Introduction

Online Course and Instructor Ratings


The Evaluation System is a tool that runs under Sakai version 2.2 or higher. The Evaluation System is used to conduct formative and summative (end of term) evaluations and review the results. An evaluation consists of a series of scaled and/or free text questions, which are delivered to students over a fixed time period (typically a few days).

The evaluation system allows colleges, departments, and instructors to manage their own body of questions which are part of a combined end of term evaluation. This allows colleges and departments within a larger institution to collect targeted information from their students, while preserving a consistent set of questions used through the institution.

Evaluation results can easily be reviewed within a single course, across colleges or departments, or across the entire university. Results can be reviewed for a single evaluation covering a short time period, or can be displayed for a series of evaluations conducted across a larger time period.

The evaluation system contacts students to notify them of upcoming evaluations automatically, and to remind students to complete an ongoing evaluation. The notification scheme is intended to increase the response rate.

More information about the work being done is available at Evaluation Status. Check out the System Development Info and Links below for more information.

More Information

Project Team

Name

Institution

Role

Details

Aaron Zeckoski

CARET, Cambridge, UK

Project Lead/Developer

Design/Tool/Logic/DB/Integration

Richard Ellis

University of Michigan

Developer

Email/Scheduling/Logic

Gonzalo Silverio

University of Michigan

Designer

Tool/HTML/CSS

Lisa Emery

University of Michigan

UM lead/Tester

Design/Testing

Rick Moyer

University of Maryland, College Park

Developer

Testing Externals

Ellen Yu Borkowski

University of Maryland, College Park

UMD lead/Tester

Design/Testing

Kapil Ahuja

Edtech, Virginia Tech

Developer

Tool/Eval Settings

Will Humphries

Edtech, Virginia Tech

Developer

Tool/Reporting

Rui Feng

Edtech, Virginia Tech

Developer

Tool/Template

Shaun Fleming

University of Maryland, College Park

Developer

AJAX

Note: Name = No longer on the project or inactive

System Development Info and Links

Evaluation Development

History

The VT Online Rating System (VTORS) was developed from code received from Columbia University in mid 2004. The system was previewed in early 2005. The system was piloted in Fall 2005. The system is currently being redesigned and rebuilt as a Sakai tool. This work was started at Virginia Tech.