Course Evaluations

The University of Toronto requires that all courses, both undergraduate and graduate, be evaluated by students. The normal practice in Arts & Science is to utilize the University of Toronto’s centralized course evaluation framework and online delivery system. This framework provides a customizable course evaluation form that includes 8 core institutional questions and three Arts & Science questions. Academic units and instructors may each choose to add up to three questions drawn from a central question bank. Currently, course evaluation information and data are shared with divisions, academic administrators, instructors and students through email and Quercus. Student responses to instructor-selected questions are only shared with the instructor.

Important Dates

  • ROSI Express verification: To ensure that the Course Evaluation Team has accurate course and instructor information for the online course evaluation system, each department must review and make any necessary changes to the two ROSI Express Reports, “Course/Instructor Diagnostics” and “Scheduled Courses for Evaluation.” For support, please contact the CTSI Course Evaluations Team directly (
  • Instructor period: Instructors may add up to three questions to their course evaluation form from the central question bank during this period. Instructors will receive an email from the Course Evaluation Team prompting them to do this.
  • Student period: Students are invited to evaluate their courses during this period.
  • Course evaluation reports release dates: Instructors and academic administrators can access their course evaluation reports on Quercus. Click on the link below for more information about release dates.

View important dates for course evaluations

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Arts & Science Documents

  • ​Information regarding research on gender bias in course evaluation data​.
  • A&S Procedures for Course Evaluations (provides detailed information on the roles and responsibilities of the institution, division, academic unit, and instructor). Please contact Philip Rudz, (Service and Technology Delivery Lead) at for a copy.
  • A&S Course Evaluation Interpretation Guidelines for academic administrators. Please contact Philip Rudz, (Service and Technology Delivery Lead) at for more information.

Institutional Documents

Available on the course evaluations website (require UTORid log-in to access the files):

  • CTSI tip sheet for running online course evaluations in class
  • PowerPoint slide to announce in-class evaluations
  • ROSI Express: Confirm instructors for evaluation
  • ROSI Express: Instructor and coordinator diagnostic report (PPT)
    • Designated user: Error solution walk-through (Winter 2014) (PDF)
    • Designated user: How to add additional instructors walk-through (PPT)

Key Contacts

U of T Course Evaluation Support

Arts & Science Course Evaluation Support