Archived webinars

If you miss a webinar or simply want to review a webinar that happened in the past, this is the place to be! As part of the Bluenotes community, you have access to all past videos for both community-led webinars by fellow Blue-users in the Bluenotes community and learning webinars provided by Explorance.

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Learning Webinars

Building Intelligence in Your Feedback Process

calendarWednesday, July 17th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone

In this webinar, we will show you how you can streamline your questionnaires using functionalities in Blue such as question branching, demographic and response piping in projects and reports, extension blocks. These tools can make your feedback process dynamically customizable while enhancing your reporting insight.

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 16, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • July 17, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • July 17, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance

Tag(s):
Feedback Process
Reports
Learning Webinars

Using DIG to Prevent Common Data-Related Issues in Course Evaluations

calendarWednesday, June 19th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone

One of the biggest challenges in running a course evaluation is ensuring the accuracy and completeness of your institutional data. It is often easy to miss critical information in the course details, student information, teacher-to-course information, and other data required to launch an evaluation process.

This Webinar will present how to use DIG (Data Integrity Gateway) to provide visibility into your data, allowing you to validate all information and correct any inaccuracies before the evaluation process begins.

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 18, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC region
  • June 19, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe region
  • June 19, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas region
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance

Community-Led

ACU Unitpulse: A journey with Bluepulse

calendarTuesday, June 4th 2019, 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM Eastern Timezone

The presentation discusses the process of adoption and university-wide implementation of the Bluepulse (ACU Unitpulse) formative feedback tool at Australian Catholic University (ACU). The presentation highlights some of the challenges in encouraging staff to make use of ACU Unitpulse and make timely improvements to the learning experience of ACU students while a study period is underway.

  • June 5, 9:30am – 10:30am, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT),
  • June 4 7:30pm-8:30pm, Eastern time zone
Presenters: Associate Professor Elizabeth Santhanam & Dr. Bernardine Lynch, Australian Catholic University

Learning Webinars

Tapping the Power of Question Bank to Handle Very Large Questionnaires

calendarWednesday, May 29th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone

Trigger logic is a common method used in questionnaire creation to automate what recipients get which questions. As more and more trigger logic is embedded in questionnaires, managing the logic conditions with consistency for data collection and reporting can become complex. Blue’s Question Bank feature is a repository of questions through which questionnaires from different projects can pull specified questions without the need for triggering logic. That power makes Question Bank particularly useful for institutions that deal with large or complex questionnaires. In this webinar we will be showcasing one such institution and their application of Question Bank.

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

Time: Multiple sessions are available. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance



Tag(s):
DIG
Community-Led

You’ve Got Data! Now What?

calendarWednesday, May 8th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Congrats! You finished implementing Blue at your institution, and the course evaluation projects are live. Student feedback data is coming in…but what do you do with it? Who do you send it to? How do you store it? How do you make meaningful reports based on the data you collected? This webinar will show how Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) addressed these question. We’ll do a deep-dive into how the OHSU School of Nursing uses reports from Blue in their course and teaching evaluation audit process, which informs their accreditation reporting and data requests from multiple stakeholders.

  Presenter: Larry Williams, Education Technology Specialist, Oregon Health and Science University

Learning Webinars

Blue Reporting Features that Can Help Your Institution’s Reporting Needs

calendarWednesday, April 24th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue provides various reporting features and functionalities that help tailor reports to fit your needs. We will show you how to simplify the layout of a table and highlight what feedback data is saying to better inform decisions. We will also show you how to remove content from a report that may not be relevant, such as questions that do not meet threshold conditions, so that only meaningful information is visualized. Finally, we will review the key existing reporting features and functionalities that have been enhanced, such as the ability to aggregate results in an export report. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Time: Multiple sessions are available. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule. Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance

Community-Led

Northwestern University’s Experience – Managing a Transition to Blue by Streamlining User Experience with Blue APIs, While Delivering Existing Report-Sharing Experience

calendarWednesday, April 10th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:00 AM Eastern Timezone

One of the key challenges when adopting a new technology or a new system is change management. Northwestern University had a long history of sharing course evaluation results with various stakeholders – students, faculties, and administrations. Thus, keeping the existing reports sharing experience with students, faculties, and administrations was identified as a key success factor for change management, in transitioning from an in-house electronic course evaluation system to the automated process of Blue. In this webinar, we will present how Northwestern partnered with eXplorance to tackle this challenge with a seamless integration between Blue and CAESARS (PeopleSoft-based SIS) using Blue pathway APIs.

  Presenters: Jenny J. Chen, Senior Assistant, Northwestern University; Georges Geha, VP, Product Management, Explorance

Learning Webinars

BPI and Native LMS Integration

calendarWednesday, March 27th 2019, 02:00 AM - 03:00 AM Eastern Timezone

Did you know that BPI has been one of the most frequently searched terms on the Explorance Help Center? We heard you! In this webinar we will walk you through the creation of the different BPI blocks (Task, Report, Subject, Feedback, and Launcher). In addition, we will present the native LMS integrations available in Blue, and show you how you can leverage these integrations to increase faculty and student engagement and response rates. The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide.

  • March 26, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC region
  • March 27, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe region
  • March 28, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas region

Pick the learning webinar session offered at the time that best fits your schedule, upon clicking the "Click here to register" button.

Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Learning Center, Explorance


Community-Led

Maintaining a High Response Rate for Course Evaluation While Assuring the Feedback Reliability: The Case of USEK

calendarWednesday, March 13th 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Timezone
In 2011, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik has implemented the online course evaluation using Blue by Explorance. As a strategy for achieving the highest possible response rate, a special hold linked to the final-grades view was employed. A valid question raised is how reliable these evaluations, as this strategy essentially makes the feedback submission “compulsory”. In this webinar, we will present the various techniques that we adopted to ensure the reliability of these evaluations as a trustworthy source of assessment. The important result is that an average response rate of 90% has been maintained for courses evaluations and Well-being surveys, along with the culture change in course evaluations providing a robust source of assessment for teaching, programs and students’ services.

Presenters: Sylvie Sebaaly Naous, Project Coordinator, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).


Learning Webinars

Confused about Response Rate Monitor, Subject View, and Subject View Management?

calendarWednesday, February 27th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Blue provides a number of built-in features for course evaluations that can help you and your faculty plan what to evaluate when, and help your key stakeholders monitor the evaluation’s progress in an effort to achieve the best response rates possible. Response Rate Monitor, Subject View Management, Subject View and Subject Fill Out are key Blue features for that. In this learning webinar, we will show you what they are, how they differ, where you can use them, and for what purposes. This will allow you to take full advantage of these Blue features in your own environment, improving the autonomy of the end users with an increased automation of course evaluation workflows. The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide.
  • February 26, 9pm-10:00pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC region
  • February 27, 6am-7:00am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe region
  • February 27, 2pm-3:00pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas region
Pick the learning webinar session offered at the time that best fits your schedule, upon clicking the "Click here to register" button.
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Learning Center, Explorance


Learning Webinars

So, I have set up a Blue project. Now what?

calendarWednesday, January 23rd 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
You have set up a course evaluation project, a 360 evaluation project, or an institutional survey in Blue. Now what? Do you wonder how to test the project so that you catch any errors and correct them before you launch it? This webinar will show you how to test and check your Blue projects and reports, by simulating the project in a test setting (including the delivery of simulated emails to the intended groups such as students, instructors, faculty members, etc., and performing the actions that your user groups will do). Through this testing, you will be able to see how the project will work, catching potential errors and correcting them before your project goes live. The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide.
  • January 22, 9pm-10:00pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC region
  • January 23, 6am-7:00am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe region
  • January 23, 2pm-3:00pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas region
Pick the learning webinar session offered at the time that best fits your schedule, upon clicking the "Click here to register" button.
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Learning Center, Explorance


Community-Led

Engagement: More Than Response Rates!

calendarWednesday, January 16th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

What if we shifted the conversation from talking about response rates to talking about engagement? How do we define engagement with respect to course evaluations, and why does it matter? This webinar will explore the University of Toronto’s efforts to do just that. We will provide an overview of our context and explore how we engage stakeholders in a large-scale, decentralized institution. We will showcase our new-and-improved FO e-mail invitations and QP landing page, and share the background research into how these were developed..

Presenters: Tara Wells, Operations Coordinator, Course Evaluations, University of Toronto; Meredith Rappaport, Course Evaluation Assistant, University of Toronto
Question Moderator: Victoria James, Data Coordinator, University of Toronto


Learning Webinars

Program Evaluations? How to Use Blue in Program Evaluations

calendarWednesday, December 19th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
In addition to course evaluations, more and more institutions are using Blue in their program evaluations to gain more insight on the quality of their programs, as they seek to continuously improve their program offerings. In this session, we will show you how to build program evaluations as a separate process, or integrated into your course evaluation process. The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.
Presenters: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance.


Community-Led

Wrestling with Complex Reporting – the University of Ottawa's Report Building Journey with Blue

calendarWednesday, December 5th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
As an application manager my role is to provide professors and administrators with the tools they need to do the best job they can. Blue has comprehensive reporting functionality and the ability to present data in an easy-to-read and colourful format. However, when the University of Ottawa implemented Blue we had the mandate to recreate our reports exactly as they were in our legacy system. Anyone who has tried to replace a custom application with an off-the-shelf version will know that this can be a challenge! In this presentation I will show examples of how new features in Blue versions 6.4 and 7.0 (and some work-arounds) allowed us to create the specific reports that we needed. I hope these examples will help other Blue administrators who might be struggling with specific reporting requirements.
Presenter: Jennifer Lambert, Application Manager, University of Ottawa
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Learning Webinars

Learning about the Blue Instructor Feedback Dashboard (IFD)

calendarWednesday, November 28th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
The goal of the Blue Instructor Feedback Dashboard (IFD) is to empower instructors with a robust tool for exploring and analyzing their course evaluations feedback collected over time so that they can identify meaningful continuous improvement opportunities. In this webinar, we will show how an end user (an instructor) can use the IFD, as well as how an administrator can take advantage of key features useful for configuring the IFD.  The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenters: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance; Georges Geha, VP of Product Management, Explorance.




Community-Led

Developing a ‘Dynamic Feedback’ Environment with Bluepulse

calendarTuesday, November 6th 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Feedback can occur as a powerful stream of potentially useful information. But that flow is often both unidirectional and ‘unfinished’. The School of Biological Sciences at University of Aberdeen adopted Bluepulse 2 because we were interested in closing the feedback loop. We recognise that, for many students, this can often only be fully achieved by facilitating confidential feedback. In this presentation, we report our recent 1-year trial of Bluepulse 2. While we encountered some difficulties along the way, such as with low uptake among some colleagues and students, the overall experience was very promising, and we are now continuing with Bluepulse. We recognise the importance of ‘dynamic feedback’, in which students and staff respond to each other in a constructive, ongoing, iterative ‘conversation’. The prize is an enhanced learning environment.

Presenter: Martin Barker, PhD, Senior Lecturer, The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

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Community-Led

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

calendarTuesday, October 9th 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Evaluation of teaching, be it on a course or a modular level, is often a two-faceted exercise – addressing accountability needs and pursuing a more open, reflective agenda such as enhancement of teaching and learning practice. The majority of HE institutions in the UK use standardised questionnaires for module evaluation. Whilst necessary for quality assurance and governance, a standardised data set is often seen by academics as ‘piecemeal’, not necessarily meeting needs of their subject and their own needs as reflective practitioners. Anecdotal evidence at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, suggested that single module evaluation design was perceived by teaching staff as a top-down, management-driven approach, reducing their engagement with the survey. One of the attractive functionalities available in Blue is the ability to add module/course specific self-written questions – offering the opportunity to better explore different evaluation perspectives and giving academics more ownership in the process of module evaluation. The presentation will explore module leaders’ engagement with the QP (Questions Personalisation). Taking a longitudinal perspective (analysing three years’ worth of data) we will look at the extent to which QP was utilised by the module leaders, what type of questions were written in different subject areas and across the institution. Module leaders’ perspective on this functionality gathered via focus groups and future institutional developments will also be presented.

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

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Learning Webinars

The Latest Version of Blue – Reporting and Question Bank

calendarTuesday, September 25th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
In this Learning Webinar, we will introduce the new features and upgrades in Blue that can expand your reporting capabilities by using relationship demographics and the new section block breakdown functionality. We’ll also present how easily you can map survey questions to each school or departmental unit, as we walk you through the question mapping process and validate the final survey instrument in one simple interface. The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.


Learning Webinars

Managing Data Changes During Your Course Evaluation

calendarWednesday, August 22nd 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Incorrect and/or incomplete data negatively impacts the ability to administer a course evaluation project (such as sending the invitation emails to the right set of survey recipients for the right set of courses and instructors) but also the validity and quality of responses collected for reporting and analysis. The challenge of maintaining the accuracy and completeness of data is further compounded by changes that may occur on the data (course end dates, enrollments, teaching assignments, etc.), even after the project is launched. In this webinar, we will show you what you can do to keep data accurate and up-to-date in Blue and also show you what you must do, when changes in data happen in an ongoing/active evaluation project. The topic covered in this webinar can be applied to 360 evaluations and any other evaluation projects. The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Executive Solution Architect, explorance.


Community-Led

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

calendarWednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone
In the panel, Higher-Education thought leaders will discuss “Why use Bluepulse for formative feedback?” in their own institutions, along with use cases and key drivers such as social equality, inclusion, learning outcomes, faculty development, etc. In addition, panel members will discuss potential obstacles that need to be addressed and strategies for overcoming them, as they work towards institution-wide buy-in and adoption of formative feedback practices using Bluepulse.
Panelists: Peter Baccile, Executive Director, Washtenaw Community College; Jim Houpis, PhD. Dean of Academic Support and Learning Technologies, Skyline College; Cherie Werhun, PhD. Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning, Sheridan College
Facilitated by: Yeona Jang, EVP, eXplorance


Learning Webinars

Blue 7 Features: How to Use Relationship Demographics to Shape the Behavior of Course Evaluations and Provide More Flexibility in Running your Projects

calendarWednesday, June 20th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Join this webinar to learn about relationship demographics, a new feature in Blue 7. New capabilities to take advantage of the relationship demographics in filtering and triggering will be demonstrated.  In this webinar, you will see the application of the relationship demographics to the specific case involving instructor selection in a questionnaire. In addition, a few other opportunities where relationship demographics can be used to further shape the behavior of the questionnaires will be presented. The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.


Community-Led

CanvasLIVE: Improvement is Personal - An Alternative Approach to Course Evaluation Implementation with Decision Support at Heart

calendarTuesday, June 12th 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Timezone
Imagine bringing together a group of leaders across many higher education institutions. Imagine tasking them to come up and agree upon ten improvement based questions. Imagine asking these same ten questions to thousands of students and interpreting the insights within. How useful do you believe the data would be in guiding every one of your institutional leaders in supporting their key goals and strategic decisions? To what extent do you believe that we are all bound by the same set of challenges and opportunities? If you have gotten thus far, chances are that you believe, as we do, that improvement is personal. And while there may be some value in having many agree on a few common themes to capture and analyze in a summative way; this may not necessarily be the optimal engine for teaching and learning improvement. eXplorance is inspired by the recent education breakthroughs in course evaluation thought leadership. In his webinar we shall unveil key features and functionality made possible in the latest release of eXplorance’s Blue and key in on the importance of leveraging institutional hierarchy to enable the implementation of a cascaded course evaluation process. We will also present how this process must take advantage of enrolment demographics to support diverse teaching roles, and to provide richer and more accurate insights.
Presenter: Samer Saab, CEO, eXplorance


Learning Webinars

Definitions? All You Want to Know About the Definition Types in Blue

calendarWednesday, May 30th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
In any feedback process, a Blue project definition forms the basis of all projects, questionnaires, tasks, and reports in Blue – program evaluation, team-taught course evaluation, 360 reviews, etc. The choice of definition will not only impact the user experience of project administration but also the way analysis and reporting is conducted. In this learning webinar, we will explore the different Blue project definitions so that you are better able to take full advantage of these features and functionalities. The learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.


Learning Webinars

Bluepulse Faculty On-boarding: Connecting with Students Using Bluepulse, a Social Formative Feedback Platform

calendarWednesday, May 23rd 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
This Bluepulse faculty on-boarding webinar is designed specifically for instructors. The webinar will showcase the features and functionalities along with the tips that instructors can use to increase student engagement, get real-time feedback from students, reach out to students when they need support, and make teaching more fun throughout a semester. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered 6 times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time slot that best fits your schedule.

Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.


Community-Led

A Road Toward the Institution-wide Adoption of Formative Feedback Practices with Bluepulse for Student Success

calendarWednesday, May 16th 2018, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone
A paradigm shift in assessment culture has emphasized the importance of on-going formative assessment feedback to monitor student learning experience, which can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning achievement. Education Affiliates operates a network of post-secondary schools offering various career programs such as nursing, medical, dental, and business in over 45 locations across the United States. In this community-led webinar, Education Affiliates will share its experience in piloting Bluepulse for formative feedback, lessons learned, opportunities, challenges, and strategies for institution-wide adoption of formative feedback practice with Bluepulse.

Presenters: Stephanie Romano, National Dean of Hybrid and Blended Learning, Education Affiliates; Eric Goodman, PhD, Vice President of Education, Education Affiliates

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Learning Webinars

Engage Faculty in the Feedback Process using QP

calendarWednesday, April 25th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Question Personalization is a very powerful way to engage your faculty and course coordinators in the feedback process. It gives them the opportunity to customize the course evaluation instrument within your organization by adding their own questions. Join us for this webinar where we will demonstrate the easy steps for selecting, customizing, and submitting questions for the teaching and course evaluation form in Blue. Although we will focus mainly on the use of Question Personalization in the context of course evaluations, it can also be used in a context of a performance appraisal project to allow for goal setting. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenters: Krimo Bouaou and Mohammed Sheraidah, eXplorance.


Learning Webinars

Bluepulse Faculty On-boarding: Connecting with Students Using Bluepulse, a Social Formative Feedback Platform

calendarWednesday, April 18th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
This Bluepulse faculty on-boarding webinar is designed specifically for instructors. The webinar will showcase the features and functionalities along with the tips that instructors can use to increase student engagement, get real-time feedback from students, reach out to students when they need support, and make teaching more fun throughout a semester. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered 6 times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time slot that best fits your schedule.

Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director of Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.


Learning Webinars

Data Visualization in Blue Reporting: How Data Visualization Can Impact Your Reporting Insights

calendarWednesday, March 28th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
There are many different ways to display the results from your feedback gathering process. Are you using the right tools to get the key information across to your audience? Learn how you can optimize Blue’s reporting tools to give clearer insights and more impactful results. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenters: Krimo Bouaou and Margot MacNutt, eXplorance.


Community-Led

Yes, It Is Possible to Achieve 85% Response Rates to Course Evaluations for Online Programs

calendarWednesday, February 14th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
As post-secondary institutions are offering online programs, the challenge is about how to get the response rates to course evaluations of online courses that will provide statistically meaningful data. Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has over 120 credit programs where approximately 28,000 students enroll annually. This webinar will present the strategies that WCC employed to achieve 85% response rates and how Blue enabled WCC to execute these strategies.

Presenters: Peter Baccile, Executive Director - Online Learning, Educational & Media Technology Services, Washtenaw Community College;Gloria Eccleston, Director – Online Learning Services, Washtenaw Community College

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Learning Webinars

Blue Native LMS Integration

calendarWednesday, January 31st 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
In this session, we will walk you through the native LMS integrations that are available with Blue. We will also show you how you can leverage these integrations to increase faculty and student engagement and response rates. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenter: Georges Geha, VP Product Management, eXplorance.


Community-Led

A Tale of Two Faculties: Course Evaluation Implementation at a Large University, a Study of Contrasts and Lessons Learned

calendarWednesday, January 10th 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
The University of Toronto is in a phased process of implementing the University of Toronto’s Cascaded Course Evaluation Framework (CCEF). The CCEF aims to represent both centralized and decentralized teaching and learning priorities across various multiple levels of the University (e.g. faculties or divisions, departments, instructors). In this webinar, we share insights gained through two contrasting cases of faculty/division-level implementation, one which experienced early and consistent success, and a second with a greater number of challenges. We discuss the features of these cases as well as indicators of relative progress and outcomes between them. As well, we describe the lessons learned from these cases in terms of the importance of community consultation and buy-in, collaboration and engagement with stakeholders, and, building and maintaining sustainable processes as new course evaluation systems are implemented.

Presenters: Victoria James, Data Coordinator, University of Toronto;Gregory Hum, PhD, Assistant Director, Teaching Assessment, University of Toronto

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Learning Webinars

Learn How Faculty Can Manage End of Term Surprises by Leveraging Bluepulse for Formative Feedback

calendarWednesday, December 20th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
This webinar will cover the new features in Bluepulse, which are designed to engage and connect students. We will cover the ‘To Do List’, ‘Central Pulse’, ‘Focused Follow-ups’, and other new features that faculty can leverage for in-the-moment feedback. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

Presenter: Nitin Sharma, Product Specialist, eXplorance.


Community-Led

Blue Implementation in a Decentralized Environment: The Case of UNC-Chapel Hill

calendarWednesday, December 13th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
One eXplorance executive described the Blue implementation at the University of North Carolina as the most complex implementation the company has done. Administrators from UNC Chapel Hill will use this webinar to describe the complex nature of course evaluations at UNC-Chapel Hill and the challenges they faced, and mostly overcame, in the hopes of helping institutions new to Blue, considering Blue, or considering switching their approach to Blue to avoid a difficult implementation process.

Presenters: Jason A. Block, PhD, Program Compliance Coordinator, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, UNC-Chapel Hill; Heather Thompson, Course Evaluation Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Learning Webinars

Ask an eXpert, December 2017

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

Community-Led

Multiple Datasource Challenges in Course and Teaching Evaluations? University of Auckland’s Experience in Using Data Sync Tool

calendarTuesday, November 28th 2017, 08:00 PM - 08:45 PM Eastern Timezone
How to locate and link data from multiple sources has become one of the common challenges for many tertiary institutions in administering course and teaching evaluations. The University of Auckland was confronted with the same challenge, when course and teaching evaluations were moved to the centralised online system on eXplorance’s Blue platform. We used Data Sync Tool (DST), Blue’s companion application, as the technical solution for streamlining data flow from the various data sources and systems to the cloud-hosted instance in a timely manner. This community-led webinar will briefly discuss the multiple source data challenges in the system implementation, with a focus on utilizing DST to configure data sources, in order to perform automated data syncing and administer course and teaching evaluations institution-wide. This webinar will take place November 29th at 11:00 NZDT.

Presenter: Lizzie Li, PhD, Evaluations Coordinator, Academic Quality Office, University of Auckland.

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Learning Webinars

Create Condensed Summary Reports with the Spreadsheet Block in Blue 7

calendarWednesday, November 22nd 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Learn how to use the spreadsheet block to produce condensed and summary reports that have results from multiple levels of the organization and include additional statistics. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

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


Learning Webinars

Ask an eXpert, November 2017

calendarWednesday, November 8th 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
In our "Ask an eXpert" webinar, an eXplorance product expert will answer pre-submitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics. If you have a specific area that you would like to know more about, please provide it in the registration form in order for us to prepare to answer the query during the live session. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.
 
Webinar led by: Mohammed Sheraidah, Director, Product Knowledge & Engagement, eXplorance.



Learning Webinars

Blue 7 Learning Webinar: Managing Your Questionnaire To Support Large, Role-Based Evaluations

calendarWednesday, November 1st 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
In this session, you will learn how to use the new question bank functionality to handle large questionnaires and create customized evaluations for people based on their role. This learning webinar is scheduled to be delivered three times for our community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule.

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

Learning Webinars

Ask an eXpert, October 2017

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



Community-Led

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

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

Presenter: Candace Girard, Educational Technology Services, Tufts University.

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Learning Webinars

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

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



Community-Led

Blue Surveys at UofL: A Case Study

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

Ask the eXpert, September 2017

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



Learning Webinars

Blue 7 Release!

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

Community-Led

Providing Customization in a Centralized Environment - Lessons Learned

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

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

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Learning Webinars

Ask the eXpert, August 2017

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

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



Learning Webinars

Data Issues That Can Impact Your Evaluation Projects and Their Remedies

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

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



Learning Webinars

Ask the eXpert, July 2017

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

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



Learning Webinars

Make Datasources More Powerful with Extension Blocks

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

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


Learning Webinars

Ask the Expert, May 2017

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

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


Learning Webinars

Response Management and Reporting

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

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


Learning Webinars

Ask the Expert, April 2017

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

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


Learning Webinars

Using QP to Engage Teachers or Allow Employees to Goal Set

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

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


Learning Webinars

Ask the Expert, March 2017

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

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


Community-Led

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

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

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

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Community-Led

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

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

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

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Community-Led

Expert Module Evaluation Email Notifications that Boost Response Rates

calendarWednesday, January 25th 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Timezone
Email is the primary and most effective way to communicate with your students and faculty. A properly designed email can improve your response rate, increase transparency and improve faculty satisfaction. At Virginia Commonwealth University we combined our past experience of online evaluations with functionality available in Blue to craft awesome emails. Join us to learn:
  • How to write better content
  • What has or hasn’t worked for VCU
  • Email personalization
  • HTML/CSS formatting
  • Testing
  • Appropriate timing for sending emails.
The presentation will ensure we have time to answer questions and let audience members share their experiences.

Panelists: Virginia Commonwealth University

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Learning Webinars

Why The Data Cleansing Process For Course Evaluations Must Evolve

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

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

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

Learning Webinars

Bluepulse2 - An Interactive Webinar For Formative Feedback

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

Learning Webinars

Blue® 6.0 Pre-Launch

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

Community-Led

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

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

Topics Covered will Include:

  • The latest case law and how you can determine what applies to your school.
  • Examples of the typical accessibility challenges in surveys and reporting.
  • Practical steps you can start implementing at your institution immediately.
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Tag(s):
DAVID BERMAN
Community-Led

Caso de éxito. Aplicación práctica del módulo de evaluación docente en IE Business School e IE University (Spanish Language Presentation)

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

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Tag(s):
Jesús Rabadán
Community-Led

Making the Most of Module Evaluation for Curriculum Enhancement at LJMU

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

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Tag(s):
DR. ELENA ZAITSEVA
DR. GRAHAM SHERWOOD
PROFESSOR CLARE MILSOM
Community-Led

Guidelines for Ensuring a Smooth Course Evaluation Implementation at a Large University

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

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Tag(s):
Thomas E. Dohm
Community-Led

Assessments in Support of Teaching & Learning: The SFU Experience

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

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Tag(s):
Corinne Pitre-Hayes
Community-Led

Data From Students to Students: You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

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

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Tag(s):
Judith A. Ouimet and Clinton McKay
Community-Led

Take Your Course Evaluation Email Notifications to the Next Level

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

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

Tag(s):
Gaurav Gupta
Community-Led

Linking Course Evaluations to Grade Access: Penn’s Approach to Raising Response Rates

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

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Tag(s):
Lingfang Sun
Rob Nelson
William McManus
Community-Led

Closing the Loop with Bluepulse®: Using Instant Social Feedback to Deliver an Improved Student Experience at RMIT

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

Tag(s):
Tim Brennan
Community-Led

Breaking Down Barriers to Implementing Online Course Evaluations by Cultivating Institution Wide Buy-in

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

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Tag(s):
Becky Patterson & Robert S. Goldstein
Community-Led

Increasing Engagement in Online Course Evaluations at Washington State University

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

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Tag(s):
Peggy Collins
Community-Led

Achieving Teaching Excellence and Student Success: Bluepulse At Sheridan College

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

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Tag(s):
Michael Evans