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How do I create questionnaires in Dawn?

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Questionnaires allow authors to create a series of choice, short answer, and/or essay questions in one instruction.

To create a questionnaire:  

  1. Open the desired catalog entry from Administration > Catalog and select the section you want to add the questionnaire to.
  2. Click Add instruction and choose Questionnaire.
  1. Give your questionnaire a Title.
  2. Provide the Expected duration for the Interaction to inform Effort data.
  3. Click Add question and choose the type you want (Likert, Choice, or Free response).

Likert scale questions

Likert scale questions ask learners to choose a rating from a linear, numbered scale (e.g., "On a scale of 1-5, how strongly to do agree or disagree with X?").

To create Likert scale questions:

  1. Provide the Title and Mastery award.
  2. Provide instructions on how to answer the question(s) if needed.
  3. Review and edit the Likert scale Labels if needed. By default, Dawn provides one of the most commonly used scales: numbers 1-5, where 1 = Strongly disagree and 5 = Strongly agree. You can add and subtract labels as well as change them.
  4. On the Questions card, provide the questions or statements that learners are asked to respond to. You can Add questions here, but remember that they are all going to answered by learners using the same scale.

Likert scale questions are presented with the questions in rows and the answer options as columns of radio buttons.

Choice questions

To create a Choice question:

  1. Provide the Title and Mastery award.
  2. Include the question and any other information learners need in the Body.
  3. Provide answer options in the Choices fields. You can easily add or delete questions.

Choice questions are displayed with radio buttons, and learners can choose only one.

Free response: Short answer

To create a Free response: Short answer question:

  1. Provide the Title and Mastery award.
  2. Include the question and any other information learners need in the Body.
  3. Select Short answer in the Response type dropdown.

Learners are able to provide their answer on a single line. If you believe learners will need more space, create a Free response: Essay question.

Free response: Essay

To create a Free response: Essay question:

  1. Provide the Title and Mastery award.
  2. Include the question and any other information learners need in the Body.
  3. Select Essay in the Response type dropdown.

Learners are able to provide their answer in a field that extends as they add content.

Review questionnaire responses

You can review learner's questionnaire responses in Administration > Learners screen by selecting the learner, catalog entry, and questionnaire.

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