Student Course Feedback


Brown University adopted an online student course feedback system in 2008. Following a recent review of this system, a new, more user-friendly and flexible form launched in the 2019-20 academic year. In addition to the standard set of questions, instructors and department chairs or program directors can develop a limited number of custom questions or select from a bank of questions designed by the review committee in consultation with the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning (the standard form and optional questions are available below). Instructors and administrators may access the system, including reports, by logging in to Canvas or to using their Brown credentials. 

Once feedback forms open, students can access the surveys by logging in to Canvas or using their Brown username and password. A grade block feature prevents students from viewing their final grade in a given course until they either complete a form or indicate that they prefer not to. Instructors cannot read feedback until grades are submitted and feedback forms are not connected to any identifying student information, making submissions anonymous.

Student Course Feedback Form

Brown University Course Feedback Form

Optional Item Banks with questions that may be added by instructors, department managers, or chairs/program directors 

Technical Support

Instructors and Administrators: See the IT Knowledgebase article for information about in-person sessions and online self-service resources.

Support for Students: students should turn to the Help Desk ([email protected]) to report problems or use the "Help: Report a Problem" link in Canvas.

General, non-technical questions may be sent to [email protected].

System Dates

Tuesday, July 16 - Friday, July 26 To be announced Instructors may develop or select custom questions; department administrators may assign teaching assistants, develop or select custom questions, and delay the date the system opens for students. 
9:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 - Monday, August 26 9:00 a.m. Friday, November 29 - Friday, January 3 Course Feedback Forms open to Brown undergraduate and graduate students via Canvas and
The open date is scheduled one week prior to Reading Period to enable faculty to use classtime for students to complete their course feedback forms. Departments may choose to set the opening of their evaluations on a later date. 
5:00 p.m. Monday, August 26 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 3 Course Feedback Form closes, generally on the last day that faculty may submit grades (the first Friday in January for fall term courses, the first week in June for the spring term, and mid-August for summer courses). 
48-72 hours later 48-72 hours later Feedback forms available to academic departments in Canvas and