Is your course successful? How much do students understand and learn? Are they struggling? Is the homework or suggested reading preparing them well enough for the exercises and assignments? Unless you take a methodological approach to asking these questions, you may never know. Especially since here in the UK, we often just soldier on without complaining. Stiff upper lip and all that. Then add teenagers’ monosyllabic responses into the mix. Sprinkle in some bad behaviour—perhaps because the material is too easy, or because it’s too challenging. And what do you get? Well, it’s hard to say. Because running courses without gathering feedback is a little like baking without a recipe. Sometimes it turns out well, other times it’s a flop.
A course feedback form can help you get a clearer idea of how students perceive your course. The beauty of a course evaluation form like those that SurveyMonkey offers is that they can be anonymous. And because students or course participants know their feedback can’t be traced back to them, they’re more likely to respond honestly. The end result? More reliable data you can work with. Use course evaluation questions to identify areas for improvement, from course design or teaching style through to coursework.
The above course evaluation form template is ideal for secondary or college students, and can be used to evaluate the success of individual subjects or classes, from English and Maths, to Science, History or Modern Foreign Languages. It can also be used for individual university courses or modules, perhaps along with another type of education survey to get a holistic view of the student experience.School and university settings aren’t the only places where a course feedback form comes in hand though. Professional development is a perfect example. Use our training feedback form to find out what staff or other participants thought of a specific training session.