How to Get a Flashlight Account
Send email to
Name, Department, Phone,
Access rights to edit a
survey or view results is set up by Groups. When a new
survey is created, the Author decides if the Group can Read and Edit
Surveyor just Read Results. Groups can be set up for Departments,
Committees, Working Groups, etc.
Faculty who wish to use this
tool for their own Classroom Assessment, should choose the Classroom
How to Access Your Flashlight Online
1 . Go to the
Flashlight Login page -
2. Login with your
username and password (Your username should be the same as you use
for email - ex rberger Your password should be initially set as
welcome. You can change this from your Profile link at any time.)
3. Once you are
logged in - Click on the
(your Group) link.
4. From there you
can create a new survey or access surveys in your group that allow
group members to read or read/write.
Tip Sheet - authors
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What is Flashlight Online?
Flashlight Online is a Web-based
service for creating, administering, and analyzing surveys of all types. The
system has special assets for studies in education, especially educational
uses of technology. Unlike other web-based systems for creating surveys,
Flashlight Online lets you search a library of validated items and
peer-reviewed surveys. You can share surveys and data with other users, in
your institution and elsewhere.
Flashlight Online is
currently used by 97 institutions around the world and the number
grows almost every month. As of August 2003, over 15,000 surveys had
been created since Flashlight Online was created, attracting over
1.5 million responses. Flashlight Online is one of most flexible,
cost-effective ways to do surveys of any type. It's also one of the
most powerful ways to study educational uses of technology.
Here are just a few of
the studies that Flashlight Online can help faculty,
departments, offices and entire institutions do:
How can I
improve participation in online discussions and teamwork in my
How can I use
PowerPoint presentations more effectively?
activities that I use in my course work better online and which
work better face-to-face?
How does the
instructional effectiveness of our distance learning courses
compare with our campus courses? Can we assess whether
effectiveness improves over the next few years?
technological infrastructure adequately available and working
well-enough to give students "real" access to online courses and
How well are
our institution's online student services working for learners?
Information Literacy program meeting our learners' needs?
Flashlight Online features:
provides a variety of kinds of help for swiftly creating surveys,
especially surveys of education, and educational uses of technology:
Opportunities for help
don't stop with the authoring process. You can share or pool data
with other investigators at your institution and at other Flashlight
Online institutions. TLT Group staff can help you create a
multi-institution group of authors with interests similar to your
Online is loaded with other powerful features, too, including the
ability to print surveys for paper response or to gather data
online; to customize the survey using familiar Web editing tools; to
administer large numbers of user accounts easily; to get simple
analyses of data directly from the system or to easily download raw
data to your own statistical software.
Click here to
see a survey created with Flashlight Online.
Flashlight Online has
become a very popular system. Over 15,000 surveys have been created
with it as of July 2004, drawing over 1.5 million responses.
Flashlight Online is used for general purpose surveys as well as for
studies of educational uses of technology.
MDC has a subscription to other resources available the TLT. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for MDC logon information. The TLT Group makes these benefits available through focused assistance , institutional subscription programs , and free resources and webcasts .
Subscriber info (available inside the College only)
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