Web Applications and Technology - Course Evaluations

UES Class Evaluations

The Universal Evaluation System (UES) is UT Dallas' tool for course and instructor evaluation. As of Fall 2013, online evaluations are mandatory for all undergraduate and graduate classes with 5 or more students (classes with less than 5 students are evaluated by request). Evaluation responses are anonymous. Evaluation results are publicly available on CourseBook - student comments are not publicly available.

Not finding surveys for all of your classes? Here's why:

All classes are not automatically scheduled for course evaluations. Only regular classes with 5 or more students are evaluated. Most independent study, thesis, disertation, seminar, and research classes are excluded from automatic evaluation. Instructors of classes which are not evaluated by default, may request an exception in writing (email). Participants in non-automatic surveys (especially when there are 5 or fewer students) should be advised that responses are potentially less anonymous.

Priority Access to Grades

Students who complete ALL their course evaluations will also be given priority access to view their grades in CourseBook before grades are made available in Orion. CourseBook is updated several times each day. Once your professor enters the grades, they will appear in CourseBook after the next refresh.


Complete your evaluation BEFORE viewing your grade if you wish to submit an evaluation for a course.

UES Response Rate - Fall 2022

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Email Based Class Evaluation

You may be invited to evaluation specific classes and/or instructors via an email from the UES system. Each email is personally generated for the recipient and contains a web address (URL) which will link directly to the evaluation page. Just click the link embedded in the email to start the evaluation - no login is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are evaluations really anonymous if my instructor can see that I've submitted an evaluation?
  • Why are the evaluations questions the same for all classes?
  • The evaluation questions aren't useful for students - can the you change the questions?
  • I didn't get the evaluation email - can I still submit an evaluation?
  • Can I change my evaluation response after I've submitted it?
  • How do I check if I've completed all my evaluations?

Viewing Evaluation Results

All evaluation results are openly available in CourseBook. School administrators may contact Web Applications and Technology to learn about the UES Reporter - an alternate way to access results.

Need Help? Have Suggestions? Report an Issue or Concern?
Contact the Evaluation Team

Please use the Evaluation Feedback Form.