Student Opinion Surveys are an important tool for students to provide anonymous feedback at the end of a course about their instructors, course content, and their overall course experience. Feedback from students is compiled at the end of each semester and various reports are created. To access these tools, you must log in with your University MIDAS Account ID and Password. All student opinion reports are best viewed in Mozilla Firefox (v10 only)
View Participation Rates
View the current participation rate for surveys that are in progress.
To Monitor participation and encourage student involvement. An up to the minute report that allows you to see how many surveys have been submitted for your courses. Based on this you may wish to try different options to increase participation such as allotting several minutes during class time for students to complete their course survey or offering extra credit for participation. It can also be helpful to tell the students how you use the information to improve your courses.
View Interim Reports
Reports for instructors who teach shorter courses (<=14 weeks long).
Interim reports provide instructors teaching shorter courses a chance to view a partial report of their student feedback soon after the course ends rather than having to wait until the release of all reports for the semester. These reports do not show the comparative data such as college mean, department mean etc.
Student Feedback Schedule
The time period during which a student can provide feedback to a course depends on the duration of the course.
Remember that not all courses are available for feedback (see "Summer Sessions" and "I can't find all of my courses" under FAQs). For those courses that are available for feedback, the timing is as follows:
- Full length Courses - For courses of more than 14 weeks duration, the feedback period is from 2 weeks prior to the end of the semester to midnight of the last day of classes. In the Spring semester, the feedback period is extended to include Reading Day.
- Shorter Courses - For courses with a duration of less than 14 weeks, the feedback period is from nine days prior to the last day of class, not to start before the first day of class, to the last day of class.
Students receive email reminding them to complete their course survey(s): View email dates and courses eligible for feedback
The initial screen displays your latest reports. You can change the term in the drop-down field to check for previous terms.
Provost, Dean, Chair Reports
Provost, Deans and Chairs can view role-based reports. Deans see all departments in their college and can drill-down all the way to an instructor report. Chairs see instructors of their department and can drill-down to an instructor report.
You may need to authenticate twice - once for single sign-on and once for the Insight server. The first screen will display a Summary Report.
NOTE: You may drill down to view your Instructor reports if you also taught courses.
Instructor reports before Summer 2010 are archived to CD and available from your department Chair.
Unlike Fall and Spring semesters, by default, summer courses are not available to students for feedback. To allow feedback for your class, set the permission below. Instructors must set the permission each summer.
Reports are available two weeks after the last day of exams.
Students can provide feedback for courses that are eligible and have an instructor of record. If you were listed as instructor, and the course doesn't show up, then no survey was completed for that course. If "staff" was listed as the instructor, you will not see those records either.
The types of courses that are not eligible are: Independent Studies, Tutorial, Dissertation/Thesis, Lecture/Studio, Programmed Instruction, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Telecourse, NonCredit Instruction and Pre-ISI/Inactive/No Type.
Additionally, to protect student anonymity, instructors cannot view reports for courses with an enrollment of less than or equal to five. This information can be viewed in aggregate reports if combined enrollment is greater than five. It can also be viewed by the chair and dean.
In Banner, you were listed as instructor for that course, and a student filled out the survey.
Faculty can only view the results for courses taught by them. Chairs can view the reports for all courses assigned to their departments and Deans can view Student Opinion Survey Reports for any course in their college. The Provost has access to all courses. No one else can view this confidential information.
Faculty can print reports in HTML or PDF mode. We do not support output in Excel mode.
For printing in HTML mode:
- Run the report as per earlier instructions
- Click on "File" in the browser window; if "File" option is not visible then press "Alt" to make the menu bar visible and then select "File"
- Choose Print from the menu
- Select Printer from available choices
- Make sure "All" is selected in the "Page Range"
- Press "Print" to print the page.
For printing in PDF mode:
- Click on the icon which is on the upper right, second from the right.
- Click on View in PDF format.Hover towards the bottom and click on the printer icon.
Aggregate reports are created only for courses that are marked in Banner as being cross-listed. This report combines all the surveys submitted for any of the cross-listed courses into one all-encompassing report.