UT Online

Evaluating Online Courses

All courses taught at The University of Toledo — online or face to face — should provide an opportunity for student evaluations. UT Online is prepared to assist department chairs and faculty members in their efforts to provide this opportunity and to gather and share online course evaluation results.

Administering Your Instrument

If your college/department/program has a procedure and an instrument for online course evaluation and need assistance in administering it, the department chair should contact UT Online help desk. Please do so at least three weeks before the semester ends to ensure the survey is available to students. 

We recommend that the course evaluation survey be open and available the last two weeks of class and that results are not generated until after final grades are submitted. If you need assistance downloading the results, please refer to the guides at the bottom of this page or contact our help desk.

Optional Instruments

If your department does not have a procedure, faculty may use our suggested course evaluation tools and make them available to students in Blackboard.

1. Online Course Design Evaluation*  This PDF version is only intended for preview. Instructions for deploying this evaluation are included below.
This instrument focuses on the design of online courses, NOT the performance of the course instructor.

  • Students will use the scale from 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 4 (Strongly Agree) to make their evaluations.
  • If an item is not applicable, students may leave that response blank.
  • Students have the option to leave additional comments for each question.
  • Student responses to this evaluation are anonymous; no identifying information will be attached to their answers.

If you would like to have this evaluation sent to your students, please send a request to utlv@utoledo.edu. This evaluation is deployed using the Enterprise Survey tool in Blackboard. Students will see an option to take the evaluation from inside of the Blackboard course site and will also receive an email with a direct link to take the evaluation.

*Please note that if you applied for course development funds from UT Online, the design evaluation will be administered when it is offered the first time.



2. Online Teaching Evaluation (PDF) for your review not for upload to Blackboard, please request a .zip file for upload to Bb.

This instrument was designed to evaluate teaching effectiveness of the instructor.

  • Students will use the scale from 1 (Strongly disagree) to 5 (Strongly agree) to make their evaluations.
  • If an item is not applicable, students will leave that response blank.
  • Student responses to this evaluation are anonymous; no identifying information will attach to their answers. 

Guides and Documentation

Below are some links to documentation related to course evaluations.

Importing a Test, Survey, or Pool Using a .zip package.

Deploying a Survey

Editing the Survey Options

Viewing Survey Results

Downloading Raw Data

Sorting and Filtering Data in Excel

Downloading SPSS

Processing Data in SPSS

Importing and Publishing a Test or Survey using Respondus

Setting Up Test and Survey Settings Using Respondus

Accessing Enterprise Survey Results

Last Updated: 12/6/17