Dedoose is useful for analyzing qualitative and mixed methods research with text, photos, audio, videos, spreadsheet data and more. Review the video tutorials here before requesting an account through IS&T's website.
Track Attendance in RamConnect Via Self Check-In
RamConnect (also known as the Campus Groups product) is a community engagement platform purchased by the Division of Student Affairs. Features include portals for community groups (e.g., student organizations, administrative committees), events calendars, news feeds, forms and more. For assessment purposes, RamConnect offers a common place offices to store event attendance data, group rosters, and leadership positions. Pre-/post-tests can be also administered through the forms function.
Student Response Systems (SRS) are tools that can collect real-time data from students during class or over a set period of time. Student response systems promote active learning, engage students, encourage participation, and allow for immediate feedback. No matter the curriculum, SRS can enhance the teaching and learning experience by giving every student a voice.
Surveys and Rubrics
Qualtrics is a program for designing and administering surveys. Purchased by the WCU Office of Institutional Research and managed by Information Services and Technology, it provides several survey features with a user-friendly interface.
Infographics and charts are helpful additions to documents that are all text. Visual elements can make information easier for users to understand. The goal should be to efficiently and effectively communicate data in a way that is easy to use and understand for audiences of all levels while maintaining aesthetic appeal. Below is a mixture of free and paid resources that can be used in creating visual designs (e.g., posters, infographics, charts).