How do I view response rates and share QR codes during the evaluation period in Blue?
Instructors and designated staff can check evaluation response rates during the evaluation period. Shortly after the evaluation period is over, and after faculty have submitted grades, the reports will be generated with the student responses. At that time, invitations will go out to view course evaluation reports.
Some schools have implemented a response threshold where reports are only generated if a certain number of student responses are received. To help avoid falling short of their response threshold, instructors are invited to monitor their response rates and encourage student participation. Having this response rate information ahead of time gives you the opportunity to reach out to your students to nudge them to submit their evaluation forms, so that you will receive enough responses to be able to view their feedback when the reports are generated.
Response rate invitations will be sent via email with a link to access the data. You may also navigate to https://tufts.bluera.com/tufts/ to reach your Blue dashboard. In addition, you can access Blue via the 'Course Evaluations' link in the left side navigation of any Canvas course.
Data in the Blue course evaluation system comes from SIS. If the course evaluation period is active and you have not been invited to monitor your response rates, please reach out to your admin or registrar to have your data updated in SIS. This will trigger an update in Blue as well.
Follow the link in the email to view response rates. Login with your Tufts username and password to view response rate data.
Click on 'Subject Management' (NOT Response Rate) to move to the response rates dashboard.
Response rates will be displayed for all of your courses. If you have too many courses, you can search and sort as you wish. Click on the title of the course that you wish to monitor response rates for.
A tile will display the response rate for each course. Clicking '...' on a 'Live' course will reveal additional options.
The additional options include a QR code for the form for that specific class. Click 'View QR Code' to access the QR Code panel.
Click 'View QR code' to display the code.
You can take a screen shot of this code to share with the students. They will scan the code with their phone and be transported directly to the form. Authentication will ensure that only the students enrolled in the class will be able to access the form.
Shortly after the evaluation period is over, and after faculty have submitted grades, the reports will be generated with the student responses. At that time, invitations will go out to view course evaluation reports.
Once reports have been published, clicking the graph icon on a 'Completed' course will route you to your reports.