Mid-Course Feedback

  • For information about using the University’s course feedback system to collect mid-course feedback, please review the Syracuse University Resources and Mid-Course Feedback Timeline sections below.

Focus on Teaching and Learning Workshop Session:

Getting the Most Out of Mid-Course Feedback

Students are best at voicing what it is like to be a learner in your course. Requesting and responding to student feedback are integral to creating engaging educational experiences. In this 20-minute asynchronous session, Getting the Most Out of Mid-Course Feedback, you’ll learn more about how to gather and use student feedback to make small changes midway to deepen learning through the rest of the semester. The session also highlights Syracuse University’s online course feedback system which is a new tool you can use to collect student input in regular session courses (i.e., full semester).

In this session, we will explore:

    • Benefits of mid-course feedback
    • Good practices for creating an instrument and collecting responses
    • Using the course feedback system for mid-course feedback
    • Processing student responses and determining possible changes
    • Communicating with your students about the results and adjustments you intend to make

Build Starting at 9 a.m. on 2/16/2024 and ending 11:59 p.m. on 3/3/2024 Custom surveys can be created and attached to regular session courses in the two weeks prior to the mid-course survey opening date.
Collect Starting at 9 a.m. on 3/4/2024
and ending 11:59 p.m. on 3/11/2024
The survey window for students to provide mid-course feedback in the system is about one week. Students will receive an email from "Syracuse University Course Feedback" about the open feedback window. They will receive reminders every three days if they do not immediately respond. When they log in to Blackboard, they will see a notification there as well.
Learn Starting at 12:01 a.m. on 3/12/2024 Instructors access and download results within the course feedback system. Results are available to instructors only.

This asynchronous session is part of the Focus on Teaching and Learning (FOTL) Lunch and Learn Series, a collaborative effort between the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) and Institutional Effectiveness (IE). To learn more about upcoming sessions and explore prior presentation materials, visit the FOTL webpage.