Returning to Schools: Feedback tracking with a Student Check-in Survey

The importance of keeping track of students’ educational, physical, and emotional needs in this new and uncertain environment.

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In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for school administrations to keep track of detailed student feedback. This feedback is used to monitor and make informed decisions about student safety in the classroom, student challenges – physically and emotionally, and focus on creating an environment where students feel well supported throughout the new school year. Continue reading

Snap Survey Software How-to: Create a Course Evaluation Survey for Multiple Courses

Learn how to create a common course evaluation survey for multiple courses with Snap Survey Software

We have created a worksheet describing how you can send student respondents to a course evaluation survey, which they complete once for each course they have completed. When a student has completed an course evaluation, that version is marked as completed and no longer available to the student.

All the responses are analyzed together, so you can make direct comparisons between evaluations of different courses, years, etc. This is done by linking a common course evaluation survey (also known as an iterative survey or a combined survey) to a database that lists all the courses that a student has completed. Snap WebHost, our survey management and analysis system, then provides each student with the course evaluation surveys appropriate to them. Continue reading

Turn a Good Survey into a Great Survey

The 4 Elements that Make a Great Survey

No matter what industry you are in – business, education, healthcare – you will use surveys as an important tool to collect respondent data. Any industry can benefit from conducting surveys. A great survey solution is advanced survey software. multi-mode surveysBusinesses use survey software to create marketing surveys, product surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, employee satisfaction surveys, and many more. Educators use survey software to create student surveys, course evaluations, and can even create and administer student assessments. And those in healthcare can use survey software to administer patient satisfaction surveys, health assessments, and other health-related surveys. In many advanced survey software solutions, mobile applications are available to administer on mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, and tablet PCs.

No matter what objectives the researcher has for a survey, results are only reliable and valid if the survey questions are prepared and administered correctly and in the proper survey mode. Some surveys are poorly written or they are targeted to the wrong audience, generating inaccurate data. Here are a few tips for designing surveys and developing survey questions. Continue reading

Student Evaluations and Course Evaluations – Choosing Between Open or Closed Questions for your Survey

When developing your course evaluation or student evaluation, how you ask each question will determine the type of information you obtain.  Because prompted recall (Closed questions) triggers memory, they will usually produce more answers than unprompted recall (Open questions or unprompted closed questions). Continue reading

Student Evaluations and Course Evaluations – Advantages and Disadvantages of asking Closed Questions in your Questionnaire

Course Evaluations and Student Evaluations sometimes use ‘closed questions’ (one or more answers selected in a predetermined list of responses) for many reasons.  Usually it is done to get quantitative information about the course or program being reviewed.  Continue reading

Course Evaluations and Student Evaluations, and the Types of Questions to Consider when Planning Your Course or Student Questionnaire

Course evaluations and student evaluations are a good way to gain valuable information about the quality and quantity of information students are receiving from your course or program.  These surveys can help you to evaluate professors, curriculum, and other factors, that can ensure your students are receiving the desired results from their enrollment.  Many learning centers use student evaluations to improve and expand programs and to be certain their staff is appropriately skilled in providing the quality course materials that students expect. Continue reading