Evald

Last changed: 04 February 2019
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Evald is an SLU system for electronic course evaluations. Below you will find more information on Evald and some screenshots from the system.

Course evaluations always contain compulsory standard questions. Teachers can add their own questions in Evald before the evaluation open to the students, one week before the course is concluded. The students have three weeks to submit their evaluation.

Once the evaluation is open, a link will be emailed to the students via the system. The students can also access evaluations from “My courses” and the course pages on the student web. The course pages also contain a compilation of the course evaluations.

  • The course coordinator has access to the course evaluations four weeks before the course starts.

  • Course evaluations are automatically open to students one week before the course ends. Students have access to them for three weeks.

  • It is possible for teachers to add their own questions – 20 at the most – before the evaluation is opened by Evald.

  • An automatic reminder to add their own questions will be sent to the course coordinators two weeks before the course evaluation is opened.

  • An automatic reminder will be sent to the students one week before the evaluation closes and two days before it closes.

  • The standard questions will automatically be written in the course language, both for administrators and students.

  • To the administrators, Evald will be displayed in the language of instruction.

  • The comments field is open a month after the evaluation has concluded. The comments will then be published automatically on the course page. This applies to both course coordinators and student representatives.

The different parts of Evald

Course evaluation

This is how the evaluation will look to the students.

Mandatory standard questions

Evald Mandatory standard questions

  1. My overall impression of the course is:
    Very poor 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 Very good/well | No opinion |
    Comments
  2. I found the course content to have clear links to the learning objectives of the course.
    I completely disagree 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  3. My prior knowledge was sufficient for me to benefit from the course.
    I completely disagree 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  4. The information about the course was easily accessible.
    I completely disagree 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  5. The various course components (lectures, course literature, exercises etc.) have supported my learning.
    I completely disagree  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  6. The social learning environment has been inclusive, respecting differences of opinion.
    I completely disagree  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  7. The physical learning environment (facilities, equipment etc.) has been satisfactory.
    I completely disagree  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  8. The examination(s) provided opportunity to demonstrate what I had learnt during the course (see the learning objectives).
    I completely disagree  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  9. The course covered the sustainable development aspect (environmental, social and/or financial sustainability).
    I completely disagree  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  10. The course covered international perspectives.
    I completely disagree  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments
  11. On average, I have spent … hours/week on the course (including timetabled hours).
    0-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | >50 | No opinion |
    Comments
  12. I believe the course has included a gender and equality aspect, regarding content as well as teaching practices (e.g. perspective on the subject, reading list, allocation of speaking time and the use of master suppression techniques).
    I completely disagree  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5  I completely agree | No opinion |
    Comments

Evald Mandatory standard questions for degree projects (EX-courses)

  1. I am generally satisfied with the independent project process.
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  2. My prior knowledge was enough to carry out my independent project.
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  3. Administration (including information) concerning my independent project has worked well.
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  4. The social learning environment was inclusive (e.g. different opinions were respected, gender equality aspects, no master suppression techniques used).
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  5. The physical learning environment (e.g. equipment and other resources) was satisfactory. 
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  6. The course has touched on sustainable development (environmental, social and/or financial sustainability).
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  7. Contact with my supervisor was sufficient for me to complete my independent project.
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment: 
  8. I received constructive feedback on the written part of my project.
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment: 
  9. I received constructive feedback on the oral presentation of my project.
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  10. I received constructive feedback on my review of another student’s project.
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  11. My ability to work independently has developed after carrying out my independent project. 
    Do not agree | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Completely agree | No opinion |
    Comment:
  12. Other comments

Additional own questions

Here you can create and copy your own questions in addition to SLU's standard questions.
An evaluation can contain up to 20 additional questions.

Create question

  • Create your own question by clicking on “Create question”.
  • Enter the question and select type of question.
  • Click on “Save”.

Edit and remove question

  • If you want to edit a specific question, click on “Edit question”.
  • Make the changes and then click on “Save”.
  • If you click on “Delete question”, it will be deleted from the questionnaire. You will then be asked if you are sure you want to delete the question.

Copy question

  • Click on “Copy from previous evaluation”.
  • Look up previous evaluations by filling in the search boxes and clicking on “Search”.
  • Click on the course you want from the list.
  • Select the questions you want to copy and click on “Copy the selection”.

Publish question

When the course evaluation has been closed, a compilation of the compulsory questions will be published automatically on the course page. Teachers can also select if any of their own questions should be published. If you have not selected these questions before the evaluation closed, you can do so afterwards.

NB. Comments will NOT be published.

Administrator

Here you can add and remove users with the right to administer or make changes to the evaluation.

Add new administrator

  • Click on “add admin”.
  • Search their name or email.
  • Select the person from the list and click on “add selected person”.

Remove an administrator

  • Select the person you want to remove from the list.
  • You will then be asked if you want to remove that person. Click on “Yes”.

The person will then be removed as administrator from the course evaluation.

Student representative

Here you can enter the name of the student representative for the course.

Select the student representative from the list and then click on “Select student representative”.

If there is no student representative for the course, click on “no student representative selected”.

Reimbursement for the student representative

The student will receive a reimbursement of SEK 400 for their efforts. The person responsible for staff registration at the department is in charge of payment. The student representative must fill in the hourly reimbursement form before reimbursement can be paid. NB. It is not an hourly wage – the set amount of SEK 400 will be paid.

Information to student representatives from Sluss.

Evaluation report

Here there will be a compilation of the students’ evaluation responses.

The public compilation on the web only shows the standard questions and the questions the teacher selected to be public. No comments will be shown publicly.

Create a pdf

Click on the button “Create a pdf” to create a document with the evaluation compilation. You can select what will be included in the pdf by ticking alternatives.

Comments

Here, the course coordinator can comment on the course. The course coordinator can also see the student representative’s comments.

The comments field is open a month after the evaluation has concluded. The comments will then be published automatically on the course page.

Ability to adjust opening and closing date on EX-courses

The course evaluation will open by default, so the students can access the evaluation, one week before the course ends and close two weeks after the course ends.

Before the evaluation is opened, courses with EX in the course code can adjust the dates by selecting the form field of the date.

Automatically archive the course evaluation report

The department responsible for the course has today the task to archive the report of the evaluation. This will now be done automatically and digitally via Evald, the department doesn’t have to do anything.

When will the automatically archiving of the evaluation report occur?
This will be done twice a year, on June 30 and December 31.

Course evaluations that has been summarized in the spring, by June 30, will be archived on December 31. And in the autumn, by December 31, will be archived on June 30.

What happens in Evald when the evaluation has been archived?
When the evaluation has been archived it will be locked for further editing. It will no longer be possible to add the comments from the course leader and the student representative. This is why the archive process will be 6 months after the evaluation has been summarized.

Example of the message when an evaluation has been archived

This means that on January 2, 2019, all the evaluations that has been summarized June 30, 2018, or earlier will be locked for editing.

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IT support

IT support helps you with everything about the course evaluation system Evald. 

You reach IT support via extension 6600 or it-stod@slu.se.


Contact
Page editor: ld-webb@slu.se