Your opinion matters
As part of a pilot to explore the feasibility of moving towards online student feedback surveys for potential College-wide adoption, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is piloting EvaluationKIT, a tool that will allow student feedback surveys to be generated and tabulated electronically with an easy integration through the Blackboard Learning Management System.
During this initial implementation process, faculty will not be penalized for low response rates due to shortened administration windows, user error, or software/technical errors.
Note: All MDC students and employees have a Blackboard account.
Students can complete their surveys by computer, tablet, or phone. The surveys are 100% anonymous. The data is collected in EvaluationKIT. The surveys (Classroom and Alternate) are the same surveys that have always been used for the College’s Student Feedback Administration.
EvaluationKIT offers built-in reporting features that allow instructors and administrators to view results in reports, bar-charts, and even download the raw data files. Instructors and administrators can access results within a few clicks and view summary reports for the courses they teach or the areas they oversee. Pilot participants include Virtual College courses and classroom courses.
This option is not available in the Spring and Summer Terms.
Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions. Click or tap on a question to view the answer. You may also download a PDF version of the Online Student Feedback FAQ for download or print.
Beginning with the Fall 2018 Term, Opt-in is limited to continuing contract faculty who decide to participate in Online Student Feedback for the first time.
Yes. Eligible courses that are offered less than four (4) weeks are excluded. Faculty teaching these courses need to participate in the paper-based administration.
Lab and clinical classes that students are automatically enrolled in through their registration in the lecture course are not required for Student Feedback. Faculty who are actually instructing students in these labs may administer student feedback for these classes on a request basis through their department chairperson.
EvaluationKIT recognizes team taught courses based upon the faculty information for each course in the Connect. In these situations, students, complete the survey for each instructor assigned to a class. Instructors receives separate feedback from their students. The administration period is assigned based on the length of the course in MDConnect.
Yes. Students will begin receiving emails via their MyMDC account, which includes a unique link to the survey on the first day of the online administration period for their course(s). Depending on the term, email reminders are sent to the non-responders every three (3) days (Fall and Spring Terms) or every two (2) days (Summer Term). In addition, if the student logs into Blackboard receives a pop-up window with a message to complete their survey.
Depending on the number of weeks in the term, the first day will be two weeks after the 'Last Day to Withdraw' date (16-week,14-week and 12-week terms), or one week after the 'Last Day to Withdraw' date (8-week terms), or three days after the 'Last Day to Withdraw' date (6-week terms).
Note: Faculty may change this date to a later date in EvaluationKIT.
The last day of classes for the term.
Note: Faculty may change this date to an earlier date in EvaluationKIT.
Either because the administration period for the class has not yet started or it has ended. The survey is only available during the scheduled administration period for the class. Please refer to the Student Feedback Key Dates and/or contact the faculty member teaching the class to find out the scheduled administration dates for the class.
Student Feedback reports will be available on Wednesday of the second week of the subsequent term (e.g. Fall Term 2187 reports are scheduled to be available on January 16, 2018).
Below are the response rates for the Online Student Feedback Administration from 2017-18.
Alternative Surveys are administered in courses such as Co-Op, Independent Studies, Competency-based Education and Virtual College.
Classroom Surveys are administered in traditional classroom courses, including Web-enhanced, Blended and Labs.
If you need assistance, please contact a Testing and Assessment Director at your local campus:
Juan Carlos Meza
Mayte Castro Pino