Course Evaluation Surveys

One of the most common course assessment methods is the course evaluation survey.

UW-Madison is currently transitioning to digital course evaluation surveys, with the goal of transitioning the majority of courses by the end of 2018. Over 70% of all departments are now using digital course evaluations.

This effort is led by the Office of the Provost, in partnership with DoIT Academic Technology and AEFIS LLC, and is part of a larger campus initiative to build a next-generation student digital ecosystem to enhance university wide systems that support academic planning and student learning.

Benefits of a Digital Course Evaluation Survey Tool

Digital learning assessment tools, including digital course evaluation surveys, allow academic departments and programs to more efficiently and effectively assess student learning at the course and program levels.

Based on research, the tools support more robust, sustainable and evidence-based data collection and reporting. Additional benefits include:

  • Accessible and flexible
  • Quality of questions; best practices
  • Efficiency – significant time and money savings vs. paper-based reporting
  • Faster results and more in-depth responses
  • Robust reporting options
  • Ability to import/export data with other campus systems


Regina Lowery
Assessment Coordinator
(For general inquiries or to set up a consultation)

Saundra Solum
Applications Administrator, DoIT AT
(For technical support)