All courses except clinical and tutorial courses will be evaluated each semester.
There are multiple types of questions that can be included in an evaluation, each targeting a different aspect of the course.
Use your UBITName and password to log into UB Course Evaluations. Your UBITName and password are the same name and password you use to log into your UB email account. You can login using a web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone, from on- or off-campus.
Student identities are not connected to their responses in any way, provided no identifiable information was included in open-ended answers. However you may want to review the FAQ ‘Will instructors know if a particular student has completed the evaluation for their course?".
Instructors can monitor response rates in real time and see a percentage of students who have completed an evaluation when there are five or more respondents. Student identities are not connected to their responses in any way, provided no identifiable information was included in open-ended answers.
Instructors are interested in a high rate of completion so they can get the most from evaluation results. By monitoring response rates they can more directly encourage students to respond. However, the following resolution has been adopted regarding incentivizing and encouraging course evaluation completion:
Course evaluation data will be most useful when response rates are high (at least 75 percent). Instructors can reinforce the value of course evaluations to students and administrators can perfect instructional strategies by:
For end of semester evaluations, reports are available online one day after the deadline for posting grades for each course evaluated that meets the response rate threshold of five. These reports include summaries of the quantitative items and full text of qualitative items. These reports can also be viewed and downloaded from the instructor interface.
After logging into UBCE, administrators are able to view and download a variety of reports in a variety of formats including raw data. Administrators are also capable of creating new report formats and saving them for future reporting needs.
Course evaluation data is an important part of UB's commitment to academic excellence. The aggregated course-level data can help instructors:
Instructors and administrators can export raw data for external analysis or archiving. Administrators can create new report formats using a tool in the UBCE interface and making the report available to their instructors.
You should work with your Unit-Level Coordinator to request administrative access.
In light of recent email phishing attempts purporting to be from UB Course Evaluations, we would like to remind everyone that official UBCE correspondence will come from Vice Provost of Academic Affairs Graham Hammill. For more information on reporting phishing attempts, please visit the UBIT website.