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IDEA/Campus Labs

For faculty questions related to IDEA/Campus Labs course evaluations, please contact the Center for Data Science at 517-483-5304.

Course evaluations-also known as IDEA reports-will be completed entirely online using a platform called "Campus Labs." Your students will no longer be completing the "paper and pencil forms" and results will be returned electronically; therefore, faculty will need to complete some tasks online. Support is available to help you navigate the process.

Tips to Increase Student IDEA Responses

Important dates for Summer 2020 Semester

  • The Objectives Selection Form will be available from June 5 to August 2, 2020. Instructors will receive an email when access to IDEA forms are available. (How to Access IDEA Course Forms)
  • Faculty will have from June 5 to July 13, 2020 to add additional questions to their class surveys.
  • Students will have access from July 14 to August 2, 2020. At this point, faculty should monitor response rates and encourage participation.
  • Result reports will become available on August 7, 2020.

Please note: The above information is for the 8-week session from June 5 - August 2 courses only. For information on variable date courses, please contact Terri Christian at 517-483-1123 or Thank you.

Below you will find a series of videos that will help you learn how to complete the Faculty Information Form, review the results, and more.


  1. IDEA Course Evaluations: Introduction & Faculty Information Form
  2. IDEA Course Evaluations: Selecting Learning Objectives
  3. IDEA Course Evaluations: Creating Custom Questions
  1. IDEA Course Evaluations: Increasing Response Rates
  2. IDEA Course Evaluations: Overview of Interpreting your Results
  3. IDEA Course Evaluations: Interpreting your Results - Formative Tab

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