The Center for Teaching and Learning has created three short surveys to help you get feedback from your students on their remote learning experience. You can directly import them into your courses from Canvas Commons. The surveys are by default not published, and can be customized as needed before you make them available to your students:
- Start-of-Semester Survey on Summer Remote Learning: This survey is intended for you to use before the summer 2020 semester starts, or during the first week of class. It consists of an invitation to participate and 10 questions. The survey will help you know your students and learn about their needs for remote learning.
- Early Feedback Survey on Remote Learning: This survey is intended for you to use in the middle of a semester. It consists of an invitation to participate and 4 questions. The survey will help you get feedback from your students on what has work well in the course and what adjustments they would like you to consider.
- End-of-Semester Course Feedback: This survey will help you gather feedback from your students on their learning experiences in both the face-to-face and remote teaching phases. It consists of 10 questions and an invitation to participate.
How to import the surveys into your course?
Once you log on to Canvas and navigate to Commons, search for "CTL," or "remote learning," and you will find them - you can also use this direct link. Click the survey title to preview the questions, and then click the Import/Download button to import the survey into your course. Make changes as needed to the survey as needed and publish it when it is ready. For more details on how to do that, you may refer to these step-by-step instructions.
How to view the survey results?
Once your students have completed the survey, you may view or download the survey results by following the steps below ( Note that you won't be able to access the results until after at least one student has submitted the survey):
- Select Quizzes on the left course menu.
- Open the early feedback survey.
- You may find out how many students have completed the survey by clicking on the 3-dot Settings button (next to the Edit button). The 3rd menu item, Show Student Quiz Results, indicates the number of students who have responded to the survey so far.
- Click Survey Statistics on the upper right hand corner of the screen.
- Click Student Analysis button and the results will be downloaded as a CSV file. You may open it in Microsoft Excel to view the results.
Additionally, given that the Institute has moved all course online for remote teaching for the remainder of Spring 2020, the administration acknowledges that our existing CIOS practice and questions are not well suited for remote delivery. An alternative survey has been developed that faculty can use to collect aggregate feedback data about the remote experience for the residential students, with the purpose being to learn from the experience (not to evaluate performance). That survey would be administered campus-wide and would not be course-by-course. Those faculty who would still like to have feedback on their own teaching can collect optional feedback from their own students, but this will be done separately (not collected centrally).