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Edubuzz blogs get some new features

Yes, it’s changed again! During the hols, the Edubuzz.org WordPress MU blog software has been updated to the latest software version, and has acquired some cool new features.

The main differences we’ve spotted so far:

  • a new Image Editor lets you rotate, flip, crop and scale uploaded images
  • a new Trash feature where you can bin things you just might need again in the near future – items are deleted after 30 days

Edubuzz Limesurvey tool gets even better!

The Limesurvey web-based survey system on Edubuzz.org  was updated last week, and now offers easy addition of images and automatic “Quick Stats” analysis of survey results.
Edubuzz Limesurvey admin screen
Edubuzz Limesurvey admin screen

You may have heard of Limesurvey in the context of the East Lothian-wide surveys of P6 and S2 student learning experiences, but not realised it was available for other purposes. It’s a powerful yet easy-to-use survey tool, and logins are available for East Lothian school staff and students on request.

As a result of last week’s changes:

1. Images can be easily uploaded and inserted in questions

 2. Limesurvey can now perform quick analysis and charting of survey data

  • This is done using the “Quick Statistics” tool (it uses a Pie Chart icon) while browsing survey data.
  • This offers significant time savings compared to analysis in Excel, if only simple tables and graphs are required.
  • The output from “Quick Statistics” can be viewed on screen as HTML, or used to create a pdf file.
  • Output can also be sent to Excel, but charts aren’t included. This is still a good time-saver.

– The feature is documented here, with illustrations. http://www.docs.limesurvey.org/tiki-index.php?page=Statistics

 The availability of the simple analysis tools, and the time it saves, probably now makes it a viable tool for use by students wishing to perform their own surveys.