Why do mid-course evaluations?
- You can still make adjustments to your course.
- Students are more likely to recognize the value of course evaluations and thus also complete the end-of-course evaluations.
When should mid-course evaluations be done?
- Early enough to be able to respond to feedback; typically sometime between weeks 4 through 7 for regularly scheduled courses.
How to carry out mid-course evaluations?
Online Survey tool in myCourses
An easy way to get feedback from students is to
Regular Evaluation Period
The regular course evaluation period for regularly scheduled courses will be the same across the University. The time period normally runs for three to four weeks, and will end the day before the start of the examination period.
TLS offers a consultation service designed to assist instructors, administrators and staff, in analyzing and enhancing or developing their teaching skills. The service is free of charge to all McGill and Macdonald Campus faculty and staff.
To request a consultation, please complete the consultation request form.
TLS offers two types of consultations:
University-wide email reminders
Reminders with a direct link to access Mercury will be sent by the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) to all students with course evaluations to complete. These will be sent to the students’ McGill email accounts. Once they complete their course evaluations, students stop receiving these reminders.
Instructions on how to view course evaluation results
The course ratings reported on the site are only one indicator of teaching effectiveness, and these results should be treated with caution since they represent reports only for the particular courses and terms designated.
End-of-course evaluations results, as one indicator of teaching effectiveness, are used to:
These manuals show you how to access and use the online course evaluation system, Mercury.
McGill University values quality in the courses it offers its students. End-of-course evaluations provide valuable student feedback and are one of the ways that McGill works towards maintaining and improving the quality of courses and the student’s learning experience. Student involvement in this process is critical to enhance the general quality of teaching and learning.