Holding a vote or election on campus? If so, CoursEval can be used as a way to save time and see real-time results. We suggest setting this up as a Standard Survey. Here is what you will need to do:


  • Create a Response Set - The response choices will be the items or candidates being voted on
    Example: Joe Smith; Diane Johnson; Ronald Jones; Kim Williams
    Note: You will want to check the option to 'Hide Advanced Stats' for these types of response sets. Checking this option will force the report to only show the frequency distribution.

  • Create Question/s - The questions should be added to a new Catalog in the CoursEval Question Manager to keep them separated from your course evaluation questions.
    Example: Who is your vote for senior class president?
    Note
    : The Question Category Focus should be set as 'Overall'.


  • Create the Course - Manually or via import
    The course will need at least one faculty attached. You can create a generic faculty account just for these type of surveys or it can be any faculty member(s) who will need to view the results.
    Note: If the faculty are voting then you would just reverse the course setup. The person/s viewing the results would be set as the 'Responsible Faculty' and the faculty taking the survey would be set up as 'Participating Faculty' on the survey.

  • Enrollment of Participants - attach the participants to the course
    Attach the participants to the course manually (if only a handful) or populate a spreadsheet as you would a typical enrollment import. If students are completing the survey you would do an Enrollment-Student import. If faculty are the ones completing the survey you would do a Enrollment-Participating Faculty import.

  • Set up the Survey and Group Emails. This will include attaching your new course to the survey.
    IMPORTANT:
    • If students are completing the survey you would set the Assessment Focus as 'Students will assess themselves'
    • If faculty are completing the survey you would set the Assessment Focus as 'Faculty will assess themselves'