EvalTools®

Your reliable assistant at work

EvalTools® suite offers a complete solution for outcomes assessment and enhances the learning enviornment.

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EvalTools® Suite

  • EvalTools® LMS
  • EvalTools® OAS
  • EvalTools® CIMS
  • EvalTools® Advising
  • EvalTools® Survey
  • EvalTools® Self-Study
  • EvalTools® Meet
  • EvalTools® Video
  • EvalTools® Community
  • EvalTools® MeetingMInute
  • EvalTools® Content Authoring
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What is EvalTools®?

EvalTools® is designed to NOT only for day-to-day classroom activity, but also for gauging learning and teaching delivery in meeting standards/program accreditation.   It is the best and comprehensive solution to your day-to-day learning, teaching delivery, and accreditation preparation.  You could certainly choose the module that works best for your teaching and learning environment. 

EvalTools® Suite is designed
for your program

EvalTools® Suite is comprised of three independent yet well-integrated products. They are: (1) EvalTools® IIS, (2) EvalTools® Survey and (3) EvalTools® Self-Study. EvalTools® IIS, an instructional improvement system, is specifically designed to streamline program assessment and evaluation processes and reduce the administrative burden for outcomes assessment preparation processes. EvalTools® IIS comes with an integrated Learning Management System (LMS).

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LMS

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OAS

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AAS

EvalTools® Survey

Comes with the following types of questionnaires

EvalTools® OAS is embedded within the Learning  Management System for continuous and consistent assessment.

Adaptable to other instructional assessment systems. Easily identified areas of concern with performance vectors. Effective summative and formative features to gauge student learning

EvalTools® comes with advanced survey instrument that is integrated well with the rest of the direct assessment instruments that give you a 360 view of your program's strengths and weaknesses for outcomes assessment. 

Enhance learning activities, EvalTools® LMS makes planing your courses easier. It allows you to easily manage and access your LMS material/resources easily.

  • Ensure course meets the established standards/outcomes criteria
  • EvalTools® provides structure for your curriculum framework
  • Teach using your EvalTools® learning plan
  • Stay organized

Feature

EvalTools® can do it all for you

It is particularly useful for faculty in generating their own annual self-evaluation report. EvalTools® allows faculty to generate their own trend course-exit survey data.

Just to brag

EvalTools® deployed 76 surveys that collected seamlessly over 7000 responses, it provides detailed data in a convenient format for analysis resulting in an excellent 10-year accreditation for the University.

Email Alert

You could batch-send alerting emails to faculty to remind them of the class response rate for the end-of-term class survey, or the course info/syllabi setup. You could also send batch emails to students.

EvalTools® LMS

EvalTools® LMS is more like an Instructional Improvement System (IIS) rather than a traditional Learning Management System (LMS).

Course Info Module

EvalTools® 6 provides standard Course Info template that maintains a consistent format of syllabus for all courses. Once course info entered, the Dean Office will have instant access to all these course syllabiwithout having to chase after any faculty for completion. In addition, all the syllabi can be readily made available online for the public if so desired so that Dean Office didn’t have to dig further for a course.

FCAR Methodology

EvalTools® focuses on gauging teaching and learning effectiveness by providing means to faculty to access their teaching/student learning in formative or summative manner using FCAR methodology. Faculty can strategically select assignments that correlate to assessing a Course Outcome (CO), Performance Indicator (PI) or a Student Outcome (SO).

Upload/Download

At time, the most mundane task is the most frustrated one. To save time and frustration, EvalTools® 6 allows faculty to download one assignment at a time or entire set of selected assignments at a time for grading purpose. For uploading, faculty can simultaneously upload multiple files together.

Rubric Grading

Some assignments just do better with using a rubric. EvalTools® 6 provides standard rubric library or build-your-own rubric or even share-your-rubric feature. Figure 11 shows a rubric setup interface. Grading using rubric is time consuming. EvalTools® 6 allows entry of individual score for each dimension of the rubric

Course Portfolio

We are familiar with student portfolio. How about Course Portfolio for faculty? Each course, each term, EvalTools® will automatically collect objective evidence from direct assessment (students’ work) or indirect assessment (survey results) to form a course portfolio for that course.

EvalTools® OAS

EvalTools® is the most advanced toolset for outcomes assessment. It integrates proven best assessment practices, including a Rubric-driven Assessment Model and an FCAR Assessment model. EvalTools® has over 14 years of proven results in preparing programs for ABET accreditation. We have accomplished major achievements with ABET, Middle States accreditation at several programs with implementation of the latest methodologies and systems for outcomes assessment.

EvalTools® OAS is designed to address the following important issues

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in the curriculum for quality improvement
  • Gauge the level of success in meeting program outcomes/educational objectives
  • Enhance teaching effectiveness via a performance-based evaluation process
  • Effectively track/document “closing the loop” on outcomes assessment

What’s more: Soon-to-be available features

Reporting Template – Most of the toolsets provides piece-wide reporting features that you will need to put them together for you own program accreditation preparation. EvalTools® 6 will be the first to provide a full-reporting-template (ABET) that allows you to construct your self-study report online.

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Features

Performance Indicators (PI) can be designed to measure breath or depth. In either case, the question remains on the roll-up data from each FCAR at course level being used to compute the aggregate average of a PI. EvalTools® 6 gives you a greater flexibility in classifying PI into three domains according to Bloom’s Taxonomy that applies to different levels of courses.

In addition to PI Classification, if your PI definition focuses on breath, then course-level classification will give you another way of assessing your PI. The course-level classifications are: Introduction, Re-enforced, and Master/Assessed-Level.

This is the most advanced feature in outcomes assessment. You could refine and separate a class that has multiple-major students in meeting their corresponding programs’ outcomes. This feature is particularly useful for a department having multiple programs that have common courses in meeting different sets of student outcomes. EvalTools® is the ONLY toolset that has this feature.

To make life easier for the ABET evaluator during a visit to your campus, EvalTools® rolls up a complete electronic objective evidence site for the ease of examining the evidence extracted from the course portfolio in EvalTools®.

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EvalTools® CIMS

Closing-the-loop activities can in general be classified into two main areas course-level improvement and beyond-the-course-level improvement, i.e., program-level improvement. FCAR provides an effective means in capturing course-level improvement by tracking reflection and suggested action items. Figure 15 shows a sample of the summarized action items.

EvalTools® CIMS can do it all for you

EvalTools®
Community

EvalTools® Community offers “My Community” portal for social clubs and committees. EvalTools® is a role-based system. User interfaces are arranged according to the user’s role such as a student, a faculty, or a chair. However, regardless of users’ roles, “My Community” is a common portal available to all.

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Member roles

  1. Moderator – has create and control functions
  2. Members – has view only function
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No limitation on the creation of number of communities/group

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Serve as a central document depository location for different community groups

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Track interactions among communities once integrated with MeetingMinutes module

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Details can be illustrated in a demo!

EvalTools® Meeting Minutes

EvalTools® MeetingMinutes is designed to facilitate tracking of activities, decision made, and action items of any meeting conducted.

 

About EvalTools® Meeting Minutes

Provide objective evidence of meetings conducted.

Generate action tasks during meeting discussion and assigned them to the appropriate committees for closure (only available when EvalTools® Community is included).

 

EvalTools® Meeting Minutes Features

Categorize meeting contents in a manner that makes sense to your program. 

Generate reports of those relevant categories as objective evidence for your self-study report. 

About EvalTools®
Self Study

EvalTools® Self-Study includes a simple way to track references to objective evidence, and produce your final report in just a few clicks.  It comes with a comprehensive survey module to simplify your collection of results for a specific study or a campus-wide deployment of survey for a selected group of participants.  

EvalTools® Self-Study

If you are preparing or soon to prepare for the institutional-wide accreditation such asMiddle-States, Middle-States Commission on Higher Education provides vast amount of information and resources toassist your institutional in seeking a new accreditation or getting a re-accreditation. Two reference materials are particularly useful: (1) Self-Study: Creating a Useful Process and Report and (2)Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education. Be very familiar with these two handbooks will help tremendously in preparation for the visit.

Your Need EvalTools Self-Study

EvalTools® Self-Study recognizes the difficulty in both managing the material and the people involved.EvalTools® Self-Study provides a clear and simple framework for setting up a self-study process in seven

 

  1. Standards
  2. Steering Committee Memberships
  3. Assignment of Standards
  4. Research Questions
  5.  Goals of Self Study
  6. Charges for Working Groups
  7. Resources

EvalTools® Evaluator
Portal

As a final push in preparation for the accreditation visit, you are often confronted with how to organize objective evidence according to Student Outcomes. It is even more difficult if the same objective evidence was used to map more than one Student Outcomes

With so many courses, objective evidence, and many Performance Indicators within Student Outcomes, the amount of effort in organizing them in a way that is meaningful and easy accessible for the Evaluator to review is NOT a small task or even easy. EvalTools® is the ONLY toolset that solves this issue by going totally green.

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