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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23 Responses for this Activity

  • Surveying – Menti
    by Gitanjali Shanbhag (@gshanbhag)

    I’ve been thinking of using anonymous polls and a way of getting responses anonymously in a presentation titled Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace. This is why I explored Mentimeter. My participants can view others’ answers but the answers are not associated with any names which makes it easy for people to participate.

  • Surveying
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  • Survey Monkey – How do you use surveys in your classroom
    by John Colling (@johncolling)

    I have created this survey to determine how surveys are being used and how useful they are to the Professor.

  • Survey – Your Views on Tech-Enabled Activities
    by Victoria Workman (@Victoria Workman)

    This is a submission for the Surveys/Polls Experimenter activity.  Here is a link to the MS Forms poll that I used: I have also included the Excel file which contains the results to the poll.

  • Microsoft Forms Tech Survey
    by Rachel Boorsma (@Rachel Boorsma)

    We have access to Microsoft 365 through our institutions, so I used that to create this survey. It is very easy to use and program, and has different settings and options that you can turn on/off before sending it out. I also like that it can be shared as a QR code, which means that more… »

  • Formative Survey
    by Joe Varrasso (@JV)

    I’ve been wanting to include some formative assessments in my courses and Socrative seems like a good tool for doing so.  I was able to quickly add this quiz to help students with some important concepts in preparation for an upcoming test.

  • Experimenter 1 Surveying Example
    by Meyer Tanuan (@meyertanuan)

    For the surveying experiments, I tried both Mentimeter and Microsoft Forms.

  • Experimenter Poll Activity
    by Lori Strauss (@lstrauss)

    The biggest challenge here was accessing the software and getting through the password issues, I had used these a while ago and struggled with access again. Once achieved access I made a very basic poll using socartive.  To access it my class is Strauss4545 when you get in to the socrative site. Enjoy!

  • Survey on PollEv
    by Hoshedar Batliwalla (@hbatliwalla)

    I used PollEv to create my survey. Hope you participate and have fun!

  • Mentimeter Survey tool for Technical Communication course
    by Elizabeth Stanley (@Penny123)

    In my Technical Communications course, I teach graduate engineers.  My colleagues, who also teach the course and I struggle to know how competent the engineers in the class already are in technical communications.  I developed this Mentimeter survey to be used in the first class of the term (September 2021) to evaluate the student’s skill more… »

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