Placeholders can be utilized in mailings to help personalize your message, eliminates the need for template updates, and provide recipients with the links to the Course Evaluations Product.
The Placeholders can be found in the placeholder dropdown menu on the pages for creating templates, campaigns, and mailings.
First Name – Recipient’s first name
Last Name – Recipient’s last name
Username – Recipient’s username
Student Access Link – Students have access to their own home page (Student Experience) that will display all of the evaluations that are available for them to take.
Faculty Access Link – Instructors have access to their own home page (Faculty Experience) that will display all their course sections, response rates for each section, and direct links to each evaluation.
Summary Report Link – Provide a link directly to Summary Reports in mailings to your Instructors by using the placeholder within the message of the email.
Course Section Details – Course section details include course, section, evaluation open and close date, and the status displayed will depend on the mailing audience. Course section details are available for students, instructors, and for learning objective section. Learn more about the Course Section Detail Placeholder. This placeholder is only available for use in the Mailing Center.
Course Section Details Placeholder
This placeholder is only available for use in the Mailing Center
The placeholder is called Course Section Details and can be found in the placeholder dropdown menu on the pages for creating templates, campaigns, and mailings. When adding it to a template, you will be prompted that it can only be used when sending mail through the Mailing Center.
You will be reminded again when scheduling a mailing within the Edit Administration screen if you are trying to use a template that includes this new placeholder that it can be used within the Mailing Center only.
Which course sections are included?
The course sections included in the placeholder will depend on the campaign audience filters that were used as well as the date that the mailing is scheduled to go out.
At the time of the mailing, those course sections will be included in the message body for the person receiving it to provide personalized insight into the course sections the mailing refers to.
How will the course sections be displayed?
The course sections will be formatted as a table in the message body and will include the course section name and number, evaluation start and end date for each course section, and a status. The status will change slightly per audience type.
What details are included for Student Mailings?
The course sections and status are tied to whether the recipient of the mailing has responded to assigned evaluations.
What details are included for Instructor Mailings?
The course sections and status are tied to evaluations for the instructor receiving the mail.
What happens when paired with the Learning Objective Selection rule?
When using the learning objective rule the status will become tied to if the instructor has selected their objective.