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Adding Questions to Your Teaching Survey

Adding Questions to your Teaching Survey

Instructions for selecting questions and adding custom questions

  • Standard survey forms are used for each school or department. The current forms have been approved by the school or department and cannot be altered.
  • Faculty may select questions from a question bank and/or add custom questions (our question library has many categories to choose from).
  • Question selections must be saved and submitted, or they will not appear on surveys.

Faculty will receive an email notification when the option to add questions is open. Questions may be added up until the day before surveys begin. Questions can be copied from one class to another within the current term. If you do not wish to add questions – no action is necessary. Forms may be submitted with no changes to avoid receiving reminder notifications.

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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