All academic departments have the opportunity to administer course evaluations online
through the Digital Measures platform. The Office of Institutional Research, Planning,
and Assessment (IRPA) will coordinate the facilitation of the course evaluations for
Spring 2016 Course Evaluation Administration Period
- Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. - Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.: Course
evaluations are available online for students.
- Saturday, May 21, 2016: Faculty will receive emails and can access their course evaluation
results in Digital Measures.
Access to Digital Measures
Have other questions? Please send them to Xiao Zhang (Xiao.Zhang@fredonia.edu).
Which courses will be included in the online administration of course evaluations?
All 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-credit courses that require instruction (no internships, student
teaching, study abroad, practicum, research, or thesis courses) with an enrollment
of 5 or greater will be included by default.
Where can I view the instrument?
Click on the link on the right navigation bar entitled "Course Evaluation Instrument."
These items have been approved by the Academic Affairs Committee of the University
Senate as well as the Online Learning Advisory Committee. The items cannot be modified
and suggestions regarding the instrument should be sent to the Academic Affairs Committee.
How can I add instructor-specific questions?
From April 20th to April 26th 2015, instructors can add questions through Digital Measure platform. This option
will be available only for the end of term course evaluations.
How can my department add department-specific questions?
The deadline to submit department level questions for Spring 2015 end of term course
evaluations is 1st of March.
When are the course evaluations administered online?
Fall and Spring Semesters: The course evaluation period takes place during the last
two weeks of class. See the current semester's timelines for specific dates.
J-Term and Summer Sessions: The course evaluation period takes place approximately
the last week of the term. While this is proportionately a longer time frame than
in the regular semester, it is needed in order to give students adequate time to complete
How do students access the course evaluations?
Students receive email invitations to complete the online course evaluations. The
emails are sent through the Digital Measures platform, but are from the SUNY Fredonia
Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment office. The email invitations provide
students with the link at which they need to log in to the Digital Measures platform.
We strongly recommend that faculty make class announcements about the availability
of the course evaluations and encourage participation. See Digital Measures' tips
for increasing response rates by clicking on the appropriate link on the right navigation
When and how do I access my results?
Course evaluation results are available after the deadline for submitting grades.
At that time faculty will receive an email from IRPA through Digital Measures letting
them know that their data is available to them. See the "Instructions for Accessing
Data in Digital Measures" document on the right navigation bar for step-by-step instructions
for creating reports.
How does the department receive a summary report?
Department chairs will have an additional "role" in the Digital Measures platform
that will enable them to view course evaluation data as well as to create an aggregate
report for the department using the step-by-step report creation platform.
Why do I have to log in using my e-services username and password?
The information students enter to access the Digital Measures platform is used to
determine the courses for which students should complete evaluations. Prior to the
evaluation period IRPA has submitted course, instructor, and student rosters to Digital
Measures that enable their platform to identify which students are in which courses.
Entering the e-services ID is the variable needed to ensure students have access to
the evaluations for the correct courses.
I received a reminder email indicating that I have not yet completed my course evaluation(s).
How does the system know this if my responses are anonymous?
The Digital Measures platform is able to determine which students have completed their
evaluation without knowing specifically how they answered the questions. As such,
the students that have not completed the evaluations receive the reminder emails.