How Do I Create a Survey for a Specific Learning Element?

Modified on Tue, 20 Oct 2020 at 08:24 AM

The Survey authoring tool is very similar to the Assessment tool but it incorporates a Rating (Likert Scale) question type.

Surveys are a good way of obtaining feedback from your Learners after they have taken a given course or assessment.

Surveys have no correct or incorrect answers.

Surveys, like any Learning Element, can be added to any folder or course.

To add a Survey Learning Element;

  • Ensure the proper Active Team is selected.
  • Navigate to LMS Admin tab > Catalog tab.
  • Click on the folder you wish to add the new survey to open it's context menu.
  • Select Add Learning Element.

The Learning Element Type panel will display.

  • Click Survey.

  • Give the Survey a Name. Required before proceeding to the survey builder.
  • Click the Question Builder button.

  • Group Name: Name this group. This will help organize and identify the type of questions included.
  • Questions to ask: You can show All questions or set a Limited Number of questions to be asked.
  • Question: Type in the survey question to be presented to the Learner.
  • Required: If box checked, this question will always be included.


  • Multiple Choice: Learners will be shown all options and be able to select a single answer or multiple answers. 
  • True or False: Learners will have the option between either answer and be able to select only one. 
  • Yes/No: Learners will have the option between either answer and be able to select only one. 
  • Text: Learners will be asked to enter a text response which will be matched against a pre-set answer. 
  • Rating: (Likert Scale): Scaled responses are shown. Learners can select rating.

Option: Fill in the option as an answer to the survey question.

To add all desired options;

  • Click Add New Option.

You have the option of including images for each question which will assist the Learner in answering the question.

To add images;

  • Click Drag and Drop a File or Select an Option field.

You can reorganize the different options by using the control in the upper left corner of each Option box or you can delete any option by clicking the red cross on the upper right corner.

To import preexisting survey questions;

  • Click Import Questions.

If importing questions from an 'Existing Group', select the group from the dropdown menu. 

If your questions are included in a CSV File, use the Browse button to locate and upload file.

  • After the selection is made, click the Import button to process.

The Question Group will populate with the imported data. 

You can add further questions, import more questions, add a new group of questions or proceed to create survey.

  • Once you have finished adding content, click Update to save your changes.

A sample Survey .csv file can be found at the end of this article.

Advanced Settings

The Advanced Settings section allows you to fully control the utilization tracking of your survey, controls when to display a question, selects completion behavior and randomizes question sequence.

Click on the Advanced Settings heading to open panel.

  • Learning Element Type: For survey will stay set as survey.

Utilization Tracking: Provides you with several options on how the utilization of this Survey Learning Element should be tracked. 

  • Provided by Survey: Will record the utilization status reported by this survey. 
  • None: will not record any utilization. 
  • None - Resource: Will also not record any utilization, but the Learning Element will be treated as any other Resource Learning Element.
  • Randomize Question Order: Questions will be displayed in a random order to each respondent.
  • Randomize Answer Order: Answers will be displayed in a random order to each respondent.
  • Time Limit: Specify if each attempt should have a time limit.
  • LEID: This is the unique identification string (made up of alpha and numeric characters) assigned to the Learning Element once it has been added to the Catalog. This is used to identify this Learning Element. Initially the LEID is n/a until creation.
  • Local ID: This is the value of a local Learning Element auto increment field and a unique value within the portal assigned to a Learning Element once it's been created. Until this occurs, it will initially be n/a.
  • Reference: This is an optional reference field for administrative use. In most cases you can leave this field blank.
  • Status: Active Learning Elements are available for Learner utilization. Inactive Learning Elements are hidden from Learners.
  • Views: This is a dynamic option that shows the number of times a Learning Element has been viewed.
  • Publish Date: Enter a publish date in field provided. The Learning Element will only be available from this date. You can click the Calendar link to select a publish date from the calendar.
  • Unpublish Date: Unpublish Date for this Learning Element. The Learning Element will display until this date. You can click the Calendar link to select a date from the calendar.
  • Tags (separated by commas): Type in words or phrases to identify this Learning Element during a search. Separate each word or entire phrase by a comma.
  • Utilized in Folders: Shows a list of folders where this Learning Element is being used. Initially this will be blank until the Learning Element is created.
  • History: Shows a Registry of modifications made to the Learning Element. Will initially be blank.


Click on heading to open panel.

In this section you can customize the Introduction and Completion messages which will display to Learners when taking survey.

Introduction: This is the message which will display to Learners immediately upon launching survey.

You can use this section to give general instructions or state objectives of survey. 

Additionally, you may utilize images if so choosing.

Completion Message: This is the message which will display to Learners upon completing survey.

Sample Survey CSV File;

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