Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes

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  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for May 29, 2024

    New Feature: Shared Project Administration Project Administrators will now be able to share their projects with other Project Administrators.   This option must first be enabled by a CES Administrator by navigating to Account > Permissions     Once this is enabled, a Project Administrator who creates a project will have the option to share administration with other Pr...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for April 17, 2024

    Enhancement: Project Admins Can Now Also Be Assigned Report Admin Permissions   For those institutions using the Project Administrator role:By default, a Project Administrator can only run reports on projects they have created. With this enhancement, the CES Administrator can now enable Report Admin permissions for Project Admins so that they may access reports availabl...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for February 20, 2024

    NEW: Ability for CES Admins to view and copy the Rest API CES Admins will now be able to view and copy their REST API Token. The token will be disabled by default. If they want to use the API token to either create, modify, extract, or delete data, they can choose to enable it. The token can be accessed using the following steps: Go to Account > API > REST API Token. I...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for January 23, 2024

    NEW: Updates to the Survey and Custom Question Survey Table Users who can create Surveys and Custom Question Surveys will now see a new UI on the Survey page. They will now be able to preview the survey by clicking on its title. They can also view a new description column. Additionally, we have moved the columns of Edit, Copy, Delete, Lock/Unlock Survey under a new col...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for January 5, 2024

    New Feature: Create New Survey button Custom Question Admins and Instructors will now have a new, improved button to create a new survey on Custom Question Surveys page.       New Feature: Generate and share a QR code for your General Public Survey Projects When a General Public Survey is created, a QR code will now be generated, which students can use to respond to th...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for November 9, 2023

    New Feature: Jump to Top of Page When pages have a long scroll bar, users will now see a Top of Page button to quickly return back to the top.  Note: This button text only appears in English currently. We will support other languages for this button in a future release.   New Feature: Survey Edit Warning Message For Surveys that are aligned to a project, users will be p...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for October 11, 2023

    NEW: Improvements to Custom Question Survey Creation Workflow   For Custom Question Administrators and Instructors, we have a new and improved navigation experience for the Custom Question Survey creation process. This is the first phase of updates being made to custom questions surveys/projects so the user experience feels more fluid and intuitive. This will be mainly ...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for September 14, 2023

    NEW FEATURE: Response Rates by Organization Drilldown in Leader Insights Leaders are now able to drill down to view the Course Evaluation Response Rates by Organization. This unlocks new essential question leaders often seek to answer, “How do the enrollment and the response rates vary by programs or organizations?” By monitoring and discussing these response rates wit...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for August 31, 2023

    NEW FEATURE: Access to Custom Question Monitoring Widget Provided to Project Admins Project Admins will now have the ability to access the Custom Question Monitoring Widget. They will be able to view which Instructors added Custom Question to any project created by the Project Admin.  Project Admins will not be able to see details for projects they did not create them...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for July 19, 2023

    UPDATED FEATURE: Added a Default Sort Order for Projects in the Instructor Means Report CES and Report Admins will now be able to see projects in a defined order in Instructor Means Report. They will be able to see the projects on the basis of Project End date, which would sort the most recent Projects at the top of the list.     NEW: Updates to the Navigation Bar In...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for May 24, 2023

    NEW FEATURE: Disabled the ability to change the Main Survey once responses have been received CES/Project Admins will not be able to change the main survey assigned to a project once responses have been received in that project. This will prevent data loss and orphaned data. If a CES Admin needs to change the survey, they can simply copy the project and assign the cor...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for April 26, 2023

    NEW: Replaced "Delete" with "Remove" for Administrator Account Deletion   When removing Administrator access for a user who no longer needs to have Administrator access, we have replaced the word "Delete" with the word "Remove" to avoid confusion.  We found that "Delete" was misleading CES Administrators into thinking that they were completely removing the user from all...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for March 29, 2023

    NEW FEATURE: Display response options in a drop-down menu for Single Select questions A CES Admin, Survey Admin, and Project Admin can now choose to display single-selection questions in a drop-down for all survey types except metadata surveys. For respondents of the survey, response options will be listed in the drop-down if the display property is selected by the surv...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for February 22, 2023

      NEW FEATURE: Display response options in a drop-down menu for Single Select questions in General Surveys   Description: A CES Admin or Survey Admin can now choose to display single select questions in a drop-down for a General Survey. For respondents of the general survey, response options will be listed in the drop-down if the display property is selected by the the ...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for January 17, 2023

    UPDATE: Blackboard Ultra User Integration Utilizing LTI 1.3 The Course Evaluations & Surveys Blackboard Ultra Integration can now utilize LTI 1.3 standards. While it is recommended best practice to update your Blackboard Ultra Integration to utilize LTI 1.3, updating to LTI 1.3 is not a requirement to use the Blackboard Ultra Integ...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for December 7, 2022

    Communications Ability for Project/CES Admins to customize time while sending recurring Non- Respondent emails CES Admins and Project Admins will now have the ability to use sliders to set the time the recurring Non-Respondent emails send out.  Prior to this release, the recurring Non-Respondent emails would always sent at midnight.     Reporting Ability for Administra...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for October 27, 2022

    Integrations - API NEW FEATURE - Create and manage your hierarchy via REST API To enhance the process of managing hierarchy, we have created new REST API endpoints which allow you to List, Create, Update, and Delete nodes. Full API documentation is available by navigating to Account > API (section) > Documentation when logged into the system as a CES Administrator.     ...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for September 28, 2022

    Administration Merge Duplicate Users Some institutions have run into issues with duplicate users being created in our system due to conflicting data in different external systems or manually creating a duplicate. CES Administrators can now merge user accounts by uploading a .csv file to merge two user accounts into one of those user accounts. Details for use of this new...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for August 4, 2022

    This release delivers the first in a series of updates to provide LTI 1.3-compliant LMS integrations. Plus, we added a new API endpoint so you can automate the creation of Admin users.   ||   LMS Integrations Single sign-on through LTI 1.3. As the first step toward aligning our learning management system integrations with the latest Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)...

  • Announcement: Planning & Self-Study Integration with Course Evaluations & Surveys

    New Integration: Incorporate Measure Results Directly from Course Evaluations & Surveys Institution Administrators will now have the option to incorporate course evaluations & surveysresults directly from Course Evaluation & Surveys into measure results in Watermark. Students’ feedback on their learning experiences is a key component to consider as you assess the effect...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for May 11, 2022

    Report Builder got an important update in this week's release! We’re also glad to announce that it’s safe to remove any old IP safelisting settings that were used prior to the upgrade we did to our email support this spring.  || Pull reports from real-time data with Report Builder Reports you build using Report Builder now pull from your live data (instead of a cach...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for March 24, 2022

    Pre/Post-Survey Announcement Email Communication Update  Knowing how integral email communications are to successful engagement with your course evaluations and their results, we want to be sure the purpose of each email notification is clear and you feel confident leveraging them. In that spirit, we released a small change, to relabel the “Pre-Survey Announcement Emai...

  • Announcement: Email Provider Upgrade, February 2022

    Announced: December 9, 2021 What's Happening: In February 2022 we will upgrade the email service provider we use to send email communications for Course Evaluations & Surveys (formerly EvaluationKIT) in order to improve email reliability, and provide a service that can scale and evolve with the ever-changing landscape of email security. As one of the key drivers of ...

  • Announcement: Course Evaluations & Surveys - A New Name for EvaluationKIT

    Announced: December 14, 2021 In July 2021 we launched new product names for core products within the Watermark Product Suite! Watermark Planning & Self-Study Watermark Outcomes Assessment Projects (formerly Aqua) Watermark Student Learning & Licensure (formerly Via) Watermark Faculty Success (formerly Digital Measures) Watermark Course Evaluations & Surveys (formerly ...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for January 13, 2022

    This release brings updates to the product name reflected in the system and to the integration tools available for Ellucian Banner and Colleague.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ...

  • Course Evaluations & Surveys Release Notes for November 23, 2021

    This release brings two more updates we made to better support your reporting needs! With a new “Select All” option you can add all survey projects to your Instructor Means Report and Instructor Report with just one click. Plus we extended language translation to reports run through Report Builder 2 so that any new PDF exports will display question text and response op...