I recently installed the feedback module with hopes of using it as a general submission form for students to submit feedback, comments, questions, or requests.
It seems to do everything I need but I have one issue with it.
When someone submits their feedback one time they can't go back and submit different feedback, they can only edit or add to their original feedback.
Is there a way to allow students to submit multiple but separate instances of feedback?
Maybe there a different module or add-in for Moodle that is more of a general contact form? I'm not concerned with analyzing responses/data, just receiving it as an email would be fine.
Are you, by chance, wanting them to be able to submit the same type of feedback, but for different things? For example, you want the same feedback for several assignments.
It makes sense that they can only edit an existing feedback since there should be one feedback for one item.
However, if you're talking about the same feedback form for assignment 1, assignment 2, assignment 3, etc., then you need to create different feedbacks.
Create the first one and save it as a template. Then create the remainder from the template. You can delete, add, or change questions in each feedback.
I did this for six assignments and gave each feedback a different name just to keep things straight.
If this isn't what you are wanting to do, maybe you can describe your circumstances in a little more detail and someone else will have a more useful suggestion for you.
I want to use it as a general feedback form for the website, not just for one class or topic.
I would like to put a link to it on the homepage and anytime someone wants to submit a comment, questions, or request they can use the feedback form.
For example: One day User1 wants to submit a question, no problem. But then 2 months later User1 has a new question, they go to the feedback form to submit it but see their old question already filled into the form.
I'm willing to guess that seeing their old question populated in the form will confuse most people.
One nice feature would be the option to set the form to automatically clear each time student goes to submit their feedback. In conjunction with this having the content of the feedback included in the email sent to the teacher would be even better.
Hopefully that clears things up.
Side note: When I think of a "Feedback" form I would assume I could submit my feedback about any one thing as many times as I would like. I would consider this Feedback module, as it exists now, to be more of a survey module because it really only allows someone to submit feedback once per instance of the module.
For what you want, the Feedback module is probably not the best Moodle module to use. You are right, it is indeed a Survey-type activity. Why not use a forum activity instead? In order for us (the moodle community to suggest the best tool to use, we need to have more details about how you plan to use that "moodle site feedback" of yours.
Do you want the feedback messages posted by the users/students to be visible by all the other users/students of your moodle site? or only by "teachers" or only by admin? Do you want other users to have the possibility to reply by "feedback messages" posted by others or not? etc.
For some background, my Moodle site is used to training contractors how to install the equipment my company manufactures. I have intentionally designed it to the point where there is no interaction between "Students", due to the fact that many of them work for competing companies and for other reasons, I don't want them to be able to interact with each other.
Give that, I don't think the forum activity will suit my needs either.
Simply, I'm trying to limit the number of phone calls our Technical Services department receives about the site by giving users an easy way of submitting their comments, questions, or requests. I need a way for anyone using the website to contact my company via email by filling out a form and it only needs to be sent to one email address.
You might try the Questionnaire 3rd party plugin. And set it to "answer many times". You'll have to donwload it from the Moodle Modules and plugins page and install it on your Moodle site, since it does not come with the standard distribution.
You are answering your own question. Simply create a form that has the questions, feed back and link that file into the moodle as a website.
You can then seed the link through out the moodle and the students never meet each other. The URL would look like http://www.mysite.com/beammeup.php have it open in a new window (popup).