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ssynan
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Student Course/Teacher Evaluations for Spring 2020

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Because of the COVID-19 situation and our college moving practically overnight to fully online, I am sure many of you can relate, I am wondering how other HE will have students evaluate teachers and courses?  We normally use SCALES but I don't think it's appropriate given the circumstances.  Has anyone come up with a valid survey to get non-bias feedback from students?

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kmeeusen
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Hi  @ssynan 

Because there is no single correct answer to your question, I have changed it to a Discussion.

While there are many tools out there for adding course evaluations to Canvas, you are still left with determining what questions should be drafted to better evaluate a course in an online environment. Every school struggles with this. Hopefully, folks will join this discussion with examples to help you draft yours. I suspect that since your school already offered online courses before transitioning to all online courses, that they may have already developed an online solution.

I recently retired, and no longer have access to the question sets we developed, but I can tell you that we used two sets - 1) the course itself, and 2) the instructor.

Kelley

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kmeeusen
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Hi  @ssynan 

Because there is no single correct answer to your question, I have changed it to a Discussion.

While there are many tools out there for adding course evaluations to Canvas, you are still left with determining what questions should be drafted to better evaluate a course in an online environment. Every school struggles with this. Hopefully, folks will join this discussion with examples to help you draft yours. I suspect that since your school already offered online courses before transitioning to all online courses, that they may have already developed an online solution.

I recently retired, and no longer have access to the question sets we developed, but I can tell you that we used two sets - 1) the course itself, and 2) the instructor.

Kelley

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Kelley,

Thank you for the response.  That is the biggest hurdle at this time.  The questions we use for SCALES in many ways would not be relevant or even fair to professors in light of the unique COVID 19 situation.  At the same time, the professors have really worked hard to collaborate and to get their content fully online along with pedagogy training for online effective teaching.  I just want to be careful to word questions so that we can get honest answers without skewing the data.  Maybe even having a before and after.  I just don't know but we have to have some type of evaluation up soon.

lafnian1990
Surveyor II

I know that students in france do not want to continue their studies online. I am confident that the online courses will function normally.