Course Evaluations Definition of Cross-listing
Cross-listed course sections are two or more sections that are labeled differently in the course catalog but are taught in the same room(if face2face) at the same time by the same Instructor(s).
What is the Purpose of Cross-Listing Sections within Course Evaluations?
The purpose of cross-listing within Course Evaluations is to provide an Instructor, CE Admin, and Report Administrator, with one report consisting of responses from all of the enrolled students from the sections that have been cross-listed together. In order for the Instructor, CE Admin and Report Administrator to receive one combined report the sections must all be in the same administration.
Frequently Asked Cross-Listing Questions
Cross-Listing are determined in the Core Data Sections file that is uploaded by the campus Data Manager. For more information on the Sections file see Core Data Courses and Sections.
If sections that are cross-listed are in different administrations the Instructor and/or Report Administrators will receive a different report for each section instead of one combine report for all sections in the cross-listing. In order to provide an Instructor, CE Admin and Report Administrator with one report consisting of responses from all of the enrolled students from the sections in a cross-listing the sections must be in the same administration.
An instructor who is enrolled in sections that are cross-listed and in the same administration will see those sections listed together, separated by a comma under "My Courses". The "Response Rate" and "Enrolled Students" shown in the course section box will combine information for all sections in the cross-listing. When clicking into the "View Course Roster" button the Instructor will see a combine roster for all sections.
Once reports are available there will be a view results button available where an Instructor can see the combined report.
If enabled Instructors will be able to independently assign questions specific to each section in the cross-listing. If an Instructor would like to ask the same question of all sections that are a part of the cross-listing they must add the question to both sections. For more information about how Instructors add custom questions to their sections see Adding Custom Questions to a Course Section as an Instructor.
If all Instructors are enrolled in all of the sections that are cross-listed then the same team taught experience will happen and in addition to that a combine report will be generated for each Instructor with responses from all sections. For more information about how Instructor added custom questions are handled in a team taught situation see Adding Custom Questions to a Course Section as an Instructor.
A report will be generated for each Instructor based on the responses of the students who were enrolled in their section only. In order to provide one report all sections in a cross-listing must have the same instructor enrolled.
Instructors who are enrolled in sections that are cross-listed will receive one OSF to complete. In the case were there is more than one Instructor enrolled in the cross-listed sections each Instructor will fill out their own OSF.
Feedback will show each section separately so that sessions can be started independently.
CE Admins and Set-up Administrators can identify if a section is cross-listed by clicking on "Sections" on the home page and then searching for a section. Click on the section to show the section detail page. On this page there will be a box in the bottom right-hand corner that will show which sections the section you are looking at has been cross-listed with.
When administrators view an Instructors course reports sections that are cross-listed together will see the sections listed together with a "/" separating them. The course report will be one report consisting of responses from all of the enrolled students from the sections in a cross-listing.
Question Mean Analysis Report
Cross-listed sections will be reported independently within this report. Student responses will be aggregated in organizational unit in which the section is associated with.
For example, if course sections HLTH 4900 & PSY 4783 are cross-listed together the responses for the HLTH section will belong to the Health unit and the reposes for PSY will belong to the Psychology unit. When filtering this report per unit even though HLTH 4900 has been cross-listed the responses will still be shown in the Health unit.
Response Rate Report
Cross-listed sections will be reported independently within this report. Within the response rate table there will be one row per section per instructor meaning each of the cross-listed sections will be listed in a separate row with it's own response rate.
The student experience will not be impacted by cross-listing sections. Students will still only see the section in which they are enrolled in as an available evaluation to complete. Students will only complete questions that are relevant to their section.