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Student Opinion Survey

The Survey Period for Spring 2014 is now closed. Survey dates were April 16-30.

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Q&As

About the Survey

What are Student Opinion Surveys?

Student Opinion Surveys are an important tool for students to provide anonymous feedback at the end of a course about their instructors, course content, and their overall experience.

Are the results really anonymous?

Your log in information is not submitted as part of the feedback data, therefore all Student Opinion Survey results are 100% anonymous.

If the survey is anonymous, why do I have to log in?

The login is used to:

  • Verify that you are eligible to complete the Student Opinion Survey
  • Determine which courses are to be surveyed by you.
  • Determine which courses have already been surveyed by you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your log in information is NOT submitted as part of the feedback data, therefore ALL Student Opinion Survey results ARE ANONYMOUS.

Why are they important?

Student feedback is vital to the content and delivery of courses at ODU. Student Opinion survey results are used by faculty to improve teaching and are a component in the promotion and tenure process of faculty.

What happens to the results?

The survey results are viewed by University administrators and faculty. Information gathered is used as part of the process to improve instruction at Old Dominion University.

How long does it take?

Each class survey typically takes between 3-5 minutes to complete.

Why are they online?

In an effort to streamline the survey process, ODU transitioned to an online course evaluation system in fall 2003. The online system is convenient, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Will instructors be able to see survey results before grades are posted?

No. Survey results are not available until after finals are complete and all grades have been posted.


Taking the Survey

How do I access the Student Opinion Survey for my course(s)?

Click the link, "Proceed to Student Opinion Survey(s)" on this page. You must log in using your MIDAS Account ID and Password. This information is NOT submitted as part of the feedback data, therefore ALL SURVEYS ARE ANONYMOUS.

You can also access your Student Opinion Surveys via your My ODU Portal, Blackboard, or your mobile device.

When can I provide feedback about my course(s)?

The course surveys for the Fall 2013 semester are available from Nov 23rd to midnight on Dec 6th, 2013 for most courses. If you are taking a course that is less than a full semester in length the Student Opinion Survey for that course will be done during the last few days of class.

Will my instructor know if I completed the survey?

No. Instructors can view the response rates for their courses while the surveys are open but cannot view any other data. The surveys are administered centrally through the Information Technology Services (ITS). ITS is not affiliated with any academic unit and/or faculty.

Can I use my mobile device to answer the Student Opinion Survey?

Yes, the new Student Opinion Survey is mobile friendly! You can complete your surveys on the "Surveys" module in the ODU Mobile App available for Apple & Android devices or by going to www.odu.edu/coursesurvey on your mobile device.

See what students think about taking the survey on their mobile device: http://www.odu.edu/apps/opinions/opinions.php

What are the technical requirements?

This system works best with Internet Explorer (IE) 5.5 or above.


Troubleshooting

Why do I see more than one instructor? Should I provide feedback for all of them?

Submit surveys only for those courses with the correct instructor name. Some courses (such as Nursing) have multiple instructors listed. Please disregard those course listings that you see with an instructor who did not teach you.

Why can't I see all of my course links on the Student Opinion Survey?

This may be caused by one of several issues:

  • You are not viewing the link during the date range allocated for submitting the Student Opinion Survey.
  • Some types of courses are not included in the Student Opinion Survey, specifically Independent Studies, Tutorial, Dissertation/Thesis, Lecture/Studio, Programmed Instruction, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Telecourse, Non-credit Instruction and Pre-ISI/Inactive/No Type
Why is a course on my list that I'm not registered for or that I have dropped?

Officially, the University has you listed as "registered" for that course. Please contact the Registrar's office.

What login do I use to complete my course surveys?

You must log in using your MIDAS Account ID and Password. This information is NOT submitted as part of the feedback data.

How do I get a MIDAS account if I don't have one already?

You can set up both your MIDAS and email account at https://midas.odu.edu.

Other questions or concerns?

Please contact Technical Support Center at 757.683.3192 or itshelp@odu.edu.