The WebOptics tab provides two ways to view your evaluation scores and compare them to department averages: Summary and Question.
The Summary View
To access the Summary view, click the WebOptics tab and select Summary.
For each closed evaluation term, the Summary view displays a bar graph of the average of all evaluation scores for all your courses with a superimposed line graph of the average evaluation score for all courses in your department. You can roll over a bar to get the exact average evaluation score.
From here, you can click a bar to display a Course Mean Distribution chart that shows the frequency percentage of the mean (average) score for your department for the evaluation term. You can sort the scores from highest to lowest by checking the “Sort values” box in the upper right.
The Question View
To access the Question view, click the WebOptics tab and select Question.
For each closed evaluation term, the Question view displays:
- A select list of evaluation questions
- An average score ranking by question as compared to your department’s average score
- An average score difference for the selected question, comparing your average score with the average score of your department
- A “heat map” of your average score for each question compared to your department’s average score
The page is designed to show you at a glance how your scores for each evaluation question compare to those of your department.
Click a question in the select list to highlight it in the Overall Question Ranking and display it in the Question Difference chart.
Overall Question Ranking
Overall Question Ranking is a bar graph displaying for each question the difference between the average response score for your evaluations and the average response score for your department’s evaluations, sorted highest (more green) to lowest (more red). In the example above, the instructor’s average score for question 8 (Q8) is highest relative to the department, and question 4 (Q4) is the lowest.
You can hover over any question bar to see your average score’s exact variation from the department average.
The Question Difference chart displays for each evaluation term your average score for the selected question as a line and your department’s average score for the selected question as an area. Green areas indicate that your average score was higher than the department average; red areas indicate that it was lower. In the example above, the instructor’s average score for question 10 (Q10) is higher than the department’s average score for the same question.
Course Question Heat Map Over Terms
The Course Question Heat Map Over Terms chart is a heat map graph of your average score value for each question for all available terms as compared to the average score value for your department. Data blocks that are more green indicate your average score was higher than the department average score for the selected question; data blocks that are more red indicate your average score was lower than the department average score for the selected question.
You can hover over any data block to see your average score and your department’s.
You can click on a data block to go to the Ratings Summary page for the course. See “Viewing the Ratings Summary.”