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evalUT: Course Evaluation Framework as a Catalyst for System Change and Improvement

calendarWednesday, November 16th 2016, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM This webinar will profile some of the principles and essential features that have guided the successful implementation of a new course evaluation framework at the University of Toronto, evalUT. This framework has been an important catalyst for reviewing teaching and learning priorities and goals across multiple levels within the University, and has enabled a deeper consideration of how the data from Blue can inform a range of decisions and practices. Watch the webinar. Topics will include:
  • Identifying the challenge that precipitated the development of a new cascaded framework for assessment
  • Adopting the simultaneous implementation of a new framework and online system
  • Utilizing an evidence-based approach to monitoring and analysis
  • Reflecting on enablers and challenges of system change and improvement related to teaching and learning
Panelists: Professor Carol Rolheiser, Director of the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, University of Toronto Megan Burnett, Associate Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, University of Toronto Greg Hum, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Teaching Assessment, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, University of Toronto Tara Wells, Operations Coordinator, Course Evaluations, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, University of Toronto Register Now!      

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Bluepulse2 - An Interactive Webinar For Formative Feedback

calendarWednesday, November 2nd 2016, 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM This webinar is not an onscreen presentation! Be part of the Bluepulse interactive software demonstration! Join us to play the role of a student who utilizes Bluepulse during the semester. See Bluepulse on your screen and see the benefits of formative feedback firsthand. The interactive presentation will outline how dozens of universities are currently utilizing Bluepulse and how its drives success in every course. Register for the webinar now! Bluepulse offers a quick and easy way for students to confidentially offer feedback. The social feedback platform enables instructors to drive feedback loops to course related topics and focus upon groups of students who require additional attention. Students can offer feedback in the LMS, on mobile devices, or wherever is most convenient. (View this 3 minute video if you’d like to learn more).    

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Blue® 6.0 Pre-Launch

calendarThursday, September 29th 2016, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Thursday Sept 29, 2016 – This webinar is offered several times. Select the time that works best for you. Blue 6.0 focuses on helping Blue users master the art of gathering and interpreting feedback. We’ve introduced some great time saving features including: – Bulk change options for data preparation – New homepages – Redesigned project and report listings – High powered filters – Usability and interface enhancements We’ve also updated Question Bank and enhanced the project administration experience. In addition, the advanced exports of response data feature set gives Blue users the ability to track and manage questions in order to drive improvement and consistency.  

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eAccessibility for HigherEd Assessment: Can We Delight Our Users, Regulators, and Budgets?

calendarWednesday, September 14th 2016, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Legislation is shifting rapidly regarding what is expected of higher education institutions when it comes to online accessibility, and those in assessment have specific challenges. In light of recent lawsuits, the threat of non-compliance in higher education is very real. Yet, bringing an entire organization up to accessibility standards can be daunting. How do you make sure that the tools used within your institution will not just accommodate but delight all your users? Can you get it done in a way that ensures you meet or exceed the existing and upcoming regulations? David Berman is the #1 rated speaker on the topic of web accessibility standards as well as an international expert in the field. He will cover what higher education institutions need to do to ensure that their assessment systems are compliant with the latest accessibility laws: WCAG 2.0, ADA Title II, ADA Title III, AODA, and Section 508

Topics Covered will Include:

  • The latest case law and how you can determine what applies to your school.
  • Examples of the typical accessibility challenges in surveys and reporting.
  • Practical steps you can start implementing at your institution immediately.
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Panelists:
DAVID BERMAN - David Berman Communications
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Caso de éxito. Aplicación práctica del módulo de evaluación docente en IE Business School e IE University (Spanish Language Presentation)

calendarWednesday, June 29th 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cómo IE utiliza Blue en sus evaluaciones de profesores y encuestas generales de satisfacción en su universidad y escuela negocios. Incluyendo: -Objetivos -Requisitos -Puesta en producción -Resultados. Watch the video presentation.  

Panelists:
Jesús Rabadán - IE Business School
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Making the Most of Module Evaluation for Curriculum Enhancement at LJMU

calendarTuesday, June 28th 2016, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Liverpool John Moores University is committed to ensuring that the students receive the highest quality learning experience, and student opinion of their academic programmes is highly valued by the institution. The University has a range of formal and informal mechanisms for obtaining student feedback of which module evaluation is a crucial component. The module evaluation survey seeks feedback from students on learning-related issues and is a key indicator in the institutional processes for the enhancement and assurance of academic quality. During this presentation the University will share their first-hand experiences selecting and implementing an online course evaluation solution, including challenges and successes in providing useful information to users at all levels. Watch the video presentation.

Panelists:
DR. ELENA ZAITSEVA - academic research and development office
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DR. GRAHAM SHERWOOD - Faculty Registrar
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PROFESSOR CLARE MILSOM - Director of the Teaching and Learning Academy
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Turning OHSU Blue

calendarWednesday, June 22nd 2016, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM In the Fall of 2013, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) launched Blue as its course evaluation management system to its schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health. This transition was not without challenges, but the collaboration between various departments and the team at eXplorance led to a manageable, sustainable course evaluation program. This webinar will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented when OHSU implemented Blue, as well as the shift in culture and focus on evaluation, assessment, and learning in a multi-school university.

Panelists:
LAWRENCE WILLIAMS - Oregon Health & Science University
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Guidelines for Ensuring a Smooth Course Evaluation Implementation at a Large University

calendarWednesday, March 30th 2016, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM The University of Minnesota started using eXplorance Blue in Fall 2013 with one college and rolled its use out to much of the rest of the undergraduate population in spring term 2014 for its main Twin Cities campus. This session will focus on course evaluation implementation issues and strategies from the perspective of the university. Watch the video presentation.  

Panelists:
Thomas E. Dohm - University of Minnesota
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Assessments in Support of Teaching & Learning: The SFU Experience

calendarWednesday, February 24th 2016, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Simon Fraser University has been engaged in a multi-year process to replace its outdated student evaluation of teaching and courses with an updated system that reflects new understanding from educational research. This ambitious initiative is squarely aimed at supporting teaching and enhancing student learning. The session will cover an overview of the journey so far, share perspectives on key challenges and solutions, and discuss the critical importance of faculty and student engagement. Watch the video presentation.  

Panelists:
Corinne Pitre-Hayes - Simon Fraser University
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Data From Students to Students: You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

calendarWednesday, January 27th 2016, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM In 2012, the faculty council passed a policy allowing students access to five of the nine campus-wide common course questions asked on the Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ), Indiana University Bloomington’s name for course evaluations. This spring, in time for students to create their semester schedule, the OCQ Student Dashboard was released and students for the first time had access to what students said about their classes. This session will show you the process and creation of the student dashboard and the various iterations. Then demonstrate the final OCQ Student Dashboard. Watch the video presentation.  

Panelists:
Judith A. Ouimet and Clinton McKay - Indiana University Bloomington
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Take Your Course Evaluation Email Notifications to the Next Level

calendarWednesday, November 18th 2015, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Email is the primary and most effective way to communicate with your students and faculty. A properly designed email can improve your response rate, increase transparency and improve faculty satisfaction. At Virginia Commonwealth University we combined our past experience of online evaluations with functionality available in Blue to craft awesome emails. Join us to learn:
  • How to write better content
  • What has or hasn’t worked for VCU
  • Email personalization
  • HTML/CSS formatting
  • Testing
  • Appropriate timing for sending emails.
 

Panelists:
Gaurav Gupta - Virginia Commonwealth University
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Linking Course Evaluations to Grade Access: Penn’s Approach to Raising Response Rates

calendarWednesday, October 14th 2015, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM As it implemented an online system for course evaluations, Penn created a “grade pathway” that prompted students to either complete their evaluations or opt out of evaluations prior to retrieving their grades for a semester. This strategy led to an increase in response rates to over 85%, up from 70% using the old method. Join Penn administrators for an overview of Penn’s approach to increasing response rates including what has worked and not worked about this approach. Watch the video presentation.  

Panelists:
Lingfang Sun - University of Pennsylvania
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Rob Nelson - University of Pennsylvania
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William McManus - University of Pennsylvania
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Closing the Loop with Bluepulse®: Using Instant Social Feedback to Deliver an Improved Student Experience at RMIT

calendarWednesday, June 10th 2015, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM **Unfortunately, this webinar’s recording was unusable. In its place we offer the slides used, the questions & answers submitted, and a short video of the features presented.**  

Panelists:
Tim Brennan - RMIT
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Breaking Down Barriers to Implementing Online Course Evaluations by Cultivating Institution Wide Buy-in

calendarThursday, June 4th 2015, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM The University of Louisville (UofL) successfully transitioned the decentralized course evaluation administration processes of 12 academic units to a centralized online administration using Blue in the fall 2010 semester. The success of this implementation was due to a multifaceted approach that addressed the cultural and logistical aspects of institutional assessment. In this presentation, we share UofL’s experience in creating a cultural of assessment by getting institutional “buy-in”, identifying and addressing barriers in the structure of institutional data, developing faculty-centered and student-centered marketing campaigns to increase engagement, and maximizing the automation features in Blue to reduce burdens on limited resources. Watch the video presentation.  

Panelists:
Becky Patterson & Robert S. Goldstein - University of Louisville
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Increasing Engagement in Online Course Evaluations at Washington State University

calendarThursday, April 23rd 2015, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Engaging students and faculty is essential to an effective assessment process. If you’re interested in increasing engagement, accessibility, and student participation in online course evaluations, come find out how Washington State University is successfully delivering eXplorance’s reliable solutions through their Blackboard Learn environment to achieve their assessment goals. Watch the video presentation.  

Panelists:
Peggy Collins - Washington State University
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Achieving Teaching Excellence and Student Success: Bluepulse At Sheridan College

calendarWednesday, March 25th 2015, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Institutions are challenged to play an active role in enabling faculty development and fostering communities of self-directed learners. Bluepulse by eXplorance is an adaptive improvement tool that allows instructors to leverage anonymous formative feedback to make iterative changes in the learning environment. Instructors publish opportunities for improvement that are current and relevant to students. Having students and instructors participate in the improvement process allows institutions to engage students, support faculty development and achieve student success. Learn how Bluepulse integrates seamlessly with Brightspace and listen first-hand how Sheridan College is leveraging the Bluepulse platform to achieve their institutional goals. Watch the video presentation.    

Panelists:
Michael Evans - Sheridan College