Upcoming Bluenotes Chapter Events

Here you will find a list of all upcoming Bluenotes chapter events.

Bluenotes chapters are organized and led by Blue-using institutions for more frequent community interactions to connect, share experiences, and learn with improvement in mind.

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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

BlueML Onboarding – Interpreting Qualitative Data for Actionable Insights

calendarWednesday, April 28th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone11 days remaining

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

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

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

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

Did You Know Blue Could Do That?

calendarWednesday, May 5th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone18 days remaining

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

calendarWednesday, May 12th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone25 days remaining

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

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

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

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Community-Led

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

calendarWednesday, May 19th 2021, 04:00 AM - 05:00 AM Eastern Timezone31 days remaining

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



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 Timezone53 days remaining

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



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 Timezone67 days remaining

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: Michael Cochrane, Senior Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Feedback Analysis with the Blue Feedback Dashboard

calendarWednesday, July 7th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone81 days remaining

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

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

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

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior 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 Timezone88 days remaining

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