An online system that enables students to provide feedback on instruction.
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.
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
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.
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.
Prior to changes in teaching and learning due to COVID-19, Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) was up to 70% paper-based. Remote instruction created the opportunity to transition to predominantly online submissions that...
In 2022, the Student Rating of Teaching tool is undergoing review using the University's Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Learn more at RFP: Student Rating of Teaching.