How to create a feedback form using the Survey Tool in D2L

1. In your D2L course, select Assessments, then Surveys from the red navigation bar. Click on the blue New Survey button. 

2. Under the Properties tab enter a Name for the survey.  Enable the make results anonymous option.  Click Save.

3. Click Yes when prompted.

4. Click Add/Edit Questions to create survey questions.

5. Click on New to see the survey question types that are available.

In the section below, we will demonstrate the use of 3 question types:

A. Multiple Choice Question (MC)
B. Short Answer Question (SA)
C. Likert Question (LIK)

A. Multiple Choice Question (MC)

i. Enter your question in the Question Text field.

ii. Enter an answer option in each Value field. You can click Add Option and select the number of additional answer options you wish to include in your question.

iii. Click Preview to view your question and click Done to exit.  Click Save to return to the main page.

B. Short Answer Questions

i. Enter your question in the Question Text field.

ii. Click Preview to view your question and click Done to exit.  Click Save to return to the main page.

 C. Likert Question (LIK)

i. Enter your question’s response instructions in the Introductory Text field. For example:

ii. Select a measurement Scale.  Select Include an N/A option, if required.

iii. Enter a statement in each Value field. You may click Add Option and select the number of additional statements you want to include in your question.

iv. Click Preview to view your question and click Done to exit.  Click Save to return to the main page.

6. When you have finished adding questions to your survey, click on the Done Editing Questions button.

7. Click on the Restrictions tab and set the survey Status to Active.  If desired, you may set the Start Date and End Date so that the survey will become automatically available/ unavailable at the specified times.  Under Attempts Allowed, select Single attempt that is editable.  Click Save and Close.

8. Your survey is now ready.  Invite students to participate by asking them to go to your D2L course and click on Assessments, followed by Surveys and then the link to your survey.  

9. To view the results as instructor, click on the drop-down menu by the survey name and select Statistics.

10. (Optional) If you wish to export or print your survey results, follow the steps below to create a report.

i. Click on the drop-down menu by the survey name and select Edit.

ii. Click on the Reports Setup tab and Add Report.

iii. In the Report Name field, enter a title.  Choose your desired settings for the Report Type and Release options, or simply use the system defaults.

iv. Under the Release Report To section, select Instructor and any other user role(s) that you wish to grant access to see the report.  Click Save, then Save and Close to return to the Manage Surveys page.

v. To generate a report, click on the drop-down menu by the survey name and select Reports.

vi. Click on the name of the report you have previously set up.

vii. Choose the type of report you wish to generate.  For example, click on Generate HTML Report.

viii. The information displayed here would be similar to what you would see under the survey Statistics section, but on this page, you have the options to Export to CSV file and Print Report.

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