Student Experience of Teaching Surveys (SETS)

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The information students provide from Student Experience of Teaching Surveys is extremely important. All feedback matters!

  • Instructors use the information to improve their courses and teaching methods.
  • University committees use the data as part of faculty reviews for promotion, tenure or teaching awards.

Access the Surveys (SETS)

Students and instructors can access the SETS through a confidential system called Blue by eXplorance. Login to access SETS

SETS Winter 2024 Calendar

Notice: DIG and Question Personalization dates have been changed for Winter 2024 due to the MyUCSC outage in late January.

Table of SETS Dates
DIG opens for dept staff February 7, Wednesday
Dept staff can edit teacher/TAs February 7, Wednesday
DIG closes for dept staff February 21, Wednesday
Question Personalization opens for instructors February 23, Friday
Question Personalization closes for instructors March 1, Friday
Surveys open for students March 4, Monday
Surveys close for students March 17, Sunday
Last day of instruction March 15, Friday
Grades due date March 27, Wednesday
Reports Available for instructors & depts March 30, Saturday

About SETS

WATCH "Let's Talk about SETS!" VIDEO

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For information on what SETS means for you, see one of the following selections below:

  • You will receive notification from Blue each term notifying you that your surveys are available to complete. You will also see a pop-up window in Canvas directing you to your surveys in Blue.
  • For more information on how to fill out the SETS, see SETS for students
  • If you taught and attended classes you will receive invitations to fillout surveys and to track the response rates also known as subject management. Special Note: If you need reports from our retired system please send a request to the academic department that sponsored the course.
  • We are working on enhancing the user experience in Blue. Additional information will be posted here as we make these enhancements and roll out new features. If you have questions about SETS in Blue you can contact your department or send a request to
  • In order to get started, you will need to be authorized to access your department's courses in Blue. Please send a request to and copy your manger to be granted access to Blue. Once you have a Blue account, you should also confirm that you are a member of the SETS site in Canvas. This site contains all of the important messages that are sent to the campus staff who work on SETS. Normally, both accounts are created with the initial request for access. Please note that the unique UserID in Blue is the same as the unique UserID in AIS. So, you must have an AIS account in order to get access to Blue.