For the last 8 years or so, TheHub has allowed formatted text on evaluations. This includes BOLD, italics, underlining and many others. We realize the need for formatting to properly cite works as well as the ability for superscripts or subscripts to be used in math, chemistry or other sciences.
However, one of the problems we have with evaluations on TheHub is lack of consistency in fonts, colors, line spacing, etc. This is exacerbated considering that many like to write their evaluations offline using Word or other editor, and then cut/paste the formatted text into TheHub. By doing so, this introduces a lot of variability in fonts, line spacing and more – which TheHub has been preserving.
Starting March 30, 2015, TheHub will begin to strip this formatting out. Some examples of why this is important:
A course description with incredibly small font from MS Word:
A self-evaluation with large vertical line spacing:
In summary, by eliminating all formatting except for:
we will improve the consistency of evaluations for students, faculty and staff who need to read these on a regular basis.