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)

Please e-mail with any technical issues or questions.

Student Resources


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. 


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 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, click on the “My STC” icon under Student Apps, go to the Personal Information link under the Email section, you can either add a new personal email or edit the existing one.

I don't remember my username or password.

Use to reset your password or contact the Help Desk at 956-872-2111 or 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 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 webpage, 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. Furthermore, only courses with lecture and lab components will be evaluation.  Clinicals, practicums, internships or any other external learning experience courses are not currently evaluated. If your students are not able to access the link or receive an error message, please ask them to contact the Curriculum department at 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 department at with your request.

Am I able to add SmartEvals in my Blackboard Course Shell?

Yes, Blackboard has a tool in the Content Market that can be added to the course shell for students to access and complete their evaluations. Please see the PDF instructions below for assistance.

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

Students can access their evaluations by logging into using their JagNet username and password. If they do not know their username and/or password, please refer them to 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

Blackboard Course Evaluation Instructions

Faculty Videos

Using Reports & Tools to Improve Your Courses

Improving Your Response Rates

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