Course Evaluations FAQs for Students

How do I find the course evaluation system?

To access the course evaluation system, log in Bobcat Web as usual, then click on the “Course Evaluation” link at the bottom of the page. The student will be taken into the course evaluation system. Users of FireFox see a security warning asking if they wish to continue. Please click the CONTINUE button as there is no security risk involved.

When does the course evaluation session open?

Evaluations open at 3AM on Tuesday, 3/4 of the way through the course duration and close at 11:59PM on the Friday before finals. During the summer term, evaluations will close the Sunday prior to finals. 

What can I do if I missed the course evaluation deadline?

Evaluations cannot be completed after the deadline. It is not possible for students to complete evaluations late. Here is a video of the student experiences as they take the course evaluation.

I keep getting reminders to complete my evaluations. How can I get them to stop?

Reminders are programmed into the course evaluation system and will stop once you submit (or opt out of) your evaluations.

Not all of my courses are appearing on my list. Why not?

Courses are evaluated 3/4 of the way through the duration of the course. For example, some courses last one day, some last a few weeks, and some last all term. When the course is 3/4 of the way through its duration it will appear in the course evaluation system for you to complete. Some courses may not be evaluated. If there are less than 4 students enrolled in the course, then it is not evaluated. If the instructor is not due to be evaluated then their course will not be available for evaluation.

Can I get to my course evaluations through Blackboard?

Not yet. We hope to have this capability eventually. 

Can I modify an evaluation that I have already submitted?

Yes. If you see you have made an error, you may reset your submission and redo the evaluation.

What if I have more than one instructor for a course?

In most cases, you will be asked to evaluate each instructor of the course.

What questions are asked on the course evaluations? 

Please rate the instructor’s effectiveness in the following areas:

1. Providing course and assignment requirements, grading criteria, and expectations

2. Providing course activities that helped you achieve course learning outcomes
3. Communicating ideas and/or information
4. Creating an environment that helped you learn
5. Respectfully receiving and responding to questions and comments
6. Fostering a climate of mutual respect regarding the dignity of students in the learning process

Your written comments are especially helpful and explain the ratings you gave in questions 1-6, above.

7. Describe the quality of the feedback you received in this class.

8. What did you like best about the course and/or how the instructor taught it?
9. Even excellent courses can be improved. Give some constructive suggestions for making the course better.
10.  What could you have done to be a better student in this course?

How can I get help?

E-mail, or call (541) 383.7519. Phone hours are 8 to noon and 1 to 5PM Monday through Friday.

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