Keep in mind that some departments’ ICES questionnaires are “centrally prepared,” which means that the department’s Forms Preparer creates the ICES questionnaires on each instructor’s behalf.
If your department doesn’t create your questionnaires for you, then it’s the instructor’s responsibility to create their form.
All ICES questionnaires have three global items at the beginning. Additionally, some departments have one or more sets of mandatory items, referred to as a department core
, which are used on your ICES questionnaire. When creating your questionnaire, please check that ICES Online has assigned the appropriate core to your section.
When updating the release options for your questionnaire, you also have the choice of adding the student core to your questionnaire. The student core
consists of six Student Council Core Items. These items can be found in the FAQ "What is the Student Council Core and how is it used?" Please note that if these items are selected, then the Illinois Student Council will be granted access to the data for these items and the Global Items.
So long as the questionnaire doesn’t exceed 26 items, you may choose instructor-selected items
from the ICES Item Catalog (PDF)
, which contains hundreds of items for you to choose from.
ICES questionnaires also include three open-ended items
by default. In addition to these three items, you may also write up to three open-ended items of your own.
There are also various complete forms
, which are questionnaires of pre-selected items, available for your use. Please see the FAQ “What are the ICES complete forms?” for a description of the complete forms you may choose from.
For a list of items and pre-designed complete forms, please view the ICES Item Catalog (PDF)
For an in-depth tutorial on creating ICES questionnaires, please watch our ICES form creation video