Surveys

Surveys








Surveys
Surveys are useful for getting feedback from students about an assignment, evaluating a
course or instructor, conducting a poll or performing knowledge checks. Surveys function
much like tests except no points are awarded. Survey responses are anonymous and the
instructor may only view when more than one participant has taken the survey.

How to Create a Survey
1. On the Control Panel click Tests, Surveys and Pools

2. Select Surveys

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3. Click Build Survey (for new survey) or Import (for survey created previously in
another course that has been exported – see below)

4. Name the survey and click Submit.

5. Add questions to the survey by clicking Create Question (new survey), Find Questions
(individual questions to reuse from an existing survey) or Upload Questions (using
survey questions created outside of Blackboard). Refer to Blackboard Help for
information on specific file and question formats that must be used for the Upload
Questions function to work properly.

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Create Question
1. Select a question type

2. Type a question (True False example shown)

3. Select Options (for example answer numbering and orientation for a multiple choice
question; answer orientation for a true false question, etc.).

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4. Add Categories and Key Words if desired. Once you add a category it will be available
to “choose from existing” for future questions.

5. Click Submit and Create Another. Continue in the same manner adding all survey
questions. When the survey is finished click Submit.

6. In the content area where the survey will be deployed click Assessments, Survey.
Note: You can also begin the survey creation process here by clicking the Create button
in the next page instead of selecting an existing survey.

7. Select a survey from Add an Existing Survey.
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8. By default, survey availability will be set to “No”. Set Survey Availability to “Yes” and
make other selections regarding forced completion, due date, how results and feedback
will be presented to students and how survey questions will be submitted.

9. Click Submit
10. The survey will be deployed in the content area and can be edited from the drop down
menu next to the survey title.

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Find Questions
1. To reuse questions from an existing survey follow the steps for creating a survey up to
the add questions step.
2. Click the Find Questions button on the Survey Canvas page.
3. Under the Browse Criteria Menu select Surveys.

4. Search for the question(s) you want to reuse by selecting the survey it appears in,
searching by question type or by categories and key words if those were added when
the original survey was created.

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5. Survey questions matching the criteria will appear on the page. Select a mode – copy
selected questions or link to original questions. If “link to original questions” is selected,
changes made to the original question will be made to those reused in other surveys.
6. Select “copy original questions” to make alterations to the original question.
7. Select question(s) that will be added to the new survey.
8. Click Submit.

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9. The question has been added to the new survey.

How to View Survey Results
1. In the Grade Center a green check mark appears if a student has completed the survey

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2. To view results, chick the arrow next to the survey title to reveal a drop down menu
and click Attempts Statistics

3. The percentages for various question responses are displayed.

How to Export and Import Surveys
1. To reuse the same survey you have previously created you may make a copy (within a
course) or export it (for use with a different course).
2. From the survey canvas page click the drop down menu next to the title of the survey
then Export or Copy.

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a. Export creates a zip file which can be saved and shared or imported into another
course.
i. Click Save As
ii. Name the survey and determine where it will be saved
iii. Click Save

b. Import brings in a survey that has been exported from another course
i. Click Tests, Surveys and Pools, Surveys then Import Survey
ii. Click Browse My Computer
iii. Select the survey from the location where it was saved and click Submit

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c. Copy creates a second copy of the survey on the survey canvas page which can then
be edited and deployed.

Additional Resources: Blackboard Help https://help.blackboard.com
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