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As part of the Bluenotes community, you have access to both community-led learning webinars by your fellow like-minded colleagues in the Bluenotes community and learning webinars provided by Explorance experts.

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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: Subject Management, Question Personalization, and more

calendarWednesday, February 24th 2021, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern Timezone

In this second part of our two-part learning webinar series presenting enhancements made to improve the end-user experience in Blue 8, we look at Subject Management and Question Personalization. Question Personalization takes on a new look with added features such as reusing questions from a previous project and more. While Subject Management has been re-imagined in a tile view to provide centralized access to:

  • Response rates
  • Evaluation timing
  • Advanced controls (e.g., an evaluation start time)
  • Easy access to all tasks for that subject

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

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