Accessing CIOS and TAOS - Use your GT account to login
Where to access surveys and results:
CURRENT SURVEY hosted by SmartEvals (Summer 2011 and beyond)
All users: gatech.smartevals.com (please change your bookmarks from Digital Measures to this new link)
Note to faculty and administrators:
SmartEvals has imported data from Digital Measures and has completed testing. With the exception of a subset of TA data, and BMED 1300, all data for which you have viewing access from SU11 to present is now available in the SmartEvals system. Contact your departmental CIOS coordinators or firstname.lastname@example.org for TA reports or BMED 1300 between Summer 2011 and Spring 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.
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 Fall 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 become available to instructors 5 days after grades are due at the end of the regular term - 12/20/2014
Reports will become available to department chairs and other administrators one week after the beginning of the spring term - 1/12/2015
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