Standardised core questions to aid data aggregation.
The University provides a centrally supported service to assist Departments in running their end-of-module Student Module Feedback data collection and analysis.
The Service was designed based on a review that ran during 2017/18, piloted during 2018/19 and is running on a full scale in academic year 2018/2019.
The Service is simple to use: there is a template in the Moodle VLE that can be added to and made live in the Moodle module space (step-by-step instructions). The template includes six core questions to aid data aggregation within and between departments. Students can complete the survey anonymously, and it is strongly recommended that you set aside time in a face to face session to do this, to improve completion rates. There is an option for a module leader to send an email reminder to students who have not yet completed the survey. When the survey closes, staff with relevant access rights within the department can see a quick preview of anonymised responses. The data is then transferred to a reporting database and module leaders and authorised departmental colleagues can request advanced reports on individual modules, aggregated data across a single year, or data on a particular module across multiple years.
Student Module Feedback at Warwick with Moodle
This centrally-supported service is widely used across the university in a fully-supported as well as semi-supported mode.
5 simple steps to use the service:
- Student module feedback template will be added to your module page
The University recommends that a common set of questions is used for Student Module Feedback. This is not mandatory but it is strongly recommended and it will assist when departments need to aggregate data across programmes.
When the survey goes live, the recommended approach is to put aside five minutes in a taught session to ask students to fill the survey in online during the session.This will definitely improve the response rate and will ensure that support is available to students in filling out the survey and interpreting the questions.
- When the survey closes, staff with relevant access rights to a module can see a quick preview of anonymised responses in Moodle.
The data is then transferred to a reporting database and module leaders and authorised departmental colleagues can request reports on
- individual modules
- individual tutors
- aggregated data across a single year per module or per department
- data on a particular module across multiple years