Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-18422

Feedback to be extended to include global scope

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.4
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Feedback
    • Labels:
      None
    • Database:
      MySQL
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Rank:
      2330

      Description

      Each term or so we ask our students to complete a survey created using Feedback. Each course on Moodle (700+) adds in via a template the pre-prepared questions. It is our preferred solution due to folexibility and ease of use.

      The problem is that while the results of the Feedback are visible within the course, the survey is a cross-college survey and as such we need the results of the Feedback to be available as a whole (as well as being available for each course). So, if 10 courses get 10 users take a Feedback activity, somewhere is an option (maybe with an appropriate cabability) to see all 100 results together, with pretty graphs etc.

      Our current solution is to query the feedback tables in the database directly, looking for instances of a specific activity's title, and produce a custom-built page of textual results. This page has no graphs and is not something which could easily be ported to other Moodles (id-specific user authentication and such), as well as repeating all the text in the questions, so if the questions change (which they inevitably will) the code needs changing too.

      taken from Forum thread here: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=116549

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        Andreas Grabs added a comment -

        Please have a look at the feedback-block. It does what you want.
        Here you will find a short description:
        http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=70873&parent=319017

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        Andreas Grabs added a comment - Please have a look at the feedback-block. It does what you want. Here you will find a short description: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=70873&parent=319017
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        Paul Vaughan added a comment -

        Hi Andreas. Thanks for the link. Sadly the block does not achieve the result I have tried to describe. Each course on our Moodle needs to be evaluated independently and the results available individually AND in an aggregated form. There are a number of reasons for this. I appreciate one feedback activity on the front page and a sticky block within each course is a potential solution, however this will not give us details about how each course has been evaluated.

        In October each year, after our main college enrolment, we run up to four different feedback activities for EACH Moodle course, depending on the type/age of learner, and again, the results need to be available on a per-course basis AND aggregated across Moodle.

        We have a home grown (if deeply inelegant/non-portable) solution which we will continue to use.

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        Paul Vaughan added a comment - Hi Andreas. Thanks for the link. Sadly the block does not achieve the result I have tried to describe. Each course on our Moodle needs to be evaluated independently and the results available individually AND in an aggregated form. There are a number of reasons for this. I appreciate one feedback activity on the front page and a sticky block within each course is a potential solution, however this will not give us details about how each course has been evaluated. In October each year, after our main college enrolment, we run up to four different feedback activities for EACH Moodle course, depending on the type/age of learner, and again, the results need to be available on a per-course basis AND aggregated across Moodle. We have a home grown (if deeply inelegant/non-portable) solution which we will continue to use.
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        Andreas Grabs added a comment - - edited

        Hi Paul,

        you just can view the results by course or aggregated. If you got to the frontpage-feedback so the results are shown aggregated but you can chose a course from the list "Filter by course".
        Please have a look at the screenshot.

        Andreas

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        Andreas Grabs added a comment - - edited Hi Paul, you just can view the results by course or aggregated. If you got to the frontpage-feedback so the results are shown aggregated but you can chose a course from the list "Filter by course". Please have a look at the screenshot. Andreas
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        Paul Vaughan added a comment -

        I see!! Thank you for your persistence. The screenshot helped a lot actually.

        Now I have a different question, somewhat related. Viewing the results via course and aggregated is extremely useful, however I know that the powers that be will want results for distinct groups of courses (such as "arts & media", "technology" and so on). We have our courses laid out in categories, and it would be useful to have the results aggregated in such a way too, so the choices become: view each course's results, view each category's results, or view all results.

        In addition to this, I have filed an issue on the tracker (here: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-18319) about the inclusion of optional fields in course setup, just like there are in user profiles. For us these optional fields would be similar to the course categories, but only about 5 or 6 (corporate structure) instead of 40 or so (user-friendly structure. To us it would be also beneficial to be able to aggregate courses by these categories also.

        Regards,

        Paul.

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        Paul Vaughan added a comment - I see!! Thank you for your persistence. The screenshot helped a lot actually. Now I have a different question, somewhat related. Viewing the results via course and aggregated is extremely useful, however I know that the powers that be will want results for distinct groups of courses (such as "arts & media", "technology" and so on). We have our courses laid out in categories, and it would be useful to have the results aggregated in such a way too, so the choices become: view each course's results, view each category's results, or view all results. In addition to this, I have filed an issue on the tracker (here: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-18319 ) about the inclusion of optional fields in course setup, just like there are in user profiles. For us these optional fields would be similar to the course categories, but only about 5 or 6 (corporate structure) instead of 40 or so (user-friendly structure. To us it would be also beneficial to be able to aggregate courses by these categories also. Regards, Paul.

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