Help Documents

Documentation for upgraded Mercury system (Summer 2019 courses)

Access Mercury

You can access Mercury through:

On your Mercury page, you will be able to:

  • Monitor response rates (Select "Dashboards")
  • View course evaluation results (Select "Reports")

Monitor response rates

Select the Response Rate link on your Mercury page to view response rates for the courses associated to you.

View course evaluation results

Select the Reports link on your Mercury page to view course evaluation reports that you have access to.

 


Documentation for Mercury system (up to Winter 2019)

View Personal Course Evaluation Results

  1. There are two methods to access MERCURY for Teaching Assistants.

    A. Direct link B. Student Menu

     

     

     

    Use this direct link to access MERCURY for Teaching Assistants.

    1. Log in to Minerva.

    2. Select Student Menu.

    3. Select Mercury Online Course Evaluation Menu.

    4. Select Teaching assistant evaluation results.

  2. Your course history by academic year will appear. Select the academic year and click Refresh. On this page, you will see the response rate as well as the start and end date of the evaluation.
    Display of TA Results

  3. Click on the course link (e.g. ABCD 200 : 1442 Course evaluation) to access the results.

  4. In the drop-down menu next to Response Data, select Graphs. Your results will appear in a new window. Ensure that your pop-up blocker is disabled.
    TA results, select graphs

  5. The results will appear as follows.

    • To the right of the bar graph is the number of students who selected each option.

    • To the left of the bar graph is the correpsonding percentage of students who selected each option.

    • Click the View Comments button to see the comments associated to a specific question. Not all questions contain comment boxes.

  6. Visit the guidelines on interpreting your course evaluation results.

Preview and Print Course Evaluation Questionnaire

Preview Evaluation: allows you to view the course evaluation exactly as it appears to students.

  1. Log into MERCURY for Teaching Assistants

  2. Choose an academic year and click Refresh. This appears just below Course Evaluation History for: [Your Name].

  3. Click on a course link, such as ABCD 200 : 1442 Course evaluation.
    Display of TA Results

  4. Click on the Preview Evaluation button to view the course evaluation exactly as it appears to students.
    TA results, select graphs

  5. The Instructions that students see will appear first. Then, click on Continue to course evaluation to see the questions.
    Instructions for Preview evaluation

  6. A maximum of 10 questions appears per page. Click on Go to Question #... to access other pages of the questionnaire.

    If you are teaching a course in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, or the School of Continuing Studies, your questionnaire is offered in both English and in French. Select a language in the Choose another language drop-down menu to view the questionnaire in either language.
    Sample questionnaire

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Print Evaluation: allows you to download and/or print a PDF copy of the course evaluation questionnaire.

  1. Log into MERCURY for Teaching Assistants.

  2. Choose an academic year and click Refresh. This appears just below Course Evaluation History for: [Your Name].

  3. Click on a course link, such as ABCD 200 : 1442 Course evaluation.
    Display of TA Results

  4. Click on the Print Evaluation button to download and/or print a PDF copy of the course evaluation questionnaire.
    TA results, select graphs

  5. Open or save the file on your computer. When you open the file, it will appear as follows.
    Sample printable version of evaluation

View Disseminated Course Evaluation Results

Numerical course evaluation results are disseminated when both of the following conditions are met:

  1. The instructor has not objected to access; and
  2. an adequate response rate has been received.

Written comments are always treated as confidential and are never disseminated.

  1. Log into Minerva.

  2. Select Student Menu.

  3. Scroll down and select Mercury Online Course Evaluation Menu.

  4. Select View course evaluation results.

    NOTE: Alternatively, you may use this direct link.

  5. Select your search criteria either by subject code (department), instructor, or course; then click Submit.

    • To view multiple subject codes (departments) or instructors, use the CTRL or Command(⌘) key when making your selections.

    • You may also wish to look at specific terms; however, at least one instructor or subject code must be chosen first.
      Search options for publicly available results

  6. The following lists the results based on your search. Click View to view a course's numerical results. NOTE: Because this site is public, the instructors' names have been erased from the screenshow below.

    List of publicly available results

  7. This is what a sample course evaluation results page looks like. Click here for more information on the definitions used. 

    Display of course evaluation results

  8. To perform another search, click the Go back button on the search results page in Step 6.

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Need additional assistance?

Contact the mercury.info [at] mcgill.ca (Mercury System Administrator).


 

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