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How to access Course Evals

Handy Tip Sheet

Course EvalsA: Login to my.utpa.edu then click on the “Course Evals” icon.

 

Syllabus Information

Please include in your syllabi the following blurbs:

Spring 2014
Mandatory Course Evaluations period (April 9 - April 30): Students are required to complete an ONLINE evaluation of this course, accessed through your UTPA account (https://my.utpa.edu/); you will be contacted through email with further instructions. The evaluation window closes at 11:59 pm on April 30th, the last day of Spring classes. Students who complete their evaluations by April 30th will have priority access to their grades.

Summer I 2014
Mandatory Course Evaluations period (June 26 - July 5): Students are required to complete an ONLINE evaluation of this course, accessed through your UTPA account (https://my.utpa.edu/); you will be contacted through email with further instructions. The evaluation window closes at 11:59 pm on July 5th, the last day of Summer I classes. Students who complete their evaluations by July 5th will have priority access to their grades.

Summer II 2014
Mandatory Course Evaluations period (Aug 5 - Aug 12): Students are required to complete an ONLINE evaluation of this course, accessed through your UTPA account (https://my.utpa.edu/); you will be contacted through email with further instructions. The evaluation window closes at 11:59 pm on Aug. 12th, the last day of Summer II classes. Students who complete their evaluations by Aug. 12th will have priority access to their grades.

Summer III 2014
Mandatory Course Evaluations period (Jul 29 - Aug 12): Students are required to complete an ONLINE evaluation of this course, accessed through your UTPA account (https://my.utpa.edu/); you will be contacted through email with further instructions. The evaluation window closes at 11:59 pm on Aug. 12th, the last day of Summer III classes. Students who complete their evaluations by Aug. 12th will have priority access to their grades.

Fall 2014
Mandatory Course Evaluations period (Nov 12 - Dec 3): Students are required to complete an ONLINE evaluation of this course, accessed through your UTPA account (https://my.utpa.edu/); you will be contacted through email with further instructions. The evaluation window closes at 11:59 pm on Dec. 3rd, the last day of Fall classes. Students who complete their evaluations by Dec. 3rd will have priority access to their grades.

How to create new questions

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  • Step-by-Step Instructions
    1. Login to myutpa.edu and click on the Course Evals icon. On the next screen, click on Course Evaluation Reporting.

    2. At the bottom of the Course Evaluation Reporting (Home) screen, below the list of courses, click on My Questions. This will take you to the Instructor Supplied Questions screen.  

    3. Type your questions in the text boxes under Question Text.  Then under Display Type click on the dropdown menu and select the desired response type. NB: You only need to enter these once; they are saved and you may select them for any future evaluations.

      For Write-in Responses: Choose “Text.” Select “1x80” for a text box of up to 80 characters; “3x80” for a text box of up to 240 characters; for “5x80” for a text box up to 400 characters. No “List of Values” is required.

      For Likert Scale (Strongly Disagree/Disagree/Neutral/Agree/Strongly Agree) Responses: Choose “Likert.” No “List of Values” is required.

      For Yes/No or Yes/No/Not Sure: Choose “Yes/No” or “Yes/No/Not Sure.” The “List of Values” will automatically populate with those responses.

      For Dropdown list: Select “Dropdown List.” To generate the list of values for your drop-down menu, type these in the “List of Values” field, with each option on a separate line.

      • I studied 0-2 hours per week <hard return>
      • I studied 3-5 hours per week <hard return>
      • And so on.

      For Radio Button (only one option may be selected): Choose “Radio Button.” To generate the titles for your buttons, type them in the “List of Values” field, with each option on a separate line.

      • I studied 0-2 hours per week <hard return>
      • I studied 3-5 hours per week <hard return>
      • And so on.
    4. Decide which questions will be active for your courses. Indicate Inactive if you wish to save the question for use at a later time. Questions are considered “Active” if this box is left unchecked.

      **DO NOT select Required for any of the questions, as this section is optional for the students.**

      Report Order allows you to determine the order in which the questions will be asked.  Once you finish with this section, click “Save” then click “Back to search” at the bottom of the screen.

How to add custom questions

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  • Note: To add custom questions, you will first need to follow the "TO CREATE YOUR OWN QUESTIONS" instructions above.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  1. On the Course Evaluation Reporting (Home) screen, locate the course for which you want to add optional evaluation questions. Click on + add in the Instructor Questions column. Questions are added one course at a time.
    Note: If Instructor Supplied Questions have previously been added to the survey, the +add icon will change to Edit. Click the Edit icon to further modify the survey.

  2. You are now on the Instructor Supplied Questions for Your Name Step 1- Define Scope screen. Choose when your questions will appear in the course evaluation and click the radio button next to your selection.  You will make this selection for each course. Click Save and then Continue at the top of the screen to move on.

  3. Screen: Instructor Supplied Questions for Your Name Step 2 - Select Questions.
    This page allows you to add your questions to evaluations for the courses you selected in the previous screen.

    The questions you created are listed, as well as UTPA-supplied questions from the original paper evaluation. Select the checkbox next to the question(s) you want added to the survey, or click to uncheck the Inactive box next to the University-supplied questions you wish to use (the box should not be checked for questions to be used).

    **You may select up to 3 questions.**

    After you have made your selections, press Save and Continue. This will take you back to the Course Evaluation Reporting (Home) screen.

  4. To preview the evaluation, click on Pre (preview), in the table listing each of your courses, next to the Instructor Questions column.

How to view results

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  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  1. Login to my.utpa.edu and click on the Courseevals icon.
  2. On the Course Evals dashboard, click on Course Evaluation Reporting. Results are available 19 days after grades are due
  3. On the Course Evaluation Reporting page, click on the Course name OR the Total Evals Taken
  4. Results on the 5 UT System Questions and Comments are displayed, followed by Instructor Supplied Optional Questions and responses
  5. The number under AVG, listed with the summary statistics next to UT System Questions, is the number to use for reporting in your tabular summary.
  6. There are several options at the top of the page. You can choose to
    • Show Only Courses with Responses
    • Show Only Courses without Responses
    • Show Comparative Averages
    • Show Detail Comparative Stats
    • Show Number Response Counts
    • Show Group Summary Only
    • Show 95% Confidence Interval
    • Show Min/Max/Median
    • Show Questions Code
    • Hide Text Entry/Comments
  7. The Output field also provides several viewing options
    • Course Summary
    • Results by Course
    • Results
    • Survey View (individual)
    • Raw Output (Delimited)