Surveys are a great way to measure the effectiveness of your e-learning. They can help you understand how learners interact with your content and collect feedback on your training. E-learning pros also reference survey data for inspiration to develop new content and improve their courses.

When you’re ready to create your own survey, you’ll want to start by establishing an objective: What do you hope to learn from the results? Next, decide what type of questions you’ll ask. We recommend a mix of multiple choice Likert scales and open-ended questions to keep survey takers engaged. Finally, to maximize response and completion rates, your post-course survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

Check out more survey-related goodness from the E-Learning Heroes community:

  • Scroll through this discussion to understand how to collect survey data in a learning management system. You’ll also learn to build surveys from scratch in Quizmaker!
  • This round-up of survey tips prioritizes survey questions using optional and required settings.
  • Transform your standard survey using Likert scales with tips from this discussion, and learn to visualize your participants’ answers.
  • Read through this discussion and learn to use survey and results slides in Storyline to capture information from survey takers.
  • E-learning pros unite in this discussion to grasp gathering data from survey questions and tracking the data in an LMS.

If you need more information on building surveys, start a discussion in the E-Learning Heroes community—there’s a ton of e-learning pros ready to jump in and help answer your questions.


James Milne