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* (PDF) for your review not for upload to Blackboard, please request a .zip file for upload to Bb.

This instrument focuses on the design of online courses, NOT the performance of the course instructor.

  • Students will use the scale from 1 (To little or no extent) to 5 (To a very great extent) 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.

Please email utlv@utoledo.edu to add this evaluation to your course.

*Please note 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.
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/185477-importing-a-test-survey-or-pool 

Deploying a Survey
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/257226-deploying-a-survey 

Editing the Survey Options
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/257480-editing-survey-options 

Viewing Survey Results
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/186205-view-and-print-survey-results-to-pdf 

Downloading Raw Data
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/186206-downloading-raw-data-from-bb9-1-to-excel 

Sorting and Filtering Data in Excel
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/186207-sort-and-filter-data-using-excel  

Downloading SPSS
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/186208-download-spss-via-myut-and-install-it-on-your-computer 

Processing Data in SPSS
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/186209-produce-descriptive-statistics-using-spss 

Importing and Publishing a Test or Survey using Respondus
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/Respondus/l/186100-importing-and-publishing-a-test-or-survey-using-respondus 

Setting Up Test and Survey Settings Using Respondus
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/Respondus/l/186105-downloading-test-or-survey-results-using-respondus  

Accessing Enterprise Survey Results
http://utlv.screenstepslive.com/s/faculty/m/BlackboardLearn/l/255371-accessing-enterprise-survey-results-for-instructors 

Last Updated: 4/4/17