How it Works
Midland College uses Watermark's Course Evaluations & Surveys (CES), formerly known
as EvaluationKit, software to administer course surveys. Be assured that the CES software
protects student anonymity. Paper based surveys are handwritten, so the online version
better protects a student's identity. The surveys are given prior to the students
receiving their grades and results withheld from faculty until after the grading period.
Survey access is organized and controlled for each student. Students view their own
Student Dashboard where they can only access surveys for courses they are enrolled
in. Students are only able to provide one survey submission per survey, and their
responses are completely anonymous.
Students may wonder why they receive an email if they have not completed their evaluations, or why instructors encourage the students to complete evaluations. Watermark's CES records each instance of a completed survey for a given course/instructor, so that a student can only complete an evaluation for a particular course once. At the time the survey, completion is marked in CES and the identifying student information is disassociated from the data. This allows the system to recognize that students have completed the evaluation process without linking their identities, including names, schools, or majors with the actual responses.