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Blue Course Evaluations at SLU

Explorance® Blue is the Saint Louis University-provided online course evaluation tool. Blue is an online course evaluation tool that allows students to complete course evaluations easily from a phone, tablet or computer.

Accessing Blue

  • Email Notifications: Click the link included in the evaluation email reminders to access the Blue course evaluation options.
  • mySLU Tools Tab: Click the "Blue Course Evaluations" icon to access the dashboard in Blue, listing any open course evaluation tasks.
  • Canvas: The left navigation bar includes a link entitled "Course Evaluations." Click on this to access available course evaluations in the Blue online system.

Blue FAQs

I missed the deadline to fill out the course evaluation, can it be reopened for me?

No, however, if you would like to submit feedback to your instructor or department you can email the feedback to Your name will be removed and only your comments will be sent to the instructor.

Does every course at SLU use Blue for course evaluation?
No, non-traditional courses like Independent Study, Thesis Research, and Dissertation Research are usually excluded from evaluations. If you need more specific information about which courses are included in evaluations for a given semester, please contact the department chair.
What is the course evaluation period? Is it the same for all courses?
No, the dates and length of the evaluation period for a course vary based on the length of the course. During the evaluation period, the student will see the “due date” and completion status for each open course evaluation in Blue.
Why do I keep getting email reminders to complete my course evaluation?

Even though you might have already completed an evaluation for one course you are enrolled in, if you continue to receive email reminders, this indicates that you have additional course evaluations to complete in Blue.

Are course evaluations anonymous

Yes, instructors do not have access to individual student names and responses. The responses are reported in aggregate to the instructor after grades have been submitted and the semester is over.

When are course evaluation reports released to instructors?

Course evaluation reports are released to instructors after the grade due date for the term. There is usually a delay after the due date while waiting for all instructors to submit grades. Instructors will receive an email notification with links to the reports once released.

What are the sender name and email address on the evaluation notification emails?

University Assessment Office is the sender, from the email address SLU email should not mark these emails as SPAM however if you forward your SLU email address to another personal email account be sure to check your SPAM folder for these email notifications.

Support for Blue

The Office of the Provost oversees the Blue course evaluation tool. Please emails questions or issues to for assistance.