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UNM Online Surveys

Fall 2019 Survey Dates

Welcome Survey

  • Full Term: August 19 – September 2
  • First Half: August 19 – September 2
  • Second Half: October 14 – October 21

Midcourse Survey

  • Full Term: September 30 – October 7
  • First Half: September 9 – September 16
  • Second Half: November 4 – November 11

UNM Online administers two surveys to students enrolled online. Both are administered using Opinio:

Welcome Survey

The UNM Online Welcome Survey provides online students an opportunity to introduce themselves to their instructors. The survey is not anonymous, as student names and contact information are associated with the responses. Responses are compiled and distributed to online faculty.

The Welcome Survey is not course-specific. The survey is taken once each semester, regardless of the number of online courses enrolled.

To access the survey, students input their UNM NetID and password into a link delivered to their preferred email address. For most, the preferred email address is the one UNM assigns. The Welcome Survey is accessible every semester at http://online.unm.edu/survey/welcome

The Welcome Survey is administered at the start of three distinct parts of term. Part of term indicates a course’s length and start date. A full term course is 16 weeks long and starts on the first day of the semester. A first half course is 8 weeks long and starts on the first day of the semester. A second half course is 8 weeks long and starts at a semester’s half-way mark.

Parts of term also apply to summer, though a full term course is 8 weeks long, while first and second half courses are for 4 weeks.

Welcome Survey Timeline:

  • Opens at 12:00 a.m., Mountain Time, on a course’s start date
  • The survey is available for 7 to 14 days, depending on part of term
  • Closes at 11: 59 p.m., Mountain Time, on the final day of availability
  • About a week after the survey closes, reports are compiled and distributed to faculty

Click here for a sample Welcome Survey.

Midcourse Survey

At a course’s mid-point, the UNM Online Midcourse Survey is distributed. Students respond to up to 24 questions about instruction and course content. The confidential responses are compiled and shared with online faculty. Student names and contact information are not associated with the responses.

Feedback allows faculty to consider making adjustments to their courses. Since feedback is course-specific, one invitation is distributed for each online course enrolled. A student enrolled in three online courses would receive three separate Midcourse Survey invitations.

To access the survey, students input their UNM NetID and password into a link delivered to their preferred email address. For most, the preferred email address is the one UNM assigns.

The Midcourse Survey is administered at the mid-point of three distinct parts of term. Part of term indicates a course’s length and start date. A full term course is 16 weeks long and starts on the first day of the semester. A first half course is 8 weeks long and starts on the first day of the semester. A second half course is 8 weeks long and starts at a semester’s half-way mark. Midcourse surveys are not administered for online courses shorter than 8 weeks, such as those offered for 4 weeks in the first half and second half of the summer term.

Midcourse Survey Timeline:

  • Opens at 12:00 a.m., Mountain Time, on the first day of availability
  • The survey is available for 7 days for all parts of term
  • Closes at 11: 59 p.m., Mountain Time, on the final day of availability
  • About a week after the survey closes, reports are compiled and distributed to faculty

Click here for a sample Midcourse Survey.


End-of-Semester Course Feedback

The University of New Mexico administers end-of-semester online course evaluations a few weeks before the end of the semester. Every course is evaluated, regardless of whether it is offered online. Because the survey scope is so broad, course feedback is administered by UNM IT using the EvaluationKIT survey tool. Questions go to UNM IT by phone, (505) 277-5757 or (505) 925-0607; by email, coursefeedback@unm.edu; or through UNM’s IT ticketing system at help.unm.edu.

Contact Information

Questions about the UNM Online Welcome Survey and Midcourse Survey, including technical difficulties, are fielded by UNM Online, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by phone, (505) 277-1608; or email, evaluate@unm.edu.

UNM Learn Support addresses questions regarding the technology used within online courses. They are available 24/7 by phone, (505)277-0857, or email, learn@unm.edu.

For instructor questions about course information forms, email or visit the UNM Online CIF web page.

Resources

  • UNM Online – The UNM Online homepage
  • UNM Learn – Login page to access online courses
  • UNM Learn Support – Offers information and help with course technologies in UNM Learn
  • UNM Opinio – Information about UNM’s Opinio/Esurvey tool
  • UNM Course Feedback – End-of-semester course evaluation information and access to the EvaluationKit login page
  • Help.UNM – UNM Information Technologies offers support through a ticketing system.
  • UNM Online CIF  – Information about course information forms and resources
  • UNM Online Scheduling – Information to facilitate online course scheduling