LMS Update

Desire2Learn 

Preparing for the Purging of Courses in D2L (April 21, 2014)

Preparing for the D2L Upgrade (May 10, 2014)

What's New in D2L 10.3

Online Rooms (Blackboard Collaborate)

D2L Quickstart (PDF)

D2L FAQ

D2L Goes Mobile

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Instructional Design & Web Technologies Workshop Schedule

Instructional Design & Web Technologies department offers a wide variety of workshops. Please  let us know if you have a specific topic you would like covered!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register via email at idwt@ship.edu. Please include the name and date of the workshop in your email.

We're available for individual consultations!

Need help? Please call and we will schedule a session with you.

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 Surveys

Create surveys and use the included statistics tools to monitor current course trends and opinions, and assess student satisfaction. It is an excellent way to solicit feedback from students regarding any aspect of a course.

Instructors can create several types of survey questions including long answer, fill in the blank, multiple choice, and Likert scale.  Instructors can also restrict availability of the survey and specify the results' release. The Survey area can not be connected to the Grades area.

The Properties Tab

  1. From the Course Home page on the Navigation bar click Survey's link.
  2. Click on the NEW SURVEY new surveybutton.
  3. On the Properties tab in the General section in the Name text box type a name for the survey

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  4. To place the new survey into a category from the Category pull-down menu select the desired category
    OR To add a new category:
    1. Click [ADD CATEGORY]
    2. In the Name text box type a name for the new category.
    3. Click on the SAVE button. (The new category is saved and the Add New Category pane closes.)
  5. Click on the Feedback checkbox to give student  instant feedback
  6. Click on the Anonymous checkbox to allow anonymous completion of the survey.
  7. If the Messages options are not displayed in the Messages section click on the Expand Messages link.

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    • To enable a description, click on the On radio button.
    • In the Description text box, type a description of the survey
    • In the Submission Message text box, type a message to be displayed when users submit the survey.
    • If the Page Footer options are not displayed, in the Page Footer section, click on the EXPAND PAGE FOOTER link.
    • To enable a Page Footer click on the on radio button.
    • In the Page Footer text box, type a message to appear at the bottom of the survey
    • Click on the Save Survey button.

The Restrictions Tab

Setting Survey Availability

When setting survey availability instructors can choose to have the survey always available or set an availability period.

  1. Select the Restrictions tab.

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  2. To make the survey available choose Active in the Status dropbox.
  3. To specify an availability date:
    1. In the Dates section select Has Start Date checkbox.
    2. Use the pull-down menus to select the survey's start date and time 
    3. In the Dates section select Has End Date checkbox. 
    4. Use the pull-down menus to select the survey's end date and time 
    5. Click on the Save Survey button.

Setting Additional Release Conditions

You can release surveys based on availability date, group membership, quiz grades, quiz completion, survey completion, and checklist completion.


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  1. In the Additional Release Conditions section click on the Create And Attach button.
  2. From the Condition Type pull-down menu select the desired condition.
  3. From the new pull-down menu that appears select the name of the group, quiz, survey, or checklist. 
    NOTE: Some of the conditions require you to enter additional values (e.g., if you are releasing content based on a minimum or maximum quiz grade, in the Minimum Grade or Maximum Grade text box type the desired grade as a percent).
  4. After completing all condition information in the Create a New Release Condition dialog box click on the Create button
  5. In the Edit Survey pane click on the Save Survey button.

Setting User Response Options

Response options allow instructors to specify how many times a student may complete a survey.

  1. In the User Responses section select the type of response you will allow:
    Option Description
    Unlimited Users may complete the survey multiple times during the availability period. All attempts are recorded.
    Editable Users may complete the survey only once, but may change their answers during the availability period.
    Limited to Uses may complete the survey the specified number of times during the survey availability period. All attempts are recorded.
  2. Click on the Save Survey button.

Adding Special Access

Instructors can tailor restrictions for one or more students to accommodate special needs or situations.

Adding Special Access: Accommodating Selected Users

Instructors can change the availability or length of time for a survey for selected students.  For example if a student has a learning disability you can allot them more time to complete the survey than other students.

  1. In the Advanced Availability section select Allow selected users special access to this survey
  2. Click on the Add Users To Special Access button. 
  3. To assign a special time for survey availability in the Special Access Properties section make the desired date and time selections
  4. In the User List section select the user(s) to which these special access criteria will apply
  5. Click on the Add Selected button. 
  6. Click on the Save Survey button.

Adding Special Access: Restricting Access to Selected Users

Using this feature instructors are able to restrict access to a survey to specific students.  

  1. In the Advanced Availability section select Allow only users with special access to see this survey. When this option is selected, the survey is only available for those who are listed in the Advanced Availability section.
  2. Click on the Add Users To Special Access button.
  3. To assign a special time for survey availability in the Special Access Properties section make the desired date and time selections
  4. In the User List section select the user(s) to which these special access criteria will apply
  5. Click on the Add Selected button.
  6. Click on the Save Survey button.

The Layout and Questions tab - Creating Survey Questions

Creating Survey Sections

Sections help instructors organize a survey.  Instructors can divide the questions within a survey by their type (e.g., True/false questions could have their own section while multiple choice questions reside in a different section) or by topic.

  1. Select the Layout/Questions tab
  2. Click on the Add/Edit Questions button.

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  3. From the Create New: pull-down menu select Section

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  4. Click on the GO button. . 
  5. In the General section in the Section Name text box type a name for the section
  6. If desired, type the desired section message in the Message text box. 
  7. In the Display Options section select your preferred options
  8. Click on the Save button. 

Creating Survey Questions

  1. Select the Layout/Questions tab. .  
  2. Click on the Add/Edit Questions button. The [Survey] Layout pane appears.
  3. If your survey has sections from the sections list click the section in which you want the question to be created

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  4. From the Create New: pull-down menu select the type of question (Instructors can create several different types of questions for a survey including true/false, multiple choice, and short answer.)
  5. Click on the GO button. 
  6. FIll in the information as appropriate information.

    Option Description
    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 Text This is the question you are asking your student. It can be written in plain text or HTML.
    Image Specifying an image to be displayed for your students is optional.  EXAMPLE: An instructor might want to display a chart to be analyzed before answering a question.
    Question Feedback  Creating question feedback (comments) is optional and can be written in either plain text or HTML.

  7. To preview the question click on the Preview button.
    To save the question click on the Save button.
    To save the question and create another of the same type click on the Save and New buton.

Marking Questions in a Survey as Mandatory

If you mark a question Mandatory, respondents cannot submit the survey until they have answered the question. Mandatory questions cannot be used in conjunction with the Prevent Moving Backwards setting or with branching.

  1. On the Layout/Questions tab, click the Edit button.
  2. Select the Mandatory check box beside questions that students must answer.
  3. Click on the Save (not Save Survey) button.

Creating a Survey Report

From within a survey, click the Reports Setup tab.

  1. Click the Add Report button.
  2. Type a Report Name.
  3. Choose one of the following Report Types:

Summary Report options:

  • Show aggregate data: displays the data collected for multiple choice questions, true and false, Likert, multi-select, and matching question types.
  • Show text responses: displays the data collected for long answers, short answers and fill-in-the-blanks question types.
  • Show signed comments: displays responses (with data) for any long answer questions in the survey with the Show signed comments property turned on where the user has given permission to release their name with their response.
  • Show unsigned comments: displays responses (with data) for any long answer questions in the survey with the Show signed comments property turned on where the user has not given permission to release their name with their response.
  1. Individual Attempts options:
    •  Click on the checkbox next to Hide user information: which will not display the user’s first and last name when the Individual Attempts report is viewed.
  2. Set your Release options. Here you can set up the when and to whom this survey report is released.
    • Select Immediately or select a date from the drop-down lists or calendar icon.
    • Release the report to the desired individual by clicking on the checkbox next to a specific user or role.
  3. Click on the Save Report button.

Prevent Students from Moving Backwards and Choose the Number of Questions per Page

  1. On the Layout/Questions tab, click the gray lines between questions to divide your survey into pages.
  2. Select the Prevent moving backwards through pages check box.
  3. Click on the Save Survey button.

Previewing a Survey

  1. Click on the Preview icon beside a survey name. Instructors are shown the survey questions as students would see them.
  2. Click on the Survey List icon to return to the Manage Surveys page.

Deleting Surveys

  1. From the Manage Surveys page, click the Delete Surveys icon.
  2. Click on the checkbox next to the desired survey(s). 
  3. Click on the Delete Selected button.
  4. Click Survey List to return to the Manage Surveys page.

 Reordering Surveys

  1. From the Manage Surveys page, click the Reorder Surveys icon.
  2. Select a survey name and click the up or down arrows to move the survey to the desired list position.
  3. Repeat the previous step for each survey name until you have achieved the desired order.
  4. Click on the Save button.

Survey Branching

  1. From within a survey, click the Layout/Questions tab.
  2. Click the Branching Wizard button. The wizard displays a list of the questions in your survey and their corresponding types. Answers are shown for Multiple Choice and True/False questions. You can choose to skip questions or terminate the survey based on the answer to a Multiple Choice or True/False question.
  3. Create a branch by placing the question number the survey should branch to in the Next text box or click on the checkbox in the Ends Survey line by the question.
  4. Click on the Save button.