After 4 years of researching blogs, asking classmates and friends, and looking through course websites only to find limited information on courses, we decided that it’s time there should be a platform to allow students to review, rate, and see other student’s experiences with courses. We also thought that having grade distributions and other essential course information alongside reviews could tremedously benefit students looking for courses that fit their needs. With courseratings.ca, we’ve made this happen.
We believe this can aid students in the research of classes they're interested in and that these reviews can serve as a platform for quality, original, and trustworthy first person course reviews.
References & Special Thanks
This project wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and open source projects made available by other
UBC students. We'd like to publicly thank them and acknowledge their work as this project wouldn't be here without them:
UBCGrades: Thanks to Donney Fan and his work with creating an API for getting grade data from UBC, we're able to show essential grade information such as course averages and grade distributions. Thanks Donney!
UBCCourses: Thanks to Liang Liu and his team with creating an API for retrieving real time SSC data, we're able to send you an email when a seat opened up in a course you're tracking. Thanks Liang!