In this video, you will learn to
• Gather data from
• Create a graph in Microsoft Excel
• Paste your graph into Microsoft
Feel free to pause, rewind, or rewatch this video.
I’ve created my survey and am still on the “Design Survey” tab.
In order to allow people to take my survey, I click on the
button “Collect Response.”
Then, I choose “Web Link” and copy the link that pops up. This is
the link I will share with my peers on the discussion board.
Once I’ve collected responses from my audience (my peers), I can
look at the results by clicking on the “Analyze Results” tab.
Then, I get a really cool graph, but unfortunately, I can’t copy and
paste it. So I’ll have to make my own.
When I scroll
down the page, I
get the number of
Even though I am
percentile, I am
going to use the
actual number of
Now, I open a new document in Excel and enter my data. Do NOT
include blank cells in your data because it will mess up your
graph when you make it. Just cram everything together like I
have. It doesn’t have to look pretty.
Highlight your data. Do not highlight any empty cells. Then, click
on the “Charts” tab. Finally, choose the kind of graph you want to
I have chosen a
Now I have a nice little graph! But it needs improvements.
Warning: You have to click on your chart in order to modify it. If
you click outside the chart, you will lose the option to modify it.
Just click back on it again.
First I want to get rid of the legend on the side since it is not
conveying any useful information. So I just click on it and press
either “Delete” or “Backspace” on my keyboard.
I also want to modify my title since it has the word “Number” in
it for some reason. I just click on the title and make changes.
I also want to give more information about what my data
means, so I want to add a title to the horizontal axis and the
vertical axis. I click on the “Chart Layout” tab and then on the
“Axis Titles” tab.
Now I can give my graph a horizontal title…
…and a vertical title.
This is what my graph looks like now. But I’m not quite
I want to place the value above each line of the bar chart, so I’m
going to go back to the “Chart Layout” tab, click on “Data
Labels,” and choose “Value” (not shown).
Now I have a gorgeous chart to put in my paper!
Adding my chart to my paper is very easy. I just click on the
chart and then copy it.
Then, I open a new Word document and paste it in.
Underneath, be sure to give your graph a title.
To make your graph easier to move around, click on the graph itself.
Then, choose the “Format” tab that pops up, “Wrap Text,” and “Top
and Bottom” (not shown).
That’s the end of this tutorial. I hope you
found it helpful.