Topics in this article include:

How do I log in to see my past course evaluation results? 

What does the online course evaluation look like?

Why do the questions look different in Academic Year 2017-18? 

Who do I contact for assistance with online course evaluations? 

What is the timing of course evaluations? 

What communications do students receive about the online course evaluations?

What are best practices for increasing response rates in a face-to-face course?

What are best practices for increasing response rates at a distance?

How can I add a link to course evaluations in my Blackboard course site? 





How do I log in to see my past course evaluation results? 

To view your course evaluation results, go to: https://www.smartevals.com/login.aspx?s=lesley 

Log in with your Lesley username and password 



What does the online course evaluation look like? 

You can see the questions here: https://wwws.smartevals.com/student/evaluation2.aspx?p=t&t=q&s=301&d=40288 



Why do the questions look different in Academic Year 2017-18? 

A new set of questions was approved by AAC (Academic Advisory Committee) and Faculty Assembly in Academic Year 2016-17. These questions will be piloted for two years, at which point feedback on the new questions will be assembled and inform modifications for Academic Year 2019-20. 



Who do I contact for assistance with online course evaluations? 

Each school manages course evaluations for their courses. If you have questions or need assistance with your course evaluations, contact: 

School
Contact
Email
CLAS
Bwann Gwann
bgwann@lesley.edu
LCA+D
Carolyn Latourelle
carolyn.latourelle@lesley.edu
GSASS
Beth Tallett
etallett@lesley.edu
GSOE
Lisa Korte
lkorte@lesley.edu




What is the timing of course evaluations? 

The administrator for each school manages the timing of course evaluations and also the return of the results to faculty members. Course Evaluations results will not be shared with faculty until final grades have been posted. 

  • For 15-week courses, your course evaluation administrator will release evaluations 2-3 days prior to the last day of the course, and they will remain open for 14 days after the last day of class. 
  • For 8-week courses, your course evaluation administrator will release evaluations 1 week prior to the last day of the course, and they will remain open for 14 days after the last day of the term 



What communications do students receive about the online course evaluations?

Each school administrator manages the communications to students through an automated email message. The email message goes to students four times during the evaluation process. 



What are best practices for increasing response rates in a face-to-face course?

  • Announce to students in advance to bring their laptop or phone to the next session to spend time in class completing course evaluations 
  • Describe the value of end-of-course evaluations and how the results are used to modify future offerings of the course 
  • Set aside time in one of the course sessions near the end of the semester to have students fill out the evaluation in class 
  • Consider creating a QR code for students using mobile devices 
  • Consider adding an additional question for students to address in the Additional Comments field for the last question on the evaluation 
  • Consider requesting extra i-pod touches from your Dean’s office 



What are best practices for increasing response rates at a distance?

  • Send an announcement as the instructor encouraging students to complete the evaluation 
  • Describe the value of end-of-course evaluations and how the results are used to modify future offerings of the course 
  • Ensure there is a link to the Online Course Evaluation within your Blackboard course site (For help, go here) 
  • Consider adding an additional question for students to address in the Additional Comments field for the last question on the evaluation 



How can I add a link to course evaluations in my Blackboard course site? 

For fully online courses, there should already be a link to online course evaluations in the course template. If you do not have a link already see Adding a Smart Evals Link to your myLesley Course Menu.