Survey online and get answers
Whether it is for a bachelor or master thesis or a survey among students: online surveys make it possible to obtain anonymous or personalized answers to previously recorded questions. Or react interactively with your audience by integrating activating questions into your presentation via LiveVoting. The results can be interpreted directly from the tool or exported into a statistics program for further processing.
When distributing your surveys, please follow the university guidelines on electronic bulletin boards and mass e-mail: "It is not allowed for students or employees to independently send mass e-mails or to mass send other electronic messages via Outlook, ILIAS or the like".
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Public ILIAS survey
The ILIAS survey tool offers you the possibility to create a public online survey easily and free of charge. In iTools you will find an area where you can create and conduct such surveys on your own. You decide whether the survey will be anonymized, whether a login or access key is required or whether it should be personalized (filter questions). The survey offers 5 different question types: Single choice question, multiple choice question, free text question, numerical question and matrix question. Further advantages: Data is stored on Unibe-servers and surveys come with an official Unibe-domain.
When distributing your surveys, please follow the university guidelines on electronic bulletin board and mass e-mails: "It is not allowed for students or employees to independently send mass e-mails or to mass send other electronic messages via Outlook, ILIAS or the like".
To the guideline
Engage the audience with questions
Interact with your audience by including engaging questions in your presentation. Audience activation makes particular sense for events with many participants or for a longer speech.
Two tools are available for this purpose at the University of Bern.
|ILIAS Live Voting||Mentimeter|
In ILIAS, you can set up Live Votings either in your own ILIAS course or in an ILIAS workgroup.
The audience can vote via smartphone or another Internet-enabled device with or without login.
Therefore, Live Votings can be used by lecturers, staff, or even students not only in class but also at lectures and conferences.
The University of Bern is embarking on what is expected to be a 2-year pilot with Mentimeter.
Like the ILIAS Live Voting tool, Mentimeter allows anonymous polling with simultaneous presentation of results.
For example, you can ask the audience a question in a lecture and display the result using a projector.
While an ILIAS Live Voting is controlled via the browser, Mentimeter can also be integrated into PowerPoint (addin installation required) and offers more question types and functions.
External survey tools such as unipark
For advanced needs, a survey with the web-based software unipark can lead to the desired goal. A license is required to use this product. Please ask your institute if there is already an institute license you can use or buy the single license for students. With unipark you have, for example, more than 35 existing question types that also look good on your smartphone, dynamic lists and your own layout editor as well as a reporting as export file for SPSS or Excel or via its own analysis tool Reporting+ .
There is no support for this product at the University of Bern. But the website of unipark offers helpful discussion forums and video tutorials amongst other things.