Course Evaluations & Surveys (formerly EvaluationKIT)

Course Evaluations & Surveys (formerly EvaluationKIT) is used at Johns Hopkins University to easily capture and analyze student feedback integrated directly in participating Canvas courses.

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Important

  • At Johns Hopkins, access to Course Evaluations & Surveys (CES) is available to Students, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, if your course is using Course Evaluations & Surveys. Note, Administrators would access CES outside of Canvas.
  • Canvas links to CES will display for Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and Administrators at all times, but will only display for students who have active evaluations.

How does Canvas differ from Blackboard? 

  • In Blackboard, Course Evaluations & Surveys were accessed at the Account Level.
  • In Canvas, it is accessed at the Course Level (Primary) and Account Level (Secondary).

How To Use

Student Access To Course Evaluations in Canvas

Prompts for students to complete active surveys show in a variety of places in Canvas. Students will be reminded of active surveys through pop-ups. They can also access active surveys within the course navigation menu and their Account area.

Pop Up on the Canvas Dashboard

  • Links for students will automatically display along with an optional pop-up widget when surveys for a course begin.
  • This will disappear when the survey period ends in the dashboard. (Links will not display in courses without surveys.)
A pop-up appears for students who have a survey due in the course.

Course Menu

The Course Evaluations link appears in the Course Navigation menu while the survey is active.

Pop up on the Canvas courses

Additionally, a pop-up appears for students who have a survey due from the dashboard or in their course like below until it is taken.

Additionally, a pop-up appears for students who have a survey due from the dashboard or in their course.
  • Clicking on the Go to Survey button will take a student to their survey dashboard.
  • Clicking on the Do It Later button will make the pop-up box disappear, allowing you to access Canvas.
  • Clicking the Student Course Evaluations navigation menu in courses will display your state of submissions.
Evaluation Kit/CES Dashboard accessible by selecting the Student Course Evaluations in the navigation menu

Account > Course Evaluations

If a student has active Course Evaluations, they can also be accessed from the Account area within Canvas. This Course Evaluations link will also take users directly to their CES Dashboard.

Under User Settings Navigation, if a student has active Course Evaluations, they can be accessed from Settings page within Canvas.
User Settings Navigation link will also take users directly to their CES Dashboard.

Faculty Access To Course Evaluations

Direct Access for Faculty and Staff Only

Faculty and staff with JHEDs can long into their division’s specific link to CES for access.

Faculty Access in Canvas

  • Faculty access CES similarly to students, yet they can see progress on survey completion.
  • Within the Course it is called Instructor Course Evaluations in the left Course Navigation.
  • Faculty from here can view Course Response Rates when selecting the Response Rate Tracker.
Faculty access CES similarly to students, yet can see progress versus a pop-up for taking a survey.
Faculty from here can view Course Response Rates when selecting the Response Rate Tracker.

Accessibility

Vendor Accessibility Page

Additional Resources 

Vendor Support Site