Your responses are anonymous, and cannot be traced back to you.
Once you submit your evaluation it is stored separately from any identifying information.
You have to log in so that the system can determine which courses you are enrolled in, which of those have the option for online evaluations, and whether or not you have completed an evaluation for a specific course.
This is only to prevent individuals from submitting evaluations for courses they were not enrolled in or from submitting multiple evaluations for the same course. A submitted evaluation cannot be traced back to you.
In small classes, instructors only receive aggregate data.
To prevent instructors from determining who provided the written responses, any course section with five or fewer students enrolled the information returned to the instructor will contain only aggregate data; no individual responses will be included in the report provided to the instructor.
Instructors cannot view your individual responses.
For the same reasons that you cannot change an evaluation you have already submitted, instructors cannot see your individual responses. Additionally, University policy does not allow instructors to know who submitted what responses.
Instructors see the results after the period has ended and the responses have been compiled.
The information is stored electronically and, once the evaluation period has ended and the deadline for grade reporting has passed, responses are compiled and provided to the instructor. The department chair will also receive a copy of the evaluation results, less any individual comments.