Using SP/LMS for NSSE Recruitment
Though NSSE primarily recruits students to participate by way of email messages containing survey links, institutions can also elect to post unique survey links to student portal and learning management systems (SP/LMS), such as Blackboard and Moodle. Students still receive up to five recruitment messages but have the opportunity to complete NSSE through their SP/LMS as well.
A randomized experiment with several NSSE 2016 institutions found that posting survey links can significantly boost response rates for some institutions. Given this finding, NSSE encourages all institutions to try posting links at least once to see if it benefits their survey administration. For more details about the experiment, see our NSSE webinar (or related slides).
The following examples demonstrate how various institutions have harnessed their SP/LMS. Along with providing a visual snapshot and description of how each institution programmed their SP/LMS, we also include the percentage of respondents who accessed NSSE using a SP/LMS as opposed to traditional email recruitment messages.
All institutions reflected on this page provided permission to use their information for educational purposes.