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Learning Webinars

Ask an eXpert, October 2017

calendarWednesday, October 18th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
In our "Ask an eXpert" webinar, an eXplorance product expert will answer pre-submitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. If you have a specific area that you would like to know more about, please provide it in the registration form in order for us to prepare to answer the query during the live session. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.
 
Webinar led by: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.



Learning Webinars

Ask the eXpert, September 2017

calendarWednesday, September 6th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
In our "Ask the Expert" webinar, our expert will answer presubmitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. If you have a specific area that you would like to know more about, please provide it in the registration form in order for us to prepare to answer the query during the live session. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.
 
Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.



Learning Webinars

Blue 7 Release!

calendarWednesday, August 23rd 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
This Learning Webinar will offer you an overview of the Blue 7 release, as well as a deep dive into some of the major Blue 7 functionality. This webinar will be delivered 3 times to facilitate our global audience. Register now to see the exact times. Join the webinar to learn more about this interesting topic.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance



Community-Led

Unpacking the Complexity of Dynamic Evaluations of Health Science Clinical Rotations: Tufts University’s Experience

calendarWednesday, October 11th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tufts University has several health sciences schools with a need for efficient and dynamic evaluation of the instructors and content of their clinical rotations across time periods and teaching sites. This sounds more complicated than it really is. This community-led webinar will present how Tufts is able to accomplish the tasks associated with dynamic evaluations of clinical rotations by adapting the typical didactic course evaluation process to not only include but also focus on the additional ‘when and where’ details that are involved in a clinical rotation.
 
Presenter: Candace Girard, Educational Technology Services, Tufts University.


Community-Led

Blue Surveys at UofL: A Case Study

calendarWednesday, September 13th 2017, 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
The University of Louisville (UofL) is a “power user” of Blue Surveys, relying on this platform for all major university surveys (e.g. Graduating Student Surveys, Recent Graduate Surveys, Climate Surveys, IT Surveys, Academic Surveys, Programmatic Surveys). As such, The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) has become adept at utilizing the many useful features that Blue Surveys has to offer on both the project and reporting sides. This webinar will focus on how UofL utilizes Blue’s functionalities to get the most out of online survey administration.

Presenter: Katie Bixby, MEd, Research Analyst II, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Louisville; Katie Partin, PhD, Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Louisville.

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Community-Led

Providing Customization in a Centralized Environment - Lessons Learned

calendarWednesday, August 16th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
IUPUI has begun the transition from multiple class evaluation tools to one centralized tool used by multiple campuses within the IU system. It is a process that began three years ago as a pilot. The campus has encountered a creative tension between utilizing enterprise systems among all campuses and customization within each IUPUI school in terms of reporting, types of questions, beginning/ending dates of evaluations, etc. This webinar speaks about how the process has evolved thus far and lessons learned along the way. The webinar will conclude with steps that still need clarification in order for IUPUI to reach its objective (utilizing data to make instructional decisions that impact students and the university).

Presenter: Kent Stoelting, Ed.D. Assistant Director, Testing Center, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Learning Webinars

Ask the eXpert, August 2017

calendarWednesday, August 9th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
In our "Ask the Expert" webinar, our expert will answer presubmitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. If you have a specific area that you would like to know more about, please let us know by email to learning@explorance.com by 02 August 2017 (in order for us to prepare to answer the query during the live session). This webinar will be delivered 3 times to facilitate our global audience. Register now to see the exact times. Join the webinar to learn more about this interesting topic.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance



Learning Webinars

Data Issues That Can Impact Your Evaluation Projects and Their Remedies

calendarWednesday, July 26th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
In this Learning Webinar, we will discuss some of the main data issues that can cause your evaluation project and reports to be inaccurate.  We will also show you how to address these issues and offer best practices to prevent them from reoccurring. This webinar will be delivered 3 times to facilitate our global audience. Register now to see the exact times. Join the webinar to learn more about this interesting topic.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance



Learning Webinars

Ask the eXpert, July 2017

calendarWednesday, July 12th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
In our "Ask the Expert" webinar, our expert will answer presubmitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. If you have a specific area that you would like to know more about, please let us know by email to learning@explorance.com by 03 July 2017 (in order for us to prepare to answer the query during the live session). This webinar will be delivered 3 times to facilitate our global audience. Register now to see the exact times. Join the webinar to learn more about this interesting topic.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance



Learning Webinars

How To Leverage Relationship Demographics To Power Your Evaluation And Reporting Access

calendarWednesday, September 27th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Learn how you can use relational demographics to handle complex questionnaire logic and filter the subjects and members in your projects accordingly. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.
 
Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.



Learning Webinars

Make Datasources More Powerful with Extension Blocks

calendarWednesday, June 28th 2017, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
In this Learning Webinar, we will look at how datasources can be made more powerful in certain circumstances through the use of Extension Blocks to add data that can automate your feedback process.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance


Learning Webinars

Ask the Expert, May 2017

calendarWednesday, May 10th 2017, 04:00 PM - 11:59 PM
In our "Ask the Expert" webinar, our expert will answer presubmitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. If you have a specific area that you would like to know more about, please let us know by email to learning@explorance.com by 03 May 2017 (in order for us to prepare to answer the query during the live session).

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance


Learning Webinars

Response Management and Reporting

calendarWednesday, May 3rd 2017, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
In this Learning Webinar, we will look at response management and reporting, and how you can update responses of an evaluation to cater for specific reporting needs.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance


Learning Webinars

Ask the Expert, April 2017

calendarWednesday, April 12th 2017, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
In our "Ask the Expert" webinar, our expert will answer presubmitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. If you have a specific area that you would like to know more about, please let us know by email to learning@explorance.com by 05 April 2017 (in order for us to prepare to answer the query during the live session).

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance


Learning Webinars

Using QP to Engage Teachers or Allow Employees to Goal Set

calendarWednesday, March 22nd 2017, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Question Personalization can be used to engage teachers in the evaluation process and employees in setting goals for their development plan.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance


Learning Webinars

Ask the Expert, March 2017

calendarWednesday, March 8th 2017, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
In our "Ask the Expert" webinar, our expert will answer presubmitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. If you have a specific area that you would like to know more about, please let us know by email to learning@explorance.com by 01 March 2017 (in order for us to prepare to answer the query during the live session).

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement eXplorance


Community-Led

The University of Alabama in Huntsville - Optimizing Course Evaluations for All Stakeholders – Lessons Learned

calendarTuesday, March 7th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Ginny Cockerill at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has learned a lot since taking over the management of the course evaluation process just nine months ago. The institution had a smooth transition from a paper process to Blue in early 2015. However, the initial implementation did not fully leverage the flexibility of an online process or the advanced functionality of the Blue software itself. By meeting with stakeholders and gaining a fresh understanding of how departments and colleges viewed the current process and used the resulting data, specific issues came to light that Ginny felt could be addressed within Blue. She has worked to make changes each semester since then to address each of these challenges. In a short period of time Alabama has modified both evaluations and reports, and has developed a roadmap of improvements for the future. Join the webinar to learn how The University of Alabama in Huntsville tackled the challenge of taking their course evaluation process to the next level to improve quality and stakeholder satisfaction institution-wide.

Presenter: Ginny Cockerill Assistant Director of Assessment, Office of Institutional Research & Assessment The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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Community-Led

A Galen College Perspective - Institutional Effectiveness and Research - How eXplorance Can Help

calendarWednesday, February 1st 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday, February 1 at 2 p.m. EST Dr. Shafto is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Galen College of Nursing, a single-purpose nursing college. She will give an overview of the kinds of data problems that colleges and universities face with a focus on recent changes in accreditation requirements. She will review the tools that she uses at Galen for collecting, analyzing, and presenting data. She will then review the ways that eXplorance software is used toward IE/IR efforts and why Galen chose eXplorance over other survey software vendors.

Panelist: Carissa L. Shafto, Ph.D. Director of Institutional Effectiveness Galen College

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Community-Led

Expert Module Evaluation Email Notifications that Boost Response Rates

calendarWednesday, January 25th 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 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.
The presentation will ensure we have time to answer questions and let audience members share their experiences.

Panelists: Virginia Commonwealth University

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Learning Webinars

Why The Data Cleansing Process For Course Evaluations Must Evolve

calendarWednesday, January 18th 2017, 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Wednesday, January 18 at 1 p.m. EST Course evaluation data preparation can be a LONG and PAINFUL process. Often it occupies key institution resources to split files, parse information, chase down stakeholders, and compile data manually for submission. Join this webinar to learn how the Data Integrity Gateway (DIG) can help institutions automate processes and speed up course evaluation data preparation. eXplorance's CEO, Samer Saab, will demonstrate DIG and interact with all attendees by utilizing the tool to complete an example data preparation project. With its 2nd fully redesigned version, DIG offers an intuitive platform to take the seven week manual course evaluation data gathering process down to a two week automated process.

Presenter: Samer Saab, eXplorance CEO Samer Saab, CEO, eXplorance

Samer has worked directly with institutional researchers & IT members for for three years to best understand the pains of data collection and processing. DIG beta clients included UPenn, Washington State University, and Aarhaus University. Based on what was learned, Samer led an initiative to build a software platform to eliminate redundancies and make data purposeful for course evaluations.

Learning Webinars

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.  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.  

Learning Webinars

Blue® 6.0 Pre-Launch

calendarThursday, September 29th 2016, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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.

Community-Led

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
Community-Led

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.

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Panelists:
Jesús Rabadán - IE Business School
Community-Led

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.

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

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
Community-Led

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.

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Panelists:
Thomas E. Dohm - University of Minnesota
Community-Led

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.

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Panelists:
Corinne Pitre-Hayes - Simon Fraser University
Community-Led

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.

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Panelists:
Judith A. Ouimet and Clinton McKay - Indiana University Bloomington
Community-Led

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.

Watch the video presentation. Download the PDF with links to materials : Next level Email Notification.pdf

Panelists:
Gaurav Gupta - Virginia Commonwealth University
Community-Led

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.

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Panelists:
Lingfang Sun - University of Pennsylvania
Panelists:
Rob Nelson - University of Pennsylvania
Panelists:
William McManus - University of Pennsylvania
Community-Led

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.

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Panelists:
Becky Patterson & Robert S. Goldstein - University of Louisville
Community-Led

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.

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Panelists:
Peggy Collins - Washington State University
Community-Led

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.

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Panelists:
Michael Evans - Sheridan College