Offering a moodle questionnaire to guests

October 31, 2010 at 9:19 pm Leave a comment

Although the Moodle Questionnaire activity is quite easy to use, by default only students can take it. This is great if you want to get a snapshot of your class, but less so if you want to deliver the survey to the general public. This can be a problem if you want to use the Moodle questionnaire to gather feedback from a larger group of people who may not be members of your Moodle community.

To solve this:
1) Open up your questionnaire and click the “Update this Questionnaire” button top right.

2) Three tabs at the top of the screen appear. Click on the third one “Override Permissions”

3) A number of roles will appear. Choose “Guest”

4) Select “Allow” for “Complete and submit a questionnaire” and “View a questionnaire”.

5) Click Save

Now return to the main screen, and go into Settings on the administration panel. Make sure that “Allow guest access” is selected.

Finally, you’re ready to deploy your survey link. Simply browse to the survey, copy the url and email it to anyone you’d like to take the survey. If you’d like to automatically sign them in as guest simply add &username=guest to the end of the address. So, if the questionnaire link is:

http://moodle.fsd38.ab.ca/mod/questionnaire/view.php?id=4760

change it to:

http://moodle.fsd38.ab.ca/mod/questionnaire/view.php?id=4760&username=guest

That’s it! If anyone in the world clicks on that link it will take you directly to that survey.

Let me know if you have questions,
Doug

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