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Online Feedback

Get teaching feedback mid-quarter

VPTL has designed two services to help you get feedback from students mid-way through the quarter so that you can make quick adjustments and optimize your students’ learning experience.

Online Survey

Set up a survey to send to your students during weeks 4-6 of the quarter, starting from a template we provide. We'll activate it and give you the link to share with your students.

After it's closed, we'll send you a confidential report of the anonymous results, curated to keep out inappropriate comments. We can connect you with a consultant in your disciplinary area who can help you interpret your results and put them into action.

Create Online Survey

  • You'll be able to select either our short template, with just a few open-ended questions, or our long template, which has 13 questions, mostly numerical ratings. Preview what the short template and long template look like to students.
  • Please allow three business days between your request and the day you want the survey to open.
  • Teaching two sections? Feel free to request a survey for each one.
  • After you set up your survey, a VPTL administrator will approve it and email you the unique survey URL to share with your students.
  • To get more responses to your online survey, give students five to ten minutes to start it and tell them explicitly how important their feedback is to you.
  • You must receive at least 5 responses to get a report. If you don't have that many students, an SGFS is a better option.
  • If you're not already being evaluated by the Stanford end-term student feedback system, you can use this online form to create your own end-term feedback. Just be sure to set the dates to correspond to those of the end-term feedback term. Here's a preview of the teaching feedback template, which uses the same questions as the end-term system.

Schedule SGFS (Faculty, lecturers, postdocs)  

Schedule SGFS (Grad/TA)

Key Dates

Key dates for end-term feedback.
Check the dates for end-term feedback for the academic year.


Frequently asked questions.
Answers to common questions.

Principles of of Evaluation

Key principles of evaluation.
Key ideas guiding evaluations and student feedback at Stanford.