Post-Course Evaluations for E-Learning: 60+ Questions to Include Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 1:00 AM

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If you're designing an e-learning course, you might be thinking about including a post-course evaluation for your learners to complete once they finish your course. The post-course eval offers you insight into the participant's reaction to the e-learning and how much they think they learned. The information provided in the post-course evaluation can help you make improvements and changes to your course, so it's definitely an important step!

 

You might be wondering what questions you should include in your e-learning post-course evaluation, so that end, I compiled this list of over 60 potential questions. You won't use every question, you might not even cover all of these sections, but you can pick and choose the ones that are relevant to your project.

 

Course Expectations

  • Rate your understanding of course expectations and assignments
  • What topics were you expecting, or would have liked addressed, that were not covered?
  • Did the course cover the content you were expecting? Why or why not?

Course Structure and Content

 

  • Rate your understanding of the course course structure
  • How consistent was the course content with the objectives?
  • How relevant was the subject matter or course content?
  • Was the content arranged in a clear and logical way?
  • Did the content adequately explain the knowledge, skills and concepts it presented?
  • Rate your confidence level for completing the knowledge or skill presented. 
  • How would you rate the amount of material covered?
  • Did you utilize any links to external web sites?
  • Did any of the activities help you gain a clearer understanding of the subject?
  • Did the use of case studies and scenarios help you gain a clearer understanding of the content?
  • Rate the following elements according to how helpful they were to your learning experience (how well these items helped you remember key information: Scenario based content, Quizzes, Exams, Games
  • Rate the quality of the examples presented in the e-learning
  • What part of the e-learning course did you find most useful and interesting?
  • What additional material would you like presented in the course?
  • Rate the availability of the instructor via email or online discussion
  • I would prefer to have the instructor physically present in the same room with me
  • Your opportunity to interact with other virtual students in class discussion
  • Rate how isolated you felt from other students
  • Rate how much you missed direct, in-person interaction with other students
  • Rate your enjoyment of the course
  • Rate the course workload
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of this e-learning course?

Quizzing

 

  • Rate the relevancy of assignments, quizzes, and test
  • Rate the quality of the questions asked in the quizzes
  • Was there enough variety in the types of quizzes?
  • Was the quiz feedback timely and relevant?
  • Did the quiz feedback present new knowledge?
  • Were the quizzes presented in adequate intervals?
  • Did the quizzes appropriately test the material presented in the course?
  • How could the exams be improved?
  • Were the review sections before the quizzes useful?
  • Would you prefer to have seen practice questions for all exams and to have practice questions posted earlier than two to four days before an exam?
  • Did the practice questions actually make good learning tools?

Timing 

 

  • What was the (average) amount of time you spent on this e-learning course?
  • How many hours did you spend completed activities related to the course? (Forums, chat rooms, emails, etc.)
  • Did you feel the amount of time it took to complete this course was appropriate for this content?

E-Learning Pace and Navigation

 

  • How would you rate the pace at which the e-learning course advanced?
  • How would you rate the ease of navigation?
  • Did the e-learning unfold in a clear direction?
  • Did you understand where you had to click to move forward? If not, why not?
  • Rate the e-learning access set up or LMS set up

Multimedia

 

  • Rate the amount of multimedia (audio, video, and animation) used in the course
  • Rate the quality of multimedia (audio, video, and animation) used in the course
  • Rate the amount of photography used ion the course
  • Rate the quality of the photography used in the course
  • Rate the amount of audio track used in the course
  • Rate the quality of audio used in the course
  • Rate the amount of narration used in the course
  • Rate the voice and quality of the narration used in this course
  • Rate how satisfied you are with the narration in this course 
  • Did the narration add value to this e-learning module?
  • Were the animations posted in the course content useful? 
  • How can the animations used in the course be improved? 
  • If you did some group work, did you enjoy working with your group?
  • Rate the availability of technical support
  • What was the most frustrating technical problem you encountered during the course?

Interactivity

 

  • This e-learning course contained opportunities for interactive learning. Agree or Disagree?
  • Was the interactivity were suitable for the content? Why or why not?

 

Visual Design 

 

  • Rate the overall aesthetic of the course content and materials
  • What comments do you have about the visual design of the course?
  • Rate the legibility of the text and fonts in this course
  • Rate the amount of corporate branding (logos, corporate colors) used in the e-learning

Overall Experience

 

  • Rate the technical quality of the course materials
  • Rate how confident you feel about your knowledge on the subject
  • List three important concepts or ideas that you learned in this course
  • Identify three ways to improve this e-learning course
  • Make two suggestions to improve understanding of the course content
  • Would you prefer to take this course online or in the classroom?
  • Based on this experience, would you take another e-learning course? Why or why not?

If you feel there are some questions I've left out, please feel free to share them in the comments! 

 

If you'd like to know more about post-course evaluations: Post-Course Evaluations What E-Learning Designers Need To Know

 

 

16 comments so far

Layton F

33 posts

Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Thanks for sharing!  As a newbie to the world of E-Learning this list will definately help produce great E-Learning that will hopefully show the ROI.

Michael Fimian

895 posts

Posted Monday, September 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Cool Nicole!

Believe it or not, I was just starting this project this week, to allow our learners to provide feedback after every lesson for refinement purposes...

Great timing!

Michael

Michael Fimian

895 posts

Posted Monday, September 23, 2013 at 3:22 PM

In fact, would you mind if I cite you and provide a link to users?  I'm putting together a text on Inkling on Instructional Development for Teachers...  Would be a welcome addition!

Do you know if this link is available to the general public, or would they need to login to see it?

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User Rank Nicole Legault

741 posts

Posted Monday, September 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Hey Michael! Really glad this post was so timely for you! The link does work for the general public, they don't need to be a ELH Forum Member to read it, and feel free to cite and link to your hearts content =)

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Nicole - this is a really nice list! I must admit that I have been using the same 'ole questions from the past decade. The questions you provided are so relevant plus they will solicit much more MEANINGFUL learner insight. One of my designers called this out to me and we are now re-thinking our evaluations… and will probably shamelessly steal some of the questions you provided. :-)

Thanks for allowing us to cite to our heart's content, I will forward this to my some of my eLearning friends on LinkedIN!

User Rank Nicole Legault

741 posts

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Thank you Pamela, your nice feedback just made my day. I love it when others can put information I've shared to good use...this is why I love what I do! Please feel free to steal any questions on the list :)

Parallel Branch

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Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:24 AM

Thank you for posting such a nice blog.Our site is online educational portal so these all tips will be very helpful for us to know what all questions comes when we are satisfying our cusomers needs.

Parallel Branch

0 posts

Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 4:39 AM

This is a very great  informative post.Online learning give  students the opportunity to work at their own pace.Thanks for this great sharing.

Stefano Posti

253 posts

Posted Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Nicole you provided an Amazing tool.... THANKS A LOT!!!!

Duane Knudsen

61 posts

Posted Friday, October 04, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Thank you for sharing Nicole!

Susan Edwards

4 posts

Posted Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Yup and ditto to everyone! Using these questions and looking for Level Two and Three questions. Level Two are questions we ask the user about their ability to do their tasks as a result of the training content. These questions will be sent 1 to 3 months after completing our tutorials. We are looking for learning transfer. Level Three questions involve soliciting feedback and evaluation from the user's Supervisor and/or functional area(s) about the individual's ability to apply the training content. Level Three questions about sent 5 to 6 months after completing the training.

Essentially, we are putting an evaluation scorecard together to assess our tutorials, the employee's learning transfer and abilities, and how well they perform in our administrative systems. Is anyone doing this? Or, can provide ideas about evaluations. Level One, Two, and Three are taken from Kirkpatrick's levels of evaluation. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Have a sweet weekend!

Jenny Seitz

39 posts

Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 4:43 AM

Thanks for the assorted questions. Evaluation questions can be tricky to create. Jenny

Cristina Devrin

53 posts

Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:41 AM

This is exactly what I needed. Thanks, Nicole!

Cindy Pandke

19 posts

Posted Friday, April 04, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Thank you for all the work you put into this.  Glad I found it today!  This is a very informative post and I know the details will be used by our company. Love this community.

Will Thalheimer

0 posts

Posted Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:41 PM

This list is great to generate ideas for questions, but it is not a good list to provide to learners. Good evaluation questions must enable learners to answer with some precision, they must avoid bias, they must ask about information that is directly relevant to effectiveness. While some of these questions pass the test, many fall short.

Michael Fimian

895 posts

Posted Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM

We've found that by using Google Forms and Sheets, we've easily been able to incorporate feedback loops with our students.  Plus, the data are easy to display and analyze...