1. Create a Survey
    1. Question Types Available in Brightspace
    2. Add Questions to a Survey
  2. View Survey Results
  3. Manage your Surveys
    1. Delete a Survey
    2. Reorder Surveys
    3. Copy a Survey
    4. Hide/Show Surveys

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, and they can also be used to collect feedback on any course topic. 

Create a Survey

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    1. Click on your course under My Courses.
    2. Click the Course selector icon , then select your course from the menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Content.
  4. 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.
  5. Click the Upload/Create button.
  6. In the drop-down menu, select New Survey.
  7. Enter the following information on the Create a Survey page:
    1. Enter a title for your survey.
    2. Enter Instructions (optional) for your survey.
    3. Select the Anonymous checkbox if you want survey responses to be anonymous.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click the Survey Setup button.           
  10. On the Edit Survey page, enter your survey details under the following headings:
    • General
      • 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.
    • Survey Questions
      • 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.
    • Description/Submission Message
      • 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.
    • Page Footer
      • Click Expand page footer to add a footer that will appear at the bottom of your survey.
  11. 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.
    • Availability
      • 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.
    • Release Conditions – See the Creating Release Conditions page for instructions.
    • 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.
  12. When you are finished configuring your survey settings, click Save and Close.

A link to your survey will now appear in your course module

Question Types Available in Brightspace

→Click here to view D2L’s instructions and video tutorials for each specific question type

The table below is from the Brightspace Community

Question Type Description Grading and Features D2L Video Tutorial
True/False (T/F) True or false is a type of question where the question-creator indicates whether a statement is truthful or not. Automatic https://youtu.be/4GspMhb8caw

Multiple Choice (MCQ) Multiple choice questions give users multiple possible answers to a question and asks them to select the correct or best answer Automatic https://youtu.be/f75PNQsUV-M

Multi-Select (MS) Multi-select is a type of question where the user selects one or more correct answers from a group of possible answers. Automatic https://youtu.be/fbcG4ZZfofI

Written Response (WR) 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. Manual

Allows files to be uploaded

https://youtu.be/MJv3giIUNoA

Short-Answer (SA) 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. Automatic https://youtu.be/XryKHVdmAR0

Multi-Short Answer (MSA) Like the short answer question, multi-short answer is a few short-word text responses. It is well-suited for situations that require an answer in the form of a list Automatic https://youtu.be/2KrSsVSEgPo

Fill in the blanks (FIB) 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. Automatic https://youtu.be/eZGvpdWX00g
Matching (MAT) Matching questions ask users to pair correct items together for points. For example, users may be asked to match a term to its proper definition or a date to its event. Automatic https://youtu.be/wItWupr3HI4

Ordering (LA) An ordering question is a type of question where the user places the answers in the correct order. Automatic https://youtu.be/zPKNiy1VERM

Arithmetic Questions (2+2) An arithmetic question is a question type in which numbers can be randomly chosen for each variable. The numbers used for each variable in the question are based on specific number ranges. Automatic

Allows files to be attached

https://youtu.be/90rNiiE-mio

Significant Figures (x10) The significant figures question type is most applicable to science and math related questions. Users are able to enter their answers in scientific notation format. Automatic

Allows files to be attached

https://youtu.be/4etr8z9ckMM

Likert Question (LIK) The likert question is unique to the Survey tool. Likert questions are a way to gather feedback by creating questions with answers based on one of the six scales available. Used in Surveys only

Ungraded

https://youtu.be/naHabWYwXeQ

Add Questions to a Survey

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Surveys.
  5. Click on the survey you want to add questions to or click the New Survey button to create a new survey. You will be taken to the Properties tab of the Edit Survey or New Survey page.
  6. Scroll down to Survey Questions and click Add/Edit Questions.               
  7. You have the following options for adding survey questions:
  8. Once you have added or imported a question, you will see the question listed in a table on your Survey page.
  9. When you are finished adding questions, click the Done Editing Questions button.

View Survey Results

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Surveys.
  5. Locate the title of the survey you want to view, then click the drop-down arrow
  6. In the drop-down menu, select Statistics 
  7. On the Results page, two tabs will display – Users and AttemptsThese tabs lists all participants who submitted the survey and their attempts. 
    • To view the selections of one studentselect the Attempts tab.
    • To view individual selections, click the blue attempt text beside the name of the student.  
    • To view overall results, click View Overall Results at the bottom of the screen. 
  8. A new Results page will display with a Completion Summary and all of the survey data.  

Manage your Surveys

Delete a Survey

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Surveys.
  5. Click the More Actions button and select Delete from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select the checkbox for the survey you want to delete.
  7. Click Delete.
  8. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the survey in a pop-up window. Click Yes.

The deleted survey will automatically be removed from your Course. Click Cancel to return to your Manage Surveys page.

Reorder Surveys

Your surveys will automatically be listed on your Manage Quizzes page according to the order they were created. You can reorder this list at any time.

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Surveys.
  5. Click the More Actions button and select Reorder from the drop-down menu.
  6. Under the Sort Order column, use the drop-down menus to reorder your surveys (select 1 for the survey that will appear first in the list, 2 for the survey that will be listed second, etc.).
  7. Click Save.

Copy a Survey

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Surveys.
  5. Click the More Actions button and select Copy from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select the survey you want to copy from the Select Survey to Copy drop-down menu.
  7. Enter a new Survey name. The default name is Copy of (survey name).
    NOTE: By default, the survey copy will be hidden from students. Deselect this option is you want to make the survey visible to students.
    TIP: If you want to edit the survey details, select Edit survey after copy completes to be automatically redirected to the Edit Survey page once you have completed the copy. 
  8. Click Save.

Your survey copy will now be listed on your Manage Surveys page. 

Hide/Show Surveys

How can I tell if a survey is hidden from students?

Surveys that are hidden from students will have a crossed-out eye icon next to the survey name.

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid , then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Surveys.
  5. Click the arrow next to the survey name.
  6. In the drop-down menu, select Hide from Users or Make Visible to Students.

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