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Course evaluation

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You are probably wondering...

  • What is the purpose of these evaluations?
  • Why is your participation important?
  • How do you write a useful and constructive comment?
  • How is your anonymity preserved?

The course evaluation allows teachers to know your point of view on their course(s), to get your opinion on what worked well or not so well and to find ways to improve. You can then communicate with your teachers. These evaluations take place approximately one month before the end of each semester.


I evaluate my course

How does it work?

You will receive a link to an online questionnaire by e‑mail. This link contains a unique password to access it. When you send the completed questionnaire, the link between your e‑mail address and the questionnaire is automatically deleted. It is therefore impossible to find the author of the answers. This mechanism guarantees your anonymity. However, if you write a comment that could identify you, your anonymity is no longer guaranteed.

Your completed questionnaires are processed by the ADEVEN service (Aide au Développement de l'ÉValuation des ENseignements). They are sent to each teacher in the form of a report. This report is composed of a statistical part which includes the average scores obtained for each closed question and your comments related to the open questions. The dean of your faculty has access to these reports at the end of each academic year. The Rector’s Office receives an overall report on the results of all faculties.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: adeven(at)

Evaluation is important

You contribute to the improvement of the quality of teaching in your institution. It is a responsible, collective and participatory approach.

It also allows you to develop your critical mind and to become more aware of the conditions of learning. You then become an actor in your training.


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Anonymity does not justify inappropriate comments. Give your opinion in an intelligent and constructive way.

Evaluation is about asking the right questions

1) Analyze the facets of teaching

Think about the main elements that support your learning, such as the teaching methods used, the clarity of the objectives, the organization and structure of the teaching, the materials available, the guidance provided by the teacher and the examination procedures.

2) Develop your critical thinking skills

a) Questioning yourself

Before filling out an evaluation questionnaire, remind yourself of the elements that facilitated your learning, or on the contrary, what limited it.

  • What did you like and dislike about this teaching?
  • How was this teaching useful to you?
  • What did you learn that was most important?
  • Did you achieve the objectives of the course? If not, what did you need to achieve them?

b) Make suggestions

In order to give constructive feedback to your teachers on their teaching, suggest ways to improve, make suggestions and proposals. Remember to mention the positive and negative points. What you particularly appreciated, as well as what you did not like.

Guide for constructive feedback and evaluation of web lessons


A good comment, is a comment:

  • Understandable
    It doesn't have to be a long description, but be explicit enough for the teacher to grasp the meaning of your comment and its context. You can give examples. Telegraphic style has its limitations, which sometimes make your comments difficult to understand.
  • Selective
    Concentrate on the main elements that you think are useful to mention, either because they have particularly helped you in your learning, or because they could be improved for the future.
  • Specific
    Get to the point, even when it is a matter of criticism. Add details to illustrate your point.
  • Constructive
    The purpose of these evaluations is to provide avenues for improvement, so don't hesitate to make suggestions. They will not necessarily all be taken into consideration or be feasible, but they will always be more useful than a negative comment without arguments.
  • Respectful
    Whether you are satisfied or dissatisfied, be courteous and respectful in what you write.

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The more constructive your comments are, the more useful they will be in improving the quality of teaching.

When writing a comment, keep in mind that your anonymity is guaranteed, as the link between your institutional address and your responses is destroyed when you click "Submit". If, on the other hand, you write something that identifies you (anecdote, writing style, reference to a particular topic, etc.), you break your anonymity protection on your own.


3 emojis smartComments from recent assessments:

"In other courses, we use the beamer to project some work (...) This is very useful when we want to compare or rework sentences in class because it allows us all to have the versions we are discussing clearly in mind. Perhaps it would be interesting to try this technique in this course as well where we often spend time reworking stated formulations."

"The workshop lacks structure (especially in the second week) and is therefore very difficult to follow. More support would be helpful."

"The teacher takes the time to explain important concepts well. The course is very well structured, you can clearly see the logic and understand the development of the course."


Comments from recently conducted evaluations:

"The teacher --> very funny <3"

"Very poorly done! That's all I have to say!"

"Prof. XY is only human in his physical appearance and that is most unfortunate."


My opinion and then?

You participate in...

  • highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the courses
  • improving the quality of teaching (for the next term, as your predecessors did for you)
  • the development of teachers’ skills.

Please note that evaluations are requested from teachers when they are renewed. They may be asked to provide evaluation reports during an appointment process. Your opinion is important.


In 2018‑2019, 4,776 surveys were conducted.

That year, you completed 131'421 surveys.

We thank you, because thanks to you, the response rate for the whole Institution is 58%, which is a high value for online surveys.

It should be noted that 93% of the courses evaluated according to the institutional approach are judged satisfactory, good or excellent by you.

Teaching satisfaction by academic year (%)



Find all the questions you have about the evaluations and course recordings in this FAQ..