One of the most common indirect course assessment methods is the course evaluation survey. Course evaluation surveys provide a way for instructors to capture students’ perceptions of their learning experiences and attitudes towards the learning process. Surveys can be used to offer insight into course design, and inform course, instructional and curricular improvements.
Over 70% of departments across campus use digital course evaluation surveys through HelioCampus Assessment and Credentialing (formerly AEFIS), campus’ assessment management system that provides a suite of digital assessment tools. Regular workshops are offered throughout the academic year to support the creation, improvement and use of digital course evaluation surveys.
Benefits of Digital Course Evaluation Surveys
Digital learning assessment tools, including digital course evaluation surveys, allow academic departments and programs to more efficiently and effectively assess student learning at the course and program levels.
Based on research, digital tools support more robust, sustainable and evidence-based data collection and reporting. Additional benefits include:
- Accessible and flexible
- Quality of questions; best practices
- Efficiency – significant time and money savings vs. paper-based reporting
- Faster results and more in-depth responses
- Robust reporting options
- Ability to import/export data with other campus systems