CoursEval is Practicing What They Preach!

We’ve all heard the old adage “practice what you preach.” CoursEval has been telling our customers for years how important it is for them to talk to their students and understand what they think about their courses and professors, and now we’ve done the same with our customers. CoursEval reached out to some of our core users to participate in an online focus group to help us understand how we’re doing and what we could be doing better. We used our sister company, Invoke’s unique online focus group methodology to engage 26 customers in an online, live discussion to delve into what these customers think about CoursEval and what they hope it will deliver in the future.

Braced for the brutal honesty that online research can deliver, we watched with bated breath as the feedback rolled in. We were happy to see that overall, customers are pretty satisfied with CoursEval and are renewing their contracts with us. Our customers told us that our tool is easy to use, gives them a great variety of reports to choose from and simplifies their lives by allowing them to automate emails. Plus they are very pleased with the customer service they receive from the AMS support staff:

“The customer service works extremely well…and the willingness of the team to incorporate new additions or work with different campus business practices is outstanding.”

But, as expected, we also learned of some areas where we can make CoursEval even better. Among some of the feedback we heard from our customers is that they would like CoursEval to make the search function more user-friendly and provide more options for faculty to customize or control their individual surveys. Additionally, they would like CoursEval to consider adding:

• Support for a complex organizational hierarchy with user definable roles for each level to accommodate the increasing numbers of academic and colleges which need to be included
• Allow participants to access the survey without needing to login to help improve response rates
• A calendar view of the survey schedule so they can easily monitor the large number of sessions they may be managing

Now, what are we going to do with this feedback? Well first and foremost, we’re going to continue to provide our customers with the very best customer service—something we know they value and appreciate. But we’re also working with a talented team of engineers to make our survey platform even better and all of these suggestions are being explored with the team for future versions of CoursEval.

So thanks to all of our customers for taking the time to let us know what they think—and stay tuned for more to come from CoursEval!



  1. Teresa Nissen

    LOVE, LOVE the new Impersonate feature! Help us manage keystrokes,mousing and time –
    1) sort NEWEST codes/dates to the TOP of drop down menus/filters (e.g., “Period” on Course List screen)
    2) allow Editing in spreadsheet format for Course Admins (instead of clicking thru each course individually and thru several screens for each)
    3) set default filters to “SHOW ALL” instead of some sticking with option chosen last time the screen was accessed ( not sure if that’s the logic?) or other random selections.
    4) When super users switch databases, it would be awesome if the system would ‘smartly’ switch primary screen filters to that database/school choice (e.g., Group Email Message List, Faculty List) [Class List, Group Email Templates, Eval Reports, nd Survey Progress already DO match selected Db, Yay!]

    1. Laura Sandino

      Thank you for your feedback, Teresa! It will be passed along to the project management team for review. As always, thank you for your business and continued support.