Online Course Evaluation Process for Faculty
Dear Boston College Faculty Member:
We're pleased to announce that we will be using a new course evaluation system. The changes and improvements now available include:
- Course evaluation surveys will be released during the final week of the course to accommodate the various start and end dates of summer courses.
- Faculty can add customized questions to summer courses for the first time. Customized questions will now include agreement scale, excellent-poor rating, and open-ended question types.
- Current survey reports will be enhanced to include graphical content.
Please note that there have been no changes made to the current 14 standard-response survey questions.
Customizing Your Survey
You will receive an e-mail invitation 10 days before the course evaluation survey period opens for students. A link in the e-mail will open the Custom Question screen in the new course evaluation system. You may add up to six questions. You will be able to choose between various types of questions, including open-ended. Results from these customized questions will only be available to you. Once the survey opens to students you will no longer be able to add questions. There will be instructions online and a link to a tutorial document with more detailed information. If you have further questions you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The course evaluation survey will be available to students during the last seven days of the course through 11:00 p.m. on the final class day. If you do not wish students to view grades before the survey period is over, do not post them until the day after the final day of the class.
You will receive an e-mail notifying you that reports are available containing a link to the reports. After clicking on that link you will be redirected to login to the Agora Portal, and then onto the new course evaluation landing page, your Blue Dashboard. If you are already logged into the Agora Portal at the time, you will proceed directly to the Dashboard with no login. You may also access reports directly from the Agora Portal by selecting the Course Evaluations (Summer 2012 & Beyond) link in My Services' Academics and Courses.
For more information contact the Office of Student Services by calling 617-552-3300 or by sending an email to email@example.com. Feel free to send any comments or suggestions about the course evaluation system or website to firstname.lastname@example.org