Introduction Samples Course Evaluations


This document contains two sample introductions that are commonly used in course evaluations.  

Note: The sample messages provided in this document are only examples. You and your department may use alternate messages to better suit your course evaluation needs.

This guide explains:

Related documentation:

Where to Add the Course Evaluation Introduction

  1. Login to Moodle ISU. For more information, see Accessing Moodle ISU for Faculty
  2. As of Fall 2017, the Navigation Block that used to appear on left of your page has been replaced. Follow the instructions below to edit your course evaluation.
  3. On the left hand side of the page, in the Navigation Drawer, Click Site Home. (If hidden, the Navigation Drawer is expanded by clicking on the white icon with three horizontal black lines in the upper left corner of your screen.)

  1. On the right side of the Moodle ISU homepage, Locate the Main Menu Block.
  2. Click the name of your course evaluation.

  1. Locate the Settings Gear Menu located in the upper right hand corner.
  2. Click Edit Settings.


  1. Type the introduction for the course evaluation into the Description text box.

Sample #1

“The questionnaire below is designed to measure your assessment of the instructor's teaching effectiveness in this class. When added to other students' comments, your evaluation will be used by the University to consider the professor for retention, merit raises, promotion and tenure.  If you do not wish to answer the questions, you may leave a comment at the end of this evaluation concerning the professor's teaching effectiveness. You may be completely candid as the professor will not see the results of the evaluations until after the semester ends.  Please click on "Answer the questions" to proceed.”

Sample #2

“The State Board of Education requires that students be given the opportunity to evaluate their courses and their instructors. The faculty members are not allowed to see the evaluations completed by students. All evaluations are anonymous. A compilation of the responses will be given to the instructor after final grades have been submitted. The evaluations are reviewed by the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the college. They are important documents used to evaluate faculty performance and students are encouraged to make honest comments.”

  1. When you have everything set, be sure to click a save option at the bottom of the page.

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