Institute of Teaching and Learning

DSO: WHY Guide (D2L)


The Surveys tool creates surveys which allow you to monitor unit trends and opinions and assess student satisfaction. Source: Desire2Learn Guide, 2009.

Why would you use the Surveys tool?


  • use as a learning activity for students
  • survey students’ preferred learning styles early in trimester
  • use the results as the basis of a class discussion
  • build into a hurdle requirement or Conditional Release sequence
  • get feedback from students, with the option of anonymity if desired
  • give instant feedback to students who respond to the survey
  • search for and analyse results of a survey
  • access summary aggregate data from student responses
  • collate qualitative comments from students.
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  • Create your survey questions in the Question Library so you can reuse the questions if required.


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17th January 2012