Digital Course Evaluation Surveys

Digital learning assessment tools, including digital course evaluation surveys, allow academic departments and programs to more efficiently and effectively assess student learning at the course and program levels. Based on research, the tools support more robust, flexible, sustainable and evidence-based data collection and reporting.

UW-Madison's Transition to Digital Course Evaluation Surveys

Based on positive feedback from a pilot study and following an extensive RFP, UW-Madison has entered into a multi-year partnership with AEFIS LLC (Assessment, Evaluation, Feedback & Intervention System) to provide a suite of digital learning assessment tools, which includes a digital course evaluation survey tool.

Starting in fall 2016, the university began transitioning to digital course evaluation surveys, with the goal of transitioning all academic departments and programs by the end of 2018.

The Office of the Provost, in partnership with DoIT Academic Technology, will lead the transition, and provide consultative support and hands-on workshops throughout the next two academic years.

Benefits of a Digital Course Evaluation Survey Tool

  • Accessible and flexible
  • Quality of questions; best practices
  • Efficiency - significant time and money savings vs. paper-based reporting
  • Faster results and more in-depth responses
  • Robust reporting options
  • Ability to import/export data with other campus systems

Templates and Best Practices


For general inquiries or to set up a consultation, please contact Regina Lowery, Assessment Coordinator (, 608-890-2973).

For technical support, please contact Saundra Solum, Applications Administrator, DoIT AT, (, 608-265-3428)