Documentation:Connect/Create and Edit iPeer Surveys (How to)

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Survey templates are created in iPeer by members of the UBC teaching and learning community. These templates can be reused, copied and edited by different instructors for their diverse needs.

iPeer student survey results are used to generate different combinations of students for group assignments in your course.

This document will show you how to:

  • Create Surveys in iPeer
  • Edit existing Survey templates in iPeer
  • Identify instructor best practices facilitated by this function

Video

Watch the video below to go through the steps in video format:

Create a Survey Template in iPeer

  1. From within your Connect course environment, click on iPeer in the Course Tools menu of the Control Panel on the lower left side bar of the page.
    The Course Tools menu and iPeer link are shown above.
  2. Now you are on the Managing iPeer Course Connection page. Click Manage Course in iPeer in the action box on the right.
  3. Now you are on your iPeer course page. Click on the Evaluation tab.
  4. On this page you can see 5 tables with your various evaluation and survey templates. From the links under the My Surveys table, click Add Survey.
    The Evaluation tab page is shown with the Add Survey link boxed in red.
  5. Enter a name for your survey and leave the template field as is (No template).
  6. Click Add Survey.
  7. After successfully saving your survey name you will be brought to a list of all surveys in iPeer. Find your survey in the alphabetical list, right-click on it, and click View Questions.
    The All Surveys list is shown in the image above.
  8. Click Add Question.
  9. On the Add Question page you can load question templates (called master questions) used by other instructors in their surveys or you can write your own. To load a question, select the question you want to use from the drop-down list and click Load Question.
    The Add Question page is shown in the image above.
  10. To write your own question enter text into the Question field.
  11. If you think this question would be used by other instructors building surveys and it is not already a Master Question, identify it as a Master Question so others can use it including its associated details (Question type and Potential Answers).
  12. Identify the Question Type you would like the question to use (e.g. Multiple Choice, Single Answer)
  13. If you chose Multiple Choice (Single Answer) or Choose Any of... (Multiple Answers) as your question type, you will need to add an answer(s) to the Possible Question Answers field.
  14. Click Add Answer and enter your answer text into the field. For example, if your question inquires about the age of the respondent the text of one of your answers might be: 18-25
  15. Add the remaining answers you need for the question using the same process.
  16. When complete, click Add Question to bring you back to the Survey Summary where you will now see a question (your question).

Edit an Exisiting Survey Template in iPeer

  1. From within your Connect course environment, click on iPeer in the Course Tools menu of the Control Panel on the lower left side bar of the page.
  2. Now you are on the Managing iPeer Course Connection page. Click Manage Course in iPeer in the action box on the right.
  3. Now you are on your iPeer course page. Click on the Evaluation tab.
  4. On this page you can see 5 tables with your various evaluation and survey templates. From the links above the My Surveys table, click All Surveys.
  5. After you have found a survey that satisfies your needs, right click it's title in the list, select Copy Survey, and on the subsequent page give the copy the name you want for your survey. This step is required because you will not have permission to directly edit the name or questions of another user's survey.
    • Note: The other way to edit an existing survey for your own use is to choose a template while completing the Add Survey form. This method requires that you already know the name of the survey you want to use as a template.
  6. After you have copied a survey and named your copy, find your copy in the All Survey list (this page is available in the Evaluations tab), right click it's title, and click View Questions.
  7. From this View Questions page you can edit and create questions. To edit an existing question, click the edit button next to the question text to be brought to the Edit Question form.
    The Edit link for a survey question is shown in the image above.
    • Fill in the Edit Question form the same way you would starting from step 9 in the previous section of this document.
  8. To add a question, click the Add Questions button at the bottom.
    • Fill in the Add Question form the same way you would starting from step 9 in the previous section of this document.

Effective Practices

The Connect Learning Management System significantly expands the toolsets of teachers and learners. This function directly:

  • Streamlines peer evaluation processes
  • Integrates survey technology to enable the grouping of students by survey responses
  • Immerses students in effective and innovative use of the LMS encouraging participation and exploration in these learning technologies

This function supports a number of Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles, including:[1]

1. Good practice encourages student - faculty contact
2. Good practice encourages interaction and collaboration between students
4. Good practice gives prompt feedback

We encourage both students and instructors to read more about the Seven Principles to see how they can inform your teaching and learning.

References

  1. Chickering, A. W., & Ehrmann, S. C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2), 2-4. [1]