Course Evaluations (Smart Evals)

What is SmartEvals?
SmartEvals is an online evaluation system used by South Texas College to improve teaching methods and assist in annual performance reviews of its faculty.

Submit Evaluations at SmartEvals
(JagNet credentials needed)

Course Evaluation Schedule: Fall 2016

Please e-mail curriculum@southtexascollege.edu with any technical issues or questions.

Student Resources

Purpose

SmartEvals is an anonymous Course and Instructor evaluation system and has replaced the paper-based system. Each semester you will be invited to complete a short 10-minute survey about teaching effectiveness for each course you take. The success of the evaluation process depends on your participation and on the quality of answers provided. We encourage you to take the time to provide thoughtful answers.

Student Instructions

SmartEvals can be accessed through any computer, smartphone, or tablet by doing either of the following:

Click the link in the emails we send about course evaluations. 

OR

Login at SmartEvals using your JagNet username and password.

Student FAQs

Why can't I access my evaluations?

When an evaluation is unavailable, the most common cause is that the evaluation period is not yet open. Verify the evaluations and dates available in the notification e-mail sent to you. Please e-mail curriculum@southtexascollege.edu if you have technical issues accessing your course evaluations.

I missed the deadline. Can I still submit the evaluations?

Unfortunately, once an evaluation period has closed, we are unable to re-open it. Please monitor your STC and personal e-mail account on file for notifications and deadlines.

How do I update my personal e-mail?

Login to JagNet, then under the Personal Information tab, click on the Update E-mail Addresses link.

I don't remember my username or password.

Use https://mypassword.southtexascollege.edu/ to reset your password or contact the Help Desk at (956) 872-2111 or isphelp@southtexascollege.edu with your A number for assistance.

Are the evaluations anonymous?

All evaluations are anonymous and instructors do not get the results until after grades are submitted. There is no identifying information on the evaluations.

I am still having technical issues accessing my evaluations.

Please e-mail curriculum@southtexascollege.edu with any technical issues or questions.

Faculty Resources

Evaluation Period Overview

Students will receive an email when their classes become available for evaluation. They will be able to click the evaluate link next to the course listen in the e-mail to go directly into the evaluations. They can also access the evaluations by going straight to the SmartEvals web page, https://www.smartevals.com/login.aspx?s=southtx, using their JagNet credentials to login. Evaluation answers will be stored anonymously.

Students will access evaluations only for the courses in which they are enrolled, as indicated by their registration records in Banner. If your students are not able to access the link or receive an error message, please ask them to contact the Curriculum and Student Learning department at curriculum@southtexascollege.edu for assistance.

Faculty FAQs

I am a new chair and need access to the department faculty evaluations, where do I request access?

Please e-mail the Curriculum & Student Learning department at curriculum@southtexascollege.edu with your request.

My students have not received the link to the evaluations. How can I get this?

Students can access their evaluations by logging into https://www.smartevals.com/login.aspx?s=southtx using their JagNet username and password. If they do not have this information, please refer them to the Curriculum & Student Learning department or the IS&P Helpdesk at (956) 872-2111.

Where can I find my evaluation results?

After logging into SmartEvals, go to the Reports menu and select Response Rates (for ongoing evaluation periods) or Survey Results (for evaluation periods that have ended). If you need assistance with accessing reports, please contact curriculum@southtexascollege.edu.


Blackboard Course Evaluation Instructions


Faculty Videos

Welcome to the Eval Center

The Eval Center is the center of activity for instructors. Here you will find out how our eval center works: add questions, send out emails, find out survey begin and end dates, and get your results. You can do all of this easily from the Eval Center!

Percentile Rank Report

This report provides a quick way for you to determine which questions to focus on for improvement.

Are Results Valid?

Many instructors have concerns about whether their results are valid when they switch to online course evaluations. Watch this video to put all your fears to rest.

Custom Reports

Watch this video to learn how to customize your evaluation data reports to focus on the information that is important to you.

Improving Your Response Rates

Smart Evals Center has some of the best methods for improving response rate percentages. They have gathered data by administering online course evaluations semester after semester and asked for tips from their real life faculty clients with incredible response rates. Take a look at this video to find out how you can get a phenomenal response rate this semester!