Surveys, Polls, and Self-Assessments

Self-Assessments

Unlike assignments, self-assessments are not submitted for a grade. They’re simply an opportunity for you to assess your knowledge. Your instructor cannot view your answers.

You can find these assessments throughout your course within your lessons.

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Click “Start” to begin. Once you’ve worked through the self-assessment questions, select the “I’m Finished” button to check your assessment. A percentage of correct answers is then displayed at the top of the assessment, and you’ll have the option to see the correct answers by clicking on the “Show Solution” buttons.

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You may take these self-assessments as many times as you’d like: simply click “Try Again.” After you’ve taken the self-assessment more than two times, a record of your progress is displayed so you can track your improvement.

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Surveys and Polls

Surveys and polls allow your instructor to ask a question to your class and receive feedback.

A survey is a single page of questions. A poll, on the other hand, only includes a single question and is located in other course material such as a reading.

Surveys

Within your lessons, click “Take” to begin a survey.

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Like an assignment or a self-assessment, you will work through the questions, and click “I’m Finished” to submit your survey. Once you’ve completed the survey, you cannot retake it.

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If your instructor has allowed you to view responses, there will be a “View Results” button at the top of the survey after you’ve completed it. The results will not include names. Your displayed response will remain anonymous.

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Polls

A poll will display in other material, such as a reading, and will prompt you to answer a question. Simply answer the question, click “Submit,” and continue reading.

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Like a survey, the instructor may allow you to view the results. If so, a “View Results” button will be visible for you.

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