The feedback tool inside of the Moodle learning management system allows the instructor to create surveys in which they ask students for their answers or feedback. This can be used as a great way for the instructor to understand the learners better and improve their instruction. The feedback tool can be used to create surveys that are anonymous or assigned.
- [Instructor] Earlier we discussed the survey tool and the fact that it's actually a set of pre loaded surveys that you can administer to students to learn more about them, their learning styles, and their experiences in your course. In this video I want to discuss the feedback tool, which is one that allows you as the instructor to create your own surveys. First I'm going to make sure that editing is turned on inside of my course. Then I'll go down to a section and click on add an activity or resource. From here I'm going to select feedback. I'll click add and I can begin creating this survey.
Here I'll put down sample survey. Let's just take a look at some of the choices that we have. I can write a description and decide whether I want that to appear or not on the course page. For availability I can select a day and time that it starts and a day and time that it ends and then enable those if I'd like. I can click on question and submission settings to determine whether I want answers to be anonymous or whether users have to login, in which it will show their name with the answers. I can also decide if I want to allow multiple submissions, enable notifications of submissions, and auto number the questions.
Now here for auto submissions I can decide whether or not to show the analysis page after they're done. There are some cases where I do want them to see the results of their peers and others where I don't. Now at the bottom when I'm done I can click save and display. The first thing that appears kind of weird is that we didn't yet put in any questions. Well after we save the settings that we just created, we can now start to edit questions. I can click here on edit questions and then choose from a number of different question types.
Now rather than create a survey here I'm going to back out to my home page and lets take a look at a survey that I already created. Here's a survey that I created when we had a guest speaker via video chat. I'll click on this and in the left hand side I'm going to click on switch role to student. I really like this feature inside of Moodle, so I can view it the way that a student would see it. Now here it says guest speaker Dr. Averty. I'm going to click answer the questions.
From here the student is in anonymous mode and can give their replies to "Was the information shared" "By today's guest speaker beneficial to you?" They can select from three different options. Then they have to type in "What was something important" "That you learned from today's guest speaker?" "What is one question you'd like to ask?" and "Is there a specific topic" "Or field that you'd like a guest speaker from?" So this is valuable information for me as the instructor to learn more about my students so I can improve my assessment and feedback. Now when they're done they click submit your answers.
Surveys are a great way to assess learners, either individually or as a group. The results can give you a lot of insight into how the learners felt about an activity or event. As well as ways you can improve your instruction and thus the experience for the learner.
- Establishing learning objectives
- Determining an assessment strategy
- Using informal and formal assessments
- Creating knowledge checks
- Using the Moodle gradebook
- Providing personalized feedback
- Creating rubrics
- Creating and submitting assignments