Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

Mid-term Module Feedback

This page offers resources on some suggested methods of mid-term module evaluation that will allow for both in-class and out-of-class feedback. It is felt that this format of questionnaires would be best suited to be delivered between weeks 4 and 7 to allow teaching staff time to put any necessary module changes in place.

You can read more about evaluation on the Acadenic Development and Quality Enhancement (ADQE) Student Voice webpage including information about mid-term module evaluation.

Student Response Systems (Clickers and Poll Everywhere)

The university currently licences two different student response systems (Poll Everywhere; Clickers) which allow for instantaneous feedback both live in-class and after the teaching session has finished via an online link. The major benefit of using a student response system is that you can ensure that the students have anonymously responded to your questionnaire by leaving 5 minutes at the end of the class to ask the students to respond either via a Clicker (which can be obtained at IT Services), a web link/mobile app or a text message (text via Poll Everywhere only). 

Suitable for: Large size classes; multiple choice or short answer questions.

Find out how to use Student Response Systems for module evaluations.

Feedback Tool (Study Direct)

The Feedback activity in Study Direct is a survey tool which allows teaching staff to gather responses, written or numeric, from students. The tool allows students to record their responses anonymously and the teaching staff to choose whether or not students can see other students' (anonymous) responses.The students would be able to respond to the tool via any device that connect to the internet and so can be available for both in-class and out-of class responses.

Suitable for: Medium size classes; multiple choice; short or long answer questions.

Find out how to use the Feedback activity for module evaluations.

Journal Tool (Study Direct)

The Journal activity is another tool that can be utilised in Study Direct to gather student responses about their module. The Journal tool can be used throughout the timeframe of the module (or a timeframe selected by the teaching staff) to allow students to comment on a set of questions chosen by the teaching staff or module convenor. The students would be able to respond to the tool via any device that connect to the internet and so can be available for both in-class and out-of class responses

Suitable for: Small sized classes; Open-ended questions.

Find out how to use the Journal activity for module evaluations.

Focus Groups

Focus groups can be a useful method of capturing students' opinions in a structured conversation that can focus in on the specific needs and requirements of a module. Focus groups must be administered by the module convenor and any questions should be offered to all students beforehand so students that may not be able to make the focus group can feed into it through those who can or by other methods. 

Suitable for: All size groups; Modules with specific needs and requirments

Find out more about focus groups for module evaluations.



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