Course Evaluations

We want to know what you think!

How are the results used?

Faculty are encouraged to use the results in evaluating their own teaching and planning future courses. Results of surveys may also be used in faculty performance reviews.

Confidentiality and Integrity

Surveys are Anonymous

  • Instructors do not have access to the results until the day after the course ends. Personal information is not associated with the results to protect anonymity.
  • The software used guarantees the anonymity of the student and secures the data in an electronic format that cannot be lost and is disaster proof.
  • A login is required so the program can determine the courses you need to evaluate.

How it Works

Midland College uses Watermark's Course Evaluations & Surveys (CES), formerly known as EvaluationKit, software to administer course surveys. Be assured that the CES software protects student anonymity. Paper based surveys are handwritten, so the online version better protects a student's identity. The surveys are given prior to the students receiving their grades and results withheld from faculty until after the grading period. Survey access is organized and controlled for each student. Students view their own Student Dashboard where they can only access surveys for courses they are enrolled in. Students are only able to provide one survey submission per survey, and their responses are completely anonymous. 

Students may wonder why they receive an email if they have not completed their evaluations, or why instructors encourage the students to complete evaluations. Watermark's CES records each instance of a completed survey for a given course/instructor, so that a student can only complete an evaluation for a particular course once. At the time the survey, completion is marked in CES and the identifying student information is disassociated from the data. This allows the system to recognize that students have completed the evaluation process without linking their identities, including names, schools, or majors with the actual responses.

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When are surveys available?

Course surveys are available for a short window (approximately last two weeks of the term, depending on the length of the course) at the end of the term. Pop-up messages will appear in Canvas to alert students they are open and should be completed as soon as possible.

How to access Surveys

  1. Canvas - "Student Course Evaluations" tab located in each Canvas course, will take you to your dashboard that contains a link for all of your course surveys. If the tab is not available during the survey period, inform your instructor or the contact person listed above.

  2. The link sent to your MC email account, in an email from Watermark/EvaluationKit.

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