When an evaluation survey is added to a course, the instructor is notified via a message in his or her Canvas in-box, that an evaluation was added in their course, as well as its duration, and the confidentiality and anonymity of the process. Depending on their notification preferences, instructors may also receive a copy of the message in the email address associated with their Canvas account.
Sample message notification to instructors:
Your course “Intro to Biology” is scheduled for evaluation.
This involves an anonymous course evaluation survey. Student responses remain confidential, and are distributed only to authorized recipients.
The survey will be available to students from the “Course Evaluation” navigation link in your course. If this link is not visible, please enable it from “Settings > Navigations” in your course.
To increase the response rate, a module was added to your course with a link to the survey. Please position it among your modules, and consider making it a prerequisite to other modules to encourage student participation.
You can view the survey questions and see course evaluation progress by clicking on the “Course Evaluation” navigation link.
The survey will be open to students from Wed, Oct 12, 8:00 AM through Fri, Oct 14, 11:59 PM (PDT)
Results of the survey will be sent to: – firstname.lastname@example.org
This message was sent from CourseEval HQ.
Once you’ve added all the necessary information and click on Distribute, the survey will be added to the selected course(s) on the left menu, and in Modules, assignments and announcement only if you left these options checked.
All the course members will be notified when the survey opens.
Sample message notification to students when survey opens:
Help us know how we are doing! Please take a few moments to complete a brief evaluation survey for your course “Intro to Information Systems.”
Click here to fill out the survey: [The direct URL to the survey is included here]
Make sure to complete the survey before it closes on Fri, Nov 11, 8:59 PM (PST). Your answers will remain completely anonymous and confidential.
You can also find the survey in your course, by clicking on the “Course Evaluation” link in the Course Menu or in your course Modules.
Your feedback gives us insight on how students are experiencing the course, and ways to improve. Thank you for contributing!