This academic year, Clark College has adopted a new strategy to make our course evaluation process more affordable and efficient by moving to a fully online solution using a product called EvaluationKIT. eLearning has been successfully using EvaluationKIT to evaluate strictly online courses for over seven years, so this is an expansion of our use of this product to include all course types from face-to-face or web-enhanced to hybrid and online. Unit Operations Supervisors will be setting up and managing these projects with assistance and technical support provided by eLearning Systems staff. TechHub and eLearning Systems staff will also provide technical support for students, instructors, and administrative staff as needed.
One week prior to the survey release, those instructors with a course in an EvaluationKIT project will receive an email announcement indicating which course(s) will be evaluated. When the project begins, students will receive email invitations with directions to participate in the confidential and anonymous course evaluation in EvaluationKIT. The survey will be available to students between the dates specified in the announcement. EvaluationKIT is fully integrated with our Canvas LMS, so if you are using Canvas for your courses, students can easily access the survey when they access the course. The use of Canvas is not required, however, it does provide additional (single sign-on) access for your students and instructor access to the response rate tracker and reports from finalized projects.
If you are using Canvas, a Course Evaluation link will automatically appear for students in the left navigation sidebar of the course. Students who have not yet completed the survey will experience pop-up reminder links whenever they access your published course.
If you are not using Canvas for your course(s), students will still receive email invitations and reminders with a link to access the survey. If they prefer, they can also access the survey from their profile in Canvas. The directions for students to access the survey are in this post on Smart Penguin. For those students with Smart Phones, a free EvaluationKIT mobile app is available for iPhone and Android, which allows students to easily submit their evaluations using a unique mobile token that will be included in their initial email invitation.
Note: Should you have special instructions for your students to follow for participating in the evaluation, such as completing the evaluation in a computer lab as a group, please share them with your students in advance.
Click here to learn how to check your response rate during the survey. Instructors can also utilize the free EvaluationKIT mobile app to access a response rate tracker. Your personal mobile token and the links to download the free app will be included in the announcement email.
One week after all grades are posted, you will receive an email with directions and a link to access your results. Only those people who generally have access to student course evaluations will have access to these results.
Contact your Unit Operations Supervisor for any course corrections. If you experience any technical difficulties with the course evaluations, contact the eLearning Systems team right away, or file a Tech Ticket by clicking Help and Report a Problem on the Canvas site. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are very interested in your feedback and welcome your comments.