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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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Community-Led

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



Community-Led

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

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



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 Feedback Dashboard

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

The Blue Feedback Dashboard (BFD) 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 BFD 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



Community-Led

How SUTD Reached a 95%+ Response Rate on their Course and Instructor Evaluations in 6 Months

calendarTuesday, May 18th 2021, 04:00 AM - 05:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) tried to increase the response rate of their Course and Instructor Evaluations over several years with limited success. In this Webinar, SUTD will share how their innovative usage of Blue and University Policies resulted in a 97% response rate in 2020.

Time: May 19, 4:00pm Singapore Timezone

Presenters: Magnus Bengtsson, Lead, Educational Technology, Office of Undergraduate Studies and Raifanah Binte Mohamed Ramli, Senior Associate, Educational Technology, Office of Undergraduate Studies, Singapore University of Technology and Design

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Learning Webinars

BlueML Onboarding – Interpreting Qualitative Data for Actionable Insights

calendarWednesday, May 12th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Qualitative data gives valuable understanding into the “why” behind quantitative scores. However, reading through thousands of comments can be quite exhausting - and how do you then organize those comments into actionable items? BlueML is a specialized text analytics tool built to support experience management. It uses powerful and proprietary machine learning algorithms to automatically detect sentiment and categorize your qualitative feedback, helping you dig into what people are really telling you at scale. This webinar will introduce you to the BlueML models and show you how to interpret actionable insights from the dashboard and is for anyone interested in analyzing qualitative feedback.

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

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Did You Know Blue Could Do That?

calendarWednesday, May 5th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Many institutions have applied Blue in creative and innovative ways beyond course evaluations for feedback-informed decisions and a higher level of student experience. In this learning webinar, Candace Girard at Tufts University and Donna Davis at James Mason University are joining together to share how they are using Blue. You will learn how Tufts University uses Blue to retrieve data from OASIS, a clinical scheduling tool, to build reports that feed from multiple areas of OASIS into a single Blue-supported data sync in support of meeting the needs of medical and health sciences. You will also learn how James Madison University uses Blue to manage full-semester courses being divided into multiple four-week rotations. Each rotation covers key components for majors in specific disciplines. Enrollees are divided into smaller groups, simultaneously learning and evaluating each component before rotating to the next.

Time: May 5, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenters: Candace Girard, Tufts University and Donna Davis, James Mason University



Learning Webinars

BlueML Onboarding – Interpreting Qualitative Data for Actionable Insights

calendarTuesday, April 27th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Qualitative data gives valuable understanding into the “why” behind quantitative scores. However, reading through thousands of comments can be quite exhausting - and how do you then organize those comments into actionable items? BlueML is a specialized text analytics tool built to support experience management. It uses powerful and proprietary machine learning algorithms to automatically detect sentiment and categorize your qualitative feedback, helping you dig into what people are really telling you at scale. This webinar will introduce you to the BlueML models and show you how to interpret actionable insights from the dashboard and is for anyone interested in analyzing qualitative feedback.

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

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Two Roles, One Class: How to Rate a Secondary Subject Twice in One Form

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

The Instructor Role and triggers were setup for team-taught courses with multiple instructor roles in the same course. While those tools are powerful, our situation required specific questions for roles and, for an individual serving in multiple roles in the same course, those questions needed to be available “twice” in the questionnaire. Additionally, while one role (Instructor) was evaluated by all students, a different role (Facilitator) needed to be selectable to just the students who had this instructor in small group. In this webinar we will present the unique situation we faced as well as illustrate the solution we came up with to allow an instructor to be evaluated twice in the same form.

Time: April 14, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenters: Christina Pomykal, Program Manager, UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Michael Lee Jones, Professional Services Consultant, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Changing/Updating Task Dates in Published Projects in Blue

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

Last year, Blue 7.13 introduced the ability to automatically update demographic information in live projects. Allowing such demographic updates after publication was eagerly anticipated. In addition to that functionality came the ability to update Task dates in live projects, and not just static dates, Dynamic Days calculations as well! When date changes need to happen (or happen in the SIS data) they can now be updated in the project and pulled through to update the live tasks. This webinar will walk through the process and particular cases and pitfalls.

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.

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

Presenter: Sara Alkadri, Professional Services Consultant, Explorance



Community-Led

What Can You Do to Increase Course Evaluation Response Rates? Probably A Lot!

calendarWednesday, March 10th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

What do you have in your toolbox to improve course evaluation response rates? More than what you think! Join this webinar to learn how Douglas College is using what they have in their toolbox to leverage social media with targeted visuals, reminders, and messaging directed towards students, with the aim of enhancing the visibility and use of their Course Feedback tool. You will also hear the future ideas on how they plan to leverage different strategies to help increase awareness and completion of students’ course feedback in the future.

Time: March 10, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Suheyl Unver, PhD, Manager, Education & Services Research, Douglas College



Learning Webinars

Diving into Blue 8 Enhancements: Scheduling, Rater Selection, and the Survey Fill Out Experience

calendarWednesday, February 17th 2021, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern Timezone

This is part one of a two-part learning webinar series presenting key enhancements made to improve the end-user experience in Blue 8. We will be going over changes in the user experience for survey fill out as well as the rater selection for 360 and/or 180 reviews. Additionally, we will present the following features:

  • Condition-based scheduling of feedback projects such as course evaluations and 360 reviews
  • More messaging opportunities (up to five reminders and a completion message)
  • Downloadable certificates of survey completion
  • Ability to set the rater participation limit, in other words, how many times a person can be asked to provide feedback

Time: This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

360 Reports: Harnessing the Power of Story Telling

calendarTuesday, February 16th 2021, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Organizations can present 360 feedback in an efficient story telling manner so that it becomes a mechanism that drives meaningful change. Every type of project possesses its own narrative, and 360-reports can be set up in numerous ways to effectively convey that desired narrative.

Throughout this webinar we will cover real-world examples of reporting structures for individual 360 assessments, team assessments, engagement surveys, culture assessments, and others. We will walk through the layouts, design, and best practices in reports that can enhance insights. Establishing well-structured reports that inform, inspire, and, ultimately, drive better decisions is an asset to any organization.

Time: February 16, 4:00pm Eastern Timezone

Instructor: Erika Cost, David Norenberg, Tyrel Anderson, Explorance



Community-Led

A Dynamic Approach to Implementation of Blue at Strathclyde

calendarWednesday, February 10th 2021, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Timezone

The University of Strathclyde will present on the approach taken to implement Explorance Blue through a 2-year project, preceded by University-wide consultation which built on years of previous experience, including a range of approaches and module evaluation pilots across the institution. We will also present the dynamic governance structure which has been adopted for the phased approach to ensure appropriate academic representation and effective collaboration with academic, teaching and professional services colleagues. Blue module evaluation is delivered via integration with Strathclyde’s Moodle-based VLE and adopters of the system at each phase have represented a wide range of disciplines over undergraduate and postgraduate modules, taught both face to face and online. Strathclyde colleagues will report on evaluation to date that is built in to inform subsequent implementation of the system.

Time: February 10, 2:00pm British Timezone; 9:00am Eastern Timezone

Presenters: Brian Green, Caroline Breslin, Jacqueline Jahn, Lorna Robertson | University of Strathclyde



Learning Webinars

Blue 7.19 Release Q & A

calendarWednesday, January 27th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue 7.19 is available as of January 26. What’s new in Blue 7.19? In this webinar, we will go over the key new features and enhancements included in Blue 7.19. And the webinar will be open to you for questions. 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.

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

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

BlueX Onboarding - Creating: Create Surveys How You Want to with BlueX

calendarThursday, December 10th 2020, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern Timezone

BlueX enables you to craft your survey how you want it to look, while asking the questions that are important to you. BlueX features a free-form editor with a drag and drop interface that provides you with unprecedented flexibility to make changes any time you want. Conducting research, taking the pulse of employee engagement, building student engagement into course materials, or creating a newsletter with a reader engagement and feedback gathering capability, the BlueX platform allows you to quickly generate engaging feedback collection solutions.

This learning webinar is Part 1 of BlueX onboarding, covering key BlueX features and functionality to:

  • Introduction to BlueX
  • Creating a survey in BlueX, including importing questions from Qualtrics
  • Building an email campaign
  • Publish to go live

Time: This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Presenter: Dave Sykes, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Shared Insights: A Collective Community Approach to Building a Reports Repository

calendarTuesday, November 17th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

A central challenge for any institution in managing the course evaluation process is meeting the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders. Competing factors along with technical challenges can make reporting difficult in various governance environments. This webinar is the first initiated by Bluenotes community members to share report examples and instructions for their creation.

In this webinar, Dr. John Jordi at the University of Florida will share anonymized examples of reports developed to meet the needs of various stakeholders (college, department, faculty, and public) and how they created them. As Bluenotes community institutions share anonymized reports and resources, they can access them via the Explorance Help Center in a new shared repository of anonymized report examples and resources. Please join this learning webinar for innovative problem solving with your like-minded Bluenotes community colleagues.

Time: November 18, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: John Jordi, Ph.D., Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Florida



Learning Webinars

Blue 8: What's New and What's Changing?

calendarWednesday, November 11th 2020, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue 8 is coming with a streamlined user experience for both end users and administrators. In this webinar, we will preview many of the upcoming features and enhancements, including consolidated controls and enhancements for scheduling surveys and notifications, ability to send up to five reminders and a completion notification, optional completion certificates, access to surveys via QR codes, self-enrollment, and more. In addition, we will preview the completely redesigned surveys, question personalization and rater selection forms, and the reimagined subject management. Join this first installment of the Blue 8 Learning Webinar Series! Get a sneak peak, learn about the coming changes, and begin to plan your upgrade.

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

Presenters: Michael Cochrane, Senior Training Specialist, Explorance; Margot MacNutt, Training Manager, Explorance



Learning Webinars

BlueX Onboarding - Managing: Monitor and Manage Responses in BlueX

calendarWednesday, November 4th 2020, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Once your survey in BlueX is published, BlueX offers a range of tools to monitor and manage response rates in real time with the full visibility to survey participation status. This learning webinar is Part 2 of BlueX onboarding, covering key BlueX features and functionality to:

  • Monitoring real time responses
  • Managing survey tasks
  • Sending email reminders
  • Export responses for analysis

Time: This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Instructor: Dave Sykes, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Automating End-to-End Feedback Processes in Blue

calendarWednesday, October 28th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

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.

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.

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

Instructor: Fernando Sanchez, Senior Consultant, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Welcome Aboard - Bluepulse Onboarding

calendarThursday, October 22nd 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Bluepulse allows for the integration of live formative feedback in various aspects of educational experiences and day-to-day operations – tactical and strategic. The heart of the activity within Bluepulse is based on a continuous improvement cycle; One can 'check-in' or ask questions to get feedback, can then do follow-up based on the feedback received from others, such as learners, employees, and peers. In this Bluepulse onboarding webinar, you will learn about how to use Bluepulse, as well as the benefits of using it.

Time: This Bluepulse onboarding webinar is scheduled to be delivered multiple times in various time zones, starting May, 2020. Register in a time that best fits your schedule.

Instructor: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue 7.18 Release Q & A

calendarWednesday, October 21st 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue 7.18 is available as of October 20. What’s new in Blue 7.18? In this webinar, we will go over the key new features and enhancements included in Blue 7.18. And the webinar will be open to you for questions. 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.

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

Presenters: Michael Cochrane, Senior Training Specialist, Explorance (North America & European Time Zones); Dave Sykes, Product Training Specialist, Explorance (Australia Pacific Time Zone)



Learning Webinars

BlueX Onboarding - Creating: Create Surveys How You Want to with BlueX

calendarWednesday, October 14th 2020, 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM Eastern Timezone

BlueX enables you to craft your survey how you want it to look, while asking the questions that are important to you. BlueX features a free-form editor with a drag and drop interface that provides you with unprecedented flexibility to make changes any time you want. Conducting research, taking the pulse of employee engagement, building student engagement into course materials, or creating a newsletter with a reader engagement and feedback gathering capability, the BlueX platform allows you to quickly generate engaging feedback collection solutions.

This learning webinar is Part 1 of BlueX onboarding, covering key BlueX features and functionality to:

  • Introduction to BlueX
  • Creating a survey in BlueX
  • Building an email campaign
  • Publish to go live

Time: This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Instructor: Dave Sykes, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Managing Large Questionnaires with Blue

calendarWednesday, September 30th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Course Evaluations play a major role in student learning experience and asking the right questions of the appropriate audience is key. If you and your institution are managing multiple instruments, then this presentation is for you. You may have heard of terms such as triggers, QBank or Question Bank and wondered which solution or approach best suits your institution’s needs. Join us in exploring the “Managing Large Questionnaires with Blue”; we will discover together the best ways to build and manage diverse instruments and review the implications of such a process.

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.

  • September 29, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • September 30, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • September 30, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Instructor: Alexandra Rascanu, Professional Services Consultant, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Managing Cross-Listed Courses in Blue

calendarWednesday, August 26th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

It is not uncommon that courses are cross-listed in an institution. For example, an IT Management course in a Business School may be offered to students in the Computer Science Department. The course evaluation results for the cross-listed course would need to be available to both department reports, according to the institution's course evaluation policy and practices. This webinar will show how you can handle cross-listed courses in Blue from data preparation to project settings and, finally, to reporting and report distribution. Additionally, we will share some tips in increasing the level of automation in handling cross-listed courses, such as integrating with SIS and using the Data Integrity Gateway (DIG).

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 25, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • August 26, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • August 26, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Instructor: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue 7.17 Release Q&A Learning Webinar

calendarThursday, August 20th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue 7.17 is available as of August 16. What’s new in Blue 7.17? In this webinar, we will go over the key new features and enhancements included in Blue 7.17. After the main presentation, the webinar will be open for your questions. Join the webinar to learn and discuss how these new features and enhancements can help your institutions.

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

Instructor: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

360 Reports: Harnessing the Power of Story Telling

calendarWednesday, July 29th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Institutions can present 360 feedback in an efficient story telling manner so that it becomes a mechanism that drives meaningful change. Every type of project possesses its own narrative, and 360-reports can be set up in numerous ways to effectively convey a desired narrative. Throughout this webinar we will cover real-world examples of reporting structures for individual 360 assessments, team assessments, engagement surveys, culture assessments, and others. We will walk through the layouts, design, and best practices in reports that can enhance insights. Establishing well-structured reports that inform, inspire, and, ultimately, drive better decisions is an asset to any organization.

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

  • July 28, 9pm-10:00pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • July 29, 6am-7:00am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • July 29, 2pm-3:00pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg and Erika Cost, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Reporting to Students: Closing the Feedback Loop Where it Began

calendarWednesday, June 24th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone
Student feedback can drive the improvement of teaching and learning. To do so we talk of ‘closing the loop’. Institutions often assume that applying the evaluation results to define or refine strategic improvement plans accomplishes that. However, the loop begins with students and so ‘closing the loop’ should end where it began: reporting the results of course evaluations to the students. This webinar will discuss the importance of reporting to students in ‘closing the feedback loop’ as well as part of the continuous cycle of teaching and learning process improvement. Specifically, it will demonstrate how this process can be implemented with the help of Blue.

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule
  • June 23, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • June 24, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • June 24, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Raluca Druta, Senior Professional Services Consultant, Explorance