Accessing CIOS and TAOS - Use your GT account to login
Where to access surveys and results:
CURRENT SURVEY hosted by SmartEvals (Summer 2014 and beyond)
All users: gatech.smartevals.com
Note to faculty and administrators:
SmartEvals is currently testing imported data from Digital Measures. They expect this testing to be complete by Sept 15. Therefore, please do not run reports in the SmartEvals system for official use at this time. Contact your departmental CIOS coordinators or firstname.lastname@example.org for reports between Summer 2011 and Summer 2014.
Note to students - Surveys are anonymous. Also, comments are for your instructors only (school chairs, etc. cannot see them). Instructors do not see survey results until 5 days after grades are due.
Summer 2011 - Spring 2014
Access to our prior vendor, Digital Measures, ended on 7/16/2014. All data is being transferred to SmartEvals with expected availability on Sept 15, 2014 (see note above about current access). Please be patient during this transition.
- Students: Please use the SmartEvals link above to complete your surveys
- Instructors and TAs: Please check your email records for messages with a subject like "GT Course Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS) Results Now Available", as reports were emailed to all instructors at the end of each term. You may also contact your departmental CIOS report administrator or email@example.com if you need assistance retrieving your reports from Digital Measures until reporting is available in SmartEvals.
Spring 2011 and earlier
- Students: http://www.coursesurvey.gatech.edu - then click on Survey Results Viewer for access to available data
- Faculty: https://webapps.gatech.edu/cfeis/cios_new/login.cfm - then click on the Reports Menu to access your results
View the CIOS Core Questions
View the TAOS Core Questions
Survey Periods for Summer 2014:
For most courses, CIOS and TAOS will opened beginning the Monday two weeks before finals and ran through midnight, Sunday after finals. For courses with non-standard schedules, CIOS and TAOS opened for a period of 1-3 weeks near the end of the individual course, depending on course duration.
Reports became available to instructors 5 days after summer term grades were due.
Reports will become available to department chairs and other administrators one week after the beginning of the fall term - 8/25/2014
What is CIOS?
The Course-Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS) is a survey now hosted by Digital Measures and managed by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) that provides feedback for
- instructors: to help improve teaching and learning in their courses
- administrators: who use the information for teaching assignments, to support other decisions regarding teaching and learning at GT, and as part of promotion and tenure decisions
- students: to view ratings of instructors in past terms when making decisions for registration, etc.
Students access CIOS at the end of every term to provide feedback for their current courses and instructors; faculty access CIOS after the end of every term to view feedback provided by their students. This allows faculty to continually improve their classes and meet students’ needs.
The CIOS survey consists of a set of core questions about teaching and learning in the areas of student effort, instructional quality, and course quality. Up to three additional instructor-selected questions may be added for each course. CIOS has existed at Georgia Tech since 1987. The original paper-based system was eventually moved online in 1999. It was then shortened in 2011 and used until 2011 when it was redesigned and move to an external vendor. where it has existed in its current form since the year 2000. CELT, established in 1986, supports the faculty of Georgia Tech in their efforts to improve teaching and learning environments on our campus. CIOS is just one of the many ways CETL accomplishes this goal.
For more information about the history of CIOS, please see the CIOS and TAOS History page.
What is TAOS?
The TAOS survey is an instrument designed specifically to collect data related to student perceptions of Teaching Assistants at Georgia Tech. The survey is very comparable to the CIOS, but the CIOS only evaluates course instructors. The TAOS provides feedback to departments and the Institute about Teaching Assistant effectiveness, TAs feedback to improve future performance, and students the opportunity to evaluate their TAs. The survey consists of several core questions about the teaching effectiveness of a TA for each TA-taught course at GT and was first implemented in 2010.
For more information about the history of TAOS, please see the CIOS and TAOS History page.
Frequently Asked Questions:
|Questions and Comments
For general inquiries:
CIOS coordinator: Tris Utschig, PhD