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eXplorance Blue

Course Evaluations (Courses Feedback Forms)

Student feedback about their classes can provide valuable insight about the student experience that contributes to effective teaching and learning. WSU started the transition to online course evaluations using the eXplorance Blue system in the fall of 2016 and had all university courses using the online system for the spring 2017 term.

Request Help or Report a Problem with a Course Evaluation

Email esg.blue@wsu.edu or use the online portal to get help or report a problem with one of your course evaluations in Blue. See information below about who to contact with other questions.

For More Information About Course Evaluations at WSU

College Course Evaluation Coordinators

  • At WSU, each college determines the question sets on the feedback form for their courses, the dates it is available, and other logistics. Instructors should contact their department or their college coordinator with questions about when and how course feedback forms will be delivered to their students.

Enterprise Systems

Contact esg.blue@wsu.edu for all technical planning, implementation, help, training and questions about using Blue, including:

  • Setting up a course evaluation in your college
  • Generating reports from course evaluations in Blue
  • Checking response rates on live course evaluations
  • Faculty, staff and student help and customer support
  • Training for your college’s course evaluation coordinator
  • Training on use of Blue or education about Blue features for faculty, students, staff
  • Rollout over time of new features

Office Of Assessment Of Teaching And Learning (ATL)

Contact atl@wsu.edu for consultation on course evaluation questions, policies, and interpretation of results and reports, including:

  • Designing or refining course evaluation question sets in your college
  • Interpreting results
  • Developing college-level policies
  • Using some results as part of program-level assessment (of curricular effectiveness, student engagement, etc.)
  • Analyzing response rates
  • Developing question banks and validating question sets

Enterprise Systems Group

Contact

Send General Requests to esg.blue@wsu.edu

Web Services

As Washington State University moves toward a more seamless and integrated environment, its internal systems, applications, and processes must communicate dynamically in real time. Web services have become a key component in realizing this goal and also in revitalizing legacy systems to provide real-time information across the organization. Enterprise Systems develops and supports a number of web services available for use by departmental applications.

WSU ITS University Information Systems Services Web Services

Notes:

  • In order to gain access to any of the following ITS supplied Web Services, please contact enterprise.systems@lists.wsu.edu. Security to these services is currently administered with an IP Security Policy. Please supply each machine IP that will need access to the web service(s), along with a short description of each, indicating who’s machine (department or person), the machine’s DNS name, and what type of machine (developer’s workstation, test server, production server, etc).
  • All “Test” Web Services go against Test data. Any “Test” Active Directory related Web Services, go against a Test version of Active Directory called “DEVAD”.

Enterprise Web Services:

 CentralPaymentSite_WS
Description:

  • The Central Payment Site is a toolkit that allows WSU departments to develop secure e-commerce applications that meet the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards. The Central Payment Site (CPS) toolkit consists of web service and a web page. The web service is used to insert and read information to/from a secure database.

Location:

  • Test:
    https://test-ewebservice.wsu.edu/CentralPaymentSite_WS/CentralPaymentSite_WS.asmx
    Production:
    https://ewebservice.wsu.edu/CentralPaymentSite_WS/CentralPaymentSite_WS.asmx
WSUQueryADAttributes_WS
Description:

  • For a given WSU ID or AD User Name (NID), query Active Directory for any given attribute(s) such as WSU ID, NID, Display Name, Full Name, Last Name, First Name, Email, Home Phone, Department, etc. Also does checks for AD group membership (GetGroups, IsInAnyGroup, IsInAllGroups).

Location:

  • Test:
    https://test-aiswebservice.wsu.edu/WSUQueryADAttributes_WS/WSUQueryADAttributes_WS.asmx
    Production:
    https://aiswebservice.wsu.edu/WSUQueryADAttributes_WS/WSUQueryADAttributes_WS.asmx
WSUAdAuthenticateUser_WS
Description:

  • Authenticate a given AD User Name and Password against Active Directory and optionally retrieve groups memberships (GetGroups, IsInAnyGroup, IsInAllGroups), and/or AD attributes such as WSU ID, NID, Display Name, Full Name, Last Name, First Name, Email, Home Phone, Department, etc.
    Notes:
    Use of SSL (HTTPS) between web server and client is REQUIRED for all consumers of this Web Service. Without SSL, UserName and Password information can be intercepted between client and server.

Location:

  • Test:
    https://test-aiswebservice.wsu.edu/WSUADAuthenticateUser_WS/WSUADAuthenticateUser_WS.asmx
    Production:
    https://aiswebservice.wsu.edu/WSUADAuthenticateUser_WS/WSUADAuthenticateUser_WS.asmx
WSUEmployeeInfo_WS
Description:

  • Query employee-related information (Type, Status, Status Reason) for a given WSU Id.

Location:

  • Test:
    https://test-aiswebservice.wsu.edu/WSUEmployeeInfo_WS/WSUEmployeeInfo_WS.asmx
    Production:
    https://aiswebservice.wsu.edu/WSUEmployeeInfo_WS/WSUEmployeeInfo_WS.asmx
WSUConvertIdentifier_WS
Description:

  • Query a given WSU Associate Identifier and convert to another (SSN to WSU ID, or WSU ID to SSN).

Location:

  • Test:
    https://test-aiswebservice.wsu.edu/WSUConvertIdentifier_WS/WSUConvertIdentifier_WS.asmx
    Production:
    https://aiswebservice.wsu.edu/WSUConvertIdentifier_WS/WSUConvertIdentifier_WS.asmx