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UWP Course Evaluation FAQ's for UW-Parkside Instructors

This article contains frequently asked questions about Explorance Blue, UW-Parkside's course evaluation platform.

How can I access and/or view the status of my course evaluations?

Canvas Navigation

Beginning with Spring semester 2022/23, all UW-Parkside courses will have a course navigation link titled "UWP Course Evaluation". If you click on the link before the evaluation period, you will see the following page:

Image of UWP Course Evaluation Link in Canvas
Please DO NOT hide the UWP Course Evaluation link from your navigation menu. Leaving it visible will help your students find it when it is time for them to complete their evaluations.

Email Notification

In addition to the Canvas course navigation link, instructors will also receive an email notification when the course evaluation period begins. Click on the link below for additional information.



When will students have access to their course evaluations?


  • Full semester (15 wk) course evaluations will become active/available approximately two weeks or 14 Days prior to the last day of class. 
  • Short semester, (7 wk) course evaluations will become active/available approximately one week or 8 Days prior to the last day of class.   


  • All summer session course evaluations will become available approximately one week or 8 Days prior to the last day of the last summer session class


  • Short semester (4 wk) Winterim course evaluations will become active/available approximately one week or 8 days prior to the last day of class.

All course evaluations close at 11:59 PM on the last day of instruction each semester


How are students notified when course evaluations go live each semester?

Students can access their Blue evaluations via any one of the following entry points :


  • Course Navigation – The UWP Course Evaluation link in the course navigation.
  • Email Notification


Is it possible for students to submit their evaluations during class?

[YES] In-class delivery works well with an adaptive display for any laptop or mobile device. No app is needed.


Will I be able to monitor course evaluation response rates?

[YES] The instructor of record can review response rates while the evaluation is open. Final response rates are included in the Instructor Quick Report.


Need Technical Support?

Contact the CTS Tech Bar at This will create a ticket in our system, which will then be directed to the appropriate support team. Thank you!

Keywordsexplorance blue faq instructor   Doc ID122879
OwnerLinda W.GroupUW Parkside
Created2022-12-05 16:54:14Updated2024-06-11 09:06:34
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