- Faculty & Staff
All academic departments have the opportunity to administer course evaluations online through the Digital Measures platform. The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA) will coordinate the facilitation of the course evaluations for all departments.
Spring 2016 Course Evaluation Administration Period
- Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. - Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.: Course evaluations are available online for students.
- Saturday, May 21, 2016: Faculty will receive emails and can access their course evaluation results in Digital Measures.
Access to Digital Measures
- Which courses will be included in the online administration of course evaluations?
- Where can I view the instrument?
- How can I add instructor-specific questions?
- How can my department add department-specific questions?
- When are the course evaluations administered online?
- How do students access the course evaluations?
- Can I administer course evaluations online even if my department chooses not to?
- How does this work for 100% online courses?
- When and how do I access my results?
- How does the department receive a summary report?
- Why do I have to log in using my e-services username and password?
- How is my feedback anonymous if I receive reminders about not completing my evaluations?
Have other questions? Please send them to Xiao Zhang (Xiao.Zhang@fredonia.edu).
Which courses will be included in the online administration of course evaluations?
All 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-credit courses that require instruction (no internships, student teaching, study abroad, practicum, research, or thesis courses) with an enrollment of 5 or greater will be included by default.
Where can I view the instrument?
Click on the link on the right navigation bar entitled "Course Evaluation Instrument." These items have been approved by the Academic Affairs Committee of the University Senate as well as the Online Learning Advisory Committee. The items cannot be modified and suggestions regarding the instrument should be sent to the Academic Affairs Committee.
From April 20th to April 26th 2015, instructors can add questions through Digital Measure platform. This option will be available only for the end of term course evaluations.
The deadline to submit department level questions for Spring 2015 end of term course evaluations is 1st of March.
When are the course evaluations administered online?
Fall and Spring Semesters: The course evaluation period takes place during the last two weeks of class. See the current semester's timelines for specific dates.
J-Term and Summer Sessions: The course evaluation period takes place approximately the last week of the term. While this is proportionately a longer time frame than in the regular semester, it is needed in order to give students adequate time to complete the evaluation.
How do students access the course evaluations?
Students receive email invitations to complete the online course evaluations. The emails are sent through the Digital Measures platform, but are from the Fredonia Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment office. The email invitations provide students with the link at which they need to log in to the Digital Measures platform. We strongly recommend that faculty make class announcements about the availability of the course evaluations and encourage participation. See Digital Measures' tips for increasing response rates by clicking on the appropriate link on the right navigation bar.
When and how do I access my results?
Course evaluation results are available after the deadline for submitting grades. At that time faculty will receive an email from IRPA through Digital Measures letting them know that their data is available to them. See the "Instructions for Accessing Data in Digital Measures" document on the right navigation bar for step-by-step instructions for creating reports.
How does the department receive a summary report?
Department chairs will have an additional "role" in the Digital Measures platform that will enable them to view course evaluation data as well as to create an aggregate report for the department using the step-by-step report creation platform.
Why do I have to log in using my e-services username and password?
The information students enter to access the Digital Measures platform is used to determine the courses for which students should complete evaluations. Prior to the evaluation period IRPA has submitted course, instructor, and student rosters to Digital Measures that enable their platform to identify which students are in which courses. Entering the e-services ID is the variable needed to ensure students have access to the evaluations for the correct courses.
I received a reminder email indicating that I have not yet completed my course evaluation(s). How does the system know this if my responses are anonymous?
The Digital Measures platform is able to determine which students have completed their evaluation without knowing specifically how they answered the questions. As such, the students that have not completed the evaluations receive the reminder emails.