The institution that I work for is about to finish our first semester of our transition to Canvas.
We would like to send out a survey to our students to see how they have liked their courses in Canvas, and gather information on how they like Canvas as opposed to the system that we are phasing out.
Has anyone else who has surveyed their students be willing to share the questions that you submitted to your students?
How was your survey communicated with students?
Hi @ewest ...
In reading through your question, you might get several responses, but no single answer may necessarily be "Correct". So, I am going to change the format of this topic from a "Question" (where people can mark a response as "Correct") to a "Discussion" (open-ended question with several possible ways to accomplish something). I hope that's alright with you.
Great question @ewest . My college is approaching the end of its transition to Canvas and I'm afraid that we did not survey our student body for their overall reaction to the change. However, I did ask some questions of my students in the classes that I taught. Our students did not have a choice so I did not ask them for a direct comparison, but in the open-ended questions they did provide unsolicited comparisons.
In each class I include a graded survey to get student feedback on a variety of topics including the use of technology:
Last spring I taught a face-to-face history class, and the final survey included the following questions:
Over the summer I taught a hybrid history class (half of seat time replaced with online time), and the final survey included the following questions:
In the spring and this semester I taught a fully online class on how to be an online student, and the final survey included the following questions:
I asked similar questions when using our former system, and the answers have been broadly similar. I am especially interested in the questions on whether the LMS should be indicated in the schedule of classes. We do not have a requirement to use the LMS for our face-to-face classes, so students do not generally know whether it will be used until the first day of class. The answer to that has consistently been greater than 80% choosing agree or strongly agree. For those students who provided unsolicited comparisons, they almost always say they prefer the clean looks and easy navigation in Canvas.
Hi @ewest , this is just something I did with my students last year when we were doing a soft rollout (last Fall was opt-in, last Spring was opt-out, so students were using both Canvas and D2L depending on the choices their instructors made). For me the most interesting question was when I asked them what advice they would give to their instructors and what advice they would give to other students!
I'm a minimalist and use very few Canvas features, so my survey was not as wide-ranging as it would be for people who use Canvas more. Here are the questions and results; I used a Google Form to do the survey both times:
Here's the link to the survey we send out to students once a year - https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12061-student-experience-with-canvas-survey
This survey is focused completely on Canvas and how things are going with Canvas. We leave all mention of the course and how things are going with the course to the end of semester course feedback.
Thank you so much Kona, for sharing this. This is pretty close to what we would like to send out to our students.