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Course Evaluations: Students


Course evaluations are part of Pepperdine University's commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.  The evaluations provide useful feedback which faculty and schools use to improve the quality of instruction.  Each instructor receives a compilation of the anonymous responses and comments to use in evaluating his or her own teaching and planning future courses.  Faculty do not have access to course evaluation data until all course grades are posted.

To inform and remind students to complete their course evaluations email announcements will be sent once the course evaluation process begins.  Students also will receive reminder emails until they complete all course evaluations or the evaluation period ends.

To access the online course evaluation system log into WaveNet and select the Academic  Resources menu and then click on the Online Course Evaluations link.  You can also log on directly to https://CourseEval.pepperdine.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

 How will the online course evaluation system protect student anonymity?

Pepperdine University uses a third party course evaluation vendor to provide an extra layer of security for the students. Student names are used only for delivery of the survey to ensure that each student receives a survey for each course in which they are enrolled. Once responses are submitted, they are collected and reported anonymously; individual identifiers (e.g., your name) are not associated with your responses. When faculty see the reports, they see only aggregate results. Faculty cannot determine the identity of a student who submitted an evaluation.

 Can professors see my feedback before grades are submitted?

No. Feedback is only seen by professors and departments after grades are posted.

 I completed my course evaluation but it still appears in the list as not completed, what should I do?

When an evaluation has been completed and submitted the course evaluation will display as completed and be shown in the "completed" section.

If you have completed the survey and it does not appear in the completed portion of the page, please contact your school's administrator by emailing CourseEval@pepperdine.edu.

 Can I print out a page to show I completed my survey?

Yes. Please log into your course evaluation, on the home page click the "Completed Surveys" link found in the upper right hand corner of the page. You will then be taken to a page that shows all of the surveys you have completed. This page can be used as your confirmation page.

 What should I do if I cannot finish the evaluation right now?

At the end of each section there is a "Save Progess" button. Using this button will allow students to return to the evaluation at a later time.

 We use MS Internet Explorer to access CoursEval and sometimes we can't get to it. What is wrong?

The problem is likely related to the settings in Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox is the preferred browser for CoursEval™. If the privacy settings on the browser are set to not accept cookies, students will be unable to use CoursEval until cookies are allowed.

To allow cookies in Internet Explorer (this problem doesn't occur in Mozilla Firefox), do the following:
1.    Go to Tools and select Internet Options.
2.    Click on the Privacy Tab.
3.    Move the slider to Medium.
4.    Click "Apply" then“'OK'.”

This should allow the user to access CoursEval™.


 What browsers are supported by CoursEval?

CoursEval™ can be used with the following browsers for both PC and Mac:
•    Mozilla Firefox (this is our preferred browser)
•    Safari
•    Internet Explorer
•    Google Chrome
•    Netscape
•    Opera
While CoursEval™ may run in other browsers, it has only been tested on the browsers listed above.


Students should call the IT Support Desk for immediate support or email CourseEval@pepperdine.edu.

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