Online Learning Evaluations

Online Learning Evaluations or "OLEs" replace SET surveys for Semester 2 and Quarter 4 2021, and for online only students in all semesters.

Why should I complete the OLEs?

This feedback will help the University understand how the rapid pivot to online learning went for you, as well as to help shape how the class is run in the future.  

The feedback is reported anonymously in aggregate to the faculties and to the teachers.  It is really helpful for the University if you can answer these questions as constructively and honestly as possible.

What is the difference between SET and OLEs?

Both SET and OLEs are a way of letting the University know how you felt your course went in the past semester or quarter.

The biggest differences are

  • OLE questions were specifically tailored for courses with a significant online component
  • You will evaluate the course, but you will not be asked to evaluate your teachers in the OLE.  Your teacher may, however, seek your feedback via other surveys/means. 

When should I complete the OLEs?

You should complete one for each OLE-eligible course BEFORE the last Sunday of the teaching weeks.

The opening and closing dates are:

Semester Two 2021: Monday 11 October - Sunday 24 October 

Quarter Four 2021: Monday 08 November - Sunday 21 November

What should I do to complete the OLEs?

You will get an email when the OLEs open and a reminder before they shut.  You can access them the same way you would normally access SET - via a link in the email reminder or see the 'SET Evaluations' menu tab on your Canvas course pages.  If you receive the notification and reminder emails, but cannot find the OLEs, please contact your Course Director and/or Lecturers and ask them to make these visible in Canvas.

What if I make a mistake in my OLE response?

Once you have clicked 'Submit' on the OLE submission page, you are not able to change your responses and neither is the survey administrator.

When completing the OLE, before you see the submission page, you will have an opportunity to review your responses.  Please make sure you are happy with your responses before you click the 'Submit' button.

How is my feedback kept confidential?

Responses of individual students remain confidential. Student ID numbers and/or names will never be identified in reporting.

Contact

In the first instance please contact your Course Director and/or Lecturers with any questions about Online Learning Evaluations (OLEs) for your courses.

OLE course and teaching evaluations are managed by the Academic Quality Office in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. Any further queries may be directed to the Evaluation Coordinator, quality@auckland.ac.nz