Customizing Your Course Evaluation Questionnaire
Anthology (formerly CampusLabs) provides Faculty the ability to add questions to the evaluation for a specific course section. These questions appear at the very end of the evaluation. Faculty may create their own questions or use prewritten questions from the inventory on this webpage.
Questions may only be added up until the time the administration opens to students. Faculty will receive an email when the customization window opens that will give the date the administration opens to students.
Instructors assigned to cross-listed course sections will be able to independently assign questions specific to each section in the cross-listing, while instructors in a course section with more than one instructor (team taught) will be able to collaborate on the questions that they will ask. Both instructors will see questions added by the other instructor on their preview as well as the results to those questions when reports are released.
The results for custom questions will be available when reports are released. Report Administrators will be able to see the additional questions that were added by the Instructors as well as the responses from students.
Watch YouTube video - Course Evaluations - Adding Custom Questions to a Course Section as an Instructor
Step 1: Log into your faculty experience homepage.
Step 2: In the top navigation bar, click Course Evaluation Questions. You will see the "View/Edit Evaluation" option. If the administration has already opened, you will be able to view evaluation questions by clicking "View Evaluation".
Step 3: On the left-hand side of the page, you will be able to view the questions that are currently on the evaluation. On the right-hand side of the page you can add, and edit the custom questions for the section you are in. Click "Edit" to create or edit your questions.
NOTE: Custom questions cannot be copied from previous terms. If you wish to use the same custom question as a previous term, you will be able to view those questions by using the Change Term drop-down in Step 2 above.
You will have the option to add single select or textbox questions.
How to add a Single Select question:
Choose New from the top menu and then choose Single Select.
Add in your question text and answer choices. Answer choices should each be listed on a separate line. If you wish for there to be a Mean/Standard deviation available for the question when viewing your report, do not forget to choose the scale values option from the drop down at the bottom.
Ascending - Scales would start with 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
Descending - Scales would start with 4, 3, 2, 1, etc.
Choose OK when finished.
How to add a Textbox question
Choose New from the top menu and then choose Textbox.
Add in your question text. You may also optionally choose the size of the textbox as well as a character limit.
Choose OK when finished.
You may continue to add additional questions as necessary. Click on the text of the question to update it, or the response choice to change the value or settings.
Faculty may choose to use items from the following menu to customize their course evaluation.
|Clarity of instructor's explanations|
|Logical presentation of course material by the instructor|
|Presentation of course material by the instructor|
|Instructor's use of class time|
|Instructor's ability to make course material interesting|
|Instructor's ability to convey relevance of course material|
|Instructor's encouragement of students to think for themselves|
|Instructor's use of examples and illustrations|
|Instructor's use of multimedia presentations|
|Clarity of instructor's verbal communication|
|Instructor's use of instructional methods|
|Instructor's care in stressing important points|
|Helpfulness of instructor's lectures in understanding the material|
|Instructor's enthusiasm for subject matter|
|Instructor's concern for quality of teaching|
|Instructor's planning and preparation|
|Instructor's mastery of subject matter|
|Instructor's ability to handle unexpected questions|
|Instructor's encouragement for subject matter|
|Helpfulness of answers to student questions|
|Instructor's encouragement for expression of student views|
|Instructor's skill in interpreting student responses|
|Presentation of material at a level appropriate to the audience|
|Instructor's encouragement of student participation|
|Instructor's availability for help outside of class|
|Instructor's treatment of students|
|Instructor's ability to teach critical thinking on the course topics|
|Instructor's ability to stimulate interest in the course topics|
|Instructor's ability to encourage students|
|Instructor's fairness in grading|
|Clarity of expectations on tests and assignments|
|Promptness in returning graded material|
|Instructor's conscientiousness in keeping students informed of their standing|
|Helpfulness of feedback on graded material|
|Instructor's commitment to safety in the laboratory|
|Likelihood you would recommend this instructor to others|
|Instructor's encouragement to attend theater productions, guest lectures, concerts, gallery exhibitions and other campus and community events.|
|Instructor's ability to build a sense of community in the classroom.|
|Instructor's ability to provide an atmosphere in which an open exchange of ideas is encouraged.|
|Instructor's ability to encourage conversations with students who differ in terms of race or ethnicity,political opinions, religious beliefs, or personal values.|
Level and Difficulty
|Appropriateness of the pace at which material is covered|
|Appropriateness of the course workload|
|Appropriateness of expectations for student performance|
|Appropriateness of the level at which course material is covered|
Knowledge and Skill Development
|Course's content of factual material|
|Course's value in gaining an understanding of the subject matter|
|Course's value in teaching application of the subject matter|
|Course's value in teaching creative ability in this subject|
|Course's value in transmitting a set of values about the subject|
|Course's value in teaching how to carry out original research in this subject|
|Course's value in teaching how to evaluate new work in this subject|
|Course's value in teaching critical thinking skills|
|Course's value in teaching how to communicate clearly about this subject|
|Course's value in teaching written communication skills in the subject matter|
Interest and Curiosity
|Course's value in stimulating interest in the subject|
|Course's value in stimulating enthusiasm for learning the subject matter|
|Course's value in stimulating interest in outside reading|
|Course's value in stimulating discussion outside of class|
|Course's value in generating interest in taking related courses|
Social Skills and Attitudes
|Course's value in encouraging student interaction|
|Course's value in teaching leadership skills|
|Course's value in teaching awareness of societal problems|
|Course's value in generating an interest in community projects|
|Course's value in teaching the value of new viewpoints|
|Course's value in encouraging reconsideration of former attitudes|
|Course's value in teaching self-understanding|
|Course's value in gaining and understanding of personal problems|
|Course's value in gaining a sense of personal responsibility|
|Course's value in gaining an awareness of interests and talents|
|Course's value in developing self-confidence|
Vocational Skills and Attitudes
|Course's emphasis on skills needed by professionals in this field|
|Course's presentation of career opportunities|
|Course's contribution to a sense of professional identity|
|Quality of the recitation sections|
|Recitation section's value in learning course material|
|Recitation section's value in clarifying lecture material *|
|Recitation section's value as a supplement to lecture material|
|Usefulness of recitation sections in answering student questions|
|Availability of individual attention in recitation sections|
University Learning Outcomes
|Course's value in developing your ability to use and integrate information from multiple sources.|
|Course's value in developing your ability to think through real-world issues, explore creative avenues of expression, solve problems, and make decisions.|
|Course's value in helping you think about your goals and personal values.|
|Course's value in developing your leadership skills in ways that foster positive group work, social responsibility, respect in an interdependent world, and a commitment to service.|
|Course's value in developing your critical thinking skills by learning how to identify and evaluate arguments.|
|Quality of the lab sections|
|Lab section's value in learning course material|
|Lab section's value as a clarifying lecture material|
|Lab section's value as a supplement to lecture material|
|Usefulness of lab sections in answering student questions|
|Clarity of instructions for lab activities|
|Availability of individual attention in lab sections|
|Relevance of written assignments to course materials|
|Contribution of the written assignments in learning course material|
|Quality of written assignments in capturing student interest|
|Quality of written assignments in stimulating student thought|
|Clarity of directions for written assignments|
|Reasonableness of the amount of time required for written assignments|
|Relevance of reading assignments to course material|
|Contribution of the reading assignments in learning course material|
|Quality of reading assignments in capturing student interest|
|Quality of reading assignments in stimulating student thought|
|Reasonableness of the amount of time required for reading assignments|
|Textbook's contribution to the course|
|Textbook's balance in presentation of issues|
|Relevance of the exams to the important aspects of the course|
|Coverage of reading assignments by exams|
|Coverage of lecture material by exams|
|Emphasis on creativity and original thought in the exams|
|Reasonableness in length and difficulty of exams|
|Clarity of exam questions|
|Usefulness of online material|
|Logical organization of online material|
|Technical ease of online material|
|Instructor's responsiveness in the online class environment|
|Feeling of community and interaction with instructor and fellow students online|
|Overall rating of the online aspects of this class|
Faculty teaching an online course may add questions with response options developed by Anthology (formerly CampusLabs). See the resource CampusLabs Additional Questions for Online Courses with suggested questions and response options for online courses, including questions focused on:
- Transitioning to Remote/Online Learning
- Student Interactions
- Interactions with the instructor
- Course Design/Course Materials
- Online Activities
- Technology Support
- Technology & Instructor
- Technology and Learning
- General Satisfaction
- Open Ended (Free Response) Questions
- Possible Student Learning Outcomes