Frequently Asked Questions

No. We do not evaluate courses with only three or fewer students enrolled, internships, labs, recitations or independent studies. Nor do we evaluate courses taught in certain departments. Also, teaching assistants are not evaluated as part of this process. Finally, instructors may choose not to have their course evaluated. If you are concerned about whether or not you are assigned to complete evaluations for a specific course, check the emails sent from ‘GU Course Evaluations’ (, or the listings in Blue throughout the evaluation period.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

For copies of any reports from past periods, you can request them from OADS by emailing By 2023, OADS is working to integrate past reports within the same Blue portal where you may find current reports.

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.

Only active and current students in a course may complete an evaluation survey for that course.