Flash Survey | Kent State University

Flash Survey

The Flash Survey, the marketing term for the electronic administration of the Student Survey of Instruction (SSI), is the end-of-course student survey at Kent State University for online courses. Flash Survey was being piloted to replace the paper forms that are presented in traditional, face-to-face courses as well; the pilot concluded at the end of Spring 2015.

Powered by the eXplorance Blue platform, Flash Survey replaces the prior system hosted at ssi.kent.edu for online courses.


Flash Survey: End-of-course Survey System

Flash Survey will be used to deliver the Student Survey of Instruction to only the following group of courses:

  • 100% Online (V1) courses with CLN, COL, DSR, EMP, FLD, FLT, IND, LAB, LEC, LLB, MPR, MST, PRA, PRL, RCT, RES, SEM, SRP, STU, WSP schedule codes.
  • 100% Online with set meeting times (V2) courses¬†with CLN, COL, DSR, EMP, FLD, FLT, IND, LAB, LEC, LLB, MPR, MST, PRA, PRL, RCT, RES, SEM, SRP, STU, WSP schedule codes.
  • Partially online (V3) courses¬†with CLN, COL, DSR, EMP, FLD, FLT, IND, LAB, LEC, LLB, MPR, MST, PRA, PRL, RCT, RES, SEM, SRP, STU, WSP schedule codes.

Flash Survey will be delivered to students on the following schedule:

Part-of-term and full-term courses

  • Start Date: 14 days prior to the official end date, inclusive, of the course per Banner (Banner dates do not reflect Finals Week for full-term courses)
  • Start Time: 12:01AM
  • End Date: The official end date of the course per Banner
  • End Time: 11:59PM

Courses longer than two days, but not part-of-term or full-term

  • Start Date: 2 days prior to the official end date, inclusive, of the course per Banner
  • Start Time: 12:01AM
  • End Date: The official end date of the course per Banner
  • End Time: 11:59PM

Courses two days or shorter

  • Start Date: The official end date of the course per Banner
  • Start Time: 12:01AM
  • End Date: The official end date of the course per Banner
  • End Time: 11:59PM