1000 E. University, Dept 3334, Coe Library 510B
Laramie, WY 82070
Last Update: 4 December 2013; RKH
Last tested: 2009
Instructors often want to, or want their classes to, conduct original research through an online survey, with responses gathered from the public or a selected group of invited respondents.
The UW Survey Tool resembles Survey Monkey (see below): An online survey is set up with forms for the questions and the settings, and then distributed through a URL, which can be added to a website or sent via e-mail to participants. Results are maintained on the survey website and can be examined there or downloaded as data files. The product vendor is ClassApps. You will find a list of the software's features on their sales pages at http://www.classapps.com/SelectSurveyFeatures.asp.
The software is licensed, offered, and maintained by Information Technology at: https://survey.uwyo.edu. Find their Help files at AskIT under Services, then Survery Tool, http://www.uwyo.edu/askit/displaydoc.asp?id=2641. This AskIT page will refer you to the vendor's website, and also give you a link to the Select Survey User manual. For help, call the IT Help line, 766-HELP.
For an account that will allow you to set up and administer surveys, e-mail "firstname.lastname@example.org," just as the entry page states. With the credentials you get in response, you will be able to login on the entry page.
To help your planning, here are some notes from development and administration of a survey given by this office in May of 2009.
- Sakai Multi-Institutional Survey: Instructors
- From 05/01/2009 to 05/10/2009
- Template: Angela (plain)
Email Respondent: No
Number within survey
- Invitation Message (elaboration on the boilerplate text provided):
Instructional Computing Services at UW, along with other universities, is conducting a survey to collect data on WyoSakai, the open-source course website platform, and would appreciate your response by May 10th. Submission of a completed survey will enter you into a drawing to win a $50 certificate for UW Bookstore merchandise.
Your responses to this survey are confidential and anonymous. Your e-mail address is only associated with your responses long enough for us to identify the gift certificate winners. Results from this survey will only be presented in aggregate form.
For your convenience, your work on the survey may be suspended and resumed at your convenience until the deadline (although this feature may work only on Internet Explorer). To begin, click the link given.
Instructional Computing Services
The link to the survey is:
- If you do not wish to respond to this survey, please click on the link below to decline:
- Completion Message:
- Thank you for participating in the Multi-Institutional Sakai survey. Gift certificate winners will be notified via email in May.
If you have additional comments about WyoSakai, please contact me at email@example.com.
- The basic WyoSakai architecture is based on the Sakai community-source Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE)...
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