By: Natalie Deane, Senior Product Manager
Removal of Survey Question Answer Options
While performing some infrastructure updates and improvements we undertook a review of the existing Survey Brightspace Data Sets (BDS). During this review it became clear that the Survey Question Answer Options BDS is not providing value and therefore it has been decided that this BDS will be removed from Data Hub.
Results from the Review
The Survey Question Answer Options BDS was designed in similar structure to the Quiz Question Answer Options BDS which is meant to surface the “correct” Question Answer Options. While this aligns to the quiz model – it does not align with the survey model as surveys are not designed to have “correct” answers!
Additionally, we reviewed the content of this Brightspace Data Set and found that almost 64% of orgs have no records in this BDS. But we were surprised this wasn’t 100%.
What we found was that if a quiz question was imported into a survey the flag for the “correct” answer from the quiz question would remain – but it is essentially non-functional once imported into the survey.
Timeline for Removal
We will be removing the Survey Question Answer Options BDS from Data Hub with the February 2024/20.24.2 release. Once you have been updated to the 20.24.2 release you will no longer have access to the Survey Question Answer Options BDS via Data Hub or via API.
We welcome your feedback on this change and Brightspace Data Sets in general. Please post questions & feedback in the Data and Analytics Community Group or share your feedback with your D2L account representative.