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.
The following documents (Interpreting End-of-Course Evaluation Results and Course Evaluations: Information for Students) were prepared with three goals in mind:
Display of course evaluation results
Total Number of Completed Evaluations
The number of students who submitted evaluations.
Total Enrollment in Course
The number of students enrolled in the course.
For Students, Faculty and Staff
Send an itsupport [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) to the IT Service Desk.
Call 514-398-3398 to get in touch with an IT Support consultant.
Mercury for Students
Each academic unit may select up to 21 of the recommended pool of questions when designing their course evaluations: the Academic Unit may include up to 18 questions and the instructor(s) may include up to 3 questions:
Each Faculty will determine whether a Faculty-wide questionnaire will be used for the different course types, e.g., lectures and labs.
The course evaluation procedure described respects the Senate policy on end-of-term course evaluations approved on 23 April 2014.
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The IDEA Center is a nonprofit organization which provides assessment, development and other resources to colleges and universities worldwide. It has produced, in collaboration with POD (The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education), an extremely useful series of articles written by respected experts in teaching and learning in higher education, specifically linking questionnaire items to relevant aspects of teaching and learning.