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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 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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Community-Led

Effective Student Course Evaluations and Question Personalization for Instructors

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

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

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Time: 2:00pm Eastern Time

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

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Learning Webinars

BlueML 1.5 Release Q&A Webinar

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

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

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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

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

Presenter: Erika Cost, Global Training Manager, Explorance



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

Date: May 24, 2022

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

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



Learning Webinars

Beyond Course Evaluations: Matching Feedback Needs to Blue Project Types

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

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

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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

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

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue Dashboard 3.2: Supporting Multiple Dashboards and More!

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

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

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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

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

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Wading Through Words: Finding Insights in Qualitative Data with BlueML

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

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

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Presenter: Stephanie Klein, Principal Consultant, Explorance

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Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Time: 10am EDT

Presenters: Mohammed Sheraidah and Nitin Sharma, Explorance



Community-Led

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

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

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

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

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



Community-Led

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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

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

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Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022

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

Presenters: Francois Beneteau, VP Sales Enablement, Explorance

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Learning Webinars

Share and Ask the Expert: Subject Management in Blue 8

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

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

Presenter: Mohammed Sheraidah, Executive Solution Architect, Explorance



Community-Led

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Learning Webinars

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

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

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

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Leveraging LTI for a BlueX Surveys to Canvas Experience

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

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

Time: December 8, 2:00pm EST

Presenters: Michael Weisman and Francois Beneteau, Explorance



Learning Webinars

BlueX 1.8 Release Q&A Webinar

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

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

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

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

Presenter: Dave Sykes, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

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

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

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

Time: December 1, 1:00pm Eastern Time

Presenter: John Jordi, University of Florida

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Community-Led

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

How can we confront this paradox?

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

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

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

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



Community-Led

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

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

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

Community-Led

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

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

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

Time: October 6, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

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

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Learning Webinars

BlueML 1.4 Release Q&A Webinar

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

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

Time: September 30, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

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

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Learning Webinars

Blue 8.0.2 Release Q&A Webinar

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

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

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

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

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Flip the Script! Using Blue for Course and Program Assessment

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

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

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

Time: July 14, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

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

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Learning Webinars

Feedback Analysis with the Blue Dashboard

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

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

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

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

Presenter: David Norenberg, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

Presenter: Erika Cost, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



Community-Led

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

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

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

Time: June 9, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Jacob Held, Somerset Community College



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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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

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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


Learning Webinars

Blue 7.16 Release Q&A Learning Webinar

calendarThursday, June 18th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue 7.16 is available as of June 16. What’s new in Blue 7.16? In this webinar, we will go over the key new features and enhancements included in Blue 7.16. And the webinar will be open to you for Q&A. 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 two 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

How to Use Blue Instructor Feedback Dashboard (IFD) to Empower Instructors

calendarTuesday, May 26th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

The Blue Instructor Feedback Dashboard (IFD) empowers instructors to explore and analyze their collective results from annual course evaluations so that they can identify opportunities for improvement. In this webinar, we will show the capabilities of the IFD including the recent updates added in IFD 1.2.

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

  • May 26, 9pm-10:00pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • May 27, 6am-7:00am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • May 27, 2pm-3:00pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg & Michael Cochrane, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Explorance Vision Forward – Unveiling Blue’s 2020 Roadmap for Higher Education

calendarThursday, May 21st 2020, 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Eastern Timezone

In this session, Samer Saab, Explorance’s CEO, shares the details of the 2020 Blue roadmap and showcases some of the key enhancements and transformations you can expect soon in Blue. We know you’ll be as excited as we care about how the world of Blue has been developing since we last met at Bluenotes GLOBAL 2019.

Time: May 21, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Samer Saab, CEO, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Explorance’s COVID-19 Higher Education Impact Survey: Sharing the Findings

calendarThursday, May 7th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Thank you for participating in the COVID-19 Higher Education Impact Survey – a Study by Explorance. In this webinar, we will share with you the findings from the survey at an aggregated level. Together, we will also discuss the insights gained from the survey findings and key takeaways that may help you manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time: May 7, 2pm-3pm, Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Yeona Jang, Ph.D, Chief Community Engagement Officer, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Explorance Vision Forward - Implementing a Holistic Student Journey Analytics (SJA) Framework at your Institution

calendarTuesday, May 5th 2020, 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM Eastern Timezone

In this session, Explorance’s CEO, Samer Saab, will share the vision forward in supporting the implementation of a holistic Student Journey Analytics (SJA) framework at your institution. Higher Education Institutions are facing increasing challenges due to ever-changing government regulations, an increasingly competitive landscape, and the digitization of the economy. The focus on student success and other key indicators, such as first-year retention, engagement, and graduation rates, are fast becoming top priorities for every academic leader. Join this webinar to learn how Blue SJA solutions can be leveraged to help you better support your students throughout their academic life cycle with a connected experience management process, continuous listening strategy, and robust decision support capabilities.

Time: May 6, 2:00pm-2:30pm, Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Samer Saab, CEO, Explorance



Learning Webinars

A Guide to Leveraging Blue Features to Increase Engagement

calendarWednesday, April 29th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone
For all the benefits of administering Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET) online, transitioning to a new system can see response rates fall, instructors alienated, and administrators frustrated. Blue provides institutions a variety of tools that can be leveraged to help faculty participate, impress the end-users, and increase engagement overall. These principles include: managing first impressions, documentation and communication, branding and messaging, data-based decision making, integration with existing systems and processes, and more.

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule
  • April 28, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • April 29, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • April 29, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Khalid Marbou, Professional Services Consultant, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue 7.15 Release Q&A

calendarWednesday, April 15th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Blue 7.15 is available as of April 6. What’s new in Blue 7.15? In this webinar, we will go over the key new features and enhancements included in Blue 7.15. And the webinar will be open to you for Q&A. Join the webinar to learn and discuss how these new features and enhancements can help your institutions.

Time: April 15, 2pm-3pm, Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Just Don't Call It "Blue" and Other Important Lessons From The Ohio State University’s Implementation Journey

calendarWednesday, April 8th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
What could be challenging about implementing one survey for an entire campus? One that must be available on the university’s own mobile app. With emails that conform to strict branding standards. And have optional comments. Plus reports for seemingly random people. Just for fun let’s go live during summer when there are 8 different sessions. After that- half a million tasks for Autumn will be no problem, right? Why not add Dynamic Report Access? In fact let’s throw 10 years of historical data in there for good measure. In this webinar, we will show you that using super powers and a band of misfits, not only were did we make all of this happen, we boosted response rates by over 15% at the same time.
  • Apr. 8, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Eastern time zone (EDT),
Presenter: Cindy Davis, Program Manager, The Ohio State University

Learning Webinars

Impersonation and More - Presenting Enhancements in the Newest Blue 7

calendarWednesday, February 26th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone

Enhanced Blue 7 is coming to Blue bringing improvements to your reporting capabilities and other features. Among them:

  • The new impersonation feature allows project administrators to log into Blue as any user to view their dashboard, tasks, and reports as they would see them.
  • Virtual questions and cross category blocks can be used with Question Bank placeholders.
  • Response thresholds can now be set for each report block.
  • Raw data CSV reports can be created and distributed for Group By reports.
  • Advanced Export reports have been enhanced to provide much needed rater demographic data.
In addition to reviewing the above features, we will look at some existing reporting features and functionalities, such as the support of new enhanced statistics in spreadsheet blocks. Time: Three sessions are scheduled for bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule
  • Feb 25, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • Feb 26, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • Feb 26, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Margot MacNutt, Training Manager, Explorance

Community-Led

Quantifying the Effect of the Learning Experience on…Learning

calendarWednesday, February 5th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Can course evaluation results tell us anything about student learning? Sheridan has created a robust multivariate model that allows us to objectively measure (isolate) the extent to which a high-quality learning experience differentially impacts learning in subsequent courses (vs. lower-quality learning experiences). The effect is significant and meaningful; independent of grades (and several other variables), the quality of experience in a course impacts future leaning. In this webinar, we will review the findings and methodology, including how course evaluation data were used in the analysis, as well as implications of the work and opportunities for further research.
  • Feb. 5, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Eastern time zone
Presenter: Dean Langan, Senior Manager - Institutional Research, Sheridan College

Learning Webinars

Automatically Update Demographic Information in Live Projects

calendarWednesday, January 29th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone

Automatically updating demographic information in live projects is the eagerly anticipated functionality that allows specific course and student demographic data to be updated daily after the project has been published. Increasingly, institutions are launching course evaluation projects at the beginning of the term which allows them to capture feedback for shorter term and online courses. This has put an extra burden on the SIS/Blue data admin to ensure that course data is accurate before the evaluation project is published in Blue. In this webinar, we will walk through the process of setting up this functionality, configuring it, and examining some important use cases and the impact that this functionality will have on these projects.

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule
  • Jan 28, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • Jan 29, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • Jan 29, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance

Community-Led

In Just a Few Clicks of the Mouse! Automate and Save Valuable Time with Blue

calendarWednesday, January 15th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone
Do you set up a course evaluation survey for each part of term, every term, every time? The Alamo Colleges District is comprised of 5 Colleges with 9 different parts of term, all surveying at the same time. The impact would have been 45 survey instances, until we were able to configure and structure the data so that we could set up one survey project to cover over 8,000 courses. We were able to automate over 181,000 surveys to be sent within the one survey instance in just a few clicks of the mouse, even the reports are automated to go out to the faculty. Join us as we show you what we did to automate using Blue, so you can replicate this too and save yourself some valuable time.

Presenters:
  • Steven Szeszko II, Process Functional Manager, Alamo Colleges District
  • Michael Lee Jones, Professional Services Consultant, Explorance


Learning Webinars

Insights: Questions and Ideas from the Bluenotes Community

calendarWednesday, November 20th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone

Our Bluenotes community members are getting engaged more and more in the online forums, asking questions to better use Blue features and functionalities and discussing ideas to improve Blue. We, at Explorance, appreciate the opportunities to learn from questions and suggestions for improvement. In this webinar, we will share the questions and suggestions being discussed, along with other insights from the community using real-world examples, when appropriate.

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule
  • Nov 19, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • Nov 20, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • Nov 20, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance

Learning Webinars

Meet BlueX - Survey software that anyone in your institution can use

calendarWednesday, October 23rd 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

At this moment, surveys are being used to gather data at every level of your institution. Whether it’s a researcher collecting information for a study, an instructor capturing the voice of their students or a student gathering data as part of a class project, every stakeholder at your institution should be able to create the surveys they need, when they need, and the way they need.

Join this webinar and meet BlueX, a powerful new tool for decentralized surveys built with and for higher education. After working with dozens of institutions for over three years, Explorance has developed BlueX to be familiar, flexible, and able to create any survey that you can imagine. In this session, we will showcase the features and functionalities that make BlueX the future of survey software.

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

  • Oct 22, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • Oct 23, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • Oct 23, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: François Beneteau, Director of Sales Operations, Explorance

Learning Webinars

Using Bluepulse in Your Institution to Better Connect and Better Perform

calendarWednesday, September 25th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone

Whether you are working on school wide initiatives, an institutional research group focused on student success, or a faculty member that is looking to increase student engagement, getting the feedback you need, delivered in the moment you need it, will help you maximize opportunities for development.

This webinar will showcase the features and functionalities of Bluepulse as well as tips to facilitate two-way communication. The power of Bluepulse is that is gives universities the data they need to improve, learn, and develop and helps instructors make teaching more effective and fun throughout the semester.

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

  • Sep 24, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • Sep 25, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • Sep 25, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenters: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance; Nitin Sharma, Product Analyst, Explorance

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Community-Led

“DIG for Victory” and “Make Do and Mend”

calendarWednesday, September 11th 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Timezone
At Loughborough we use a network of Feedback Administrators across the University who do the groundwork for Module Feedback with a little DIGing; helping to sow the seeds for Module Feedback in the different Schools across campus and making the Module Feedback set-up process victorious. We will discuss why the DIG (Data Integrity Gateway) is needed at Loughborough, how we go everyone on board and share the successes and the (tiny) lessons learnt from the first Semester of implementation. And there’s no point in gathering feedback from students if you’re not going to do something about it. We will discuss how we have developed and implemented a ‘Closing the Feedback Loop’ process within explorance Blue for our Module Leaders to respond to students letting them know if the module will have to “make do” with its current approach and why, or whether steps will be taken to “mend” the suggestions that arise from the feedback.
  • Sep. 11, 11:00am – 12:00 noon, Eastern time zone (EDT),
  • Sep. 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, British time zone (BST)
Presenters: Dr. Sarah Williamson & Andria Iacovou, Centre for Academic Practice, Loughborough University

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 of 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 of 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 of 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