Online survey or audience response tools are powerful for capturing opinions and understanding your students or colleagues better.

Explore an online survey tool.  Experiment by creating and conducting a five-question survey of your peers about ways to use technology-enabled activities.

Users of the Google suite might try Google Forms, which store data in a spreadsheet stored in your drive (and can be embedded in other sites). Other survey tools like Socrative, and Poll Anywhere are specially aimed at collecting audience feedback on mobile devices. See more survey tools listed in the Extend Toolkit.

In your response to this activity, share a link to your survey results, and share what you learned from the results.

This activity is part of the Let’s Experiment section of the Experimenter Module.

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7 Responses for this Activity

  • What is your best guess?
    by Tracey Chase (@traceychase)

    One of the skills I try to help my students enhance is their problem solving skills.  When solving a math problem, it’s important to understand what you are given and what you are asked to solve.  I encourage students to look ahead and have an idea of what the answer should be.  This could be more… »

  • Survey for assignment students to group work
    by Kim Wilmink (@KWilmink)

    For this activity I used google forms.  In the final semester of our program the students are in groups for a capstone project which is part of 3 separate courses.  Myself and the other two professors assign students to the groups.  In the past we have had the students fill out a worksheet in class more… »

  • Polls Anywhere for Meeting Styles
    by Kim Ball (@Kim)

    In the Event Planning Course I teach, I would use the polls anywhere to see if the students understand the set-up of the different meeting styles that are offered. I think it is an amazing tool to use for online teaching to ensure your students are following along with you as well as keep them more… »

  • Student Engagment
    by Cathy Stewart (@CaffStew)

    This is my first attempt at using poll everywhere so I just want to get a feel for what collaborative learning might be like in an on-line environment

  • Poll made by using Mentimeter
    by Dorina Grossu (@dgrossu)

    This poll was made by using Mentimeter. I wanted to collect information about the students’ preferences when using the technologies to learn.

  • Tina’s Survey
    by Martina Kolodzey (@Tiniko)

    I like using Poll everywhere because I can incorporate it into my power point, which is what I like to use with  my students.  I also love the variety of questions I can ask.

  • What’s you hang up?
    by Stephanie Müller (@smuller)

    I veered off course alittle and used this activity as an opportunity to develop a learning cycle I have been working on with my PLN. We want to see what is holding students back from being successful in a course vis-a-vis their “hang ups”. The idea is to check in with students 3 times in more… »

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