This document describes how to reopen a closed AEFIS survey so that students can take it after the deadline has passed. These steps can only be performed by AEFIS administrators.
Surveys can't be reopened for a single student. Rather, AEFIS admins must reopen the entire survey. To avoid sending email notifications to all enrolled students, admins are encouraged to open and close the survey within the same day.
Students may contact the DoIT Help Desk to request that a course evaluation survey be reopened; however, college or departmental administrators may choose not to reopen a survey based on their local policies.
Reopening a Survey
- Log into AEFIS. Click the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner to open a the main navigation menu.
- Under the Surveys header, select Surveys.
- Navigate to the survey you want to reopen and click Manage button.
- In the survey header, click the blue Re-open Survey button.
- A dialog box will open suggesting a future end date for the survey. Click Save.
- To close the survey again, click the red Stop button in the survey header. You should close the survey on the same day that you reopen it in order to avoid sending notifications to students.
Email Notifications for Reopened Surveys
AEFIS sends automated email messages to students in an overnight process, so if a reopened survey is left open overnight, all eligible students will receive an email notification.
To avoid sending email notifications, make sure to open and close the survey within the same day:
- Reopen the survey by following the steps above.
- Communicate to the student that they will have a few hours to complete the reopened survey. Ask them to let you know when they've completed it, or give them a deadline for completion.
- After the student has complete the survey or the deadline has passed, close the survey.