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Dr. Nicola Albrecht

Dr. Simone Schipper


We will again be able to offer you "Teaching Analysis Polls" (TAP) as a method for the qualitative mid-semester evaluation of your courses in the winter semester 2022/23. This method can be implemented in synchronously conducted online courses via BigBlueButton (BBB) as well as in face-to-face courses.

We have no more capacity for this semester. Registration is no longer possible. We ask for your understanding!

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Goals and processes

Our TAP Team

Dr. Nicola Albrecht
Internal Surveys

Rosa Maria Knierim
Internal Surveys

Lisa Preller
Internal Surveys

Dr. Janina Thiem
Internal Surveys

Dr. Simone Schipper
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Dr. Beate Curdes
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Svenja Immekus
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

TAP—Teaching Analysis Poll

Qualitative, mid-semester review for instructors

"What do students actually think about my course?", "I would like to develop my course. But where do I start?"

If you have asked yourself one of these or similar questions, the "Teaching Analysis Poll (TAP)" is a helpful method for you. The implementation is done by the office of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education ( and the office of Internal Surveys (

The method "Teaching Analysis Poll" (TAP) can be implemented in face-to-face courses as well as in synchronously conducted online courses as "digital Teaching Analysis Poll" (digiTAP) via BigBlueButton (BBB). The method is suitable for courses with up to 30 participants.

If you are interested you can submit an application. Please note that the participation possibilities are limited due to capacity reasons.

What is a TAP?

The "Teaching Analysis Poll" (TAP) is a feedback instrument for qualitative mid-semester evaluation. In this way, you receive the students’ nuanced feedback on your course. The special feature: You do not receive an abundance of individual opinions, but the results allow you to identify strengths and/or weaknesses of your course that a majority of your students can agree on.

Based a standard set of questions, a trained TAP team collects the students' statements in class, discusses and bundles them with them, then processes them and discusses the results with you in a confidential consultation. Only you, the teacher, will receive the results. We recommend to discuss the students’ feedback in one of the following sessions. However, it is up to you which topics will be addressed in class.

Why should you consider a TAP?

  • You can get feedback about your class based on a conversation with your students moderated and structured by trained TAP facilitators.
  • You can confirm that your teaching strategy is appropriate and/or gather nuanced feedback about changes that could improve your teaching.
  • TAP fosters discussion about teaching and learning practices.
  • Students reflect upon their learning experience in the course: how the content is presented, what methods are used, and how and whether they are involved.
  • Instructors receive feedback during the semester, which is useful for both instructors and their students, leaving enough time to implement changes.

What does the TAP process look like?

  1. If you would like to request a TAP, please send us an email.
  2. We will get back to you to plan a time (usually near mid-semester) and will provide information about subsequent steps.
  3. On the agreed date, we will moderate the last 30 or 45 minutes of your class.
  4. Our facilitators will introduce and explain the process to students. Students will then work in small groups to answer the following three questions:  
    What in this class assists your learning most?
    What hinders your learning in this class?
    What suggestions might you have for improving this class?
    Our facilitators will collect student responses.
  5. After the TAP is completed, the facilitator will report findings to you in a confidential follow-up meeting (either online via BigBlueButton BBB or in person).  We will discuss the next steps, such as what strategies could be used for improving the course, and we offer, where necessary, pedagogical support.
  6. In the following class, you can discuss the results with your students.
(Changed: 14 Oct 2022)