The University provides a number of survey tools and these are Microsoft Forms, Novi, and Moodle Feedback.

Microsoft Forms 

This is part of the Office365 suite and available to all staff and students by logging in using an Edinburgh Napier ID and password. Microsoft Forms can be used to create surveys, quizzes, and polls, invite others to respond to it using almost any web browser or mobile device, see real-time results as they’re submitted, use built-in analytics to evaluate responses, and export results to Excel for additional analysis or grading. 

Further information can be found for staff on the intranet and for students on My Napier


A web-based survey application to facilitate the gathering and analysis of data from different audiences, both on and off campus. Novi is hosted on University resources which is more secure and reliable than other free utilities available on the internet and supports the needs of the University Research Integrity Committee.

If you are a staff member and require access to Novi survey but don’t currently have access you should email the IS Service Desk. Once you have access, go to and log in using your Edinburgh Napier login ID and passwordAll student surveys must be given ethical approval before students are given access to the software. Further guidance on the procedures for each School can be found on the Research Integrity intranet page. Information for students, including guidance on ethical considerations can be found on myNapier.

The Novi Survey Support course in Moodle provides a range of resources to support students and staff in the use of Novi survey for gathering and analysing data from different audiences, both on and off campus. The course is available for anyone at the University to self-enrol, and a course forum is actively monitored for questions and comments. The AskNapier knowledge base also has a section on the University Novi service, and general help can be found on the Novi website.

Feedback iconMoodle Feedback

The Feedback activity is Moodle’s survey tool for gathering student feedback within specific Moodle courses as shown in this overview video. The Touchpoint surveys use the feedback activity for gathering feedback early in the trimester, and are based around a question template that is imported into Moodle. The short instruction video Create Touchpoint Survey takes you through the process of setting up a touchpoint survey in your Moodle module.