Why Use Blue
You can play an integral role in the academic life of UAF by providing your opinion on courses and instructors through the Blue evaluation system. The data collected with Blue serve the important purpose of assessing the didactical offering, as a component of the promotion and tenure process, and as a guidance to improve courses and hone faculty’s teaching techniques. Your participation in the survey process is critical to UAF commitment to quality teaching and academic excellence. Moreover, other students use the published evaluation ratings to select courses that fit their specific needs. Thus, we strongly encourage you to participate in the process with constructive feedback that is relevant to teaching and course content. UAF really cares about your opinion!
How To Access Blue
Students will each receive emails from UAFfirstname.lastname@example.org at their preferred email address in UAOnline, which contain a link to use to sign in to Blue (using their UA credentials) and access their course evaluation tasks. Students should check UAOnline to view/change their preferred email address. Once the tasks are active they can also be accessed by logging into Blackboard. A third way for students to access their active tasks is by signing in to Blue directly via https://uaf.bluera.com/uaf/.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will BLUE® be similar to IAS®?
It will be sharper, shorter, faster! Only 17 to 25 questions, and to the point.
Can students complete the survey on their own time?
You are invited to access the BLUE® portal and complete the evaluation of your courses at your earliest convenience. Your instructor may provide class time for you to complete the survey.
What if I cannot remember my UA credentials to log in to course surveys?
You can go to ELMO (https://elmo.alaska.edu) and retake possession of your identity!
Will I be able to add comments to the survey?
The survey will give you significant space to type in comments.
Is it anonymous?
Any information you provide will be kept strictly confidential. After grades are released all evaluations will be anonymously made available to the instructor.
How do I update a preferred email address?
Students may updated their preferred email address in UAOnline by:
- Log into UAOnline
- Click on Personal Information
- Click on Manage You Address, Email and Phone Information
- Go to "Student Preferred Email" and click change
- Student Preferred E-Mail window will pop-up and updated email, click Save Changes