Upcoming webinars

Here you will find a list of all upcoming webinars.

Our webinar series is one example of how you can globally connect and share experiences with improvement in mind. Created and presented by experts from Blue® powered institutions and experts from eXplorance, these sessions will give you an opportunity to learn best practices from real Blue users.

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Tackling the Challenge of Gaining Institution-wide Buy-in and Adoption of Formative Feedback using Bluepulse

calendarWednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM EDT17 days remaining
In the panel, Higher-Education thought leaders will discuss “Why use Bluepulse for formative feedback?” in their own institutions, along with use cases and key drivers such as social equality, inclusion, learning outcomes, faculty development, etc. In addition, panel members will discuss potential obstacles that need to be addressed and strategies for overcoming them, as they work towards institution-wide buy-in and adoption of formative feedback practices using Bluepulse.

Panelists: Peter Baccile, Executive Director, Washtenaw Community College; Jim Houpis, PhD. Dean of Academic Support and Learning Technologies, Skyline College; Cherie Werhun, PhD. Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning, Sheridan College
Facilitated by: Yeona Jang, EVP, eXplorance


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Learning Webinars

Managing Data Changes During Your Course Evaluation

calendarWednesday, August 22nd 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST59 days remaining
Incorrect and/or incomplete data negatively impacts the ability to administer a course evaluation project (such as sending the invitation emails to the right set of survey recipients for the right set of courses and instructors) but also the validity and quality of responses collected for reporting and analysis. The challenge of maintaining the accuracy and completeness of data is further compounded by changes that may occur on the data (course end dates, enrollments, teaching assignments, etc.), even after the project is launched. In this webinar, we will show you what you can do to keep data accurate and up-to-date in Blue and also show you what you must do, when changes in data happen in an ongoing/active evaluation project. The topic covered in this webinar can be applied to 360 evaluations and any other evaluation projects. The 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: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.


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Community-Led

To QP or not to QP: Encouraging Module Leader Engagement in Evaluation Surveys

calendarWednesday, September 12th 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT80 days remaining
Evaluation of teaching, be it on a course or a modular level, is often a two-faceted exercise – addressing accountability needs and pursuing a more open, reflective agenda such as enhancement of teaching and learning practice. The majority of HE institutions in the UK use standardised questionnaires for module evaluation. Whilst necessary for quality assurance and governance, a standardised data set is often seen by academics as ‘piecemeal’, not necessarily meeting needs of their subject and their own needs as reflective practitioners. Anecdotal evidence at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, suggested that single module evaluation design was perceived by teaching staff as a top-down, management-driven approach, reducing their engagement with the survey. One of the attractive functionalities available in Blue is the ability to add module/course specific self-written questions – offering the opportunity to better explore different evaluation perspectives and giving academics more ownership in the process of module evaluation. The presentation will explore module leaders’ engagement with the QP (Questions Personalisation). Taking a longitudinal perspective (analysing three years’ worth of data) we will look at the extent to which QP was utilised by the module leaders, what type of questions were written in different subject areas and across the institution. Module leaders’ perspective on this functionality gathered via focus groups and future institutional developments will also be presented.

Presenters: Elena Zaitseva, Liverpool John Moores University; Natalie Holland, Liverpool John Moores University


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Learning Webinars

Blue 7 Part 2 – Reporting and Question Bank

calendarWednesday, September 26th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST94 days remaining
In this Learning Webinar, we will introduce the features in Blue 7 that can expand your reporting capabilities by using relationship demographics and the new section block breakdown functionality. We’ll also present how easily you can map survey questions to each school or departmental unit, as we walk you through the question mapping process and validate the final survey instrument in one simple interface. The 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: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.


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