If you’ve been using Google Rewards to incentivize student usage as part of your school digital strategy, you know how much data you can get from it. But what if there was a way to get even more? That’s where these tips come in. If you’re thinking about adding the ability for students to take surveys into your rewards program, you are reading the right article! Surveys are an excellent way to gain insight into how your students feel about various aspects of your school to help make improvements and adjustments where needed. Moreover, they can help increase participation in your rewards program by giving users another incentive. Keep reading for some tips on how to get more surveys on your Google Rewards account today!
How To Get More Surveys On Google Rewards
1. Increase Your Reward Level.
You can even go as high as Level 40! That said, increasing the level is not always necessary. If your rewards are working well and collecting data, you likely won’t need to increase the level at all. However, if you do need to increase the reward level to attract more student participation, there are plenty of things you can do to improve students’ experiences in your rewards programs.
2. Increase The Number Of Points Earned Per Survey Completion.
This is a great way to get more students involved in completing surveys! Just make sure that you don’t raise the default reward points too high by doing this since most people will want to keep earning those reward points!
3. Add Surveys That Offer Cash Rewards.
Not only will more people take surveys when they can earn money for them, but they will also be willing to take more surveys and participate when seeing that earnings opportunities exist for them too! For an easy way to increase survey participation by offering a value-added benefit like cash incentives on top of survey earnings, check out SurveyMonkey Insight from Google. Those who complete surveys using this tool get 1$ for every $10 spent towards their data or education projects on SurveyMonkey. That’s an easy tip for getting students involved with Google Rewards!
4. Find New Survey
Design a new survey so it offers extra rewards or benefits opportunities for users taking multiple surveys in one day (i.e., “Take all 3 surveys on one day and earn three rewards points for each survey you complete on that day”). Your students will love this! 5. Give your surveys a unique name. This one is simple and should work for any rewards program out there: just let students know that they are “earning points” by completing your surveys!
5. Encourage Multiple Survey Completion Opportunities
One big thing to remember here is that the survey completion percentage matters the most when it comes to Google Rewards, especially if you want to use those questions in your scoring criteria. So, make sure that you are encouraging students to take multiple surveys in a single day and to answer questions more than once to collect data and win points.
6. Increase Survey Limit Each Week/Month/Etc.
Even though Google Rewards doesn’t have an official limit for how many surveys can be taken per day, and how many times one can answer questions on the same survey, you can still encourage users to take more surveys by increasing the account’s limit each week or at some other set period (e.g., “limit will be increased next Tuesday”).
7. Have An ‘earnings Survey’
The Google Earnings Survey is created by teachers only but offers many different ways of earning money while taking surveys online – perfect for bringing more students into your rewards program!
Be Transparent About What Users Can Win
- Make sure that students know what they can win with surveys and incentivized clicks. Help them understand that some surveys can win gift cards and other items, but that these prizes have no monetary value. Make sure to share this with your parents, too, because teachers won’t be happy if there are winners confused about the value of prizes.
- If you plan on offering awards for more than one survey per month and want to make it easier for a student to take more than one survey in a single month, you should consider giving them the option of how many they would like to take in a given month. This is especially helpful if you have different types of rewards (such as cash vs. store credit) or if you want users to feel like they are getting something out of taking surveys.
- Another way you can make taking individual surveys more appealing is by offering certain categories of responses as better opportunities for earning rewards than others. You might consider doing this for the sake of fairness (you don’t want students answering questions incorrectly) or simply from the standpoint that some students take longer to respond online, so it might be worth rewarding them for their patience.
- If you know that your students can earn rewards by taking surveys, make sure to mention it to them and encourage them to take a few surveys before the end of the month. This will help increase their likelihood of winning a reward.
- If you’ve been filling in sample answers on your surveys, be sure to explain exactly what each answer means. You might want to give students a list of possible answers and have them research each one online with the help of their parent or teacher before they complete their survey so that they can earn rewards better.
- Make sure users know what happens when they are chosen as a “winner” in your rewards program; at least tell them that there is no limit on how many times they can earn rewards through online surveys!
Don’t Limit Yourself To Just Google Surveys
- You might consider using other types of surveys, such as those offered by Google Surveys or Swagbucks. These offer the same type of rewards that you’ll find on Google Opinion Rewards, including gift cards and PayPal cash, but they have the added benefit of being more social.
- You might also consider offering rewards for participating in a survey platform that has a significant community base; for example, if your school has a Facebook group for students to encourage them to get involved with surveys at school or online, that could work quite well.
- If you have time after a quiz or quiz night and during an open period in school (see page 179), don’t forget to ask students what they have learned recently and then offer to reward them with gift cards if they’ve been helpful! This can be especially helpful if you are sending out an e-mail blast about new learning goals with specific questions attached before the end of the term.
- You might be able to arrange incentives by getting parents and teachers involved through the local community college’s student council or PTA group, and encouraging their involvement would probably be appreciated by the student body at large!
- Although you might not want to give out cash rewards for achievements like accurately answering multiple-choice questions on tests or filling up bubble sheets, thinking about ways you can reward students for going above expectations is a good idea.
- You might also think about allowing students to reward each other with gift cards for answering questions that go above and beyond the requirements, or offering prizes for the best-performing class. There are a few sites such as StudentSurveysOnline that allow teachers to create their online surveys!
Surveys can be a great way to get more data from your students, but only if you put in the work to make them happen. Be transparent about what students can win, respond to feedback, add more rewards that students want, offer other ways to earn points besides surveys, and don’t limit yourself to just Google Surveys. These tips can help you get more surveys on your rewards program and make sure it’s working for your school