The University’s module evaluation process is supported by EvaSys student evaluation software. Each questionnaire consists of a number of core questions, which are common across the University, and up to five supplementary questions chosen by the School/Department.
Once each survey has closed, Module Convenors are required to write a brief commentary on the results of the evaluation, including a synopsis of students’ responses to the open-ended questions. This commentary, along with the results of the scaled questions, needs to be uploaded to Blackboard by the Module Convenor, where they can be viewed by the students who were invited to complete the survey. Further information can be found in the Policy on student evaluation of teaching and learning.
To facilitate this, from 2017-18 every Blackboard course representing a RISIS module has been set up with a Module Evaluation area at the bottom of the course menu.
This area includes information for staff and students, and a content item to which the Module Convenor’s response can be attached.
Action for Module Convenors at the start of the academic year
If your course for the new academic year is a copy of last year’s course, it will already have the Module Evaluation area, including any documents which were uploaded to this area.
Module Convenors please note:
On the new course you should remove any comments and/or files relating to student feedback which have been copied forward from previous years.
To do this, simply Edit the item
Delete any cohort-specific text entered into the Text field then click Mark for Removal next to any attached files.
You can also set this content item to be unavailable until later in the year, when you upload your response to the current cohort.