D2L - Create a Survey

Last Updated: 05/06/2014

Overview

The following documentation demonstrates the process of constructing a Survey. This documentation does not explain how to create different question types, only how to construct a survey. To how to create the different question types please refer to the Creating Survey Questions page.

*Note: Surveys cannot be linked to a grade item. If you wish to grade a survey-like assignment, use the quiz tool instead.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

Step 1

Log into your course and click on Surveys located on the navigation bar.

*Note: If Survey is not present on the navigation bar, please refer to the Add a Tool to the Navigation Bar tutorial.

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Step 2

Click on the New Survey icon.

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Step 3

Enter a survey title in the Name: field.

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Step 4

In the General section of the Properties tab choose your options, then click the Restrictions tab. Options include:

  • Category: If you have categories set up in your grade book, you can put your quiz into a category by selecting it from the Category: drop-down menu or create a category by clicking the [add category] link.
  • Feedback: Allow for instant question feedback.
  • Anonymous: Allow for results to be anonymous.
  • Messages: If you wish to add a message to the survey.
  • Page Footer: Add a footer to appear at the bottom ef every survey page.
  • Add Rubric: You can add a pre-existing rubric to your survey by clicking the Add Rubric button or create a new rubric by clicking the [Create Rubric in New Window] link.
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Step 5

Choose a Start Date: and an End Date: for your quiz. Also be sure to set your survey as Active.

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Step 6

Choose if you would like to attach or create release conditions, allow for limited/unlimited reponses, as well as add any special access for users.

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Step 7

Click the Objectives tab and Assosiate a Learning Objective, if applicable.

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Step 8

Click the Layout/Questions tab.

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Step 9

Click on the Add/Edit Questions button.

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Step 10

Create a question by choosing a question type from the New drop-down menu.

*Note: To learn how to create different question types please visit the Creating Survey Questions page.

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Step 11

You can also create question sections by choosing Section from the New drop-down menu.

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Step 12

You can put questions into sections by:

  • Creating a new question within a section by clicking the section, choosing a question type from the Create New drop-down menu.
  • For an existing question(s) click the box next to the question(s) and then click the Move Selected Items to a Section icon as shown to the left, then select which section to put the item(s) in.
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Step 13

When finished creating questions/sections click the Done button.

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Step 14

Choose how many questions you wish to have per page and whether you will allow for users to go back in the quiz.

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Step 15

Review your survey layout and then click Save and Close.

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