Student Course Evaluations

Our institution is fully committed to teaching and learning excellence. In support of that goal, students are asked to supply feedback to the institution by completing a survey of each course they take, prior to the end of every quarter. 

Student Course Evaluations are managed by Effectiveness, Research & Analytics. Please email with any questions or support needs.

Course Evaluation Timeline (Update for 2022-2023) 

2022-23Fall 2022Winter 2023Spring 2023Summer 2022
Evaluations Open
November 21, 2022 (midnight)
March 7, 2023 (midnight)
June 5, 2023 (midnight)
August 3, 2022(midnight)
Evaluations CloseDecember 5, 2022 (11:59 pm)
March 21, 2023 (11:59 pm)
June 19, 2023 (11:59 pm)
August 17, 2022 (11:59 pm)
Report Access
December 13, 2022
March 28, 2023June 27, 2023August 23, 2022
Tenure Report Due Dates 3rd & 4th Year3rd – November 18, 2022
4th – November 18, 2022
Tenure Report Due Dates 1st & 2nd Year1st – April 21, 2023
2nd – March 3, 2023

These are the dates for the majority of student course evaluations; however, there are a few exceptions.

Survey Process

  • Bellevue College uses Watermark Course Evaluations & Surveys (formerly EvaluationKIT) as the online survey system to collect student course feedback. 
  • The Office of the Provost for Academic and Student Affairs manages the student course evaluation process.
  • Student access their course evaluations in several ways:
    • A message with a link to class evaluation/s is sent to their Bellevue College email address.
    • There is a Student Evaluations survey link in Canvas, located on the left navigation menu.
    • Students that have not completed their course evaluation will receive a pop-up reminder message with a link to the survey when they log into Canvas.
  • Reminder emails will be sent to students during the survey period.
  • Instructors receive an email communication with a link to their courses. The link can be used for monitoring response rates throughout the evaluation time frame and to review survey results for their courses after all grades are posted.

Student Course Evaluations Overview:

In 2015, the college selected Evaluation Kit (now Watermark Course Evaluations & Surveys) as our online student course evaluation solution after a yearlong review of six course evaluation system vendors. The secure online system allows students to access their course evaluations 24/7, during the open evaluation period. The course evaluation form includes both close-ended responses and a few open-ended direct feedback responses. Student participation is completely anonymous and all responses are absolutely confidential.

Watermark Course Evaluations & Surveys (previously EvalKit) is integrated into Canvas, our online course learning management system, which means students receive automated reminders about their evaluations in addition to email communications. Survey access is organized and controlled for each student. Using their own Student Dashboard, they only view evaluations for courses they are enrolled in. With the mobile interface, students can also access their evaluations from any mobile device.

This page provides faculty with information about the course evaluation process. Because course evaluation data are important, both to instructors and to the institution, we seek to continually improve the response rates for course evaluations. We ask you to encourage students to evaluate their courses.

  • Course evaluation summaries and detailed results, are easily accessible for both instructors and administrators within areas they oversee or for courses they teach. Reports will be available after all grades are posted.

Frequently Asked Questions: For Faculty

How do I access the course evaluation system?

When do evaluations open and close?

Can I submit my own course-specific questions?

When will results be available?

How do I access my reports?

What if I need course evaluation reports from years ago?

How can I increase response rates?

What if I have questions or need help?

Faculty Evaluation Access Guide

Have questions? Need guidance? There are “How to for Instructors” mini tutorials available for you to access that include:

  • Evaluation Basics
  • Evaluation Communications-what you will receive
  • Accessing Evaluation Reports
  • Watermark Course Evaluations & Surveys Dashboard
  • How to Enable Evaluation Links in Canvas (Optional)

These tutorials can be found in the (MyBC) SharePoint site.  Find the information need under your “Group”, i.e. Dean, Instructor or Division Evaluation Admins.

Evalkit guide for Faculty


Student Evaluation Access Guide

You can direct students to the Online Course Evaluation Information for tips on how to access and complete an evaluation.

All questions for Watermark(Evaluation kit)(EvalKit) should be directed to:

Above information is provided by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Last Updated April 17, 2023