In the past I've always used a text-based survey but given the difficult emotional landscape of many online learners today, I'm now looking for a quicker and simpler way to invite students to express their feelings--either their mood on a given day or their level of engagement with the course in a given week.
At my institution all online learning will be primarily asynchronous in Moodle because students are logging in from many different timezones around the world, making synchronous chat less viable. And we are a small private institution with very limited technical support. So I'm specifically looking for a simple but inviting way to add this type of element to the course.
I've read about a few plugins (not sure how to choose or use them yet but would love to hear what you all might suggest.
Thanks in advance for any ideas or insights!
California College of the Arts