Top 3 Midcourse Evaluation Tools

Advantages of Midcourse Evaluations

  1. In contrast to end-of-course evaluations, the feedback can be used to make changes during the current course.
  2. The students report feeling empowered to help craft their educational experience. 
  3. Questions can be tailored to highlight the specific characteristics of the course, rather than global measures of teaching effectiveness from the end-of-course evaluation. 
  4. The instructor can solicit formative feedback that does not have to be shared with the university administration. 
  5. The midterm feedback can provide insights about course characteristics most pertinent to the instructor

 

Table Comparing Top 3 Midcourse Evaluation Tools

Bare Bones Questioning Technique
(Stop, Start, Continue)
Student Assessment of Their Learning Gains (SALG) Custom
Survey
Content Focus Tends to be general Targets specific course features Can be general or specific
Format of evaluation Can be paper/pencil, but usually done electronically (search "Miami Midcourse Evaluation CTE & eLearning" in Canvas Commons) Electronically via salgsite.org or through a survey platform of your choosing. SALG template available - will download as Word doc. Electronically via preferred tool: Canvas, Qualtrics, Google Doc
Time investment Fast prep/fast collection/more time-consuming analysis Time-consuming prep first time/faster analysis Time-consuming prep first time/analysis time depends on questions
Evaluation delivery Delivered by instructor in or out of class (usually in) Delivered by instructor in or out of class Delivered by instructor in or out of class
Resource

List of Example Midcourse Evaluation Tools Scroll to "Bare Bones"

To download the Bare Bones instrument to your course Canvas site, search "Miami Midcourse Evaluation CTE & eLearning" in Canvas Commons.

List of Example Midcourse Evaluation Tools Scroll to "SALG" and/or visit salgsite.net

or 

Use the Template with your own survey platform (Canvas, Qualtrics, GoogleForms,
SurveyMonkey, Formstack, etc.).

Feedback Question Bank available for question options. Choose best questions.