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When are online evaluations available to students?

Each college sets the dates for its course evaluations. In a regular 15-week course, evaluations generally open in week 14 and close the Friday of finals week. Students are notified by email.

How do students get to the online evaluations?

Students can access their Blue evaluations through one of these three entry points:

  • Canvas:
    • Popup – a popup upon logging into Canvas directs students to their course evaluations.
    • Course Navigation – the “Course Evaluations” link in the course navigation – if the link has not been turned off by the instructor.
    • Account – students can access the “Course Evaluations” link by navigating to Account > Course Evaluations.
  • myWSU – from the “Manage Classes” tile, the course link is under the “Course Evaluations” tab.
  • Blue – students can access course evaluations directly through Blue

Can students do the online evaluations during class?

Yes. In-class delivery works well with an adaptive display for any laptop or mobile device. No app is needed.

Will I be able to monitor response rates?

Yes. The instructor of record can log in to myWSU to review response rates while the evaluation is open. Final response rates are included in the Instructor Quick Report.

Can I provide extra credit to students who complete the evaluation?

Contact your college’s course evaluation coordinator to confirm if this option is available in your college. The list of students who have completed the evaluation will be available in your Blue Subject Management task. Please see the following WSU KB article for instructions on how to access the Blue Subject Management task for your course:

When will my results be available?

ALL Individual Instructor Reports – including all sessions within the semester – are published the following Friday after the last day of the Spring and Fall semesters (final examination end date). The date of publication is sometimes moved to accommodate holiday scheduling but is never earlier than two days after the final grade submission end date.

For example, if the Fall final examination end date is Friday 12/16, then the Individual Instructor Reports would be published on the following Friday – 12/23.

When are course evaluation reports available to faculty – WSU Knowledge Base article

Additional questions about your college’s course evaluation, delivery window, or reports of results?

Please contact your college’s course evaluation coordinator. Your dean’s office can provide their name and contact information. Or email




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