Professor Zone

Benefits of course evaluation

Professor in front of classroom full of students
  • Engage with your students.

When you encourage your students to complete their evaluations, you help the University offer top quality programs and courses.

  • See the impact of your teaching.

Feedback from students reflects the impact you have on their lives beyond the grades and your commitment to their learning.

  • Excel as a professor.

Directly measure how well you are teaching your students and learn how you can improve your teaching methods to help them succeed.

Customized formative evaluation

The customized formative evaluation is an optional tool tailored to your individual needs that provides feedback on specific aspects of your courses. You can choose up to 10 questions from the bank of customized questions to be added to the official evaluation of your course. To include these questions, proceed as described below.

Watch the tutorial.

1. Go to VirtuO.

You will receive an email from Blue inviting you to add your customized formative questions on VirtuO. Under the "Applications" tab, select Course Evaluation (Blue).

2. Log in.

Enter your VirtuO username and password and click Login.

If you need help, contact the Service Desk at 613-562-5800 extension 6555 or fill out the online form.

3. Choose the course to which to add formative questions.

In Blue, you will see a list of all the courses you are teaching at the moment. Choose one of these courses to add questions. Note that you can add the same questions to evaluations for all your courses.

4. Choose the questions to be added.

The questions are categorized by theme. In each category, click Show section to see all the questions in a given theme. Select the questions you wish to add to the questionnaire (maximum of 10).

Click on Submit.

You alone will see the answers to the questions you have added, and you can only see them during a specific timeframe.

Response rates of the evaluation

As a professor, you can see how many of your students have completed your evaluation at any given time. To do so, follow these instructions.

Watch the tutorial.

1. Go to VirtuO.

You will receive an email from Blue inviting you to view your response rates on VirtuO. Under the "Applications" tab, select Course Evaluation (Blue).

2. Log in.

Enter your VirtuO username and password and click on Login.

If you need help with your identification, contact the Service Desk at 613-562-5800 extension 6555 or fill out the online form.

3. Choose the course whose results you want to view.

In Blue, you will have access to a list of all the courses you are teaching at the moment. Choose one of these courses to view results (number of responses, number of students in the course and participation rate).

You will also receive an email from Blue after the evaluation period with the results (A and P reports).

Watch the tutorial to learn how to consult your evaluation reports.

S-Report

Review your course evaluation results and compare them with those of previous years to help you improve your skills and become the best professor you can be…

Click on S-Report — Evaluation of teaching and courses under the "Applications" tab in VirtuO.

Watch the tutorial.

New features

  • See the results of your evaluation in real-time during the two-week period
  • Select your customized formative questions online (you have the option of choosing the same questions for all your courses)
  • Avoid legibility problems by reading your student comments online

Frequently asked questions

Evaluation and its function

Participation rates

Impact of evaluation

Questions? Comments?

If you have questions or comments about course evaluation or the new Blue platform, please send them to
Evaluate_Your_Courses@uOttawa.ca.

Technical problems?

Contact the Service Desk if you are having difficulties with the online evaluation platform.

Service Desk
Tel.: 613-562-5800 extension 6555
it.uOttawa.ca/service-desk-request

Tool for the evaluation in the classroom

During the 20 minutes evaluation period in the classroom, you can display this slide on the screen. This slide presents all the steps students need to take in order to do the online evaluation.

Computing laboratories on campus

To find a computer near you, take a look at the list.

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