Teaching & Learning

Session 2 (2003): Surveys, Polls and Quizzes: How and Why?

November 12, 2003

Surveys, Polls and Quizzes: How and Why?

Session Materials


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Welcome by Joan Predko, LearnDAT Director
(duration: 3:59)

Welcome by Barbara Beckmeyer, LearnDAT Producer and Panel Moderator
(duration: 4:38)

Presentation by Anne Hunt, Michigan State University Libraries, Computing & Technology Training Program (LCTTP)
(duration: 22:49)

Presentation by Scott Schopieray, LearnDAT Producer
(duration: 17:53)
Presentation by Andy Detskas, LearnDAT Producer
(duration: 33:45)


Session Background

Anne Hunt, Michigan State University Libraries, Computing & Technology Training Program (LCTTP)
Scott Schopierary, LearnDAT Producer
Andy Detskas, LearnDAT Producer

Panel Moderator:
Barbara Beckmeyer, MSU LearnDAT

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
9:00 am รข€“ 10:00 am
North Conference Room of the Library (located on the fourth floor, West Wing)
Mchigan State University
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This session of the continuing LearnDAT Breakfast Series was delivered in a slightly different format then its predecessor. Many of our faculty members were actively participating in the adoption of Angel, our new Learning Management System, (LMS) in its first semester at Michigan State University. So, for this session we had no faculty on the panel. Anne Hunt from Michigan State University Libraries, Computing & Technology Training Program (LCTTP) gave an overview of the LMS Survey, Poll and Quiz items and LearnDAT producers who currently work with instructors illustrated some of the ways MSU faculty have incorporated these three components of the Angel system into their online learning environments.

Target audience: Faculty who currently teach online courses who want to know more about the dynamics of online assessments and surveys. Faculty who teach traditional classroom courses and are interested in online tools to supplement and support their courses.

Issues Explored:

  • The differences between a Survey, a Poll, and a Quiz
  • How to decided which one to use
  • Which question format to use
  • Incorporating images into Quizzes and Surveys
  • How Surveys, Polls, and Quizzes in a traditional class map to an online environment
  • Tips on maintaining the integrity of online testing

Series Leader: Barbara Truitt Beckmeyer, LearnDAT Producer
Faculty Advisors: Carrie Heeter, Susan Melnick, Joan Predko