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

Understanding Questionnaire Results

Accessing Past Results



Supporting Your Feedback Response Rates

Instructors should 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?

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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,

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.

Schneider, C. J. (2014). Tips to boost response rates for online evaluations. University Affairs. Available at

Svinicki, M. D. (2001). Encouraging your students to give feedback. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 87, 17-24.

University of Saskatchewan, Institutional Planning and Assessment. (n.d.). Online course evaluations and response rates. Available at