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Learning Webinars

Uncovering Valuable Insights from Qualitative Feedback with MLY - Practical Hands-on Tips and Recommended Practices

calendarWednesday, March 27th 2024, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Join this learning webinar where we'll explore actionable strategies for getting the most out of MLY to uncover valuable insights from qualitative feedback for hidden strengths and areas for improvement. We will share advice on setting effective alert thresholds with the factors to consider and interpreting alert insights. We will also share newly added capabilities in MLY 1.8 to share insights with your stakeholders. By the end of the session, you'll gain practical hands-on tips and recommended practices to enhance your qualitative feedback analysis with MLY. If you have any specific questions on MLY that you would like us to consider while preparing for this webinar, please feel free to let us know on your registration form or via this community’s webinar discussion forum post.

This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered four times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule. This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, March 27 , 2024

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

    • March 26, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
    • March 27, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
    • March 27, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presented by: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team



Community-Led

Feedback Culture: Mitigating Implicit Bias in Course Evaluations

calendarWednesday, March 20th 2024, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Explore the hidden dimensions of bias in course evaluations with panelist from Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. This engaging panel discussion aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on mitigating bias to foster more effective student feedback on teaching and learning in higher education. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain valuable insights and strategies to create a culture of feedback.

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2024

Time: 12pm Eastern Time

Panelists: Julie Schell, University of Texas at Austin, Joyce Chen, The Ohio State University, and Veronica Womack, Northwestern University



Learning Webinars

How to Use Data Integrity Gateway (DIG) to Make Data Preparation Faster for an Accurate Feedback Process

calendarWednesday, March 13th 2024, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In this learning webinar, Explorance solution experts will share how the automation and delegation of data preparation tasks using DIG 3.0 can drive an accurate, data-driven feedback collection process. With the enhanced user interface in DIG 3.0, the functionalities such as in-line demographics editing, bulk editing, easier verification of who is assigned to which subject (the entity being evaluated), and more flexibility for tasks (such as the ability to modify subjects after publishing) will make the end user's life easier! Join this webinar to learn about how to use DIG 3.0 for data preparation in your feedback collection process. If you have any specific questions on DIG 3.0 that you would like addressed in this learning webinar, please feel free to let us know on your registration form or via this community’s webinar discussion forum post.

This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered four times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, March 13 , 2024

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

    • March 12, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
    • March 13, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
    • March 13, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presented by: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team



Learning Webinars

MLY 1.8 Release Q&A Webinar

calendarWednesday, February 28th 2024, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Join us to learn all about the MLY 1.8 Release! Highlights of this release include sharing analyses with other MLY users, a new “Viewer” user role, enhanced insights into the most relevant comments, and the ability to apply personalized analyses immediately for a more efficient workflow and improved system performance.

This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered four times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, February 28 , 2024

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

    • February 27, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
    • February 28, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
    • February 28, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presented by: Erika Cost, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Explorance World 2024 Conference - Q&A Webinar

calendarWednesday, February 21st 2024, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Join this informative Q&A webinar, where we will dive into the exciting details of the upcoming Explorance World 2024 Conference – June 26-28! Bring your questions and discover more about this groundbreaking event, whose mission is connecting leaders working with feedback analytics to empower key business initiatives in higher education, Learning and development, and HR sectors.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Introduction to Explorance World 2024
  • Conference Format Unveiled
  • AI and Feedback Integration
  • Keynote Reveal
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Interactive Q&A Session

This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered four times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, February 21 , 2024

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

    • February 20, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
    • February 21, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
    • February 21, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Anastasia Tsimiklis, CMO, Explorance



Learning Webinars

La mise en œuvre du Blue Dashboard est terminée. Quelle est la prochaine étape pour en tirer le meilleur parti ?

calendarWednesday, February 7th 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Avez-vous terminé la mise en œuvre de votre Blue Dashboard ou avez-vous récemment rejoint votre équipe d'administration de Blue Dashboard et vous êtes curieux de savoir quoi faire ensuite ? Ce webinaire d'apprentissage est conçu pour vous simplifier la vie en vous fournissant une présentation facile à digérer du parcours des données avec Blue Dashboard : de la mise à jour des données de feedback de Blue, à l'engagement des utilisateurs de votre Blue Dashboard, à fournir des informations, telles que les tendances au fil de temps, le tout, pour une prise de décision améliorée basée sur les données. Pour toutes éventuelles questions afin que le Blue Dashboard soit largement adopté et utilisé dans votre établissement, n’hésitez pas à les soumettre dans votre formulaire d’inscription!

Date: Mercredi 7 février 2024

Heure: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Heure de l'Est

Présentateurs: L'équipe d'architecture des solutions d'Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue Dashboard Implementation Has Been Completed. What’s Next to Make the Best Use of It?

calendarWednesday, February 7th 2024, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Have you finished your Blue Dashboard implementation or recently joined your Blue Dashboard Admin team and are curious about what to do next? This learning webinar is built to ease your mind by providing an easy-to-digest walk-through of the data journey with Blue Dashboard from updating the feedback data from Blue, to engaging your Blue Dashboard users, to delivering insights such as trends over time to the various stakeholders for enhanced data-driven decision making. For specific questions that you may have on Blue Dashboard to make it widely adopted and used in your institution, don’t hesitate to submit them in your registration form!

This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered four times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, February 7 , 2024

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

    • February 6, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
    • February 7, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
    • February 7, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team



Learning Webinars

Your Journey as a Blue 360 Administrator (Episode 3 of 3): Automation and Management

calendarWednesday, December 13th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Now that you plan ahead for actionable insights you want to glean from your 360 evaluations, and strategize ways to encourage stakeholder engagement throughout the 360 process, in this last episode of this 3-part learning webinar series, we will share with you tips for the process optimization step in your journey as a Blue 360 Administrator – automation and management. Join this webinar to learn about important features and functionalities that make end-to-end automation and management with Blue 360 efficient, such as:

  • Response rate management
  • Rater network management
  • Data change management (such as incoming changes of data from the HRIS or from ad hoc data change requests)
  • Notification and schedule management

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • December 12, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • December 13, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • December 13, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Dean Coologeorgen and Mohammed Sheraidah, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue 9 : Plateforme d'analyse de retour d'expérience de nouvelle génération

calendarWednesday, November 29th 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Dans ce webinaire, nous couvrirons toutes les nouvelles expériences et les améliorations fondamentales introduites avec Blue 9. Nous passerons en revue le nouveau Blue Home qui est configurable et personnalisable, jusqu'à la toute nouvelle authentification Explorance/ les SSO élargis et plus encore !

Date: Mercredi 29 novembre 2023

Heure: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Heure de l'Est

Présentateurs: Nitin Sharma and Alexandra Rascanu, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue 9: Next Generation Feedback Analytics Platform

calendarWednesday, November 29th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In this release webinar, we will cover all the new experiences and foundational improvements introduced with Blue 9. We will review the new Blue Home that’s configurable and personalizable, to the all-new Explorance authentication/expanded SSOs and more!

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • November 28, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • November 29, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • November 29, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Nitin Sharma and Alexandra Rascanu, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Ask an Expert! November 2023

calendarWednesday, November 15th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In the interactive "Ask an Expert" learning webinar series, Explorance solution experts will answer pre-submitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. We encourage you to submit your questions or topics of interest on the registration form below to help tailor this live session to best suit your needs.

Planned topics to cover in this "Ask an Expert" session include:

  • DRA and missing hierarchy nodes and its impact on aggregate reporting
  • Response rate trending & tracking
  • Including task dates in notifications
  • Centralized email with Blue 8 schedules

This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered four times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, November 15 , 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

    • November 14, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
    • November 15, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
    • November 15, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team 



Learning Webinars

Your Journey as a Blue 360 Administrator (Episode 2 of 3): Encouraging Engagement

calendarWednesday, November 8th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

In Episode 2 of this 3-part learning webinar series, we will share with you tips for the second step in your journey as a Blue 360 Administrator – engaging stakeholders and end-users (the raters) in the 360 process. Join this webinar to learn answers to key questions that are important for increasing engagement, such as:

  • How do I engage the user (rater) in the 360 process?
  • How can rater selection flexibility and business rules enforcement increase engagement?
  • How can self-enrollment and opt-out functionalities help limit survey fatigue?
  • How can allowing a mix of identified and non-identified respondents be beneficial?
  • How can automated and customized email notifications improve engagement?
  • How can live response monitoring and evaluation link sharing (such as with QR codes or by re-sending the evaluation invitation through Subject Management) help increase engagement?

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • November 7, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • November 8, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • November 8, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Dean Coologeorgen and Mohammed Sheraidah, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Ask the Experts! October 2023

calendarWednesday, October 18th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In the interactive "Ask the Experts" learning webinar series, Explorance solution experts will answer pre-submitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. We encourage you to submit your questions or topics of interest on the registration form below to help tailor this live session to best suit your needs.

This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered four times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, October 18 , 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • October 17, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • October 18, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • October 18, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team 



Learning Webinars

Your Journey as a Blue 360 Administrator (Episode 1 of 3): Planning Ahead for Actionable Insights

calendarWednesday, October 4th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

In Episode 1 of this 3-part learning webinar series, we will share with you tips for the first step in your journey as a Blue 360 Administrator – planning ahead for actionable insights. Join this webinar to learn answers to key questions that are important when beginning your journey as a Blue 360 Administrator, such as:

  • What operational reports should I consider to help proactively increase response rates and stakeholder engagement at all levels throughout the 360 process?
  • What strategic reports should I consider to provide summarized areas of development and strengths for individuals (ie. Johari window), as well as for ranking of competencies in aggregate reports at department level (such as top 3 strengths and top 3 weaknesses) to identify areas for improvement and strengths to continue building on?
  • How can I utilize the Dashboard’s interactive features and functionalities to view trends in the data at the individual and aggregate level, compare data with benchmarks and across departments, and monitor the effectiveness of our feedback-informed improvement actions over time?

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • October 3, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • October 4, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • October 4, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Dean Coologeorgen and Mohammed Sheraidah, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Data Journey with Blue (Episode 3 of 3): End-to-End Automation & Delegation for Engagement

calendarWednesday, September 27th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Now that you know how to prepare your data and how to sync the data to Blue, in this last episode of this 3-part learning webinar series, we will share with you tips for the final step in your data journey with Blue - end-to-end automation and delegation. Join this webinar to learn about important features and functionalities that make end-to-end automation and delegation with Blue efficient, such as:

  • Giving permissions to change the data within the project (Subject Management)
  • Automating the report delivery
  • Updating projects after expiry - when and how to do it
  • To be continued!

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • September 26, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • September 27, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • September 27, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Fernando Sanchez and Krimo Bouaou, Explorance Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team 



Learning Webinars

Ask the Experts! September 2023

calendarWednesday, September 20th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In the interactive "Ask the Experts" learning webinar series, Explorance solution experts will answer pre-submitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. We encourage you to submit your questions or topics of interest on the registration form below to help tailor this live session to best suit your needs.

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, September 20 , 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • September 19, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • September 20, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • September 20, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team 



Learning Webinars

BlueML Dashboard 1.7 Release: More Efficient Workflows to Generate Faster, Deeper Insights

calendarWednesday, September 6th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Join us to learn all about the BlueML Dashboard 1.7 release! Highlights of this release include one-stop multi-modal analysis, the ability to see key insights in the new multi-modal Overview, advanced filtering options, a French User Interface (UI), and more!

A French version of this session will also be held. Please see the webinar listed below to register.

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • September 5, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • September 6, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • September 6, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Erika Cost, Global Manager, Explorance Training Academy



Learning Webinars

Data Journey with Blue (Episode 2 of 3): Syncing the Data to Blue

calendarWednesday, July 12th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In Episode 2 of this 3-part learning webinar series, we will share with you tips for the second step in your data journey with Blue - syncing your data to Blue. Join this webinar to learn answers to key questions that are important in syncing the data to Blue, such as:

  • What is data syncing and how does it work?
  • How do I automate the data feed to Blue?
  • To sync or not to sync? Not all data needs to be synced. How to go about “smart syncing of data”.
  • What is project level filtering and how does it help?
  • How do I add or delete data within the project and what is the impact I need to be aware of?
  • How will the addition and deletion of data in the SIS impact your projects and reports?

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • July 11, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • July 12, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • July 12, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Fernando Sanchez and Krimo Bouaou, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Ask the Experts! June 2023

calendarThursday, June 29th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In the interactive "Ask the Experts" learning webinar series, Explorance solution experts will answer pre-submitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. In this June session, we will also share product enhancements that have been introduced with the Blue 8.1.1 release. We encourage you to submit your questions or topics of interest on the registration form below to help tailor this live session to best suit your needs.

A French version of this "Ask the Experts" session will also be held. Please see the webinar listed below to register.

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • June 28, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • June 29, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • June 29, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Mohammed Sheraidah, Krimo Bouaou, and Rittu Seghal, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Response Rate Optimization: Engaging Faculty and Students to Improve Response Rates

calendarWednesday, June 21st 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Given the importance of response rates in the validity of course evaluation results, institutions work hard for response rate optimization. And various research findings indicate that engagement of faculty and students are critical components in achieving higher response rates. In this webinar, we will show you various Blue features and functionalities used by institutions to increase engagement of faculty and students with tips for sharing response rates – how, where, when, and with whom. We will demystify common questions around Response Rate Monitor Dashboard (RRMD), Subject Management (SM), Feedback View, Blue Dashboard and reports in engaging stakeholders to improve response rates.

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • June 20, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • June 21, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • June 21, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Alexandra Rascanu, Nitin Sharma, and Mohammed Sheraidah, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Data Journey with Blue (Episode 1 of 3): Preparing the Data

calendarWednesday, June 14th 2023, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In Episode 1 of this 3-part learning webinar series, we will share with you tips for the first step in your data journey with Blue - preparing the data. Join this webinar to learn answers to key questions that are important in preparing the data, such as:

  • How do I connect to Blue (Manual, Direct Feed from the SIS through Data Sync Tool (DST), through an SFTP site)?
  • What if I need to bring more data from another source? How can Extension blocks be of help?
  • What are the advantages of minimizing the number of datasources?
  • Where does DIG fit in the picture?

This learning webinar will also be delivered in French. To register for the French session, please see the separate registration form below.

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • June 13, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • June 14, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • June 14, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Fernando Sanchez and Krimo Bouaou, Explorance



Community-Led

Course Evaluations at Boise State University: A case study in “‘Blue’ Turf Thinking”

calendarWednesday, June 7th 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Over the past few years, Boise State University has been making a concerted effort to evaluate and improve their enterprise course evaluation system. Stakeholders in Academic Affairs and Information Technology looked at internal systems and processes as well as the web-based software tool that delivered the evaluations. This presentation describes Boise State’s transition to Blue from a legacy system (while also transitioning support and administration to central IT) and how it presented opportunities to examine and improve many of their practices, while introducing value adds like universal questions.

In this webinar you will learn about the history of course evaluations at Boise State, what led to transition to Blue, learning about the implementation and how the University has embraced it’s new course evaluation tool.

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Time: 1pm EST 

Presented by: Dr. Leif Nelson and Michael Ellis, Boise State University

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Learning Webinars

Blue Dashboard 4.0 Release Webinar: A Guided Tour of the New User Experience

calendarThursday, May 11th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

The Blue Dashboard 4.0 release brings a totally new and exciting look to the user experience. Join us for a webinar that shows off and walks through the new interface. Little has changed in the administration interface for Blue Administrators, but a few changes of note will be presented.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • May 10, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • May 11, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • May 11, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Handling Comments of Concern – Practices, Policies, Competency

calendarWednesday, May 10th 2023, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Qualitative comments in course evaluations give details to insights contextualizing quantitative data, and more and more institutions are utilizing text-analytics technology such as Blue Text Analytics and BlueML to analyze qualitative comments. One of the capabilities that such text-analytics technology provides is detection of potentially concerning comments - overly negative, offensive, threatening, harassing, biased, and/or indicators of potential misconduct. The key question asked was “Are institutions ready to handle such comments of concern, as they are detected?” In this virtual panel session, panelists will discuss challenges in handling such potentially concerning comments and strategies on how to go about addressing such challenges, such as expanding or clarifying policies and procedures, identifying needed competencies for various stake holders (students, faculty, admin staff, etc), and ensuring that relevant training and communications are available.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 

Time: 4pm Eastern Time

Panelists: Brad Wuetherick, UBC; Lisa Votodian, University of Pittsburgh; Meagan Morrissey, University of Newcastle

Moderator: Pete Baccile, Explorance

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Community-Led

Transforming Module Reports into Valuable Quality Assurance Resources

calendarWednesday, May 10th 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Timezone

The standard Blue module surveys provide useful results of the student responses for actionable insights. But can we get them to work harder for us? Join the webinar to discover how Birkbeck have added greater context and providing a more rounded picture of the module and its place in the wider degree programme. Explore how module evaluation reports can become valuable quality assurance resources through:

  • Using the closing-the-loop functionality to provide feedback back to students
  • Enabling module leaders to write their own contemporaneous thoughts to assist with module development
  • Enabling module leaders to provide context for their manager and head of department
  • Grouping module results into Programme-wide reports
  • Incorporating other module and programme data to provide greater context.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Time: 10am EST / 3pm BST

Presented by: Garmon ap Garth, Birkbeck University of London



Community-Led

Unlocking the Complexity of Student Evaluations in Medical Schools

calendarWednesday, May 10th 2023, 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Obtaining student feedback for medical and health sciences is critical and differs from other university programs due to specific scenarios such as different starting dates, block rotations, and multiple instructors. Student feedback gathering in medical and health schools faces a variety of challenges, including data accuracy and preparation, leveraging multiple data sources, monitoring new and dropped students, and new teacher assignments. A centralized system that can handle all surveys and evaluations in one project does not only increases efficiency but may be necessary for student success.

In this Panel discussion, we will go over various response rates techniques such as LMS integration, Reminders, the availability of in-class reminders, and QR codes. In addition, we will demonstrate how to disseminate reports at various levels, such as instructor, program, and/or school. Join us where our respected panelists will share their institution's best practices and techniques for medical school evaluations.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 

Time: 11am Dubai Time

Panelists: Dr. Heba Ismail, Dubai Medical College for Girls, Dr. Adrian Stanley, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Maher Alandiyjany, Batterjee Medical College

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Learning Webinars

Blue Dashboard 4.0 – Uncovering Essential Insights

calendarWednesday, March 29th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Join this webinar to learn about the all-new Blue Dashboard 4.0. Get a sneak peek at the new UI/UX and functionalities to help you explore your data, including:

  • Heatmapping
  • Streamlined Filters
  • Widget-based Summary View
  • and much more...

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • March 28, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • March 29, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • March 29, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Francois Beneteau, Explorance



Community-Led

Data to Insights – Part 2: How Washburn School of Nursing (SON) Transforms Data into Actionable Insights for Purposeful Improvements

calendarWednesday, March 8th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

You’ve collected your feedback data; now how do you turn it into actionable insights to improve the student learning experience, teaching effectiveness, and operational efficiencies? Join this webinar (part 2 of 2) to learn how Washburn SON makes sense of data from various sources (SIS, LMS, Blue, etc.) in Blue Dashboard and data warehouse in a way for various stakeholders to glean insights and take actions, using data from Blue as a basis for meta-analysis. Washburn SON will also share how the outputs from Blue are integrated to inform accreditation readiness and view improvement trends over time to improve student learning outcomes.

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 

Time: 2pm Eastern Time

Presented By: Linda Merillat, Washburn University, School of Nursing



Learning Webinars

Blue 8.1: A Modernized Reporting Experience and More!

calendarWednesday, March 1st 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Join us to learn all about the Blue 8.1 release, including a modernized reporting administrator and end-user experience, public survey links available for 360 (Subject Definition) projects, an updated Item Bank that allows for the Cascaded Evaluation Framework, and more!

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • February 28, 8pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • March 1, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • March 1, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Dave Sykes, Product Training Specialist, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



Community-Led

Data to Insights – Part 1: How Washburn School of Nursing (SON) Draws on the Power of Blue to Collect (“Project Set-ups”) and Report on Data (“Report Set-ups”) for Actionable Insights

calendarTuesday, February 7th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Join this webinar (part 1 of 2) to learn how Washburn SON draws on the power of Blue with various project set-ups for a wide range of evaluations (such as end-of-term courses, end-of-program, peer-to-peer, agency-preceptor, and faculty workshop evaluations) to provide a more holistic view of student and faculty feedback for actionable insights. Washburn SON will also share how they bring scalability and consistency to their evaluations with the use of Blue Question Bank, to connect specific learning objectives as questions in course evaluations. In addition, you will learn how Washburn SON reports on this data at various levels (including reports for Instructors, Course Coordinators, Program Directors, Associate Deans, and Dean/Director of Assessments).

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 

Time: 2pm Eastern Time

Presented By: Linda Merillat, Washburn University, School of Nursing



Learning Webinars

Scheduling Different Course-Evaluation Periods and Emails in One Project

calendarWednesday, November 9th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue 8’s scheduling functionality allows an institution to handle different course-evaluation periods and emails in one project with enhanced automation and flexibility for student engagement. As Bluenotes Community members shared their experiences in using Blue 8’s scheduling and email functionalities at the recent in-person Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 conference, they are continuing the exchange of various business scenarios and ideas for problem solving together. In this webinar, we will show various real-world business scenarios the Bluenotes Community members are discussing with best practices for Blue 8.

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • November 8, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • November 9, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • November 9, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Rittu Sehgal, Customer Success Manager, Explorance, supported by Mohammed Sheraidah, Executive Solution Architect, Explorance



Learning Webinars

New Blue Training Experience!

calendarTuesday, November 1st 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Join us to learn all about the recent updates to Blue Administrator training, including a modernized elearning platform, focused learning on Blue concepts and reporting, a new LMS and more!

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • November 1, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • November 2, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • November 2, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance and Erika Cost, Global Manager, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



Community-Led

“A Significant Improvement”: Using Blue to Support Enhancement and Closing the Loop Activities

calendarTuesday, November 1st 2022, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

The University of Worcester has just completed its first 12 months of using Blue following a successful implementation project. This presentation will cover the positive impacts and some challenges of launching Blue across the institution, with a particular focus on how we are using the system to improve communications and feedback to students. We will examine 3 key projects that have been carried out, and identify how Blue is supporting wider goals around enhancement and the student experience.

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Time: 12:00pm GMT (8:00am ET)

Presenter: University of Worcester



Learning Webinars

Blue Reports, Blue Dashboard, and Data Exports: What to Use When

calendarWednesday, October 19th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

A wide range of reporting and analytics needs for different stakeholders requires various approaches in higher-education institutions. In this webinar, our product experts will provide clarity on what to use when - what situations and business scenarios are best suited for leveraging Blue Reports, Blue Dashboard, and/or Data Exports. Join this webinar to learn how the insights gained through the strengths of Blue Reports, Blue Dashboard, and Data Exports will help benefit and fulfill the key reporting and analytics needs of stakeholders at every level in your institution.

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • October 18, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • October 19, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • October 19, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Long Hua, VP Product Management, Mohammed Sheraidah, Executive Solution Architect, and Nitin Sharma, VP Product, Explorance



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Beyond Dashboards: How We Changed the Fabric of Decision Making

calendarWednesday, October 12th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Years in the making, Sheridan's integrated suite of intelligence tools has transformed leadership's ability to consistently make faster, better decisions in high stakes situations, bringing IR to the fore in terms of visibility, credibility and strategic import. In the post-pandemic era of change and disruption, this work has tangibly improved our ability to successfully identify and adjust to changing market conditions. Beautifully designed and built on myriad interconnected data sets and custom predictive models, the suite covers all aspects of the institution’s business – administrative and academic, at strategic, tactical and operational levels – allowing users to quickly identify, contextualize and action issues and opportunities. In this presentation we take you from specific visualizations to big picture, reviewing concrete examples of how these tools drive success, and demonstrating how we delivered on our promise to accelerate decision making with more than 'just another dashboard.'

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Time: 2:00pm Eastern Time

Presenters: Dean Langan & Mark Neumann, Sheridan College



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Effective Student Course Evaluations and Question Personalization for Instructors

calendarWednesday, September 14th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Question Personalization allows instructors to add custom questions to their student course evaluations. In this session, we’ll discuss practical tips on how faculty can write effective questions and how the Center for Teaching and Learning at Washington University in St. Louis supports instructors interested in Question Personalization.

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Time: 2:00pm Eastern Time

Presenters: Rick Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation & Kim Daniels, Registrar Services Specialist, Washington University in St. Louis

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Learning Webinars

BlueML 1.5 Release Q&A Webinar

calendarWednesday, June 1st 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Join us to learn all about the BlueML 1.5 release! Highlights of this release include updates to the Polarity and Recommendations Models, a new Alerts (Beta) model, enhanced navigation features, and more!

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • May 31, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • June 1, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • June 1, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Erika Cost, Global Training Manager, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Students' Feedback - How to Engage your Students and Increase Response Rates

calendarTuesday, May 24th 2022, 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM Eastern Timezone

When it comes to collecting students’ feedback from various surveys, many universities are often preoccupied with the response rate While the participation rate is important from a statistical point of view, the quality of feedback is what will help institutions in obtaining key student insights and making informed decisions.

To achieve that, it is essential to engage all stakeholders in the feedback process. This can be achieved by providing students with various feedback channels while also highlighting the significance of their voice in elevating the learning experience. Faculty, course coordinators, and program managers, on the other hand, should have the ability to track live response rates, obtain feedback on key initiatives and view timely reports. Facilitating a better engagement for all stakeholders via a more unified process will not only increase the response rate but will also fuel a cycle of continuous improvement.

Date: May 24, 2022

Time: 10AM KSA, 11AM UAE, 3PM Singapore

Presenter: Samer Jaffar, GM MENA & Singapore & Aya Alruzzi, Software Implementation Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Beyond Course Evaluations: Matching Feedback Needs to Blue Project Types

calendarWednesday, May 18th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Are you getting comfortable with Blue? Are you wondering if you can use Blue to manage other feedback projects, but just aren't sure where to start? This is the webinar for you! In this interactive webinar, we will review the project types and how they work. Then, we'll explore unique scenarios and imagine ways to use Blue to make them happen.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule in your time zone.

  • May 17, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • May 18, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • May 18, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue Dashboard 3.2: Supporting Multiple Dashboards and More!

calendarWednesday, April 27th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

As mentioned in the Blue Dashboard 3.1 webinar, version 3.2 provides the ability to host multiple dashboards. Well, 3.2 is here and that’s not all it does! Along with 3.2 comes a collection of new features that improve user experience. This webinar will illustrate the new functionalities and improvements.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule in your time zone.

  • April 26, 9pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • April 27, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • April 27, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Wading Through Words: Finding Insights in Qualitative Data with BlueML

calendarThursday, April 14th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Responses to open ended questions are rich in feedback, but the sheer volume makes it difficult to derive meaningful conclusions. This webinar recording shows how to ask questions of your data, such as what students most appreciate about their instructors, or students’ views on course changes to improve their learning experience, and how those may differ between students who provide low vs. high quantitative scores. With BlueML, qualitative data can be distilled into actionable insights for anyone striving toward teaching excellence and greater student success, such as deans, program directors, course coordinators and curriculum committees.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Presenter: Stephanie Klein, Principal Consultant, Explorance

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Learning Webinars

Learn How BlueX Surveys Help Instructors Get Feedback From Students, Seamlessly Integrated with Canvas LMS

calendarWednesday, April 6th 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Timezone

BlueX is a simple and effective way to manage surveys through seamless integration with the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). With BlueX, instructors can create a wide variety of surveys within a familiar user experience, and much more. Join this interactive webinar to see firsthand how institutions can help instructors maximize student engagement with Canvas-LMS-integrated BlueX, by:

  • An engaging interactive experience
  • Ease of access and interaction through the LMS
  • True accessibility
  • Pop-ups, assignments, and grade pathways

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Time: 10am EDT

Presenters: Mohammed Sheraidah and Nitin Sharma, Explorance



Community-Led

Bluenotes Community March Meetup to Discuss Guidelines for Instructors in Interpreting and Reporting Results

calendarWednesday, March 30th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Over the past few years, Bluenotes Community members have identified the need for consistent recommendations and guidelines to help instructors interpret evaluation/assessment data to effectively inform teaching and course planning. A group of thought-leading practitioners in the Bluenotes Reporting & Analytics Community have collaborated to build a document of guidelines which centers around a common framework of language associated with reporting of evaluation data - the "Guidelines for Instructors in Interpreting and Reporting Quantitative Feedback" document and the "Guidelines for Instructors in Interpreting and Reporting Qualitative Feedback" document.

We'd like to invite you to meet monthly, starting January 2022 through June 2022, to further develop this document by incorporating feedback from you in Blue-using institutions around the world. The final result will be shared at the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2022 conference in Chicago (July 30-August 3, 2022).

Facilitator and Co-author of the Guidelines: John Jordi, PhD., University of Florida



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Enhancing Quality through Management and Reporting of High Volume of Surveys: GMU's Success Story

calendarWednesday, March 16th 2022, 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Eastern Timezone

View this webinar recording to learn best practices implemented at the Gulf Medical University on how several surveys and evaluations were administered across different medical and healthcare programs. The webinar also highlights how the results of these evaluations helped in addressing the accreditation standards at both local and international levels and hence fostered the quality assurance system at GMU. The webinar reflects on various features of Blue that were used in:

  • Managing high volume of surveys versatile in scope
  • Engaging academic teams in enhancing response rates
  • Reporting the evaluation results to meet the customized requirements from the stakeholder
  • New and enhanced features used for effective reporting of evaluation results

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Time: 2:00pm KSA / 3:00pm UAE

Presenters: Prof. Sherief Khalifa & Dr. Syeda Asma Fatima, Gulf Medical University

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Learning Webinars

Automatisation des Processus de Rétroaction avec Blue (Automating End-to-End Feedback Processes in Blue)

calendarWednesday, March 9th 2022, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Blue offre un grand nombre de caractéristiques et de fonctionnalités qui permettent à vos processus de rétroaction d'être entièrement automatisés. Dans ce webinaire, nous démontrerons comment Blue peut être utilisé pour vous aider à automatiser vos processus de rétroaction du commencement à la fin.  Nous discuterons des considérations dans le processus de mise en œuvre, des stratégies de planification et de synchronisation, de l'utilisation des données démographiques et des seuils dans la génération et la distribution des rapports, et bien plus encore.

(Blue provides a rich set of features and functionalities that enable your feedback processes to be fully automated. Life happens and things change: people are hired and leave, dates change, and expectations shift. In this webinar, we will learn how Blue can be leveraged to help you automate your feedback processes from beginning to end. We will be discussing considerations in the implementation process, scheduling and timing strategies, use of demographic data and thresholds in report generation and distribution, and much more.)

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Time: 2pm CET (Paris) | 8am EST

Presenters: Francois Beneteau, VP Sales Enablement, Explorance

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Learning Webinars

Share and Ask the Expert: Subject Management in Blue 8

calendarWednesday, February 16th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Organizations use Subject Management (SM) to provide controls and ways to engage in a feedback process. In this webinar, we want to harness the power of collective knowledge and provide a space where YOU can share how you use SM. Through example sharing, attendees may find new ideas that can be integrated into their own feedback projects. Explorance's Executive Solution Architect will lead the conversation, share examples from his experience, and can also answer any questions on SM.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Executive Solution Architect, Explorance



Community-Led

How Blue is Helping in Assessing the Quality of Education in AUC

calendarWednesday, February 16th 2022, 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Eastern Timezone

At its best, high-quality assessments provides actionable insights to inform curriculum and instructional decisions that would facilitate in assessing and improving the Quality of Education. The first step is to vet and design relevant, standards-based surveys and evaluations that can be used to measure satisfaction and effectiveness at the different stages of the student’s learning journey. Quality Assurance and Institutional Research departments works side by side with the Information technology department to build up these well-structured surveys at AUC.

View this webinar recording to learn AUC's best practices on how they have partnered with Explorance to leverage the Blue platform to:

  • Enhance the process of designing and publishing different types of surveys.
  • Overcome previous challenges with regards to stakeholders’ engagement.
  • Design comprehensive reporting, including longitudinal analysis.
  • Disseminate timely reports based on the institution’s hierarchy.

Presenter: Nouran Maher, Director, Tech Solutions, The American University in Cairo (AUC)

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Learning Webinars

Blue Dashboard 3.1.0 Release Q&A Webinar: New Functions and Enhancements

calendarWednesday, January 26th 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

In its latest iteration, Blue Dashboard adds the ability to view 360 (subject definition) projects, provides an enhanced end user experience, and much more! This recorded update webinar showcases the new functionalities and other improvements in Blue Dashboard 3.1.0.

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Leveraging LTI for a BlueX Surveys to Canvas Experience

calendarWednesday, December 8th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

With BlueX, you will be able to create the most engaging and creative surveys with ease. In this webinar, we will show you how to implement your surveys into Canvas with the BlueX Survey LTI. We will also demonstrate how to embed BlueX access points within Canvas, as well as how to utilize additional engagement features such as pop-up notifications, course/grade block, assignment, calendar reminder, to-do list, and more. View this recorded webinar to experience BlueX in Canvas.

Time: December 8, 2:00pm EST

Presenters: Michael Weisman and Francois Beneteau, Explorance



Learning Webinars

BlueX 1.8 Release Q&A Webinar

calendarThursday, December 2nd 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

BlueX 1.8 is on its way! In this release Q&A webinar, we will discuss the latest additions and enhancements BlueX will be discussed, including:

  • Enhanced ranking question
  • Event-based invitations
  • Relative email schedules
  • Enhanced constant
  • BlueX available in French

Time: December 2, 2:00pm EDT &  December 2, 3:00pm AEDT

Presenter: Dave Sykes, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Survey Emails as an Effective Tool for Improving Response Rates: Sharing Email HTML Codes

calendarWednesday, December 1st 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Survey invitation and reminder emails can positively impact response rates. Many Bluenotes community members expressed their interest in learning about HTML codes used in survey emails. In this webinar, University of Florida will share various email HTML codes to make survey invitation and reminder emails more effective.

Time: December 1, 1:00pm Eastern Time

Presenter: John Jordi, University of Florida

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Community-Led

How to Create an Annual Report in Blue when Course-Evaluation Projects to be Combined Have Different Questions

calendarWednesday, December 1st 2021, 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Academic institutions listen to students, via Student Evaluations of Teaching (also known in various terms such as course evaluations and module evaluations), at the end of a semester. As you do so, stakeholders may want to see an annual report that combines the results of the semesters in a particular academic year. You can use a Blue functionality called “project mapping” to do so. However, what if you have updated or added a few questions in the survey during the second semester? Can we have both versions of the questions and their responses in the annual report? In other words, can we map projects with different question blocks in Blue? Khwarizmi International College (KIC) was able to do so in Blue. In this webinar, KIC will share with you how you can “map” projects with different questions in Blue to produce an annual report that includes results on all questions.

Time: December 1, 4:00pm UAE Gulf Standard Time; 7:00am Eastern Time

Presenter: Anjali Rathod, Institutional Quality, Effectiveness and Assurance, Khwarizmi International College

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Strategies to Enhance Course Evaluation Ecosystem: Lessons Learned at NUS

calendarWednesday, November 24th 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Student feedback on teaching (SFT) gather information and evaluate faculty for personnel decisions (Spooren & Christiaens, 2016; Darwin, 2017; Hornstein, 2017; Linse, 2017). These evaluations primarily capture students’ perception of their experience and satisfaction with teachers (and teaching), rather than teaching effectiveness. In 2017, the National University of Singapore (NUS) transitioned its centralized university-wide course evaluations (known as the SFT system) from an in-house online system to an automated online system using Blue.

In this webinar, we share the planning process, insights gained, and strategies employed in the implementation of a university-wide transition within a condensed timeline. First, we describe the lessons learned in terms of the importance of aligning key objectives of the exercise to the larger purpose, collaborating and engaging with the community, educating and engaging students, and building sustainable processes. Second, we share our experience with reporting and the approaches adopted to use feedback data in the overall analytics strategy of your institution. Finally, we end with an overview of our plans for the future.

Presenters: Kiruthika Ragupathi and Beh Keng Khim, National University of Singapore

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Learning Webinars

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting – How to Identify and Prevent Common Issues in Blue

calendarWednesday, November 17th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Why aren’t my emails going out? Why aren’t students able to access the evaluation forms? Why is the wrong teacher being evaluated? Why are my report viewers all wrong? How do I get Dynamic Report Access to work? In this webinar, we will showed you how to verify, check, and test your data to prevent common issues when running projects in Blue. View this webinar recording to learn how to identify other common configuration issues and what to do to prevent them. These tips and tricks will help to ensure a successful course evaluation process and improve your day-to-day efficiencies when administering Blue.

Presenter: Margot MacNutt, Training Manager, Explorance



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Best Practices for Integrating the Student's Voice as an Integral Part of Improving the Learning Experience

calendarTuesday, November 16th 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone

At a time when technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, and while students of this millennium are described as tech-savvy, fast-paced individuals who communicate with each other quickly and electronically, most educational institutions still face the challenge of polling students effectively.

This webinar discusses the best ways to elicit students’ opinions in a successful and continuous way, so that the students’ voice represents their impression of the development of the learning journey and their awareness of the outcomes of lessons and curricula. This webinar also focuses on how to achieve positive returns to expectations so that all stakeholders (student, teacher, course coordinator) participate in a sustainable and continuous improvement cycle.

Presenters:

  • Prof. Maysaa Al Qurashi, Vice-Rector of Planning, Development and Quality, Saudi Electronic University (SEU)
  • Suzan Abu Shakra, Faculty Affairs Manager, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)
  • Samer Jaffar, General Manager, MENA and Singapore, Explorance

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Learning Webinars

Course Evaluations, Peer Reviews, and Self-assessment: a Unified Approach to Holistic Teaching Feedback

calendarWednesday, November 3rd 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

By gathering feedback from course evaluations, peer reviews, and a self-assessment together, institutions can now strengthen a system to define, develop, evaluate, refine, and finally reward teaching excellence, as well as to ensure that teaching evaluations are equitable, transparent, and aligned to the institution’s teaching excellence guidelines.

View this webinar recording where we demonstrated how Blue can unify feedback inputs to deliver actionable insights, while simplifying teaching evaluations.

Time: November 3, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Michael Weisman & Francois Beneteau, Explorance



Community-Led

MBRU’s Experiences with Abruptly Transitioning Medical Programs to Distance Learning at the Onset of COVID-19

calendarWednesday, November 3rd 2021, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

This presentation shed light on the rapid transition to distance learning of a postgraduate dental medicine and an undergraduate medical program at the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). An action research approach constituted the foundation of this collaborative effort that involved investigations, reflections, and improvements of practice, through ongoing cycles of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. Accordingly, existing platforms were leveraged, learning and teaching activities (including but not limited to assessments) were modified, and distance learning was proactively facilitated for all involved stakeholders. A series of convergent mixed methods research studies were conducted to systemically evaluate the experiences. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected, from learners and instructors, using contextualized, tailor-made surveys assembled through the Blue platform. These internally consistent and externally valid data collection tools were made using input provided by the Bluenotes community members. View this webinar recording to learn more about the results and implications.

Time: November 3, 4:00pm Dubai Time; 8:00am Eastern Timezone

Presenters: Professors Ritu Lakhtakia, Dr. Fatemeh Amir Rad, and Farah Otaki, MBRU

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Learning Webinars

Preparing your Data to Take Advantage of Relationship Demographics in Blue

calendarWednesday, October 20th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

View this webinar recording to learn how to work with relationship demographics to provide more flexibility and control over the course evaluation and reporting processes. Utilizing additional data fields will offer you more options for setting triggers, different types of filters, and other conditional rules. As a result, students can select whom or what to evaluate while providing more granular options for reporting.

Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Customer Success Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

The Paradox of Course Evaluations (and How to Solve It) – Insight from the Stockholm School of Economics

calendarTuesday, October 19th 2021, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Student feedback surveys are an important tool that should support teachers in the development of pedagogical skills and course delivery. They should motivate teachers to keep improving and help identify the measures that would help students to learn even more effectively. Yet, the feedback often ends up being used primarily by management when deciding on which courses and/or teacher positions should be maintained, and by prospective students when choosing between available courses. Instead of improving quality, course evaluations can sometimes exacerbate quality issues. Low satisfaction numbers discourage students from taking courses, which in turn often decreases the allocated resources and as a consequence the possibility of recovering from negative feedback.

How can we confront this paradox?

Generating, collecting, and reporting course evaluations is often a labor-intensive, time-consuming and largely manual process.  The majority of the academic year is often spent on "getting evaluations done" which leaves little margins for designing feedback surveys that go beyond course satisfaction and actually take individual teachers' needs into consideration. Further, due to late reporting and hard-to-understand reports, the collected data is in some cases not even used by the teachers, leaving students with the feeling that their feedback is not valued.

Here is a list of topics that institutions often struggle with, and which this webinar will provide practical advice in tackling:

  • Flexibility of course questions in accounting for variations in course structure.
  • Timely delivery of results to allow teachers to work with feedback while the memory of the course is still fresh.
  • Data analysis to help teachers easily identify what they should focus on.
  • Integrated reports and dashboards to help heads of institutions focus on key areas for improvement, instead on performance of individual courses/teachers.
  • Creating a feedback loop between the students and the teachers which creates transparency while maintaining privacy.
  • Adequate response rates to ensure survey results are representative and valid.

Presenters: Assia Viachka  - Academic Controller, Kristin Petersmann, PhD - Data Insights Manager, Stockholm School of Economics



Community-Led

Agile and Responsive Feedback at Cardiff University; Failing Fast and Adapting Quickly

calendarWednesday, October 6th 2021, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone
The Covid pandemic shone a spotlight on the need for effective student voice across the sector, and at Cardiff we had to adapt quickly to ensure we were meeting the needs of our students. This session will explore how Cardiff University, a Russell Group institution, adapted legacy approaches to student voice by utilising Blue to introduce Cardiff Pulse. Pulse is an agile, near real-time feedback mechanism that we launched each month from March-July 2021 to all our students. We’ll discuss the benefits of Pulse and an agile approach to student voice for both staff and students, and we’ll look at how we at Cardiff embraced failing fast to help us improve faster and some of the lessons we learned along the way.

At the end of the session attendees will have an understanding of:
  • How older universities can adapt legacy approaches to student voice
  • The benefits of an agile approach to student voice for both staff and student engagement
  • Approaches to designing a scheme for your own institution
Time: October 5, 2021, 1:00pm BST
 
Presenter: Eleanor Mayo-Ward, Student Engagement Manager, Cardiff University
 

Community-Led

What can Students Contribute to Assessment and Improvement of Teaching Quality? University of Saskatchewan’s Journey from Student Evaluation of Teaching to Student Learning Experience Feedback

calendarTuesday, October 5th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Increasingly institutions are reflecting on the purposes of student evaluations of teaching, referred to by many names including student ratings of instruction and course evaluations. The numerous terms used to describe these instruments suggest a multitude of potentially conflicting purposes and/or audiences. In this webinar, the University of Saskatchewan will share its journey of shifting its instrument’s focus from evaluations to student learning experience feedback, along with its thoughtful change management efforts including rethinking of its instrument’s purposes and establishing student learning experience feedback policy and related processes for evidencing and assessing teaching quality.

Time: October 6, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Nancy Turner, PhD, Director Teaching and Learning Enhancement, University of Saskatchewan

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Learning Webinars

BlueML 1.4 Release Q&A Webinar

calendarThursday, September 30th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Join us to learn about updates to BlueML! Highlights of this release include categorization refinements for greater precision in comment analysis, a new homepage design, the ability to create your own topic structure with Views, new widget features, enhanced drill-down capabilities, and more!

Time: September 30, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Erika Cost, Sr. Consultant, Product Expertise and Training, Explorance

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Learning Webinars

Blue 8.0.2 Release Q&A Webinar

calendarTuesday, August 17th 2021, 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue 8.0.2 is available as of August 17. In this short webinar, we will go over the features and enhancements included in Blue 8.0.2. One of our developers will be available for questions following the presentation. Join the webinar to learn and discuss how these new features and enhancements can help your institutions.

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule in your time zone.

  • August 17, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • August 18, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • August 18, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Flip the Script! Using Blue for Course and Program Assessment

calendarWednesday, July 14th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Can Blue be used in assessment of courses and programs, in addition to students evaluating courses? Yes! Hennepin Technical College has developed an approach to use Blue in order to provide assessments on a course level and a program level, in a more efficient and effective way for faculty completing their end of term assessments.

Assessing the learning outcomes every term provides Hennepin (especially Deans and Program Directors) with insightful data and student demographic analytics – for example, reports comparing outcomes from a course level to an institutional level for benchmark comparisons. Join this webinar to learn how Hennepin Technical College has implemented Blue for assessment of courses and programs, and how everyone from faculty to deans have benefited.

Time: July 14, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenters: Shannon Thomas M.B.A., Interim Dean of Technology and Institutional Research, Hennepin Technical College

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Learning Webinars

Feedback Analysis with the Blue Dashboard

calendarWednesday, July 7th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

The Blue Dashboard (BD) supports data-driven decision making at every level of the organization, with flexible data management rules to distribute the right content to the right audience. Join this webinar to learn how stakeholders in every area of the organization can safely explore and make data-driven decisions in one feedback friendly environment. This webinar will also show you the capabilities included in the upcoming BD 3.0 release, including the Aggregate Feedback Dashboard module which is the space to analyze results at the organizational and per-unit levels in a way that stakeholders in every area of the organization can safely explore and make feedback-informed decisions, as well as dynamic role access for Aggregate Feedback Dashboard to ensure that Aggregate Feedback Dashboard users only access relevant data to their function or role.

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule in your time zone.

  • July 6, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • July 7, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • July 7, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



Learning Webinars

More About Blue 8 – Dynamic Days, Self-Enrollment, and Answering Your Questions

calendarWednesday, June 23rd 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Continuing with the exploration of Blue 8's features and development, we will cover how Dynamic Days are managed. We will also dive into a new feature that helps admins gather feedback when none or only a portion of an audience is known: Self-Enrollment. Through the use of QR codes, individuals not already invited to a survey or evaluation can scan to access the questionnaire. Finally, we have received many questions about Blue 8, and we will take the opportunity to share some of those questions and their answers during the webinar.

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule in your time zone.

  • June 22, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • June 23, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • June 23, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Erika Cost, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



Community-Led

Student Service Experience: How using Student ID Cards enables Fast Feedback on Student Services at Somerset

calendarWednesday, June 9th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

As students at Somerset Community College are using services such as advisor and tutor services, they are able to provide timely feedback for student services on campus, as well as their experiences with tutors and advisors. By integrating student IDs with barcode scanning functionality, student services and Blue, Somerset initiates the student feedback process from each point-of-contact experience. This automated quick feedback process allows Somerset to address any issues as they arise in a timely manner, rather than waiting until the end of the term. Join Somerset’s community-led webinar to learn how you can expand your feedback process to the student service experiences.

Time: June 9, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Jacob Held, Somerset Community College