Collecting feedback from students at critical points in the semester is a valuable source of information that can inform your teaching and promote student learning. You can elicit feedback that tells you how well students are understanding concepts, how well they feel they are learning, or to inform you of aspects of the course that are contributing to their success or hindering their success. While instructors can use the information to make course adjustments that impact student learning, the feedback process is also an opportunity for students to reflect on their contributions to the learning process and for self-assessment.
Create a survey, using any of these are tools for gathering feedback:
ReggieNet Tests and Quizzes tool: the name of this tool may be misleading to you, but you can make an anonymous survey using this tool
Zoom poll tool: for multiple choice questions only during synchronous sessions
Microsoft Forms: an easy to use tool available via Office365 campus license
Qualtrics: your favorite research tool can be used for teaching
Resources for evidence-based methodologies you can use to collect feedback from students include:
Brookfield, S. (2017). Becoming a critically reflective teacher (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Helminski, L., & Koberna, S. (1995). Total quality in instruction: A systems approach. In H. V. Roberts (Ed.), Academic initiatives in total quality for higher education (pp. 309–362). Milwaukee, WI: ASQC Quality Press.
Hoon, A., Oliver, E., Szpakowska, K., & Newton, P. (2015). Use of the ‘Stop, Start, Continue’ method is associated with the production of constructive qualitative feedback by students in higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(5), 755–767. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2014.956282