Students

UB Course Evaluations is where you, as a UB student, can share your opinions about the effectiveness of the UB academic experience and provide feedback on your instructors.

Why Should I Evaluate My Courses?

Once you complete a course at UB, it's important to reflect on the experience. How effective was the teaching? Did you learn what you expected to learn? Did it meet your expectations?

When you complete a course evaluation you give faculty and administrators the tools to strengthen UB's course offerings and improve student learning across the university.

Your feedback is anonymous!

Instructors cannot see individual responses. Instructors and administrators receive a summary report that compiles responses across all students in the class. Course reports are not released for sections with response rates lower than five students. However, be sure not to include any identifiable information about yourself in open-ended answers.

How Do I Complete My Evaluations?

Course evaluations can be completed using a web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone, from on- or off-campus.

  • You will receive an email from UBCE telling you that course evaluations are open. The email will have a list of your evaluations and a link to log in (https://sunyub.smartevals.com).
  • Log into UBCE using your UBITName and password.
  • Instructors might also provide you a QR code that you can read with your smartphone or tablet to open your course evaluations.
  • Once you have accessed your evaluations you can choose which course to evaluate. If a course has multiple instructors you will be prompted to select which instructors to evaluate.

Students should set up their email filters to allow emails from @smartevals.com

Who Is Able to View Final Course Evaluations?

After course evaluations are closed for the semester, UB instructors and administrators receive reports with the feedback that you and your classmates provided. This information is used to improve teaching techniques, course content and many other factors that affect the learning experience at UB.

The University at Buffalo has ownership of data from student evaluations of courses. The university may release quantitative evaluation results of core items (questions) for the courses that exceed the set minimum response rates to students with password protected access.