Adding Custom Questions to Course Evaluations (Instructors)


Course evaluations are conducted each semester using software called EvaluationKIT. The system is accessed via Canvas. A standard set of questions serves as the basis of the course evaluation, but instructors may also add additional questions that would be useful for their courses. Instructors will receive an email at the start of the time frame when questions can be added. They will have two weeks to add up to 20 additional questions. 

Accessing the EvaluationKIT Dashboard

Instructors have two ways of accessing EvaluationKIT in Canvas.

  1. In the main Canvas menu (grey menu at the far left), click Account and then Settings. After a moment, a Course Evaluation link will appear in the Settings menu on the left. Click that to get to EvaluationKIT.
  2. In the menu for your course in Canvas, an Instructor Course Evaluations link will appear at the bottom once the course is loaded. Click that to get to EvaluationKIT.

Either method will bring you to your home screen. Entering via course in Canvas (method 2) will leave the course menu opened, and this can take up valuable space on your screen. To collapse the course menu, click the icon at the top of the menu by the course name.

Adding Additional Questions 

If you have already created your questions during a previous semester, start at step 8 below:

  1. Within the Custom Questions box (at the top of the screen), click the semester that you would like to view.
  2. On the next page, click on the View Main Survey for this Project link to review the questions that are already on the survey. Once you are done reviewing it, click the X at the top of the box or the Close button at the bottom.
  3. Next, you will need to click the Create New Survey link to create your questions. Please note you will be creating a survey that will be tacked on to the main survey, not a brand new survey.
  4. Type in a title for your questions and click Save New.
  5. Next, you will add the questions by clicking on the drop-down menu and selecting the type of question you would like. Then click the Add link.
  6. Fill out the next page with the question text and response options. Select any additional properties that you. Click the Save button.
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 for any additional questions. Once you have added all your questions, click the Save button.
  8. Click the Attach Surveys to Project link in the blue bar at the top of the screen.
  9. Click the  in the Add Questions column. 
  10. Click the Add Custom QuestionSurvey link to add the questions to the main survey.
  11. On the next page, click the Select link to the left of the survey. The line will turn a pale yellow.
  12. Click the Select Courses button at the bottom.
  13. Click the Add Courses button at the bottom.
  14. Check the box next to the courses and click Add Selected Courses button.
  15. A confirmation menu will pop-up. Click the OK button.

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