Building a Mid-Term Evaluation Tool
Stemming from a demand in consultations relating to the collection and use of student generated feedback, the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) Centre for University Teaching has put together a Mid-Term Evaluation resource to guide the development of effective feedback tools.
Before using it, check out the Guide explaining the context of the use of such a tool, it will allow you to better prepare your mid-term evaluation quickly and easily.
Start by selecting from the pool the statements that correspond to your course. Repeat for each category and submit to create a ready-made form that you can distribute to your students at a strategic time during your course.
Although you can choose any number of statements, current research recommends asking a reasonable number of questions based on the time students will be given to complete the evaluation. Otherwise, creating a form with a large pool of questions may become counterproductive to your goal. In addition, a combination of quantitative statements (with associated levels and a predetermined scale) and short answer questions, provides the best approach for obtaining relevant information about your course and the strategies being used.
Now on with the choices!
The Mid-Term Evaluation Tool created by the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) of the University of Ottawa (Canada) is made available under the terms of the Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International.