Surveys are ungraded assessments that you can use to poll your students. They are very similar in Blackboard to tests, including sending results to the grade center, but can’t be given a point value.
Here’s a video covering the step-by-step on creating a survey.
Once you’ve created your survey, it’s much like a test — the survey options (except for the gradebook stuff) follow the test options and you can even assign a due date or use the survey for opening an adaptive release rule.
Once deployed, you’ll see a new column in the full grade center for your survey and green check marks in the cells of the students who have completed it.
Keep in mind, though, that survey results are meant to be anonymous. The course won’t show how any one user answered. So, if you’re looking for more of a self-assessment or are asking questions that have a right and wrong answer (even if not awarding points), don’t be afraid to use the test content item instead.
Reviewing survey results
Once you’re ready to look at the survey results, go to the full grade center and click on “download results” from the column’s header chevron.
This will prompt your browser to download an Excel file with the information. (Here’s my very basic example: survey.)
You can manage surveys, just like tests, from the Tests, Surveys and Pools area under Course Tools.