Tech Tip: Add branching logic to your Microsoft form

Now that you have created a form to be used as a quiz or survey, you may find that some questions may not be relevant to all respondents. Rather than adding a n/a answer option, branching logic can be applied to any question within your form, even if you have added sections. See add sections to your form for details.

To access the Forms application, start by opening your Outlook – Office 365 web account. Click on the waffle icon (nine small boxes) in the upper-left corner. Select Forms, or if you do not see the application, select All apps. The forms that you have created, pinned as a favorite or that have been shared with you as collaborator are listed. Open the form you want to add branching logic to.

In a survey or quiz that branches, questions appear only if they are relevant to the respondent. If the questions do not apply, the respondent is redirected to a different set of questions or will skip them altogether.

  1. Add all questions to your form before you add branching.
  2. Select the appropriate question to open for editing.
  3. Select More settings for question … , and then choose Add branching.
  4. Select the drop-down arrow to the right of Next at the Go To option.
  5. Select the question or section that you want to branch to when this answer is chosen. When selecting a question or section, you are limited to one branch per answer within a question, and must be a question or section not yet completed by the respondent.
  6. Add additional branches to your form as needed.
  7. Select Preview at the top of the design window to see how branching works in your form on a computer or mobile device.

View a video on Branching Logic to a Form from the Microsoft Office Trainer Center.

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each weekly topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic: How Can I Optimize Announcements to Help Online Students Navigate My Class?
https://www.magnapubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Spring-MMM-02-22.pdf
Presentation date: Feb. 22, 2021 and on-demand for one week
Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com

From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

This week’s AIeL workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule
LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning spring 2021 professional development workshops are being offered in three different formats: online, live via Zoom and on-demand. Workshops cover both teaching topics and instructional technology tools. There are also many opportunities, both live and on-demand, to learn to use the new Canvas learning management system. Access links and view the spring 2021 AIeL workshop schedule.

In addition to the workshop schedule you will also find additional offerings from the Faculty-to-Faculty Support Team, including the new Virtual Faculty Break Room, offered twice a month, and Trivia Night – Pandemic Style.

This week the following workshops are being offered:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2-3 p.m. – Proctorio for Quizzes and Exams: Some Early Insight
  • Wednesday, Feb 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m. – SoftChalk Create and Cloud: Overview Webinar
  • Friday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m. – Music Trivia Game

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each weekly topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes. Each video is brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content. Each weekly video and support materials is available for a full week so you  may view at a time that is convenient for you.

This week’s topic: How Can I Maximize the First 10 Minutes of Remote Teaching to Spark Student Engagement?
https://www.magnapubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Spring-MMM-02-15.pdf
Presentation date: Feb. 15, 2021 and on-demand for one week
Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com

From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

Tech tip: Add a section to your Microsoft Form

Now that you have created a Form to be used as a quiz or survey, you may find that you have more than one topic to cover or your Form is rather lengthy. The Form can be broken down into sections with specific questions added to that section. Adding sections will organize the Form into multiple pages that can be duplicated, moved and even add branching (questions that are only answered based upon the respondent’s answers).

To access the Forms application, start by opening your Outlook – Office 365 web account. Click on the waffle icon (nine small boxes) in the upper left corner. Select Forms, or if you do not see the application, select All apps. The Forms that you have created, pinned as a favorite or that have been shared with you as collaborator are listed. Open the Form you want to add sections to.

Add Section

  • Select + Add new.
  • Select More question types (the down arrow to the far right) > Section.
  • Add a section title and a description of the section, as applicable.
  • Select + Add new to add a question for that section.

Move a Question

  • Select a question to edit.
  • Select the down arrow to move down. You may need to do this multiple times to move to the next section.

Copy a Question

  • Select a question to edit.
  • Select the copy question (double paper icon to the left of the recycle bin).
  • The question will be added to the existing section. You can then move this down to the next section and edit further.

Review Sections

  • Add more sections as necessary.
  • Select Preview to see how your quiz or survey will look to respondents on a computer or mobile device.
  • Select Next to move between sections.

View a video on Add Sections to a Form from the Microsoft Office Trainer Center.

This week’s AIeL workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule
LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning spring 2021 professional development workshops are being offered in three different formats: online, live via Zoom and on-demand. Workshops cover both teaching topics and instructional technology tools. There are also many opportunities, both live and on-demand, to learn to use the new Canvas learning management system. Access links and view the spring 2021 AIeL workshop schedule.

In addition to the workshop schedule you will also find additional offerings from the Faculty-to-Faculty Support Team, including the new Virtual Faculty Break Room, offered twice a month, and Trivia Night – Pandemic Style.

This week the following workshops are being offered:

  • Monday, Feb. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Virtual Faculty Break Room
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 3-4 p.m. – Commenting on Essays: Pedagogy Applied to Online Classes
  • Friday, Feb. 19, 2-3 p.m. – Migrating Course Content from Blackboard to Canvas

FSI Conference, May 19

Save the date for the FSI Conference on Wednesday, May 19. The event will once again be held virtually through Zoom. More information is available at http://conferences.illinois.edu/fsi/index.html.

FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education.

Upcoming conferences from ILCCO and NISOD

ILCCO Growing Online Learning Conference, Feb. 16-18

A reminder that the Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO) will be holding the Growing Online Learning Conference next week from Feb. 16-18. Registration for ILCCO Growing Online Learning Conference is still open.

The theme this year is “TLC: Teaching, Learning, and Caring.” The keynote presentation will be “COVID Fatigue: A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Moving Forward” and will be conducted by wellness and student services staff from multiple community colleges. This is a free online conference for Illinois community colleges, but seats are limited.

NISOD International Conference, April 28-30

Internal Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. NISOD. Virtual. April 28-30, 2021.LLCC Academic Services has purchased an institutional license for NISOD’s 2021 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence to be held virtually April 28-30. The institutional registration allows all Lincoln Land Community College employees to register at no cost for this event.

Registering for the conference will allow you to engage in 70 live sessions, three general sessions, as well as a series of pre-recorded sessions, and countless opportunities to connect with colleagues throughout the event. In addition, you will have access for 12 months to watch sessions you may have missed during the live event.

All you need to do to participate without cost is register for the NISOD conference using your college email address. 

AIeL spring 2021 workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule
LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning spring 2021 professional development workshops will continue to be offered in three different formats: online, live via Zoom and on-demand. Workshops cover both teaching topics and instructional technology tools. There are also many opportunities, both live and on-demand, to learn to use the new Canvas learning management system. View the spring 2021 AIeL workshop schedule.

In addition to the workshop schedule you will also find additional offerings from the Faculty-to-Faculty Support Team, including the new Virtual Faculty Break Room, offered twice a month, and Trivia Night – Pandemic Style.

This week the Faculty-to-Faculty Support Team is hosting its first Virtual Faculty Break Room today, Feb. 10, and Dr. Chris McDonald will present “Videos in Online and Remote Classes” on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning will be sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each weekly topic will be presented by respected academic peers and will cover timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes. Each video is brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content. Each weekly video and support materials will be available for a full week so you  may view at a time that is convenient for you.

This week’s topic: How Do I Create Questions That Stimulate Engaging Conversations in Online Discussion Boards
https://www.magnapubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Spring-MMM-02-08.pdf
Presentation date: Feb. 8, 2021 and on-demand for one week
Link to the presentation: mondaymorningmentors.com

From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor, as well as access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials will not be available to be viewed until Monday when the presentation becomes available.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact becky.parton@llcc.edu.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.