How do I add personalized questions in Blue?

The Personalized Questions feature in Blue allows instructors to add custom questions to the bottom of a standard course evaluation form. You may not change the existing questions, but you may add new ones that are personalized to your own course.

To access this feature you must:

  • Be associated with a Tufts school which has activated the 'personalized questions' feature in Blue
  • Be an officially designated instructor or staff member who has been granted rights to personalize questions in Blue

You will receive an email at your school email address from Tufts Course Evaluations ([email protected]) inviting you to personalize the evaluation. You can click the link in the email to access your forms. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder.

You can also access Blue via the 'Course Evaluations' link in the left side navigation of any Canvas course. Alternatively, you can access your forms via your Blue home page at https://tufts.bluera.com/tufts. For AS&E, there will also be a Canvas announcement with a link to Blue.

Note:  You are NOT required to personalize questions. It is an option that is available to you.

Note:  Some schools allow you to personalize ratings questions, and some schools allow you to personalize comment questions. Some schools allow both. If you wish to personalize more comment questions than are available, consider combining questions.

Note: Some schools require a response threshold to be met in order for evaluation reports to be published in Blue. In the BioMedical Sciences school, if fewer than 3 students respond, or in AS&E if fewer than 4 respond, the report will not be generated. Please keep this in mind if you are teaching a course with a small number of students and you are considering adding personalized questions.

You will receive an email inviting you to personalize an evaluation

Click "Preview Questionnaire" to preview the standard evaluation

On the personalization page click "Edit" to open a question

In the "Personalize this question" field swap in your own text to replace 'Personalize this question if you wish'

Click "Close" to close the question editing field

Click "Select" to include the personalized question in the evaluation

Note: If the questions are not selected, they will not be included on the form.

Click "Deselect" to remove the personalized question from the evaluation

Click "Preview Questionnaire" to preview the evaluation with personalized questions at the end

Click "Save" to save your personalizations and return to edit them later

Note: If the questions are saved but not submitted, they will not be included on the form.

Click "Submit" to submit your personalizations to the evaluation

Note: If the questions are saved but not submitted, they will not be included on the form.

Once you have added, selected, and submitted personalized questions, they will appear at the bottom of the instructor section of the course evaluation. These questions will only be seen by your own students and the results will only be displayed on your own report. Also, those questions will only be included for that term - they will not carry over to future terms.

Once the personalization period has ended, instructors cannot access the forms to add new questions. A few days after the personalization period ends, the forms will open for the students. Students will receive invitations to complete their forms, and instructors will receive invitations to monitor their response rates. A few weeks after the course evaluation period has ended, instructors will receive invitations to view their reports.

Note: The questions must be submitted in order to be included on the form.

Note: Any personalization must be completed before the personalization period ends.