Conducting course evaluation using WebLearn’s survey tool

WebLearn has a Beta version of a tool that can be used for course experience feedback (course evaluation).

On 6 July 2010, a new ‘Survey’ option will appear in the list of tools available to a WebLearn site. This tool is primarily aimed at gathering student feedback and as such has a number of features that directly support this process.

The Survey tool allows a template to be created which can contain a variety of question types such a multiple choice, multiple response, Likhert scales and free text.

All surveys are anonymous and are generally tied to a particular WebLearn site. All site members with the access role are expected to complete the survey and the same set of questions can automatically be asked of all maintainers and contributors on the site. After the survey has closed results can be downloaded as a PDF file or imported into an Excel spreadsheet for post processing.

WebLearn can be made to automatically send reminders to those who have not yet completed the form.

Of course it goes without saying that all this free to members of the University!

For more information about the tool have a look at

  1. my recent blog post
  2. a special site within WebLearn dedicated to the tool (NB the tool is currently known as the Evaluations tool but we will be changing the name)
  3. the WebLearn Guidance Site
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