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iCIT provides course evaluation services that allow students to evaluate academic courses and instructors. Evaluation services are available using either an online methodology (the Class Climate system from Scantron) or in a traditional print format.
The online course evaluation system, Class Climate, can be used for any type of course, whether it is a traditional classroom course, a hybrid course, or a course that is entirely online. It can be used for either 8-week, 16-week, summer or Winterim courses. Evaluations are sent to students via email; students complete the form and submit, and the central system tabulates the results and sends a completed report to department chairs and their designates.
The traditional print format for course evaluations requires departments to purchase pre-formatted answer sheets, and manually distribute in class for students to complete. The manual forms are then hand-delivered to the iCIT Helpdesk, where they will be scanned and processed, and the results are distributed as MDI or PDF format. For more information regarding print format course evaluations review the Printed Evaluations tab above.
|Contact:||UW-Test Scoring, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 4864 or 1149|
|Drop-off Location:||TSC Helpdesk - Andersen Library 2000|
|Hours:||Mon-Thurs 8 am to 9 pm, Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm|
For all courses (3-week, 8-week, or 16-week), the deadline for making prep requests is two weeks prior to the end of the final day of classes. The traditional print format for course evaluations requires departments to purchase pre-formatted answer sheets, and manually distribute them in class for students to complete. The manual forms are then hand-delivered to the TSC Helpdesk, where they will be scanned and processed, and the results are distributed as MDI or PDF format.The scanning of printed course evaluations on machine-readable answer sheets is a service provided by iCIT Network Operations Center.
Instructors requesting the Printed Course Evaluation service must submit a completed request form. Request forms are also available in departmental offices or you may use the following links:
Answer sheets must be completed using a No. 2 pencil. Completed response sheets should be delivered to the Helpdesk or sent by campus mail directly to 208 McGraw Hall.
Results are sent to the department secretary's campus email account. NOC will no longer print results, as they can be printed by the department. If you need assistance printing, please contact the Helpdesk at x4357. Emailed results are available in both PDF and MDI format. During peak end of semester times (January or May), evaluations can take up to a month.
Departments are charged back for each evaluation distributed at the same rate as the cost of online evaluations, currently $0.12 per evaluation.
Class Climate is the campus enterprise online course evaluation system from Scantron. The purpose of Class Climate is to provide an online method for student evaluation of instructors and courses.
Departments submit evaluation questions, which will be put into an electronic format by iCIT. Students will be invited to complete the evaluation through emails sent automatically by the system. Results of evaluations will be sent to department chairs and their designees.The Service Level Agreement for Class Climate can be found here: Class Climate SLA
Questions and requests can be emailed to email@example.com.
The schedule for the current semester/session evaluations is circulated through the college chair offices, and published on the iCIT Web site on the Class Climate page.
iCIT will work with the department chair to get the necessary information to prepare Class Climate for their departments evaluations, which includes the set of questions to use and report delivery options.
Once a department has already used Class Climate for a semester, their questionnaires are already in the system so the only information that needs to be submitted is the list of courses to be evaluated. iCIT asks department chairs to submit the list of courses to be evaluated each semester to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to that semester's deadline.
There can be 4 different types:
There is no departmental limit. In most cases, departments use one or two sets of questions for all of their courses. If more than one questionnaire is used by a department, it is usually because their courses can be split into different types, i.e. traditional vs. web-based, lab vs. lecture, etc.
Yes, if the department chair approves the addition of additional questions for an instructor. iCIT asks that department chairs submit these additional questions at the same time they submit the list of courses to be evaluated.
Evaluation reports are sent as PDF files via email to department chairs and their designees. Each semester department chairs can designate additional recipients such as program assistants or department email accounts. Department chairs also specify whether the system should send instructors their own results. Reports are scheduled for distribution on the day after grades are released to students.
Yes. Participation reports can be sent for any course upon request of the instructor. Instructors should request this prior to the start of the evaluations by sending the request to email@example.com. These reports will be sent within 2 business days of the end of the evaluation period.
The default evaluation period each semester varies slightly depending on the Academic Calendar but can loosely be defined as the week before Finals.
Yes, an additional evaluation period is offered to department chairs. The alternate evaluation period each semester varies slightly depending on the Academic Calendar but can loosely be defined as the week of Finals.
The morning the evaluations open, students will receive an email message from firstname.lastname@example.org inviting them to complete an online course evaluation. The email will identify the course and the instructor and list the deadline for completion. There will be a direct link in the message to the evaluation. Students will receive a separate email for each participating course in which they are enrolled. The student will click the link which opens the online evaluation in their web browser. After they fill out and submit the evaluation, they will receive a confirmation email stating they completed the evaluation.
During the evaluation period, the system will track who has/has not completed the survey, and will send reminder messages to the students who have not yet completed the survey.
Department chairs are responsible for initially submitting the evaluation questions as well as any changes to the questions. They are also responsible for submitting the courses to be evaluated each semester. Department chairs can also define additional report recipients beyond themselves.
Instructors are responsible for communicating with their department chair in order to get their courses scheduled for online evaluations. Instructors should inform their students that their course will use online evaluations and encourage students to complete the evaluations. Instructors are also responsible for requesting a participation report for their course(s), if needed.
Departments are charged back for each evaluation distributed at the same rate as the cost of paper evaluations, currently $0.07 per evaluation.
Yes. It is not possible for any user of the system to view, modify or delete an individual student's responses. Also, the system internally tracks which students have completed evaluations to prevent a student from responding multiple times.
Digital Measures is an online course evaluation system used exclusively by the College of Business and Economics.
Do not select the online evaluation checkbox in WINS unless you are a faculty in the College of Business and Economics, and are planning to use the Digital Measures system for course evaluations. To request participation in the Class Climate online evaluation system, contact email@example.com.