A great tool for getting feedback on courses

If you want feedback from students about your teaching or find out whether they understood aspects of a lesson or lessons and you don’t want to wait for the formal course evaluations at the end of the term, you might want to consider using The Free Assessment Summary Tool or FAST. FAST is an anonymous online survey tool that automatically summarizes students’ impressions of a course and/or teacher and supplies the data directly to the teacher. It allows a teacher to develop an online survey that students can complete 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The software automatically summarizes and consolidates the students’ comments, in real-time, on the web or into a downloadable customized Excel spreadsheet. The software was developed at Mount Royal College in Calgary.