Prior to the start of each semester, specific course sections are identified by department personnel to be evaluated using NIU Blue. Testing Services works with departmental staff to translate the paper evaluation instrument currently in use into an on-line electronic version workable through NIU Blue. Testing Services will then associate the instrument in MyNIU, for the upcoming semester. If you have an existing student instrument that needs modifications, want to add a new instrument for course sections not previously evaluated using NIU Blue, or need to change which course sections are evaluated in Blue be sure to contact Testing Services at least two (2) months prior to the beginning of the semester in which you want these changes to take effect.
When NIU Blue is setup for a course, all sections are automatically included. Departments will retain final control over whether NIU Blue is used for any given section.
In the course scheduling component of MyNIU, the departmental staff have the option to determine which sections will not use BlueEvaluations. This might be due to any number of departmentally approved reasons, such as: experimental sections or teaching methods, small enrollments, or special instructional needs.
Please note that Departments will have the responsibility of excluding sections not to be included in the online course process using BlueEvaluations.