Using Feedback Module

3. Building questions for a feedback

Once your Feedback activity is created, you have to add questions. Add questions by clicking the Edit questions tab and selecting the type of question from the drop down list. Add your question details and click 'Save question'. The most typical types of questions used are:  

— Short Text Answer: this option lets you specify a single line answer, with an input box which is a set number of characters long (you choose). You also specify the maximum number of characters you will accept, so that the answer is not too long and/or does not run over the length of the box on screen.
Longer Text Answer: create a text box for students to write a long answer.
Multiple choice: selecting this offers you three alternatives:
(1) Multiple choice single answer. This will give you a series of radio buttons, which starts on 'Not selected' and then has your options afterwards. Only one can be chosen and 'Not selected' is a valid answer if the question is not set to 'required'.
(2) Multiple choice, multiple answers
(3) Multiple choice - single answer allowed (drop-down list) This type will give you a drop-down list from which only one answer can be selected.

— Label: like a standard Moodle label, this allows you to add arbitrary text between questions allowing for extra explanation or to divide the Feedback into sections.

More specific to feedback, you can add: Information (which allows you to choose to display the course and/ or the category where the feedback is located), a Captcha if your site is spammed and you want to make sure a real person is filling in the form, and also add numerical options to your questions, like giving different weights to answers in multiple choice or drop-down lists.

Also, you can add Dependence item and Dependence value, so that you redirect the user to specific questions depending on a previous answer. For example, if they say 'Yes' to a question they will be directed to a different question from if they answer 'No'.

When using Feedback during practice, you could use dependencies to drive your learners through learning, depending on their answers to previous questions.

For more details on building a feedback, see the Moodle docs webpage on this topic.