Creating a Survey

This article explains how to create a Survey activity in the LMS. Surveys are similar to Assessments in that they are comprised of questions and exist independently of other activities. The difference is that Surveys are not graded and are used to obtain feedback from Students. You can attach a Survey to any activity in the LMS (even Assessments!). Surveys can also be distributed via Campaigns, which organize the availability and results of a Survey within a defined timeframe.

Learn more about adding a Survey to an Activity HERE.


To create a Survey, follow these steps:

Step 1

Click Activities in the left menu.

Step 2

Click the New Activity button at the top of the page and choose Assessment from the dropdown list.

Step 3

Make sure "Survey" is selected at the top of the pop-up window, and fill in a Title and Description. Click the Save button when finished.

Step 4

You are notified that the Survey was created. To begin adding questions, click the Create Survey Questions button.

Step 5

Enter the details for your first question on the Question page. There are 12 question types to choose from:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Choice (single answer)
  • True/False
  • Sequence
  • Matching
  • Grid
  • Grid (column values)
  • Rank
  • Text (short)
  • Text (long)
  • Video
  • Upload

Click the Save & Add Another Question button at the bottom of the page to add as many questions as you need. When finished, click on the Save & Return to Question Pool button.

Step 6

The Questions page displays where you can alternate the order of questions, or create or edit pools of questions (via the Pools dropdown).

Step 7

Clicking the Properties tab at the top of the page gives you access to some Survey-specific settings. In the Assessment Properties section are settings to:

  • Provide Instructions
  • Allow feedback on the Survey
  • Provide a custom message after the Survey is completed



Survey Campaigns

After a Survey has been set up, a Campaign can be added:

Step 1

Click on Campaigns tab at the top of the page.

Step 2

On the Campaigns page, click on the New Campaign button.

Step 3

In the pop-up window, type in a name for the Campaign and select the date range the survey link should be Open and active. The optional Allow multiple answers check box allows users to visit the survey URL and submit answers multiple times. If left unchecked, users will simply see a "Thank you" message indicating they have already taken the survey and they will not be able to submit answers to the survey again. Click the Create button when finished.

Once the Campaign has been set up, the Campaign Properties page will display the Survey URL. Share this URL with students whom you want to take the survey.

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