Student Voice - EvaSys Module Evaluations

In November 2017, the University launched a revised approach to the design and delivery of module evaluations, supported by the implementation of the EvaSys online module evaluation system. The adoption of EvaSys is designed contribute to the delivery of an outstanding student and learning experience, in alignment with the Learning and Teaching Strategy, through informing the enhancement of learning and teaching across the University.

The module evaluation period for Semester 2, 2020/21, will launch on Monday 15th March 2021 and run until Sunday 28th March 2021.

As with previous evaluation periods, students should be encouraged to complete the survey online though email communication from module tutors, and in class where these are still taking place. Students will be able to access their module evaluation surveys through email, via Blackboard and via the MyTU Student Portal.

The survey will consist of ten short questions. The questions explore student experiences of each module, scored on a five point scale. A free text box is also provided for additional comments. The questions are as follows:

Question
Staff have made the subject interesting.
I have received helpful and informative feedback on my work on this module so far.
Feedback has helped me develop and improve my learning.
This module challenged me to do my best work.
This module is well organised.
This module has provided me with experiences that could be applicable to the workplace.
I have been able to access module-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when I needed to.
I have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on this module.
I have had the opportunity to use digital tools or technologies to enhance my learning in this module.
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module.

The question around digital tools and technologies replaces the former, more specific “iPad” question. All students will be asked this question, not just those who are part of the FFL iPad scheme.

The timetable for the Semester 2 module evaluation cycle is as follows:

Timetable
Module Evaluations open Monday 15th March (Early Morning)
Reminder sent to non-respondents Monday 22nd March
Module Evaluations close Sunday 28th March (Late Evening)
Deadline for staff to complete Module Reflections Friday 30th April (4pm)
Module Reflections sent automatically to students Tuesday 4th May

 

Module Reflections and Module Review

When the surveys have closed, Module Leaders are asked to complete their “Module Reflections” for each of their modules. These are commentaries on the results of each survey, responding in part to the numbers, but also answering the questions “What went well?” and “Where could improvements be made?”. This period runs from 29th March to 30th April.

Numerical results plus the Module Reflections for each module will be emailed automatically to all students studying that module on Tuesday 4th May.

Module Leaders are also asked to complete the “Module Review” for each of their modules. Similar to the Reflections, these are staff facing comments emailed to the Course Leader which will ultimately form part of the Course Journal.

We have produced some detailed guidance aimed at module leaders around how to complete Reflections and Reviews to best effect, as well as how to engage your students in the whole survey process.

 

Supporting Documentation

To support Module Leaders in accessing the Instructor Portal to monitor response rates and complete their Module Reflections and Module Review, LTE have prepared the following user guides.

Module Evaluation flowchart

Module Leaders – Accessing the Instructor Portal

Module Leaders – Completing Module Reflections

Module Leaders – Completing Module Reviews

Module Leaders – How To Engage Your Students and Writing Effective Reflections and Reviews

 

Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding the Module Evaluation Surveys, please email surveys@tees.ac.uk.