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Mercury Online Manuals

These manuals show you how to access and use the online course evaluation system, Mercury.

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Default Period: Wednesday, November 12 - Sunday, December 21

Interpretation of Results

The following documents (Interpreting End-of-Course Evaluation Results and Course Evaluations: Information for Students) were prepared with three goals in mind:

Mercury Definitions

Mercury graph report definitions

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.

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Recommended Pool of Questions

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:

Recommended Pool of Questions [EN].pdf

Ensemble de questions recommandé pour les cours et les instructeurs [FR].pdf

Preparation of Questionnaires

Each Faculty will determine whether a Faculty-wide questionnaire will be used for the different course types, e.g., lectures and labs.

Administration & Procedures

The course evaluation procedure described respects the Senate policy on end-of-term course evaluations approved on 23 April 2014.

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