Teaching Commons > Teaching at DePaul > Online Teaching Evaluations
To access OTE Blue, go to ote.depaul.edu/blue.
If you have questions about OTE Blue, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survey instruments used at DePaul to perform online teaching evaluations are customizable by each academic unit and, to a certain extent, by each faculty member. The general structure of each instrument consists of:
These questions are created at the local academic unit level. Information can be obtained from the College offices, the Department offices, and the Program directors.
The system, called OTE Blue, offers the possibility to each faculty to add up to 5 questions to the evaluation of each of their classes. You can add Likert scale questions or open-ended questions. Likert scale questions must utilize pre-populated scales. If you do not find an appropriate scale in the system for your questions please contact email@example.com.
Learn how to add questions by downloading and reading this PDF.
You will receive an email from the system at the beginning of Week 7 in the quarter (beginning of week 13 for the College of Law) announcing that the system is open for your customization. You will have two weeks to add your questions to the evaluation during the regular academic year, one week during Summer sessions. Please note that after 40 minutes of inactivity you'll be logged out of the OTE system. You are encouraged to think about your questions carefully before entering the system and prepare them in a separate text document. Cutting and pasting from a text document instead of typing questions from scratch will be easier and faster.
Course evaluations at DePaul are conducted entirely online and are available to students via mobile devices. To help raise rates of return, faculty are strongly encouraged to allow students in face-to-face courses to fill out evaluations during class time, using a mobile device. Here are some recommendations on how to handle the process, according to a policy developed by Faculty Council in collaboration with Academic Affairs:
Online teaching evaluations at DePaul are available to students via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Evaluations can be accessed the following ways:
On your mobile device, open one of the periodic emails sent to you by Office of the Provost with the links to all your course evaluation forms. Follow the link of the course you wish to evaluate.
On your mobile device, open a browser window and log into
Campus Connect. Locate the “My Class Schedule” link and follow the link to the evaluation of the course you wish to evaluate.
You don't have to wait until the end of the quarter to get feedback on your teaching.