What is a Web-based course evaluation?

Web-based course evaluations are electronic questionnaires requiring a written answer or selected response to a series of questions in order to evaluate the instruction of a given course. These evaluations are a means to produce useful as well as timely feedback, which instructors and their departments can use to improve quality of instruction. UNC Charlotte has engaged a third party—Campus Labs, formerly StudentVoice—to administer Web-based course evaluations to students. Campus Labs, in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning, provides assistance to participating faculty and staff and uses email communications and a persistent series of follow-up reminders to prompt students to respond to their course evaluations.