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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:
      1. The OMET standard set of questions are course specific and results to those questions are released to all faculty.
      2. 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.”

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

Overview

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.

A) How to select questions from the Question Bank

Step 1: Go to the section for the Question Bank.
Find the section titled “Select your questions from the question bank” and click the “Show Section” button.

Step 2: View the questions in the Question Bank.
You will see an expanded section listing question categories. To see the questions inside any category, click the “Show Section” button in that category.

Step 3: Preview any questions that interest you.
Click the “Preview” button to the left of any question that interests you. This will show you the question along with the answer options that your students will see.

Step 4: Select the questions you want to add to your form.
To select a question, click the “Select” button to the right of the question. You can easily deselect a question you have selected by clicking the “Deselect” button to the right of the question. Note that selected questions are not added to the survey form until you click on “Submit.”

Step 5: Submit the questions you have selected.
Once you have finalized your questions, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page to add your questions to the survey form.

B) How to Create a Custom Rating Question

See additional question samples in our question library.

Step 1: Go to the section for creating custom questions.
Find the section titled “Create Your Custom Rating Questions” and click the “Show Section” button.

Step 2: Create your question(s).
Click the “Edit” button beside the first question:

Screen shot of "Edit" button in Teaching Survey interface.

Once clicked, the question field will expand as shown:

Screen shot of expanded question field in Teaching Survey interface.

Click on the phrase “Please enter your 1st question” to activate the yellow edit box. Then begin typing your question.

Screen shot of text entry field Teaching Survey interface.

To include your question on the survey form, click the “Select” button to the right of the question. The question will now show as “Selected.” You can easily deselect a question you have selected by clicking the “Deselect” button to the right of the question. Note that selected questions are not added to the survey form until you click on “Submit.”

Screenshot of "selected" button in the Teaching Survey interface.

If you wish, repeat the steps above to create another custom-rating question.

Go to Step 3 below to submit the questions you have created.

C) How to create an Open-ended Question

Step 1: Go to the section for creating custom questions.
Find the selection (near the bottom of the page) titled “Please enter the text of your open- ended question”.

Step 2: Create your question(s).
Click the “Edit” button beside the first question:

Once clicked, the question field will expand as shown:

Screenshot of expanded custom question field in Teaching Survey interface.

Click on the phrase “Please enter your 1st open ended question” to activate the yellow edit box. Then begin typing your question.

Screenshot of edit option for questions in Teaching Survey interface.

To include your question on the survey form, click the “Select” button to the right of the question. The question will now show as “Selected.” You can easily deselect a question you have selected by clicking the “Deselect” button to the right of the question. Note that selected questions are not added to the survey form until you click on “Submit.”

Screenshot of "selected" button in the Teaching Survey interface.

If you wish, repeat the steps above to create another open-ended question.

Step 3: Submit the questions you have created
Once you have finalized your questions, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page to add your questions to the survey form.

If you are interrupted before you can complete the customization process, just click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page to store your work without submitting your questions. You will be able to return to your work by clicking on the email link you received previously.

If you want to change your selections later, you can do so by repeating the editing process and then clicking the “Update” button at the bottom of the page.

D) How to review and preview your questions

Near the top of the question selection/creation page, you will see a “View” search box:

Screenshot of form field showing "All options" for questions in Teaching Survey interface.

Change the “All options” drop-down menu to show “Selected”:

Screenshot of form field showing "Selected" option for questions in Teaching Survey interface.

Click the down arrow button next to View and Select Personalizable items to refresh the view to display your custom questions.

To the far left of the “View” search box is a “Preview” button. Click this button to see the entire survey form as it will appear to your students.

E) How to save selected questions before submitting them

 If you are interrupted before you can complete the customization process, just click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page to store your work without submitting your questions. You will be able to return to your work by clicking on the email link you received previously.

Screenshot of save/submit button in Teaching Survey interface.

Once you receive the confirmation message that your settings have been saved, you may close the window.

Note that the “Exit” button at the bottom of the page can be used to refresh the page with your latest changes and prepare for the closing of the browser. Once you submit your questions, however, you can simply close the browser.

F) How to submit selected questions

Once you have finalized your questions, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page to add your questions to the survey form.

Screenshot of save/submit button in Teaching Survey interface.

Once you click “Submit,” the “Save” and “Submit” buttons are replaced by an “Update” button. At this point you may close the window since the questions have been submitted.

If you want to change your questions later, you can do so by repeating the edit process and clicking the “Update” button at the bottom of the page.

Note that once the question selection deadline is met the update option will no longer be available.

G) How to copy questions to/from one course to/from another

If you teach multiple courses and wish to apply the selected and/or custom questions from one course to another course, you can use the copy function.

First locate the “Copy” box at the bottom of the screen:

Screenshot of copy option questions in Teaching Survey interface.

Using the drop-down box, select the source (from) or destination (to) course to copy the questions from or to:

Screenshot of copy option with dropdown to select courses in Teaching Survey interface.

Click the “Copy” button to copy the questions. You will then see a message similar to the one below confirming the copy:

Screenshot of copy question confirmation in Teaching Survey interface.

Note that performing this operation will overwrite any question customization that might have been done for the destination course.

Click the “Copy & Submit” button to copy the questions and submit. You will then see a message similar to the one below confirming the Copy and Submit:

Screenshot of copy question confirmation in Teaching Survey interface.

Click the ‘Update’ button to update the present survey with the new changes.

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