Creating a Field Trip

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How do I design a trip?

Before creating a field trip, log in. If logged in, head to My Peek. After that click: ‘Create a new field trip’. Choose your course in the drop-down menu (otherwise your lecturer cannot see your trip!) and you’re ready to start. Use the tutorial on the next pages to learn where you can find which buttons.

What do I need to fill in in the field : ‘Extra information’ ?

This is an optional field. Sometimes, your lecturer may have given you a case number by which you can be recognized. In that case, fill it in here. If not applicable, you can leave this field empty.

How do I add multiple users to one field trip?

On the ‘create field trip’ page, check the box that says: work with multiple users on this trip. Now you can press the button ‘Add collaborator’ and you will be able to enter the e-mail address of the person you want to add to the field trip.
Note: If you want to add someone to your field trip, make sure they have a MyPeek account.

Can I add multiple questions to one location?

Yes! Instead of pressing the ‘Add location’ button when you are finished with the first question, you need to press ‘Add question’ in order to be able to add multiple questions to one location.

What type of questions can I ask the participants?

In general, you can ask open questions, multiple choice and estimation questions (with a certain given range of correct and wrong answers). But you can also share links on a specific location, or provide text with information, or show a picture. Inserting video/audio from a file or external website is also possible (keeping in mind the data consumption for the students, roughly 35 MB/1 min of video streaming).

What does an open question mean?

Select this type of question when you ask participants a question that requires an open answer. They can write anything in the ‘Answer’ box. In this case, only generic feedback is possible.

What does a multiple-choice question mean?

Select this type of question when you want to ask participants a question where they can select from the answer possibilities. You can add the possible answers yourself by clicking the ‘Answer’ section and then clicking ‘Add answer’ button. After that you can check the box behind the right answer. It is also possible to add feedback for correct and wrong answers.

What does a measurement (guess) question mean?

Select this type of question when you want participants to make an estimate of something. You can add the minimum/maximum range of correct answers in the ‘answer’ section.
You can also select this type of question when you want the participant to make an accurate measurement. The only thing you will need to adjust is the possible answer range, so that the minimum and maximum range are equal.

What does a ‘Just text’ question mean?

Select this type of question when you just want to give information at a certain location, for example when you want participants to go to a lecturer or take a break. You can also share a URL here, or add a file like an image or an audio fragment.

What does an image upload question mean?

Select this type of question when you want participants to upload a picture of something, for example a certain tree. If you want the participants to upload multiple pictures, add multiple questions to one location.

Can I add a description to a picture on one location?

If you want participants to share a description of the picture as well, add a second (open) question to the location.

Can I mark my questions with different icons? (for example, a measurement question icon or a teacher icon)

Yes! There is a variety of different icons to choose from available in the editor. See the image below for the different icon types.

What do I write in the feedback section of a question?

Here you will write the text the participant will see after answering the question. The way you fill it in, depends on the type of question. This is further explained by the placeholder text in the field.

How can I add a picture to my question?

To add a picture to your question, you can simply use the “Add Media” button, or paste a link to a picture that you uploaded e.g. on Dropbox or Imgur.

How do I add a new location to the trip?

When you have finished a question, you can press the ‘Add location’ button at the bottom of your screen.

Can I add an URL in my question or feedback?

Yes, you can by adding a hyperlink to your text. Select a part of your text which is referring to the URL. After that click the hyperlink symbol above the text box and add the URL.

How do I view the results that have been submitted?

After creating your field trip, select your field trip in My Peek and click ‘submissions’.

Is it possible to receive the results from my students after the excursion or field trip?

Yes, this is one of the reasons why we developed Peek: you can easily export all the results to Excel so you can give feedback to the results that have been submitted by the participants. Want to discuss some of the questions with them in a lecture afterwards? No problem, you can review all the answers given!

Can I add a video or audio file or a podcast to a question?

Yes, you can! A very nice feature to include storytelling in your trip, e.g. by staff members, you, or stakeholders from the area! So while creating a field trip think about this. You can either directly upload files using the “Add Media” button, or link to an external player (keeping in mind the data consumption for the students, roughly 35 MB/1 min of video streaming).

Different icon types that can be used for the Peek app.
Different icon types