Here are three steps you can take to try to increase your Course Evaluation System completion rate.
First, frame it in a positive light and explain why you value their input. Add some pep to this routine activity by encouraging your students to complete the course evaluation and give progress updates leading up to the deadline.
Second, promote it through your course (e.g. Laulima Lesson page, Announcements, Calendar) and directly email them to disseminate the message in multiple ways and times so they’ll be reminded to do it and that you value their input.
Third, consider giving the whole class a small amount of extra credit (conditionally). A simple, effective, and efficient way to do this is to offer a small amount of extra credit to the whole class if the evaluation response rate for the class reaches a percentage (for example 80%). This may encourage more students to do it to not let the class miss out on the extra credit points. To calculate the response rate percentage, you can view the number of completed evaluations and simply divide the number of completed by the total enrolled in the course (or actual “active” students in your course if an adjustment is needed).
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Thoughts, questions, or feedback, please comment below. – Mahalo