The key to a successful class is student feedback. While teachers create the classes, students will determine if the teaching methodologies, course activities and materials are effective for them.
It is helpful to conduct course evaluations at midterm in order to get student feedback and improve their learning experience. The second evaluation comes at the end of the semester, in order to see if the improvements had a positive impact on student learning and increased the course effectiveness.
Tips for effective student feedback collection
Her are a few tips to design an effective course evaluation:
Course evaluation questions examples
Here are a few course evaluation questions examples to get the best insights and to provide the best quality data about your class.
1. In your opinion, what is working the best in this class?
2. In your opinion, what is NOT working well in this class?
3. Do you find in-class activities helpful?
4. In your opinion, is the flow of topics smooth?
5. Are the learning objectives clear?
6. Is the course content organized and well planned?
7. Is the course workload appropriate?
8. Is the course organized to allow all students to participate fully?
9. Indicate your level of effort.
10. Presentations were clear and organized.
11. The instructor keeps students interested.
12. The instructor effectively uses time during class.
13. The instructor is available and helpful.
14. The grading is prompt and has useful feedback.
15. My TA (teaching assistant/associate) was responsive.
16. My TA was available and helpful.
17. My TA meaningfully contributed to the course.
18. How would you improve this course? (This is an open-ended question)
Course evaluation form template with Swift Polling
To make the student feedback submission more fun and seamless, create your form with Swift Polling following the step-by-step guide.
1. Sign in to your Swift Polling account.
2. Choose Create open-ended and create the last (18th) question.
3. Choose Create multiple-choice and insert the 17th question in the answer/response fields.
4. Activate Web medium of voting.
5. Then choose Advanced Options, and from there choose Link Poll.
6. In the Poll forwarding section press Please select a question and choose the 18th question you created.
Press Save links.
7. In the same Advanced Options section, go to the Results subsection and turn Off the Results Enabled feature. This prevents your students from seeing others’ results after each question.
8. Do the same for all the other questions.
9. Activate the 1st poll by pressing the Start button.
An active poll looks like it’s depicted in the next image.
Voila! Your survey is ready.
Collecting student feedback during the class
To collect student feedback during the class for the course evaluation, make sure there is a Wi-Fi connection available.
You’re there! Now you’re ready to take your classes to the next level.
Apart from course evaluation, there is much more your can do with Swift Polling to make your classes success.