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Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541

Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU

Course Assessment Student View: Course Report

The course report displays data on a course that includes all faculty members who have opted in.

Sample Course Report

CA student View Course Report



A. Select a Question – Using the drop down box, choose the question for which you want to see data here. The questions are:

  • I think the overall quality of the course was
  • I put a great deal of effort into the course
  • I was intellectually engaged in the course
  • The objectives of the course were clear to me
  • I found the course to be well organized
  • The assignments reinforced my understanding of the course material
  • I think the overall effectiveness of the teaching was
  • The professor challenged me to think critically about the course material


B. “Select a Graph”  - This drop down box allows you to pick to view the data in a web (default) or mobile view. The default web view arranges the tables and graphs for regular computer screens, while the mobile view arranges the tables and graphs in a column.


C. Data tables - Here is where you view the question response data as numbers.

  • "Total Responses" indicates the total number of students who answered the selected question. This number is a total over time, so includes every time the course was available for assessment for the available data.
  • "Question Mean"  indicates the mean (average) value of the responses. This number is on a scale of 1-5 with 5 as the best possible score.
  • "Mean Description" provides the translation of the numeric score to English descriptions (which correlate to the categories you saw while completing assessments) – "good," very good," etc.
  • "Response %" -  this set of data displays the response distribution across categories.This allows you to see, for example, that 166 students completed assessments, and 43% of them responded with "Excellent."


D. Distribution % Graph - This graph represents the Response % data described above in a bar graph. This provides a visual comparison of the responses.

E. Mean Over Time Graph - This graph displays the mean/average response over time.


F. Instructor Data – This table displays the number of terms individual instructors taught the course over the period that assessments were made available. Terms where the course was taught by an instructor who did not opt-in will not appear.


G. The mean "details" section of the report provides more detailed data in a table format. Data is broken out by term providing both a historical view of the course and the opportunity to view trends in the data.


H. Student Comments – This section displays all the responses to the student-initiated questions in the assessments. These are the reactions and views of your peers.

  1. Comment on the methods of evaluation chosen by the instructor, e.g. tests, papers, and examinations and the workload expected of students
  2. Comment on the structure of the class, for example the mix between lecture and discussion
  3. How did this course influence your academic experience at Dartmouth?








Last Updated: 9/16/15