INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Ask for SOOT surveys
It’s time for faculty to request Student Opinion of Teaching surveys for spring 2008.
To request SOOT using Blackboard, go to http://blackboard.binghamton.edu.
Once there, enter your username and password. If you have never logged into Blackboard, your Blackboard ID and password are the same as your Pods ID and password. From the list of Tools on the left side of the page, click on “SOOT Surveys.” Then click on the courses you want surveyed and hit “Request Surveys.”
The survey will then be available to students, who will use Blackboard to respond to the survey through May 9. Others you have enrolled in your Blackboard course and given the role of “Instructor” will also have an opportunity to request a SOOT survey.
You may wish to inform your students that the survey is anonymous and that faculty members see only the aggregated results after they have submitted final course grades.
Results will be available May 23 via Blackboard.
If you have questions about Blackboard, call the Help Desk at 777-6420. To request paper survey forms, go to https://spider.adm.binghamton.edu:6128/soot/sootform.cgi.
You will need your Social Security number for this secured site (it is safe to proceed despite the security certificate warning). Once you have requested forms, print the confirmation and instruction sheet for use when administering the SOOT.
Completed surveys must be returned to the Computing Services Help Desk in person by the student administrator. Surveys returned via campus mail will not be processed.
It will take about six weeks after the end of classes to receive results if you choose the paper method.
If you have questions about paper SOOT forms, call the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at 777-2365.
If the instructor of the course you are teaching is listed as “Staff” in the BUSI system, you will not be able to request a SOOT survey. Your department must contract the Registrar’s Office in order to update the information in BUSI.