Does anyone know about the existence of a course rating system for moodle courses? I was hoping that there was someone out there that has one or is working away at that feature.
We were hoping to have the ability to have courseware ratings and then be able to pull up average ratings by courseware creator. That way we can see the effectiveness of a user's ability to create quality content. You're right, it is a mix of concepts. Is there a module out there that does anything of the sort? I have searched through the modules list and I came up empty handed.
Milan Indru Malkani
We do something like this with our open courseware site OpenLearn. We use the questionnaire module and ask a few simple questions "how interesting was this", "how difficult was this" etc and get the users to pick from "very", "a bit" ... multiple choice options for their answers.
Take a look at the site http://openlearn.open.ac.uk and go into "Rate this Unit" on any unit.
At the moment ratings are only visible to site admins, but we're working on some improvements to the module to make that more configurable. See http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB-106
We felt this was simpler than developing something from scratch. We've just had some user feedback in asking for a star rating based on user entries in the questionnaire to be displayed beside the link to "rate this unit" - I'm not entirely sure how I'll handle that yet!!
http://openlearn.open.ac.uk is a great site. We are supporting the same initiative with WriteToShare.org.
I could not find the questionaire module. When I clicked on the link that was automatically created in your message, it took me to the module search page and it pulled up zero modules. I assume this questionaire is something that you created once and you are importing it into every course you create, is that correct?
You'll need to register with OpenLearn and be logged in to see the questionnaire itself (or I can post a screenshot if you can't be bothered!)
The questionnaire module has a concept of re-using surveys. When you set up a new questionnaire you can either create a new survey, copy a template one or use a "public" questionnaire. "Public" means one that is global to the site, so you could use the same single survey to store content about everything. We use the template option because it keeps each course's feedback separate.
You can find out more about the module here http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?f=469
I'm sorry, I should have clarified further. I created an account and browsed the site before I sent that last message. I saw your implementation of the questionnaire on your site and it serves the purpose that we are looking for (although some cool star ratings would be nice). The problem I was having was trying to find a place to download the module. Is this a new module, or is this the survey module? We are running 1.8.
Milan Indru Malkani
Thank you for your help. I'll look into getting that module installed.
Milan Indru Malkani
I downloaden the plugin from the link, but can't apply the patches that I downloaden from here. Does anyone know why?
Is there a patched version of questionnaire somewhere to download.
I hope to find the time early next year to take all the code it uses which we've randomly scattered around and put it all together inside the block so some-one else could install it. I'll try to remember to post about it when its ready.
We are keeping our "give a review" questionnaire - which is a straight implementation of the questionnaire module with questions that we've set up that suit our site.
We've moved the 5 * rating system within a block. Its in testing at the moment so here is a screenshot
Next step is to package this up and put it in contrib - I'd need to take the questionnaire link out to keep it simple. I'll post back again when its done.