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Encourage Student Participation
- Set aside 10-15 minutes at the start of class to complete the evaluation.
- Show students how to access evaluations via website, Canvas, or via email.
- Remind students ahead of time to bring laptops/tablet/mobile device to class.
- Add this time on class calendar in syllabus, Canvas, etc.
- Result: Shows that student evaluations are important to you.
- GatorEvals is in the Canvas navigation menu.
- Canvas popup message
- Canvas calendar
- Canvas to-do
- Canvas announcement
- Post evaluation timeline in syllabus and modules in Canvas.
Opt-In to Midterm Evaluation
- Instructors can “Opt-In” to have their students complete a midterm evaluation
- 3 Likert Scale Items
- 4 Free Response Items
- Email to instructors comes at 30% of course completion
- Email to students comes at 40% of course completion
- Midterm report to instructors comes at 50% of course completion.
Live Response Rates
Talk to Students About Importance
- Educate Students about course evaluations:
- What are they for?
- Why should they care?
- What should they keep in mind when completing evaluations?
- Share how you have used course evaluation feedback to shape your course or teaching methods
- Share examples of student feedback on items you might not change
- Describe to students what is ‘helpful’ feedback
(see Constructive Feedback document)
Student focus groups
- Students are more likely to give positive feedback when they know their feedback is being heard