UOIT Course Survey Dates
- Winter 2017 Scheduled for March 20, 2017 to April 3, 2017
- Spring 2017 Scheduled for May 29, 2017 to June 12, 2017
- Summer 2017 Scheduled for July 24, 2017 to August 8, 2017
Faculty/Instructor Common Questions
Download course evaluation instructions to post in Blackboard
Instruction for course survey for students to post in Blackboard
To download the instructions for the course survey for students please click here.
● enter your 9 digit student ID 10………
● enter your date of birth
● Then click “log in"
3. You will see a list of all courses you are taking. Follow the instructions there to access and complete only the surveys for this course and professor, including surveys for labs or tutorials which are part of this course. If you have more than one professor for this course, be sure to complete a separate survey for each.
Please note that you will be given time in your other classes to complete the surveys for those courses.
4. When you have completed each survey, click the “SUBMIT” box.
5. When you are finished, click the “Sign Out” box.
Tips to Increase Your Course Evaluation Response Rates.
Communicate with your students to increase engagement.
- Announce when the evaluation period will begin and give clear instructions.
- Assure absolute 100 % confidentiality.
- Explain how course evaluations benefit the student, the course and the institution as a whole.
To ensure students complete evaluations, consider the following.
- Send early reminders 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled evaluation.
- Give in class reminders reiterating the importance of student feedback and participation.
- Give in class time to complete the survey.
We recommend to help with course feedback that instructors send out mid-term surveys to your students to gain insight into what is working well and areas of improvement. Mid-term surveys can be done in the format of a simple survey using Blackboard or Google Forms. Surveying your students regularly gets them use to the concept of filing out surveys and prepares them for the final course evaluation survey.
- Monitor your response rates.
Availability of Results
Scheduled Release Dates for Course Survey Reports to the Faculty Office
UOIT Course Evaluation Report Release Date
December 23, 2016
April 30, 2017
August 30, 2017
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS
The results of the evaluations are provided to the instructor as soon as possible after the submission of
final marks. In addition, the results shall be made available to the following:
- Curriculum committees and other review bodies/individuals: for purposes of curricular review;
- Deans: for purposes of mentoring faculty, allocating merit pay and selecting candidates for teaching
- awards; and
- Tenure and promotion committees: for their mandated purposes.
Faculties may decide to disseminate the results more broadly. The university encourages faculties to make
quantifiable results available to students.
Are course evaluations the only assessment of an instructor's performance?
Course Evaluation Assessment For Instructor's Performance
The main purposes of seeking student evaluation of teaching are to assist faculty members in monitoring
and developing their effectiveness as teachers and to assist faculties in monitoring the quality of their
curricula. Important additional purposes include identifying professional development needs, assisting in
decisions regarding tenure and promotion, assisting in identifying exceptional teachers for teaching
awards and documenting exceptional teaching.
On at least one occasion per course, feedback is provided to all instructors in the form of a universityapproved
questionnaire, the results of which go to the faculty in the person of the dean to support
curriculum review and tenure and promotion processes, and to the instructor. The university also strongly
encourages instructors to make use of ongoing course evaluation and regularly to inform students of how
previous feedback has led to modification in the teaching of the course. Courses in which seven students
or fewer are enrolled need not be evaluated.