Blackboard: Viewing the results of a Blackboard Survey

Surveys can be created in Blackboard in much the same way as online Tests. The main differences are that with a survey:

  • there will be no right or wrong answers
  • you are not concerned with – or able to view – individual students’ responses, but with the proportion of students who were satisfied / dissatisfied, etc.

To view a summary of survey results

Go to Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.

Control Panel' Grade Centre Highlighted

Locate the Grade Centre column for your survey and click on the down‐arrow to the right of the column heading.

From the drop‐down menu, choose Attempts Statistics.

Grade Centre Attempts Statistics

Results are shown on screen. Although there is no export function, the whole page can easily be copied and pasted into Word.

Blackboard Survey results example

You could also paste individual question results into Excel, and then use the data to generate charts.

Survey results pasted into Excel

To download all survey responses

This option will download the response to each survey question, by each respondent, for analysis in Excel.

Important information!
 
Unlike Blackboard Tests, Surveys are designed to be anonymous. Therefore, when you download survey results these will not include any information to identify respondents.

 

To download results go to Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.

Locate the Grade Centre column for your survey and click on the down‐arrow to the right of the column heading.

From the drop‐down menu choose Download Results.

Download Survey Results option in Contextual Menu

On the Download Results page you can specify the format you require (CSV or tab=delimited), and the way you want the data to display:

  • By User creates one row for each respondent, with columns showing the Question text, and the answer submitted.

Exported data to excel file

  • By Question and User creates a row for each response, with columns showing the Question text, and the answer submitted.

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