Welcome to evaluate!
The Instructor Evaluation system brought to you by the University of Waterloo

At the end of each term, the University of Waterloo asks its students to rate the performance of its instructors. This student feedback matters, for a variety of reasons:

  • The evaluations provide constructive feedback to instructors about their teaching and courses
  • University administrators use the ratings as one data source when evaluating instructor performance

We have developed evaluate to make it easier for you to evaluate your courses and instructors, and to make it easier for instructors to see and analyze the results of these evaluations.

What will I be asked?

There are a series of questions about each course and instructor that can be answered by selecting one of several "buttons". If you feel a question does not apply, click "No Opinion," or simply leave the response for that question blank.

An example of the slider-style survey entry

An example of a survey

There are also spaces at the end of each survey to add comments and suggestions about the professor and the course.

Each evaluation will likely take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

When can I complete evaluations?

Instructors will be encouraged to provide time during class to complete these evaluations; however students will also be able to complete them on their own time once an evaluation has opened. Opening times for evaluations will vary between faculties, so keep watch for email notification and in-class indication that they are open for you.

The evaluations can be completed using any computer, phone, or tablet device connected to the internet.

Will my evaluations be anonymous?

Yes, student feedback remains anonymous. While evaluate requires you to log in to provide feedback, your responses are irreversibly decoupled from your identity.

What do I do next?

If you're a student who wants to sign in and complete evaluations, head over to the Survey Section.

If you're an instructor or administrator looking to view comments on courses, you should log in to get started.

If you have questions or comments about evaluate itself, you can contact the developer directly.

evaluate is developed by Science Computing at the University of Waterloo