Moodle Feedback Activity for Mid-Module Evaluation

iStock_000017685398MediumAs part of the new mid-module evaluation process a regular, planned, timetabled, collaborative mid-module review should be regarded as standard and best practice and undertaken by all module leaders for each module. The style of mid-module review is up to the module leader, it should suit the module style, location and student group, and should be facilitated in collaboration with students. Formats could vary from online feedback (using Moodle/TextWall/Google Forms etc.), a ‘conversational’ approach, quick ‘Stop-Start-Continue’ feedback, questions from an agreed broad framework, written post-it feedback or a student representative focus group. The approach chosen would reflect the learning approach of the student group and module ‘style’ and the ethos and nature of the course.

One approach might be to use the Feedback activity in Moodle. The Feedback module allows you to create and conduct surveys to collect feedback. Unlike the Survey tool it allows you to write your own questions, rather than choose from a list of pre-written questions and unlike the Quiz tool, you can create non-graded questions. The Feedback activity is ideal for module or programme evaluations, and student responses can be set to ‘Anonymous’.

We have a short screencast showing you how to create a Feedback activity:

We also have a brief PDF guide:

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The long term plan is to replace Feedback with a new module combining the best of Questionnaire, Feedback and Survey, providing an more powerful activity for capturing mid-module evaluation and other survey content.

How do you plan to capture mid-module evaluation? Is the Feedback activity something you would consider using?


Phil Vincent

Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.

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