Frequently Asked Questions

Email invitations to review courses in BLUE will be sent to Department Admins every semester (review training materials here). Once you login to BLUE, you may:

  • Confirm and submit any changes by the due date specified in the invitation.
  • If any changes to the instructors of record for a course are made after the start of the semester through the last day of classes or later, please inform Course Evaluation Coordinator (  so that changes can be mirrored within the BLUE system. Please note that only the faculty actually teaching the course should be listed in Banner since everyone who is listed will be evaluated and the record cannot be corrected once the survey is open to students.

No. OADS does not, by default, evaluate the following types of sections:

  • Sections with only three or less students enrolled
  • Internships, labs, recitations, or independent studies
  • Courses taught in certain departments, such as ENFL, ATHL, DEVM, ECIL, SABR, UROP
  • Courses with the following course numbers: 999, 997, 992, 991, 902, 901, 302, 301
  • Courses with the following sections numbers: 60-69
  • Courses ending outside the standard course end date for the semester unless notified
  • Teaching assistants

Courses included in the above categories can be evaluated by OADS if requested by the faculty or department responsible for the course. To have such courses included for evaluation, faculty and department administrators must contact the Course Evaluation Coordinator at at the beginning of each semester.

After grades have been submitted each semester, results are uploaded through Box for each department. If you are new to the role of reviewing evaluation results for your department, please contact to ensure you have access.

If the guest lecturer is an affiliate of the university, then the guest lecturer can be added to the system of record and receive an evaluation. Please email with the Full Name(s), NetID(s), and GUID(s) (8 digit number on the bottom of the GU ID card).

If you have a faculty member that needs to be on a course, but not evaluated, place that faculty member at one percent. After this task has been completed, email to inform the Course Evaluation Coordinator.

BLUE can be used with the following browsers for both PC and Mac:

Mozilla Firefox 
Internet Explorer
Google Chrome

While BLUE may run in other browsers, it has only been tested on the browsers listed above.

Results from course evaluations are used throughout the university for many essential purposes. Faculty use evaluation results to edit teaching style, course materials and course structure. Departments and Deans use results in decisions regarding rank, tenure and promotion of faculty as well as program design and class offerings. Students use evaluation results during pre-registration and the add/drop period to select courses and instructors for current or future semesters.

Faculty must meet the following criteria:

1. They prepare the syllabus

2. They teach the course

3. They enter grades

4. They receive course evaluations