AEFIS Support Resources

AEFIS Academy is the main resource available on using any of the tools or features in AEFIS. If you are new to using AEFIS, be sure to click on and review the New to AEFIS? Getting Started! section. In addition, there are User Guides, What's New? (Release Notes), FAQs and a Request Support page all with easy search capability and a user friendly interface.

Logging Into AEFIS

AEFIS is accessible through the AEFIS link on the RPInfo page under the Faculty and Staff Resources category. Login is through RPI Central Authentication Service (CAS) with RCSID (e.g., foderm) and RCS Password (Rensselaer email/network password).

New to AEFIS

If you are new To AEFIS, visit the New to AEFIS? Getting Started! section to review how to log in, navigate, search, and review the specific dashboard screens based on your user role as faculty, administrator, or student.

Course Evaluations

Adding Additional Course Evaluation Questions

Two weeks before a Survey Collection Period begins, faculty receive an email notifying them that the survey will be opening soon for the students and that they have time to now add additional questions to their course surveys. This is an optional feature. Several question types are available: multiple choice (single or multiple answer), text/memo, true/false, and drop down select. Questions must be added the day before the survey opens otherwise, they will not be included in the survey.

In addition, please be aware that if a course has more than one instructor, it is considered a team taught course and the instructors would collaborate on the questions they would like to ask the students. The added questions in a team taught course would show on each instructors report. In team taught courses, these questions would not be specific to them as an instructor.

Running Course Evaluation Reports

Below you will find specific reporting information that is beneficial to our Rensselaer community. Please be aware there is an AEFIS Analytics Guide available which offers more information on reporting depending on user role.

Faculty Only

Faculty & Administrators - Running Reports from the Report Widget/Dashboard

Analysis of Student Course Evaluations by Instructor Report - this report displays a course summary of the responses for each question in the survey.

Course Section Trend Analysis Report - the strength of this report is that it allows for comparison across schools and departments. Depending on the user role, various aggregate summaries can be reviewed. This report only compares numerical data and does not work with open ended questions.

Student Course Evaluation Comments Analysis Report - this report pulls out only the open ended questions response data.

  • Running the Student Course Evaluation Comments Analysis Report
  • Video Tutorial on Running the Student Course Evaluation Comments Analysis Report (3:44)