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Here is a screen cast of the work flow involved when setting up an evaluation in the Course Evaluations tool. We are using this tutorial to help our course conveners, administrators and non-academics looking to use the tool. We also have a public help guide detailing the steps in the video.  While we allude to the use of the tool for surveys/questionnaires the specific scenario that we are going to evaluate is the use of the tool in the evaluation of a course (ie quality of course materials and lecturers/faculty).

Target audience: Lecturers / Course conveners / teaching assistants / tutors / administrators / survey departments / site owners / managers / directors

This will be helpful to those introducing Course Evaluations to their institutions. We are using a UCT specific branch of CE, hence some features will not apply if you are running trunk.

Windows .wmv format
iMac / iPod .mp4 format

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Credits: Rulisha Chetty and Roger Brown

Results of the usability test

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How we constructed the screen cast

The screen cast was created using Camtasia Studio Version 6, of which the creator is a first time user (smile) The following steps were taken to build the screen cast:

  1. Rough storyboard of screen cast (based on the existing help guide)
  2. Identified areas in the CE tool that users struggled with or struggled to understand:
  • Lecturers/Tutors selections: What the lecturer/tutor options meant to users, how they go about choosing an option that suits them (this is a UCT specific feature)
  • The difference between a template and an evaluation.
  • Creating a user's own template as opposed to a using an existing one. A matter of whether to create a survey or not. If a user wanted to create a survey they start from scratch.
  • Can co-site owners allow other members of the site to see the evaluation before it is published? The answer is no.
  • The difference between the lecturer view and student view of the live evaluation.
  1. (continued...) Wrote a draft of screencast script/dialogue
  2. Created a rough draft of screen cast
  3. Made necessary changes to script such as wording, actions etc.
  4. Ironed out technical problems such as sound quality of screen cast etc.
  5. Recorded final version of screen cast, yey!

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