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Course Evaluation Reports

Faculty Means

The reports provide means for each Faculty and the School of Continuing Studies. The means are presented by course level and by class size for the four questions which appear on all course evaluations (Q1-Overall, this is an excellent course; Q2-Overall, I learned a great deal from this course; Q3-Overall, this instructor is an excellent teacher; Q4-Overall, I learned a great deal from this instructor.)

Note: You need to login using your McGill email and password in order to access the Faculty means:

Mercury Evaluation Periods

Default Evaluation Period

The default course evaluation period for regularly scheduled courses will be the same across the University. The time period normally runs for six weeks, and will end two days after the examinaton period is over.

Strategies to encourage student participation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Course Evaluations

Please note that there are two new documents to help students complete course evaluations and help faculty interpret results.

Course Evaluation Results available to McGill Community

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 may be used, as one indicator of teaching effectiveness,

Mercury Online Manuals

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

Help with Mercury

For Students, Faculty and Staff

Email support          
Send an itsupport [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) to the IT Service Desk.
Phone support
Call 514-398-3398 to get in touch with an IT Support consultant.
Mercury for Students

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.pdf