Frequently Asked Questions
No. Courses with three or fewer students enrolled are not evaluated as a measure of protecting student anonymity and confidentiality; courses require more than three students for an evaluation to be initiated.
Certain course types do not receive evaluations by default, including labs, internships, recitations, discussions, or independent studies. To overwrite default settings for these course types, please contact email@example.com.
Teaching assistants are not evaluated unless they are officially assigned credit hours for leading a course. Neither are certain Departments (ENFL, ATHL, DEVM, ECIL) or certain course numbers evaluated (999, 997, 995, 992, 991, 902, 901, 302, 301).
Instructors may also choose not to have their course evaluated.
Leave the Username and Password fields blank when you select ‘Faculty’ from the dropdown menu. This triggers GU’s SSO where your NetID and Password will bring you to your Blue home page. Make sure your web browser isn’t trying to autocomplete these fields; they need to be empty.
Fifteen days before course evaluations are scheduled to open, you will receive an email sent from ‘GU Course Evaluations’ inviting you to add additional questions to your survey through a link to the task in Blue. From a question bank of optional, additional questions, you may select up to five questions to include beyond the standard evaluation set. Pages 10-14 of this guide provide details on the question addition process.
Towards the beginning of each semester, you will receive an email containing a list of your courses, the dates evaluations are currently scheduled for, the questionnaire type based on class format (in-person, online, etc.), and Department Admin contact information. If you would like to make any changes at this point, you are encouraged to contact your Department Admin to specify the changes you would like applied.
Yes. Blue will allow Department Admins to change the course evaluation start and end dates within the course evaluation range. Please communicate any changes you would like applied directly to your Department Admin.
Evaluations include question sections dedicated to the course itself and the instructor. All instructors will be evaluated on one survey. Students will be provided with separate evaluation questions for each instructor within the survey for that course. Co-instructors receive identical ‘course’ scores and unique ‘instructor’ scores.
My course will have guest lecturers during the semester, can they be set up to receive a course evaluation?
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 contact your department’s administrator on steps to proceed with this process or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the Full Name(s), NetID(s), and GUID(s) (8 digit number on the bottom of the GU ID card).
No, however, once you submit your grades, your quantitative and qualitative results for the specific section that you submitted grades for will be sent to you via email and will be available to view in Blue.
Reports from periods before Summer 2022 are stored in secure Box folders, while reports after Summer 2022 can be found directly in Blue. For copies of reports from past periods, you can request them from OADS by emailing email@example.com.
Students and specific department administrators will have access to quantitative results. The Blue system which houses the qualitative results are only viewable to you. Results can only be provided to anyone other than these individuals with the written consent of the Provost, Deans or individual faculty members.