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Preparing for IDEA

Faculty Log In

The Student Ratings of Instruction are administered towards the end of each term. Before the surveys open to students, instructors are sent an email to their Biola email address with instructions and the link to log in to their faculty portal.

Faculty will log into with their Net ID and password to complete the following tasks:

  • Review course enrollment
  • Complete the Objectives Selection Form
  • Add custom questions if desired

Reviewing Course Enrollment

You can view the course enrollment by logging into Campus Labs, selecting the proper term, and clicking “View Course Roster” in the upper right corner for the course you want to see.

View Course Roster is in the upper right corner of the Campus Labs page

If you notice a student that is no longer enrolled in your course, please email with the course number and section or CRN and the name of the student who needs to be removed. Please note: only students that have officially withdrawn from the course through the Registrar’s office can be removed.

Selecting Objectives

In the Diagnostic Feedback or Learning Essentials instruments, the main indicator of teaching effectiveness is student progress on learning objectives. The instruments are designed around 13 learning objectives that encompass all objectives you would have in a course.

Here are instructions for completing the Objectives Selection Form. The Essential or Important learning objectives of your course must be identified before the close of the evaluation. For information on selecting appropriate learning objectives, please see this IDEA resource.

Adding Custom Questions

Instructors can add custom questions to individual course surveys which appear at the very end of the evaluation. Here are instructions for adding these questions. We ask that you please keep in mind the length of the survey when adding additional questions to avoid survey fatigue.