Evaluations are often a university's primary means of gauging students' perceptions of a course, the instructor and their overall experience. Faculty usually gather this important feedback using either traditional paper-and-pencil or computer-based methods.
TurningPoint polling and assessment software is a straightforward and user-friendly alternative to both of these approaches, enabling instructors to customise survey questions to their department or class and drill down for feedback on specific topics.
The Advantages are Clear
TurningPoint is an easy-to-use solution with a minimal learning curve. It would be very easy for someone new to the software to walk in and administer an evaluation if the professor isn't comfortable doing so.
Encryption ensures security of data.
The anonymity gives students a safe environment to share their honest opinions.
Using TurningPoint for evaluations requires no additional cost, as the same clicker devices or mobile solutions that students have been using throughout the course can be utilised. The use of TurningPoint for evaluations maximises student investment and reduces the costs of manual processing of evaluation forms.
Near-immediate digital results are transmitted and received once the evaluation is complete. No need to wait on scanning and reporting of feedback.
With all of these features in place, TurningPoint helps to ensure evaluations are far from busy work, but instead a truly valuable tool used to improve the learning environment.