What are features of the IDQ System?
Block-ids for Common or Core Questions
Block-ids are 4-character codes associated with specific subsets of questions. When selecting questions for a given questionnaire, it is possible to include one or more of these subsets of items by simply specifying the appropriate block-id. This feature simplifies the task of requesting a particular set of questions that have been identified for repeated usage over a number of occasions. Departments or individuals wishing to make use of this feature should contact the TSQS support staff who will assist with defining and implementing the desired block-id.
Block-ids for Administrative Reports
In addition to the Instructor Report which is intended for the use of the individual instructor, three types of reports may be generated for administrative purposes:
1. Administrative Copies of the Instructor Report
2. Aggregate Report
3. Administrator's Summary
Team Teaching Format
A special format is available in the IDQ system to support evaluation of courses which involve multiple instructors. The questionnaire is arranged such that the questions that apply to the overall course appear first. These are followed by questions that apply to the instructor. Instructor-related questions are repeated for each instructor involved in the course.
- avoids burdening students by asking the same course-related questions multiple times
- draws attention to the idea that the number of questions asked about a particular instructor should decrease as the number of instructors increases
When these questionnaires are processed, the data are separated such that a separate report is generated for each of the instructors appearing on the questionnaire. Results for the common, course-related questions are included on each instructors' report.