Using Google to Evaluate Your Workshop

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At the Physical Science and Engineering Library we've been using Google Forms to assess our registered workshops for about a year and a half now. 

Google Forms are easy to create and can provide you with a snapshot of who's attending your classes, how they're learning about the workshop, and great ideas for ways to improve your class.

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Attendee feedback gave us the idea to give more hands-on time during our RefWorks workshops and less instructor-led demonstrations.  We've also added an optional 30 minute post-session to our EndNote workshop to troubleshoot specific issues.

If you're interested in seeing the full form just follow the link.  You'll want to create your own if you're interested in aggregating data.  These questions work well for us, but others might be of more interest for your library.

Are you using another tool to assess your workshop and/or instruction sessions?  What works well?

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Do you send these out after or have them complete in class? What is the response rate like? I like how you have given us examples of how you used the data--so important. Hopefully we can work to create something that could be used across the system for drop-in workshops and eventually for course-integrated as well.

Kate--we usually send out the link after the class (along with links to online resources to subliminally sweeten the deal).

The response rate is pretty similar to what we saw when we were handing out paper evaluations at the end of class (~50%) but the comments do tend to be lengthier and this way we can use the full hour for workshop stuff.

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