Overview

The University's online Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) tool is Explorance Blue. SRT is used to help improve teaching, to rate and acknowledge teaching effectiveness, and to assist future students in selecting courses. The Office of Measurement Services (OMS) administers SRT for the University of Minnesota. 

Highlights

New! The Student Response Monitor dashboard is now available for instructors and SRT department contacts. 

  • Enables students to individually rate multiple instructors who are collaboratively teaching a course
  • Integrates with Canvas to display an SRT link in each course, increasing traffic and participation by students
  • Integrates with enrollment and course information (PeopleSoft) to automate the rating process
  • Integrates with an SMTP server to automatically send invitations and reminders for online ratings

Getting Started

Students

When course evaluations are available, you can access the online evaluations by clicking the Student Rating of Teaching link in each Canvas course. You can also sign in directly to the online system to complete an evaluation.

Instructors

End-of-semester course evaluations (SRT) are available through the online system, Explorance Blue. Instructors will receive an email notification when results are available and will receive summary information from all completed evaluations, including a breakdown of each question posed on the evaluation form and individual comments.

For more information, see Student Rating of Teaching (SRT).

Departments and Staff

If you have questions about implementing the online SRT in your college, please contact the Office of Measurement Services.

Getting Started

Integration into Canvas

This tool has been integrated, or requested for integration, into Canvas. Learn more about Learning Tools for Canvas.