We are a K-13 school in New Zealand and are in our 2ndterm of Canvas adoption. We have taken a staged roll out approach – which seems to have worked for us. Our teachers are now at a point where they are feeling more comfortable using Canvas and would really like to get feedback from students on their experience with Canvas, feedback on course design and in general what we might do to make the learning better for them.
Does anyone have such a survey they would be willing to share that we could update for our context (we have students from Year 4 – Year 13 using Canvas)?
I will definitely share back any updates we make to the survey and any results we receive.
I don't have such a survey, but I still wanted to stop and say, "Thank you!" Thank you for considering your students, and thank you for using your students to inform your faculty on course designs that best engage students and help them succeed!
What a great idea, and I will keep my eyes open for any examples.
I hate to hijack the topic (but will do so anyway). We are trying to give away 10k in college scholarships to high school kids willing to make videos about how getting an education will impact their lives. Trouble is we just aren't getting any submissions. Do you have channels like ELC or people in your networks that you could try to pull in?
I don't have the same network here as I did - but I can share with other schools I have contacts at. I can also also send out to my students. A question, is that 10K in $USD or how does that work for your international community? I will 100% admit - I have not read the T&C's on this.
A few of us in our team at the University of Adelaide have worked on the student feedback survey below. Perhaps members of the Canvas Community could peer review, edit or adapt this and post back here.
Draft - Student Course Design Evaluation
Course Introduction 1. Do you feel welcomed to the course? 2. Does the course coordinator introduce themselves and provide contact information? 3. Are you provided with instructions on how to get started? 4. Are you provided with instructions on how to navigate? 5. Clear expectations are provided regarding appropriate behaviours and etiquette for communication via email and discussion boards. 6. Are you provided with course specific technology requirements and instructions if available? 7. Is it easy to locate pre-requisite information for this course? 8. Are you encouraged to introduce yourself to others? 9. It is clear what has to be done online and what has to be done face to face? 10. Are plans for regular communication made explicit (discussion, announcements, chat, webinars etc. )? 11. Is the course outline readily available?
Learning Outcomes 1. Are the course learning outcomes made clear? 2. Have the learning outcomes represented all knowledge and skill required? 3. Are there weekly learning objectives made clear? 4. Are there weekly tasks and activities made clear?
Assessments 1. Are all assessment requirements including dates, for the course clearly defined? 2. Has there been a variety assessment types? 3. For assignments created using a computer, do you have the opportunity to submit the assignments online? 4. Is the marking criteria for all assessments are available to you? 5. Are you made aware of Plagiarism and Referencing conventions? 6. Does the course provide online feedback? 7. Does the course provide feedback in relation to stated marking criteria. 8. Are there are instructions on how to successfully complete and submit assessments?
Content 1. Is the course content well structured and easy to navigate? 2. Is the course content provided in a variety of engaging ways? 3. Are course activities clearly labelled as optional or compulsory. 4. Is the course content relevant to the stated course learning outcomes? 5. Are instructions about how long to spend on a task made clear? 6. Does the course include and acknowledge student feedback?
Engagement 1. Are there are learning opportunities and activities which allow for your individual needs and learning preferences? 2. Are there activities that encourage you to work collaboratively. 3. Is there clear information is provided about participation expectations? 4. Are you encouraged to post questions into discussion boards? 5. Does the course use MyUni announcements effectively? 6. Is it clear how the instructor will engage with students?
Technology 1. Are the tools used in the course intuitive and easy to use? 2. Are the tools required in the course readily available? 3. Are the technologies used up to date? 4. Does the course make you aware of privacy policies for all external tool? 5. Are there support and help links for all technologies used in the course? 6. Are there alternatives available where a third party digital tool (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) is used, and you don’t want to to sign up to use of the tool? 7. Does the course explain information on protecting your data and privacy?
Accessibility 1. Is text on webpages formatted clearly bullet points, numbered lists, indented text where appropriate? 2. Are links on webpages descriptive? 3. Do you find the colour scheme appropriate? 4. Do the images have descriptive alternative text? 5. Are the digital literacy skills required for this course clearly stated? 6. Are tables cells on content pages are designated as row and/or column headers to allow screen readers to read table cells in the correct order?
That is a very comprehensive list of questions. Thank you for contributing it here. My only question is how much time do you anticipate it would take for a student to fill this out and how many of them would be willing to see it through?
Thank you SO very much! This is an amazing starting point for us. I will definitely take a look and adapt for our audience(s) and share back. Not sure how helpful they will be to you - given the differences in our institutions. But will happily share. Thank you again!