How do I set up a survey widget and export the results?

The Survey Widget is a great tool for getting your students thoughts and opinions and collecting analytical data for your course.

With your course in edit mode, click on core widgets in the top left and toggle to all widgets


Scroll down until you find the Survey Widget. Click or drag it onto the page.


Click Setup in order to begin formatting the survey widget

Click where you'd like to type or edit and a menu will open up and allow you to change that section


Some sections will include a line for "ID." Each section's ID must be unique.

To remove a section, toggle it open and click on the at the top right to delete it

To add a section, scroll down to the bottom of the widget, choose which kind of section to add from the drop-down menu, and click add section


When you're happy with your survey, click the orange Done button at the bottom to make sure all of your changes have been saved.

Put your course in view mode to see what the survey will look like to students.

In the left-hand navigation menu, go to Course Setup > Exports


Click New Export


Under What do you want to export? choose Surveys, then select the page the survey is on, and the class you'd like to export results for

Under "data columns," tick or untick any extra data you'd like to be included with your survey results (Post ID cannot be unticked)


Note - The Export format is CSV.

Make sure your settings are saved and then scroll back up to the top and choose back to export list

Your newly created export should appear on this page now. Click run export to extract the results

Once the export is done loading, click on download and the CSV file will download to your computer.


The results should look something like this in Excel:

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