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Student Feedback with Swift Polling: Course Evaluation Question Examples

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.

That’s why it is very important to conduct course evaluations and make sure your students are filling them out.

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:

  • Make it anonymous and confidential.
  • Make it supervised (set the tone of the questionnaire and ask questions that matter).
  • Make it structured by providing multiple-choice questions, as well as a few unstructured open-ended questions. Fewer open-ended questions will help to make a better decision based on quantitative data instead of qualitative data.
  • Make it as short as possible.
  • Make the evaluation as easy as possible.
  • Make it online in order to save time on data processing and analysis.
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    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?

  • Homework assignments
  • Group projects
  • In-class assignments
  • In-class activities
  • Course material
  • Guest lecturers
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    2. In your opinion, what is NOT working well in this class?

  • Homework assignments
  • Group projects
  • In-class assignments
  • In-class activities
  • Course material
  • Guest lecturers
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    3. Do you find in-class activities helpful?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
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    4. In your opinion, is the flow of topics smooth?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
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    5. Are the learning objectives clear?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
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    6. Is the course content organized and well planned?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
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    7. Is the course workload appropriate?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
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    8. Is the course organized to allow all students to participate fully?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
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    9. Indicate your level of effort.

  • Poor
  • Fair
  • Satisfactory
  • Very good
  • Excellent
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    10. Presentations were clear and organized.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree
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    11. The instructor keeps students interested.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree
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    12. The instructor effectively uses time during class.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree
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    13. The instructor is available and helpful.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree
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    14. The grading is prompt and has useful feedback.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree
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    If applicable:
     

    15. My TA (teaching assistant/associate) was responsive.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree
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    16. My TA was available and helpful.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree
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    17. My TA meaningfully contributed to the course.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree
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    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.

    log in to Swift Polling

    2. Choose Create open-ended and create the last (18th) question.
    Create open-ended questions with Swift Polling

    3. Choose Create multiple-choice and insert the 17th question in the answer/response fields.
    Create multiple-choice questions with Swift Polling

    4. Activate Web medium of voting.
    Web voting  Swift polling

    5. Then choose Advanced Options, and from there choose Link Poll.

    Advanced options for student feedback

    link polls to create course evaluation

    6. In the Poll forwarding section press Please select a question and choose the 18th question you created.

    Link polls for course student feedback

    Press Save links.
    save links for your student feedback

    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.
    Disable results for student feedback
    8. Do the same for all the other questions.
    9. Activate the 1st poll by pressing the Start button.
    start the poll of Swift Polling

    An active poll looks like it’s depicted in the next image.
    active poll of Swift Polling

    Voila! Your survey is ready.
     

    Create your survey

     

    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.

  • Ask your students to go to swiftpolling.com using either their smartphones, laptops, or tablets.
  • Give them the event code of the survey. (See the picture for finding the event code)
  • Event code on Swift polling

  • Ask them to enter the event code in the corresponding section of the website.
  • Enter Event Code on Swift Polling

  • Ask them to answer all the questions.
  • Course evaluation form on Swift Polling

  • Once they reach the open-ended question and submit their response, ask them to simply close the window.
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    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.

    Read: A to Z Guide for Student Engagement with Swift Polling and 3 Innovative Teaching Strategies for Higher Education.



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