Paper delivery means that your students complete paper forms, typically during class time. For further details about paper delivery please contact EKU Institutional Research.
Online delivery means that your students will complete their surveys through the IDEA Web site. They complete their surveys through links found in Blackboard or by email. This method is available for use with any class at EKU, but it will be most reliable and successful for classes actively using Blackboard. It is very easy to get open-response questions (such as those on a departmental form) included directly in the online survey.
LInk to request IDEA Online surveys: http://www.eku.edu/onlinelearning/idea
How does IDEA Online work?
is required for success with IDEA Online?
What is required for success with IDEA Online?
The list of students in your Blackboard site must correspond with your actual enrollment. If you are not actively using Blackboard, we can help you check the accuracy of this pool.
What are the deadlines for setting up my surveys?
There are NO DEADLINES for setting up surveys with IDEA Online. EKU's policies require that student evaluations be completed before final examinations, but the IDEA Online process can be implemented easily at any convenient period during the semester. To get the most complete results we suggest scheduling the student surveys at least two weeks before the end of the semester, to be open for seven days; if the initial response is sluggish there is then time to encourage more participation.
What does the IDEA Online survey look like?
Here is a sample of the students' survey form for Spring 07, as used for many departments.
- As you preview the form, note that Questions 48-51 have been added to the base IDEA form, asking for students' comments about the course. The open question shown at 52 is always included as the final item and cannot be edited. If your department uses a different set of open response questions, they can be substituted very easily on all forms for relevant classes. How? Send a list of questions, or the department's usual form, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note also that EACH INSTRUCTOR CAN ADD QUESTIONS to the end of a survey. The opportunity to add questions comes with the online Faculty Information Form. Any questions added by the instructor are displayed between the "department" questions and the final open response for general comments.
How do I start using IDEA Online?
Follow this lInk to request IDEA Online surveys: http://www.eku.edu/onlinelearning/idea, stating which class(es) you want surveyed. The form tells you the data we need. We will then work with you to schedule the dates for you to complete your online form and for your students to receive their surveys. The schedule is very flexible!
My department would like to include some specific questions. Can that be done with IDEA Online?
YES, VERY EASILY! The IDEA Online process can be customized to meet the needs of any EKU group (college, department, program, etc.). Contact email@example.com to begin the conversation.