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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

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

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

Ask an Expert! May 15

calendarWednesday, May 15th 2024, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone

In the interactive "Ask an Expert" learning webinar series, Explorance solution experts will answer pre-submitted questions from Blue users on a wide range of topics.** Whether you’ve just started with Blue or you’re an Expert, this webinar is for you! Please submit your questions or topics of interest on the registration form below and one week prior to the scheduled date, the description will be updated with the topics that we will be covering.

If you have any specific questions that you would like us to consider while preparing for this webinar, please feel free to let us know on your registration form or via this community’s webinar discussion forum post.

** while we do our best to cover all questions submitted, at times we may not be able to fit all the content in the time allotted. Rest assured that any question not covered, will be added to the list for the upcoming Ask the Expert webinar. 

Based on your input, the topics that will be covered in this session include:

  • Blue 8.1.2 patch release notes
  • Question Personalization
  • Question Bank
  • How do I use Blue to run a weekly survey?

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

Date: Wednesday, May 15 , 2024

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

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

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team 



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, March 27 , 2024

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

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

Presented by: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, March 13 , 2024

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

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

Presented by: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team



Learning Webinars

MLY 1.8 Release Q&A Webinar

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, February 28 , 2024

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

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

Presented by: Erika Cost, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Explorance World 2024 Conference - Q&A Webinar

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

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

Agenda Highlights:

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, February 21 , 2024

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

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

Presenter: Anastasia Tsimiklis, CMO, Explorance



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

Date: Mercredi 7 février 2024

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

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



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, February 7 , 2024

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

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

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

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

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

Presenters: Dean Coologeorgen and Mohammed Sheraidah, Explorance



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

Date: Mercredi 29 novembre 2023

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

Présentateurs: Nitin Sharma and Alexandra Rascanu, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue 9: Next Generation Feedback Analytics Platform

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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

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

Presenters: Nitin Sharma and Alexandra Rascanu, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Ask an Expert! November 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, November 15 , 2023

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

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

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team 



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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

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

Presenters: Dean Coologeorgen and Mohammed Sheraidah, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Ask the Experts! October 2023

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, October 18 , 2023

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

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

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team 



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

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

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

Presenters: Dean Coologeorgen and Mohammed Sheraidah, Explorance



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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

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

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



Learning Webinars

Ask the Experts! September 2023

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, September 20 , 2023

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

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

Presenters: Explorance's Solutions Architecture Team 



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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

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

Presenter: Erika Cost, Global Manager, Explorance Training Academy



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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

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

Presenters: Fernando Sanchez and Krimo Bouaou, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Ask the Experts! June 2023

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

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

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

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2023

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

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

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



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

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

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

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



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023

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

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

Presenters: Fernando Sanchez and Krimo Bouaou, Explorance



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023

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

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

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue Dashboard 4.0 – Uncovering Essential Insights

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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

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

Presenters: Francois Beneteau, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Blue 8.1: A Modernized Reporting Experience and More!

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

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

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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

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

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



Learning Webinars

Scheduling Different Course-Evaluation Periods and Emails in One Project

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

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

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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

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

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



Learning Webinars

New Blue Training Experience!

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

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

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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

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

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



Learning Webinars

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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

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

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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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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



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



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



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

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 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

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



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

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

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: Kr