The new online course evaluation and survey system is intended to provide students with an easy, reliable and accurate method for submitting course evaluations and surveys securely and ANONYMOUSLY.  Additionally, this new system requires FAR LESS manual labor to scan the results and collate the comments.  Lastly, the new system can then generate the evaluation results in seconds instead of months.



How the System Works

  1. Your courses are automatically loaded into the system from the Registrar's office.
  2. Two weeks before the end of classes a survey is generated for your class and an e-mail is sent to each student inviting them to participate.  (See the section on how this works for students if you are interested in how the system works from the student's perspective.)
  3. During the last week of classes a reminder message is sent to those students who have not yet responded to the survey.  Although we can determine who did not respond to a survey, we cannot determine what response a given student makes.  This guarantees the anonymity of the survey.
  4. Surveys are closed before Finals begin.
  5. Once all grades have been submitted, the evaluations will be generated and sent to you via e-mail.
  6. A copy will also be sent to your Dean and Department Chair.



What do I Need to Do

As a faculty member there is very little that you need to do for the system to work.  However, there are some things that you can do to insure that the students respond to the survey.

  1. The first and most important task for you to do is to remind and confirm that your students all have a student e-mail address that is operational.  Each student should have a  '@students.dominican.edu' address.  If they do not, they need to visit the IT Department to get their e-mail address operational.
  2. You can test that your students e-mail accounts are working by sending a message to the course address.  Please refer to the intranet for information on how this works.
  3. Lastly you should remind your students of how important these evaluations are for Dominican.  You may want to provide an incentive such as a few points on the final or a semester-end party for completing the evaluation.