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Frequently Asked Questions

For assistance with Online Teval, you can use the self-paced, online tutorial or contact the Teaching & Learning Center.

Getting Started
Reports and Faculty Information Form (FIF)

Getting Started with Online Teval

Sign in to Online Teval

You can sign in to Online Teval directly with your eID and password. You will need to authorize the Online Teval app the first time you go to Online Teval. You can also access Online Teval from your K-State Online powered by Canvas profile or any K-State Online course that has added the Teval app.

Add the Online Teval app to Canvas

The Online Teval app can easily be added to Canvas by following these step-by-step instructions Adding the TEVAL app to Canvas. The coordination and administration of TEVAL student ratings is the responsibility of each department. While you will still need to sign in with your eID and password, you can also access Online Teval directly

Paper or Online Teval

At K-State, you have the option of using IDEA or Teval. Both systems have a paper version and an online version. However, the IDEA online system is only available for distance education courses while the Online Teval system is available for both on campus and distance courses. Paper versions must be distributed by a departmental evaluation coordinator during class time. Online versions are created by the instructor and emailed to students who then anonymously complete them on their own time.

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Permissions and Access

Cannot create evaluation for my course/section

You must have the role of Teacher or TA on the K-State Online roster for the course and/or section. Online Teval no longer uses KSIS to determine if you are an instructor of a course and/or section. If you are a graduate teaching assistant, contact the primary instructor and request that they add you to the K-State Online roster of the course and/or section.

Access evaluations from previous semesters

If you are currently a K-State employee, please follow the instructions for viewing previous evaluations. If you are not a current employee or these instructions do not apply to you, please contact the Teaching & Learning Center.

Create evaluation on behalf of instructor

Evaluations cannot created on behalf of or for another person. Only instructors can create and view their own evaluations and results.

Dropped students

Only those students on your K-State Online roster at the time your evaluation is sent (not created) will receive an email invitation to complete your Teval. If the student has dropped your course before the evaluation is sent then they will not receive the evaluation invitation email.

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Reports and Faculty Information Form (FIF)

Results scoring and availability

Reports for both online and paper Tevals can be downloaded after final grades have posted by signing in to K-State Online and accessing Teval from either a course or your profile. The report contains raw and adjusted scores as well as student comments. You can also download the scores and responses as a CSV file. See the Teval Guide: Interpreting Your Report (pdf) for an in-depth explanation of how the results are scored.

Faculty Information (FIF) is optional

The FIF is the Faculty Information Form. It is optional and does not affect the results of your evaluation, including your averaged results. Your answers to the Faculty Information Form (FIF) questions can describe some of your perspectives about your course. You can also include comments to describe other circumstances you think will be important for a more meaningful interpretation of your student ratings. Your answers are included on the final evaluation report. If you do a paper Teval you must turn in the Faculty Information Form sheet but you do not have to provide answers to the questions.

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Department Templates

What is a department template and does my department have one?

Departments may want course evaluations to include the same custom questions. Department Templates in the Online Teval allow instructors to add a pre-defined and un-editable set of custom questions to their evaluation. Please contact the Teaching & Learning Center to discuss adding a department template.
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Student Concerns

Student submitted evaluation for wrong instructor

Contact the Teaching & Learning Center as soon as possible. We will work with you to understand your specific issue and identify the best scenario to address the wrongly submitted evaluation.

Student did not receive evaluation invitation email

If the evaluation has not closed, then request that your student search their K-State email inbox for all emails from you, to include their spam and trash. Tell them the date that the first invitation was sent and the date(s) of any reminder emails. If your student is confident that they did not receive the email, please contact the Teaching & Learning Center.
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Editing an active evaluation

Re-opening a closed evaluation (extending the availability)

Evaluation dates, to include reminder dates, can be edited at any time until the Report becomes available. An evaluation cannot be re-opened or extended after the Report of student responses becomes available.

Adding or changing custom questions

Instructors can make changes to their custom questions if the evaluation has not received any responses. Changes cannot be made to the questions after students have responded to the evaluation.
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