Summarize and Approve Evaluations
Evaluations can be reviewed and approved at two different levels in the System. You can approve Evaluations at the Campus Level or at the Course Template level.
Whether you set up the Evaluations to be reviewed and summarized at the Campus level (followed by a separate review and approval at the Course Template level) will depend on your institutional preferences and how Evaluations are approved within your institution.
For example, you may wish to designate a person at each Clinical Campus to review Evaluations for a particular Clerkship at that Campus level and then have the Clerkship Director review and approve at the Course Template level.
Another consideration in determining who is designated the Evaluator of Record and whether you utilize both the Campus and Course Template levels of approval might be related to the Type of Evaluation - Peer Evaluation, Course Evaluation, Clinical Evaluation, etc.
Based on whether you opt for one level or two levels, the Evaluator of Record can be two different people/steps at the Campus and Course Template levels. Or the Evaluator of Record can be one person/one step at the Course Template level.
If your institution only approves Evaluations at the Template Level, this can be done without switching Campus/Template Levels.
Once an Evaluator of Record has been assigned, that person must follow the steps outlined below to approve and submit Evaluations.
TIP: For detailed instructions on how to Assign an Evaluator of Record, see How to Assign an Evaluator of Record.
Warning: In order for Evaluation scores to be pushed to the Gradebook, they must be approved at the Course Template level.
Path: Home > Courses > [Course Screen] > Campus Level
Path: Home > Courses > [Course Screen] > Course Template Level
To get to the Template Level, click the on the Course Template link.
- Clickthe Evaluations Tab
- Click on the Summary Format dropdown
- Select byTypeByLink:
Expand the Evaluation types
- Click the Evaluation link to open
Green Evaluations (not yet reviewed), check the box for the Evaluations you would like to review.
- Select all Active Evaluators: Selects all active Evaluators for this Evalutee.
- Or check the Select for summary box to review individual evaluators one at a time.
This screen displays the list of Students enrolled in the course. Below each Student's name is the list of evaluators that have evaluated that Student.
Each Student's Evaluation status is color-coded for easy readability. The following colors are defined below:
- Green: New Evaluation.
- Purple: Open Evaluation. Record has been opened by user but not submitted.
- Gray: Evaluation has been submitted but has not been approved by the Course Template Level Admin Evaluator yet.
- Red: Evaluation has been approved by Course Template Level Admin Evaluator.
- Orange: Evaluation has been returned by the Course Template Level Admin Evaluator for further review.
- Blue: Evaluation has been fully approved and submitted by Course Template Level Admin Evaluator.
- Click the name of the Student to review Evaluation.
Summary of Evaluation
On this screen, you will see a summary of the Student's Evaluation.
- In the left column is the question or prompt for each item.
- The radio buttons to the right are the options the evaluators can pick based on their impression/opinion of the Student.
- The number below the radio button represents the number of evaluators that have selected that choice.
- In the example, only one person evaluated this Student, and that evaluator chose "Never" for both responses.
TIP: If you hover your mouse over the number under the radio button, you will see the names of the evaluators who selected that option.
- Your role as the Evaluator of Record is to review the summary Evaluation and select the options you feel are represented by the majority of the evaluators.
- As the Evaluator of Record, you are free to select the option you feel best represents the Student, even if it goes against what the majority of the evaluators chose.
NOTE: The Evaluation record will still show the original responses, but the Student will receive the score you, as the Evaluator of Record, chose for the Student.
- In the far right column (where it says "no responses"), you will see an average score for each question/prompt.
- Since the example, had only one evaluator evaluate the Student, no average score is available.
- The average score allows you to identify outliers in the responses.
NOTE: The average score column is an optional feature that must be turned on in your system via the Account Manager. See your system administrator if you would like this option activated.
NOTE: If a user answers all the questions on an Evaluation but does not submit the Evaluation, it is considered incomplete. The fact they have not submitted the Evaluation means that they are still free to go back and change their answers. But those partial (unsubmitted) Evaluations will still be included in the summary data.
- The pencil icon is circled in gold in the background shot.
- Clicking the pencil icon will make the notes page appear.
- Type any comments or concerns about the Student or the people who evaluated the Student.
- The notes will only be viewable by other admin evaluators.
- The Student being evaluated will not see these notes.
- When finished typing notes and/or comments, click Save.
- Click the Submit box.
- Any incomplete Evaluations will still be available for you to complete at a later date.
- Click Ok to confirm and continue.
- To go back, click the small X icon in the top-right corner of the confirmation screen.
- Once you click Ok, you will receive another message confirming the number of Evaluations that have been submitted.
- Click Ok on that screen as well, to confirm and continue.
- Once this is done, the screen/window will close and the Student's name should be red in the list of summary Evaluations.
- If the submit button is clicked at the Template Level, the Evaluation status will go straight to Approved status.
- If the submit button is clicked at the Campus Level, the Evaluation status will be considered Submitted and then the Template Level admin evaluator will still need to Review the Evaluation and Approve the Evaluation.
Send the Evaluation back to the Campus Level for re-reviewing
- Click the Re-Review box to send the Evaluation back to the Campus Level for re-reviewing.
- In our example, we submitted the Evaluation for the Student named Lindsey Bart.
- Once the Evaluation has been submitted, the Student's name will turn red in the Evaluation list.
- If you click the Student's name again, you will be able to re-review the Evaluation.
Color status change
When an Evaluation is marked for re-review, the color will change to orange.
Resetting the Summary Evaluation
- Click the rewind icon (in far right corner of each Student's row) to reset a Student's Evaluation Summary.
Reset Evaluation Summary
- To reset the Summary Evaluation, click Yes.