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How do instructors view and save Legacy Course Evaluations results?

IMPORTANT: Access to Legacy Course Evaluations will be removed on 12/1/2022.

If you need to save student responses for any courses offered between Fall 2003 - Fall 2010 OR any responses to instructor-created questions for future reference such as tenure and promotion, please follow the steps below to download them prior to 12/1/2022.

What are Legacy Course Evaluations?

Course Evaluations (Legacy) is the tool within UVACollab used from Fall 2003 - J-Term 2020 to collect evaluations from students with questions from four categories:

  • Provost (Institutional): Same questions for all courses.
  • School: School-based questions for all courses in that school.
  • Department: Departmental questions for all courses in a specific department.
  • Instructor: Instructor-created questions for individual courses.

All questions except instructor questions for the last 10 years (J-Term 2011 - J-Term 2020) were migrated to Blue, the new evaluation tool currently in use. You can find steps to access evaluations in the new system on the Course Evaluations Home and FAQ page (opens new window) and get assistance by contacting the Course Evaluations Support team at [email protected].

Note: Instructors have access to their own evaluations ONLY; they cannot view evaluations for teaching assistants or other co-instructors.  Course Evaluations Administrators have access to ALL evaluations for courses in their department. For steps to access evaluations as an administrator, see How do departmental administrators view and save Legacy Course Evaluations results?

Go to Home.

When you first log into UVACollab, you are placed in your Home site automatically.  If you are viewing another UVACollab site, select the Home tab in the favorites bar at the top of the screen, or in your My Sites list, to access it.

Select Course Evaluations (Legacy).

The Course Evaluations (Legacy) link is located near the bottom of the tool menu in your Home site. Select it to access a list of courses you taught, for which evaluations were created.

Select a course.

Select the title of a course to access its evaluations.

Select View Results.

View summary of results.

A summary of the evaluations results for the course will be displayed.

Note: Course Evaluations are completely anonymous; no information identifying which student submitted a particular evaluation is tied to their submission.

How can I save my evaluations results?

You have two options for saving evaluations. Select the link below to skip to the steps for that option.

  • View PDF: Saves the evaluation as an uneditable, visual report.
  • CSV File: Recommended to save results for historical purposes (e.g., tenure and promotion). This format is the best for use with Excel.

View PDF

View a PDF of the results.

  1. View PDF (w/ Comparison Categories) will display a PDF of the summary of results.  Comparison Categories include statistics for the responses to Provost questions for multiple courses in the department during the semester.  Depending on the evaluations being viewed, a Comparison Category may include all courses in the department, or a subset of courses.
  2. View PDF (Course Stats Only) will display a PDF of the results summary without departmental statistics.
  3. View PDF of Individual Evals will display a PDF with each individual evaluation's results.

Save the PDF on your computer.

After opening the PDF, use the Download or Print option in your browser or PDF viewer to save a copy of the PDF to your computer.

Note: Available options for saving a PDF will vary depending on your internet browser settings and the PDF viewer where the browser opens the PDF. Pictured above is the PDF viewer in Chrome browser.

CSV File

Download a CSV File of the results.

  1. To obtain a CSV file with the course's evaluation results, right-click (on a PC) or Ctrl-click (on a Mac) on the CSV File link and choose Save Link As..., Save target as..., or Save As... (wording varies by internet browser).
  2. Name the file with a .csv suffix, for example, viewResultsCSVNoCompCats.csv.
  3. If a file type is indicated, choose All Files instead.
  4. Save the file to your computer.

Once you have the CSV file on your computer, you can open it with any spreadsheet program, such as Excel.

Note: The screen shot above displays saving the csv file on a Windows computer. The Save screen may look different depending on your computer operating system.

View CSV Help.

Select the CSV Help link for additional information on how the CSV file presents the evaluation results.