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Faculty Instructions

  • Give Instructions in Canvas

    1. Access URL:

    2. Log-in:

    • Enter your 9 digit student ID 10………
    • Enter your Ontario Tech University credentials
    • Click “log-in”

    3. You will see a list of all courses you are taking. Follow the instructions there to access and complete only the surveys for this course and professor, including surveys for labs or tutorials which are part of this course. If you have more than one professor for this course, be sure to complete a separate survey for each instructor. Please note that you will be given time in your other classes to complete the surveys for those courses.

    4. When you have completed each survey, click the “SUBMIT” box.

    5. When you are finished, click the “Sign Out” box.

    To download a copy of these instructions, please click here

  • Increase Response Rates

    Communicate with your students

    • Announce when the course feedback survey period will begin
    • Give clear instructions.
    • Assure students that responses are confidential.
    • Explain how course feedback survey benefit students, the course, and the institution.

    Use reminders Regularly

    • Send early reminders 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled course feedback survey period.
    • Give in-class reminders reiterating the importance of student feedback and participation.
    • Give in-class time to complete the survey. 

    Consider Mid-term Surveys

    We recommend instructors send out mid-term surveys to students to gain insight into what is working well and identify areas for improvement. Mid-term surveys can be done in the format of a simple survey using Canvas or Google Forms. Surveying students regularly increases engagement and prepares them for the final course feedback survey.

  • Monitor Response Rates

    To monitor your course feedback survey response rate(s) for your course(s) visit

    If you have concerns or issues about response rates or other parts of the course survey process, please contact 

  • Get Results

    Scheduled Release Dates

    Course Feedback Reports will be distributed to instructors and TAs after final grades are released to students


    The results of the course feedback survey are provided to the instructor as soon as possible after final grades are released to students. In addition, the results shall be made available to the following:

    • Curriculum committees and other review bodies/individuals, for purposes of curricular review;
    • Deans, for purposes of mentoring faculty, allocating merit pay and selecting candidates for teaching awards; and
    • Tenure and promotion committees, for their mandated purposes.

    Faculties may decide to disseminate the results more broadly. The university encourages faculties to make quantifiable results available to students.

  • Consider the Feedback

    Assessment For Teaching Performance

    The main purposes of seeking student feedback are to assist faculty members in monitoring and developing their effectiveness as teachers and to assist faculties in monitoring the quality of their curricula. Important additional purposes include identifying professional development needs, assisting in decisions regarding tenure and promotion, assisting in identifying exceptional teachers for teaching awards and documenting exceptional teaching.

    On at least one occasion per course, feedback is provided to all instructors in the form of a university approved questionnaire, the results of which go to directly to the Faculties for purposes of faculty mentoring, curriculum review and tenure and promotion processes, and to the instructor. The university also strongly encourages instructors to make use of ongoing feedback survey and regularly to inform students of how previous feedback has led to modification in the teaching of the course. Courses in which seven students or fewer are enrolled will not be surveyed as part of the student course feedback surveys.