Add a Survey, Feedback, Questionnaire or Choice Activity in a CLE Course

The Survey, Feedback, Questionnaire, and Choice activities in the CLE are useful ways to gather data from students. Depending on the activity, instructors can choose to use pre-determined questions or create their own questions to collect information from students that can help them learn more about and improve their teaching practice. 

This article will give an overview of these activities to enable instructors to choose which activity is best suited for their course. For in-depth information, click on the Moodle Docs link at the bottom of each activity's tab.

Add any of these activities to a CLE course through the activity and resource picker: 

  1. Go to the CLE course page, from the Gear icon at the top-right click Turn editing on.
  2. In the section where you would like the file to be added, click Add an activity or resource.
  3. In the window that appears, select one of the activities - Choice, Feedback, Questionnaire, or Feedback.
  4. Configure settings as needed and click Save and return to course or Save and display.


These activities are NOT meant to be used for student assessment. Learn more by reviewing each tab.
Survey Questionnaire Feedback Choice

The Survey activity offers a number of verified survey instruments, including COLLES (Constructivist On-Line Learning Environment Survey) and ATTLS (Attitudes to Thinking and Learning Survey), which have been found useful in assessing and stimulating learning in online environments.

Surveys are not customizable. Once you select the survey framework, the questions are automatically populated.  Surveys are also not anonymous – instructors are able to see how individual students respond.

Survey types:

  • ATTL: used to measure whether students are more objective, logical learners or more empathetic, flexible learners.
  • COLLES: used to measure students’ online learning experience in different aspects: relevance, reflective thinking, interactivity, teacher support, peer support, and communication.
  • Critical incidents survey: used to evaluate students’ most impactful moments, including when students were most engaged, when they were most distanced, when they felt most affirmed or helped, when they were most confused, and when they were most surprised.
Learn more about the Survey activity here.
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