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Desire2Learn 9.0

Creating Survey Questions

To help organize your survey's questions, you can create sections relating to each different survey topic. This document will help you create questions and understand what question styles are available to you.

return to topCreating Survey Sections

Sections help you organize your survey. You can divide the questions within a survey by their contextual topic or by type (e.g., True/false, multiple choice).

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click SURVEY
    The Manage Surveys pane appears.

  2. From the Current Surveys section, click the name of the appropriate survey
    The Edit Survey pane appears.

  3. Select the Layout/Questions tab

  4. Click ADD/EDIT QUESTIONS

  5. From the Create New pull-down menu, select Section
    Create New pull-down list

  6. Click GO
    The New Section pane appears.
    New Survey Section pane: General section

  7. In the General section, in the Section Name text box, type a name for the section

  8. OPTIONAL: In the Message text box, type the desired section message

  9. In the Display Options section, select your preferred options
    HINT: An option is selected if a checkmark appears before it.

  10. Click SAVE
    The new section is saved.

return to topCreating Survey Questions

After creating the sections, you can create several different types of questions for your survey including true/false, multiple choice, and short answer. For more information, refer to Quizzes & Surveys: Understanding Question Types.

See examples of each question type: Multiple ChoiceTrue or False | Long Answer | Likert Scale | Short Answer | Fill in the Blanks | Multi-Select | Matching | Ordering

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click SURVEY
    The Manage Surveys pane appears.

  2. From the Current Surveys section, click the name of the appropriate survey
    The Edit Survey pane appears.

  3. Select the Layout/Questions tab

  4. Click ADD/EDIT QUESTIONS

  5. OPTIONAL: To place the new question in a section, click the section in which you want the question to be created
    Survey Sections example

  6. From the Create New pull-down menu, select the type of question you want to create

  7. Click GO
    The New [Question type] Question pane appears

  8. Fill in the information as appropriate
    NOTE: Options will vary depending on the type of survey question.

Title
Including a title for your question is optional, but may help in organizing your questions in the Question Library. The title of the question appears in the Question Library rather than the entire question text.

Question
This is the question you are asking your students.

Image
Adding an image is optional. An instructor might want to display a chart to be analyzed along with a survey question.

Question Feedback
Adding question feedback (comments) for students to see while they take the survey..
NOTE: Students will only be able to see the feedback if you select give instant feedback in the Properties tab. See Creating Surveys for more information.

  1. To preview the question, click PREVIEW
    To save the question, click SAVE
    To save multiple copies of the question, click SAVE AND COPY
    To save the question and create another of the same type, click SAVE AND NEW

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