eCampus courses are evaluated the first time they are offered by an instructor and usually once per year thereafter. Academic departments may also request to have a course evaluated each semester offered. While some programs, such as Educational Technology and Instructional and Performance Technology, coordinate the set-up and delivery of their own evaluations, most evaluations for Telecourses and online courses are facilitated through the eCampus Center. Videoconferencing course evaluations are facilitated through the appropriate academic department.
At Boise State, prior to each semester, Institutional Analysis, Assessment and Reporting asks academic departments to contribute questions to the evaluation surveys. The evaluation templates that are then created include these questions along with questions from the eCampus Center related to online course learning. Students enrolled in a course are notified of the evaluation survey on a predetermined date associated with the semester or session, and instructors also receive a notification asking them to announce the evaluation and encourage participation.
After results are gathered, academic department chairs are notified so they can obtain the results through the online program.
For academic departments that do not have their own evaluation program and decide not to use the university’s online evaluation program, the eCampus Center will gather evaluation results and forward an electronic copy to the instructor and department chair.
The eCampus Center retains a copy of all evaluations of online delivered courses and reviews them to identify technology or facilitation issues, lack of regular and substantive interaction, and reasons why students choose to take online courses.
If you have questions about the evaluation process for online delivered courses, please contact . For information about Boise State’s evaluation program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.