default so your survey is hidden while you are setting it up.
Select the Has Start Date checkbox to set a Start Date for the survey, then enter the date and time.
Select the Has End Date checkbox to set an End Date for the survey, and enter the date and time.
Select Display in Calendar if you want the due date to be visible to students in the course calendar.
Attempts Allowed – Choose one of the following options in the drop-down menu:
Unlimited – The user can take the survey as many times as they want. Each attempt of the survey is recorded separately.
Single attempt that is editable – The user has a single survey attempt that they can re-access to edit their responses as long as the survey is still available to them.
Limited – The user can take the survey the specified number of times. Each attempt of the survey will be recorded separately. When you select this option, you will need to enter the number of attempts permitted.
Special Access – The default selection is Allow selected users special access to this survey. You can leave this setting as the default unless you want to enable special access for a specific student or group of students.
When you are finished configuring your survey settings, click Save and Close.
A link to your survey will now appear in your course module
In Brightspace Learning Environment, written response (formerly know as long answer) is a type of question that is more than a few words long. It is an open-ended text response. You can allow learners to upload files to this question type, as well.
A short answer question is a type of question where the user responds to a prompt with a short, one or two-word text response. Traditionally, many people think of a short answer question as a sentence or two in length, but for the short answer question type in Brightspace Learning Environment, it can be automatically graded, and for this reason, is shorter.
A fill in the blanks question is a question type where the user has to insert the correct response into a blank space in order to complete a sentence. You can have more than one blank in this question type, and it can be automatically graded.