Office of Academic Assessment

Electronic Course Evaluation (ECE) Process

Electronic Course Evaluations (ECE): UPDATE

*Effective Fall 2017:  The "Explorance BLUE" course evaluation software replaced the previous Campus Labs software. This new software operates by downloading the instructor, course, and student data files directly from MaineStreet into the BLUE software system. This is an automatic and regular process which keeps the course evaluation data updated and maintained (that is, instructor changes, course ending time updates, students or courses dropped or added, etc). Therefore, it is extremely important that each academic program ensures that the information in MainStreet is correctly stated for their program courses each semester. 

If you have additional questions please contact Kristen Beahm, 228-8086,
Please see the UPDATED ECE Process -- links below.


Browsers to Use
Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer


ECE Course Evaluation Timelines

**USM Winter 2018 Semester

  • Evaluation 1-  January 9 thru January 18

** USM Fall 2018 Semester  

  • Evaluation 1-  October 17 thru October 31 (Courses ending on or before Oct 26)
  • Evaluation 2-  Novemeber 30 thru December 14 (Courses ending on or before Oct 27)

 *** LAW School Fall 2018 Semester

  • Evaluation 1 - Sept 17 thru November 17 (Courses ending on or before November 15)
  • Evaluation 2-
  • Law Courses- November 16 thru December 9 (Courses ending on or before Dec 21)
  • Clinical and Field Courses-Nove 15 thru December 8 (Courses ending on or before Dec 21)

ECE Links for BLUE Course Evaluation Access

Direct Link:

Please note:

*The link can be accessed by students - only during the course evaluation time periods.

*The link can be accessed by faculty -  at various times to enter custom questions to the course evaluation, when evaluation is in-process to check response rates, and once course evaluation reports are available.

*The link can be accessed by Deans and Chairs -  after each semester to obtain course evaluation reports for their college or department.


Faculty Questions and Answers about BLUE - Electronic Course Evaluations

*Common questions and answers for faculty members

*Student comments and e-signatures

*Syllabus excerpt

*Adding custom questions


Student Questions and Answers about an Electronic Course Evaluations

*Common questions and answers for students


Standard Course Evaluation Form

*USM's Course evaluation-standard items


Strategies to Boost Online Response Rates

*Best Practices for Online Response Rates


Research Literature regarding Online Course Evaluations