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Moodle Help and Tutorials

Welcome to Moodle! This guide has how to documents, information, and Moodle help.

Creating a Survey in Moodle

Moodle has a few options for surveying students:     

  • Choice
  • Feedback
  • Questionnaire

Click on the tabs to learn about each option. Click on the link below to compare the features they offer against each other. This spreadsheet also shares how other survey tools at Viterbo stack up against them.


The choice activity module enables a teacher to ask a SINGLE question and offer a selection of possible responses.

Choice results may be published after students have answered, after a certain date, or not at all. Results may be published with student names or anonymously.

A choice activity may be used

  • As a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic
  • To quickly test students' understanding
  • To facilitate student decision-making, for example allowing students to vote on a direction for the course

The feedback activity module enables a teacher to create a custom survey for collecting feedback from participants using a variety of question types including multiple choice, yes/no or text input. The Feedback activity works very similarly to the Questionnaire activity in Moodle with the exception that the Feedback activity cannot be a graded item (for accountability purposes).

Feedback responses may be anonymous if desired, and results may be shown to all participants or restricted to teachers only. Any feedback activities on the site front page may also be completed by non-logged-in users.

Feedback activities may be used

  • For course evaluations, helping improve the content for later participants
  • To enable participants to sign up for course modules, events etc.
  • For guest surveys of course choices, school policies etc.
  • For anti-bullying surveys in which students can report incidents anonymously


The questionnaire module allows you to construct surveys using a variety of question types, for the purpose of gathering data from users. The questionnaire works very similarly to the Feedback activity, with the exception that you can make the Questionnaire a grade item (for accountability purposes).

More information on setting up a questionnaire.



The survey activity module provides a number of verified survey instruments that have been found useful in assessing and stimulating learning in online environments. A teacher can use these to gather data from their students that will help them learn about their class and reflect on their own teaching.

Note that these survey tools are pre-populated with questions (YOU CANNOT CREATE YOUR OWN SURVEY WITH THIS TOOL). Teachers who wish to create their own survey should use the feedback or questionnaire activity module.

Compare Viterbo/Moodle Survey options