Instructors


FAQs


Course Feedback Dates


Using the Your Feedback System


Core SQCT Questions


Questionnaire Personalization


Supporting Your Feedback Response Rates


Your Feedback Classroom Administration


Helping Students Write Effective Feedback


Interpreting Questionnaire Data


Accessing Past Results


Resources


Contact


Supporting Your Feedback Response Rates

Just as with the paper version of the questionnaire, instructors should continue to provide 15 minutes in class during the feedback period for students to complete their questionnaires.

The most effective strategy for encouraging students to log in to Your Feedback and complete their questionnaires is instructor encouragement and interest. Letting students know how your teaching and courses have changed due to previous questionnaire feedback while also providing clear instructions and in class time to complete their questionnaires all greatly support increased response rates.

Here are some specific instructor strategies that you can draw on to increase Your Feedback response rates:

Want to Know More?

Bennett, L., & Chenicheri, S. N. (2010). A recipe for effective participation rates for web-based surveys. Assessment and Evaluation & Higher Education, 35(4), 357-375.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602930802687752

Berk, R. A. (2012). Top 20 strategies to increase the online response rates of student rating scales. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 98-107,
http://www.ronberk.com/articles/2012_top20.pdf

Nulty, D. D., (2008). The adequacy of response rates to online and paper surveys: What can be done? Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(3), 301-314.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602930701293231

Schneider, C. J. (2014). Tips to boost response rates for online evaluations. University Affairs. Available at
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/tips-boost-response-rates-online-evaluations/

Svinicki, M. D. (2001). Encouraging your students to give feedback. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 87, 17-24.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tl.24

University of Saskatchewan, Institutional Planning and Assessment. (n.d.). Online course evaluations and response rates. Available at https://teaching.usask.ca/documents/seeq/online_course_evals.pdf