The Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching (OMET) now offers an opt-in Midterm Course Survey option.
- Instructors can request a Midterm Course Survey through their Teaching Survey Dashboard.
- The following survey questions will be applied:
- At this point in the semester, your instructor would like to know:
- What is helping you to learn in this class?
- What is making learning difficult?
- What changes could be made to help you learn?
- At this point in the semester, what do you still find confusing or unclear?
- What steps could you take to improve your own learning in this course?
- Instructors will have the option to add custom questions.
- Surveys will be administered online to students.
- Surveys will be open to students for one week.
- Results will be released to instructors shortly after surveys close, results are anonymized.
- For more details, refer to our processes and procedures document.
Contact OMET@Pitt.edu for more information.
OMET uses set practices including standard questionnaires and survey period dates. If you wish to develop your own survey, here are some tips for writing good survey questions and options to administer your survey.
Qualtrics – Qualtrics can be used to administer surveys, collect and store data, and analyze results. Qualtrics includes powerful survey flow options to customize your survey. Surveys can be set up to be anonymous. The University of Pittsburgh has a site license for the Qualtrics Survey Service.
Top Hat is a powerful class polling and student engagement tool. Multiple surveys can be deployed at various points in the term and results collected in real time. Most survey questions can be created as anonymous. To get started, go to their registration page to create an account. No download or integration with an LMS is required.
CourseWeb/Blackboard – You may administer surveys through CourseWeb/Blackboard. Please see their page for instructions on designing, administering, and interpreting results.
Canvas offers the ability to survey students using the Quiz tool. This is similar to how it’s handled in Blackboard. The anonymous feature can be turned off/on once surveys are deployed.
More information can be found at the Canvas support page for creating course surveys in their environment.