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Course and Teacher Evaluations at Northwestern University

At the conclusion of each term, students are strongly encouraged to complete course surveys for their current courses.  These surveys are comprised of university, school and department questions, but instructors have an option to add additional questions to the course survey to inquire about new or specific assignments, readings, activities, teaching strategies and so on. Read about the CTEC process and guidelines.

New CTEC platform

Northwestern is moving to a new course and teacher evaluation platform - Blue by eXplorance. Blue is a robust tool that will provide the University with an improved user interface, more flexibility for designing surveys, and better reporting capabilities.

Highlights include:

  • Ability to access evaluations through Canvas
  • Mobile-friendly platform
  • Increased accessibility
  • More opportunities for faculty and student engagement

Pilots of the new CTEC system began in Fall of 2015, with full implementation slated for Fall 2016.

Instructions and Assistance

On this website, you can find step-by-step guidance for using Blue, the new CTEC system.

Contact us

Contact the CTEC Office for user support.