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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, student feedback remains anonymous. While evaluate requires you to log in to provide feedback, your responses will never be associated with your name or ID. During the two week evaluation period, uncompleted evaluations are tracked for the sole purpose of delivering reminders. Instructors and administrators cannot view the anonymous results of the evaluations until term grades are finalized.
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.