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Adding Questions to Your Midterm Teaching Survey

Instructions for selecting questions and adding custom questions

Follow these instructions if you:

  • Chose to write your own midterm survey questions.
  • Want to add questions to the standard set of OMET midterm survey questions.
    • You may choose questions from the question bank or write your own. View our question library for samples and suggestions.
    • Custom questions are either scalable (strongly disagree to strongly agree) or open ended.
    • For multiple instructor classes:
      • The OMET standard set of questions are course specific and results to those questions are released to all faculty.
      • Custom questions added by faculty or where faculty opt out of the OMET standard set and choose to write their own are instructor based and therefore each instructor must add their own unique questions and will be the only one to receive results to those questions. This applies even if the question is worded as course related, i.e. “I can find course materials easily.”
      • If you are teaching more than one class, you may copy questions selected for one course for use in another course.
      • If you do not wish to add questions to the standard OMET question set – no action is necessary. To avoid receiving reminders, simply click the “Submit” button without creating any questions.

IMPORTANT – Make sure to Submit your changes or they will not be added to the survey.

Section 1: Overview:

Go to your teaching survey dashboard and open the “Choose the personalized questions” task.

This section provides an overview of the new Question Personalization option page layout. Many of the features are inherent to the software, please go to Section 2 to review available options.

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  1. Table of contents – Provides a simplified overview of question sections you can personalize. The page will automatically scroll to the question section you selected.
  2. Filter – Filters the list of questions displayed.
    • View All – All available questions.
    • Selectable – Only questions that can be selected.
    • Customizable – Only personalized questions that can be modified.
    • Included – Only questions that have been chosen to be included in the questionnaire.
    • Excluded – Only questions that have been chosen to be excluded from the questionnaire.
  3. Preview – Allows you to preview a sample of your evaluation from the perspective of your students. Make sure to save your changes before using the preview function.
  4. Save – Saves your changes on the page without submitting.
  5. Submit – Submits your personalized questions to be included in the evaluation.
  6. Copy options – Allows you to copy selections and personalized questions to or from another course.
  7. (See Section 2 below)
  8. (See Section 3 below)

Section 2 – Adding Selectable Question Bank items

G. Go to the “Select your questions from the question bank” option

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  1. i, ii, iii – open the drop-down options to view questions you may add to the survey. There are scaled and open-ended question options.
  2. iv – select include to add the questions to your survey
  3. Make sure to SAVE, PREVIEW, AND SUBMIT your changes OR go to Section 3 for instructions on how to add custom worded questions.

Section 3 – Adding Custom Worded Questions

H. Go to the “Create custom-worded questions” option:

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  1. i, ii – open the drop-down options to view questions you may add to the survey. There are scaled and open-ended question options.
  2. Choose Customize (iii) to open the text box where you may type in your question. (Scale options are not customizable.)
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  3. Repeat these steps to add open-ended custom questions.
  4. Remember to SAVE, PREVIEW, AND SUBMIT your changes.

Section 4 – Copying questions from one survey to another

  1. Choose the copy icon (F) for selection choices.
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