The questionnaire module allows you to construct surveys using a variety of question types, for the purpose of gathering data from users.
To set up a questionnaire
Click on the dropdown arrow of the 'Add an activity' box
Select 'questionnaire' from the list
Type a name for the
If you have a set
period for when the questionnaire will be available for responses, you can set
this using the Timing options, otherwise leave these options blank.
- Choose open date - You can specify a date to open the questionnaire here.
Check the check box, and select the date and time you want. Users will not be
able to fill out the questionnaire before that date. If this is not selected,
it will be open immediately. (
- Choose close date - You can specify a date
to close the questionnaire here. Check the check box, and select the date and
time you want. Users will not be able to fill out the questionnaire after that
date. If this is not selected, it will never be closed.
questionnaire response options:
- Type (defaults to 'respond many') - Select whether users will be allowed to respond once,
daily, weekly, monthly or an unlimited number of times (many).
- Respondent type (defaults to 'fullname') - You can display your users'
full names with each response by setting this to "fullname". You can
hide your users' identities from the responses by setting this to
- Students can view all responses (defaults to 'after answering the
questionnaire') - You can specify who can see the responses of all respondents to
submitted questionnaires (general statistics tables).The options are 'after answering the
questionnaire', 'after the questionnaire is closed' and 'always'.
- Save/Resume answers (defaults to No) - Setting this option allows
users to save their answers to a questionnaire before submitting them. Users
can leave the questionnaire unfinished and resume from the save point at a
- Allow branching questions (defaults to No) - Enable Yes/No and Radio
Buttons questions to have Child questions dependent on their choices in your
- Auto numbering (defaults to 'auto number pages and
questions') - Automatic
numbering of questions and pages. You might want to disable automatic numbering
for questionnaires with conditional branching.Options include 'Do not number questions or pages', 'auto number
questions', 'auto number pages' and 'auto number pages and questions'.
- Submission grade (defaults to 'no grade') - you can choose a
grade from 100 - 1 instead of No grade if there needs to be a submission grade
Set the Content options (default is 'create
new') - Select
one of the radio button options. 'Create new' is the default.
Click on 'Save and
return to unit'
Click on the
questionnaire link to open it
will show that it does not contain any questions.
Click on the 'add
questions' link to add the questions you have worked out in advance.
The Add questions
screen will appear
In the dropdown box
you will see the following question type options:
- Check boxes
- Radio Buttons
appropriate question type to suit the question and click on the 'add selected
question type' button.
the form (for Check box question type):
- The Question Name is
only used when you export responses to CSV/Excel format. If you never export to
CSV, then you needn't worry about Question names at all. If you plan to
regularly export your questionnaire data to CSV, then you have a choice of two
options for question naming.
- Response is required Yes/No - If you select Yes, response to this question will be required, i.e. the
respondent will not be able to submit the questionnaire until this question has
- Min. forced responses (defaults to zero)
- Max.forced responses (defaults to zero)
- Question text - you need to type the actual question into
this box.You need to be careful that
your question isn't actually asking multiple questions.
- Possible answers - Enter one option per line for the user to select one or
multiple answers from when they come to answer the question.
Click on 'Save
Your question will
now appear in the 'manage questions' list.
You can preview the
question to see what it will look like by clicking on the 'preview' tab
You can set the
advanced options for your questionnaire in the 'advanced settings' tab
There are various content options to set:
- Questionnaire type - There
are three types of questionnaires:
Private - belongs to the course it is defined
Template - can be copied and edited.
Public - can be shared among courses.
- Title - Title
of this questionnaire, which will appear at the top of every page. By default
Title is set to the questionnaire Name, but you can edit it as you like.
- Subtitle - Subtitle
of this questionnaire. Appears below the title on the first page only.
- Additional info - Text to be displayed at the top of the first page of
this questionnaire. (i.e. instructions, background info, etc.)
You need to set the
questionnaire submission options so that one the completed questionnaire is
submitted the user receives notification they have successfully submitted it
and the responses are notified to you.
need to choose whether the user will be directed to a particular webpage after
they submit the questionnaire or whether there will be a special page with
message on it.
Confirmation URL - The URL to which a user is
redirected after completing this questionnaire.
Confirmation page - Heading (in bold) and body
text for the "Confirmation" page displayed after a user completes
this questionnaire. (URL, if present, takes precedence over confirmation text.)
If you leave this field empty, a default message will be displayed upon
questionnaire completion (Thank you for completing this Questionnaire).
- Heading text - if you chose 'Confirmation page' you need
to provide a heading title for the page
- Body text - if you chose 'Confirmation page' you need to provide the text which
will appear on that page
- Email - Sends
a copy of each submission to the specified address or addresses. You can
provide more than one address by separating them with commas. Leave blank for
no email backup.
Click on 'save and
return to course'.