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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".

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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.

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You will have the option to add single select or textbox questions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Instructor Items

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 approachability
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.

Course Items

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

Self-concept

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

Recitation Sections

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.

Lab Sections

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

Written Assignments

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

Reading 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

Textbook's contribution to the course
Textbook's clarity
Textbook's balance in presentation of issues
Textbook's accuracy*

Exams

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

Online Materials

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

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