Questionnaire (add-on)

 
 
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Questionnaire Weekly Response - answers not appending week to week
 

Moodle 1.9.8

Our use case:

We want to survey our students at the end of each training week for their endurance times on physical exercises.  We believe the Questionnaire (used as a survey without grades and numerical answers for input of endurance times) is the best answer for this.  We use weekly topics format and we want to present a Questionnaire survey to the student at the end of every week's topic for students to enter endurance times. 

Our problem:

When we create the Questionnaire survey for week one, we make it private (we only use one course), define two numerical questions, no grading, response type weekly, student can view all responses.  This works great.  The problem comes when we add a second Questionnaire for week two:  we type in the exact same title and description and choose the copy existing option for the first week Questionnaire.  It looks the same week to week but when we test it in the second week we only see week two answers and not week one answers. 

If we choose weekly response does Moodle really enforce students to wait 7 calendar days before accepting the results?  We don't think so, because in our testing (on the same day), we can input and see results for week 2 but week 1 is missing.  It seems like Moodle sees these Week 1 -Week 2 Questionnaires as different activities and not appending data. 

Can anyone chip in here with advice to get submitted results to append using Questionnaires?

Is there a better way to accomplish progress (endurance times or grade progressions) tracking in Moodle?

Thanks in advance,

Eric

 

 
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Re: Questionnaire Weekly Response - answers not appending week to week
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The problem comes when we add a second Questionnaire for week two:  we type in the exact same title and description and choose the copy existing option for the first week Questionnaire.  It looks the same week to week but when we test it in the second week we only see week two answers and not week one answers.

Of course. The second questionnaire you create (in week 2 topic) is a new questionnaire, totally unrelated to the first questionnaire you created in week 1. If you want responses to be "appended", you must create one questionnaire only, and set it to be answered weekly. Maybe place it in the Topic 0 section.

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If we choose weekly response does Moodle really enforce students to wait 7 calendar days before accepting the results?

Yes, it does. If you try to answer such a questionnaire  on the same week, a warning is issued.

You have already filled out this questionnaire for us this week. Thank you.

Please have all your settings right and give it a try, it should work as expected.

Joseph

 
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Joseph,

Thanks for the reply.  We were sort of thinking that be the answer, one follow up question:

If you want responses to be "appended", you must create one questionnaire only, and set it to be answered weekly.

What are best practices for 'coaxing' students who progress through a course in a linear [top down] fashion to backtrack in the course back up to the 0 section to update their results?  Do most admins create a link resource?  Sorry if this seems like a remedial question, I am just trying to use the software per design spec and original use case and not reinvent anything.

Eric

 
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Eric,

I see two ways. You can "grade" your questionnaire, i.e. give a mark for taking it. And yes, why not place a link to a questionnaire located in Topic 0 in each of subsequent "week topics".

Joseph

 
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Joseph,

Thanks for the tip.  We decided to add the Questionnaire to an additional topic and then hide it (by reducing the course topics back to our normal number).  We then include a lesson activity at the end of each week topic (to ensure flow and course continuity) with a link to the hidden Questionnaire.  Seems to work so far. 

Eric

 
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