How do I access my course evaluation reports in Blue?
Instructors can view their course evaluation reports after final grades are due for the semester (usually a few weeks after final exams). Announcements are posted in Canvas with the date that the reports are available.
In order to access a course evaluation report:
- The course must be designated by the Department as an evaluated course. Courses not designated for evaluation may include: labs, recitations, low enrollment, independent study, thesis, or others.
- You must be listed as an official "Instructor of Record" for the course, or you must be a staff member who has been granted access. Guest Instructors and TAs are not evaluated and do not have access to the course evaluation.
- If there are multiple designated "Instructors of Record" for a course, each instructor can only see their own evaluation and the general course evaluation. Instructors cannot see other instructor's evaluations.
Some schools require a response threshold (not enrollment threshold) to be met in order for reports to be published. If fewer than 3 students respond to a course evaluation in the BioMedical Sciences school, or fewer than 4 students in AS&E, the report will not be generated for that course. This will be indicated by a 'Respondent Threshold not met' status. Instructors are invited and encouraged to monitor their response rates during the course evaluation period.
Some schools also allow their students to view the course evaluation reports. For those schools, the links to the reports are posted in a secure location.
if you cannot find the reports for the term that you are searching for, it may be that you are looking for a term that was evaluated in Trunk prior to the implementation of Blue. If this is the case, please go to Trunk and click on the "Legacy Course Evaluation Reports" link in the left navigation bar to access reports for these previous terms.
You will receive an email inviting you to view the reports
You will receive an email inviting you to view the reports. You can also access Blue via links provided in Canvas for the course. Note that the link in the email will bring you to the reports for that term only.
If you do not receive an email, or if you wish to search reports across various terms, you can access Blue directly at https://tufts.bluera.com/tufts/
Click the link to log in
Log into Blue with your Tufts University username and password.
Select a datasource
During login, users at health sciences schools may be required to select a datasource. Be sure to select the correct one (references in your email invitation).
Once logged in you can view the report list
Reports can be searched by keywords including topic or instructor name. If the reports are not displaying as you expect, be sure to enable 'show child reports' in the report section of your home page in order to allow for search across terms.
Click on a report title to view it
Click "Download PDF" in the lower left corner to download the report
The chart below compares how a report was previously displayed in Trunk vs. how it is currently displayed in Blue
The first image below gives a color-coded key of the types of data items included in a report. The second image below shows how these data items are displayed in Trunk (top half of the image) vs Blue (bottom half of the image).
Summary and Detail Data
In the "Summary of Results" section of the Blue course evaluation report, mean and standard deviation data is provided for that particular course, as well as for all courses for the term in the subject or school, for comparison. For some schools, the comparison is provided for courses within a certain subject, in a single term, session, or mode (such as online vs on-campus). For other schools, the comparison is provided across all subjects in the entire school for that term.
In the "Detailed Results of Course Evaluation", you will only see results for your own course, complete with graphs and statistics.
Some Tufts' schools require a student response threshold. For those schools, if the minimum number of responses has not been met, the report will not be generated and the respondent threshold status will indicate 'not met'. This protects student confidentiality.
In BioMedical Sciences, if fewer than 3 students complete a course evaluation, or in AS&E if fewer than 4 students complete to a course evaluation, the report will not be published for that course.