Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for: Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment - Course Evaluations

  1. What are web-based course evaluations?
  2. How will I know course evaluations are available for my classes?
  3. Where do I go to take the survey?
  4. Are my responses confidential?
  5. Why am I still receiving email messages from courseeval.aims.edu?
  6. What should I do if I receive an error message when I try to access the course evaluations?
  7. What do I do if my Aims Login and Password does not allow access to the course evaluations website?
  8. Can I reset my response if I submit for the wrong course?
  9. Do faculty and staff complete course evaluations if they are taking a course?
  10. Contact
  11. I am taking an online course. Will I use the same web-based evaluation for my online courses that I do for my face-to-face and hybrid courses?
  12. How do I evaluate my online courses?
  13. Will my online instructor be able to view my course evaluation responses?
  14. Who do I contact if I have issues accessing course evaluations for my online courses?

What are web-based course evaluations?

Web-based course evaluations are a tool to help evaluate courses and instructors. These electronic questionnaires allow students to provide feedback, which is used to improve courses and instruction. All course evaluations are confidential. After the course evaluation period ends and final grades are posted, instructors can access the results for each course, but they cannot link responses to individual students.

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How will I know course evaluations are available for my classes?

Each semester, students receive an email at least one week before classes end. The email includes a link to their course evaluations. After clicking on the provided link, students use their current myAims username and password to access the course evaluations.

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Where do I go to take the survey?

The link to the survey is https://aims.campuslabs.com/courseeval. You can sign into the course evaluation page with your myAims username and password. Each course evaluation can be completed in 10 minutes.

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Are my responses confidential?

All course evaluation responses are confidential and collected by a third party provider, CampusLabs. Student responses are summarized and reported to instructors after final grades have been posted. Instructors receive reports without identifying student information.

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Why am I still receiving email messages from courseeval.aims.edu?

Students will receive email messages until all surveys available to the student receive responses. Students who have completed all the surveys available for completion will not receive additional reminder emails.

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What should I do if I receive an error message when I try to access the course evaluations?

Sometimes students receive error messages when they try to access course evaluations. If you do receive an error message, please:
  1. Close the course evaluation web page.
  2. Wait a few minutes.
  3. Go to the course evaluation website.
  4. Login again with your current myAims username and password.
If you continue to receive an error message, please send an email to courseeval@aims.edu. In your email, please include your name, Aims ID#, and error message.

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What do I do if my Aims Login and Password does not allow access to the course evaluations website?

If your myAims username and password do not allow you to access the course evaluation website, please email courseeval@aims.edu. In the email, please include your name, Aims ID#, and the error message you are receiving, so we can help you as quickly as possible.

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Can I reset my response if I submit for the wrong course?

Yes, an Aims Community College administrator can reset this for you by e-mailing courseeval@aims.edu. In your email, please include your name, Aims ID#, and the description of the course that was wrongly submitted.

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Do faculty and staff complete course evaluations if they are taking a course?

Yes, faculty and staff opinions and feedback on courses are valuable. However, there is an extra step to completing course evaluations. When you sign into Campus Labs, you have to enter your Windows username and password. Then from the pull down menu “Sign in as,” choose “Staff Member taking Courses” before clicking “Sign in.”

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Contact

For further questions and concerns please contact:
Sandra Harmon
Email: courseeval@aims.edu
Phone: (970) 339-6427

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I am taking an online course. Will I use the same web-based evaluation for my online courses that I do for my face-to-face and hybrid courses?

Online courses have a course evaluation survey within the Aims Online course shell.

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How do I evaluate my online courses?

  1. Log in to your Aims Online course.
  2. Click on the "Surveys" link in your course navigation bar.
  3. On the "Surveys" page, click on the "Online Course Evaluation" link
  4. Complete the survey.


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Will my online instructor be able to view my course evaluation responses?

The instructor will see compiled survey results but individual survey responses are anonymous.

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Who do I contact if I have issues accessing course evaluations for my online courses?

Please contact your online instructor or email onlinelearning@aims.edu if you have any issues accessing course evaluations for online courses.

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