Survey tool for VULab
Michael S Elledge
elledge at msu.edu
Mon Sep 8 14:15:42 UTC 2008
No problem...let me know if there are some things about LimeSurvey that
you particularly like, other than it's being open source, of course. :^)
> Thanks for this report! I'm reading through it now, and I'll most
> definiately be looking at how SG runs to see what we can borrow in
> terms of flow/accessibility etc.
> That being said, I think I am going to recommend using LimeSurvey
> though, as the other options are commercial and they are hosted - so
> we won't have full access to the source code itself.
> LimeSurvey looks to be the best open-source solution, and seems to be
> the standard out there in terms of open-source options.
> We may not even be using a borrowed solution for our surveys, but I
> feel like we may opt for one to speed things up.
> Thanks for the great research Mike!
> - Blake
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Michael S Elledge <elledge at msu.edu
> <mailto:elledge at msu.edu>> wrote:
> Hi Ron--
> Ohio State University made a thorough review of online survey
> tools and found that SurveyGizmo had the best accessibility by
> far. Here is what Ken Petri (from OSU) said recently with respect
> to an inquiry about Zoomerang:
> See our Survey of Surveys:
> Zoomerang leaves much to be desired regarding accessibility.
> Note that our information about LimeSurvey is out of date. The
> developer got back with us and explained in detail where our critique
> had problems. We will update this over the next month.
> Some advice for SG: When you create a survey with SurveyGizmo, make
> the questions headings: First turn off automatic numbering, then, for
> the question itself, put in HTML that makes the question a heading and
> give the question element a tabindex of 0, so it can accept keyboard
> focus via the tab key: <h2 tabindex="0">12. What makes SG so good for
> accessibility?</h2>. This technique, which is trivial to implement in
> SG and difficult or impossible in the other tools, helps a lot with
> accessibility for screen reader users and users who need to use the
> keyboard only to navigate pages.
> So SG would be my suggestion. :^)
> Blake wrote:
> I'm looking at delicious.com <http://delicious.com>
> <http://delicious.com> and here is the MOST popular one on there.
> I think we should try to use something current and maintained
> as we will be wanting to use some advanced js functionality etc.
> I'm taking a look now, I'll report. ( going to add roadmap
> jira first ;) )
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 2:20 PM, Ron Owston
> <ROwston at edu.yorku.ca <mailto:ROwston at edu.yorku.ca>
> <mailto:ROwston at edu.yorku.ca <mailto:ROwston at edu.yorku.ca>>>
> At the Standup meeting today we discussed replacing the current
> survey tool in VULab (phpESP) with another open source tool. At
> York University we use UCCASS
> <http://www.bigredspark.com/survey.html> which does a
> fairly good
> job I've found. It uses the Affero General Public License
> may also cause problems. Is anyone familiar with it? Does
> have other suggestions for open source survey tools?
> Thanks, Ron
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