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Bluenotes EUROPE 2021 Virtual Experience

Uncertain Futures: How We Continue to Engage the Student Voice

pin-marker Virtualcalendar BNE VX: 3, 10, 17, 18, 24 March 2021 | BRMC & BEC Training Camps: 30 March – 1 April 2021

Join us, along with your Bluenotes community colleagues, for the 4th Bluenotes EUROPE Conference, to connect and share your experiences in using student feedback to improve, enhance, and shape the future of Higher Education. Discuss your challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned. Expand your network of like-minded peers and sharpen your Blue skills and expertise in using analytics to turn student feedback into insights for measuring progress and informing decisions. Verify your experience by participating in either the  Blue Report Master Certification training camp or the Blue Expert Certification training camp following the conference to be a certified Blue Report Master or Blue Expert.

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Sponsored by Explorance

WHY BLUENOTES EUROPE 2021 VX?

The Bluenotes EUROPE 2021 Virtual Experience is the perfect place to meet, share, discuss, and learn about innovative solutions that Bluenotes community institutions in Higher Education are implementing to continue to engage the Student Voice during uncertain times. By attending, you will also benefit from the experience and expertise of other Bluenotes community colleagues for your professional development, and leave with an expanded network of like-minded peers in Higher Education who are passionate about feedback-informed continuous improvement and innovation for student learning and development.

Participants in this year’s Bluenotes EUROPE Conference will experience the benefit of:

  • Expert panel discussions on the role of student evaluations, surveys, and feedback to improve student success in the ‘new normal’
  • Hands-on, practical workshops to improve your institutional feedback processes with Blue
  • Presentations led by Blue users reflecting on their experiences over the past year
  • The opportunity to take part in advanced Blue training camps (BEC and BRMC)
  • The chance to speak directly with Explorance staff
  • An entertaining social networking event
  • Incredible door prizes
  • And much, much more!

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KEY DATES (CET) TO REMEMBER
January 2021: NOW OPEN Conference Registration & Early Bird Training Camp Registration Opens
5 February 2021: LAST DAY Early Bird Training Camp Registration Closes
26 February 2021: LAST DAY Conference Registration & Training Camp Registration Closes
3 March 2021: BNE 2021 VX SESSION 1 BNE First Session: Expert Panel Discussions
10 March 2021: BNE 2021 VX SESSION 2 BNE Second Session: Customer Presentations & Social Event
17 March 2021: BNE 2021 VX SESSION 3 BNE Third Session: Hands-on Blue Workshop
18 March 2021: BNE 2021 VX SESSION 4 BNE Forth Session: Hands-on Blue Workshop
24 March 2021: BNE 2021 VX SESSION 5 BNE Fifth Session: Expert Panel Discussions
30 March 2021 – 1 April 2021: ADVANCED CERTIFICATION TRAINING CAMPS Blue Report Master Certification (BRMC) Training Camp & Blue Expert Certification (BEC) Training Camp

PANELS, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

Time (CET) Time (GMT) Panel/Workshop Presenter(s) Description

March 3

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Panel: Engaging the Student Voice in Our ‘New Normal’

How are universities planning to capture, and act upon, feedback from students in 2020-21?

The unprecedented challenges around Covid-19 have led to major disruption for the Higher Education sector worldwide. The initial shift to online teaching from March 2020 raised serious questions around how the student voice can be captured effectively (for module evaluation and beyond), especially given the sector’s reliance on traditional approaches. For many, this brings obvious challenges in terms of student satisfaction and engagement. Whatever the delivery mode, institutions need to ensure quality of provision and that this is continually informed by the student voice. At this session we will reflect on the points raised in the eBook and share best practices from the sector.

March 10

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March 10

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Customer Presentations Community Members Customers to take turns presenting, for a few minutes at a time, highlighting key achievements using Blue over the last year. Topics include: learning from failure; sharing successes; impacts of COVID-19; general advice / do’s and don’ts; first impressions of Blue; beyond course evaluations; and more.

 

March 17

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March 17

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Closing the Feedback Loop

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Getting Started Using HTML Emails to Improve Your Response Rates

Raluca Druta, Senior Professional Services Consultant, Explorance;

Francois Beneteau, VP Sales Operations, Explorance

Closing the Feedback Loop

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 workshop will provide hands on experience of how to implement ‘closing the feedback loop’ reports, 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.

Getting Started Using HTML Emails to Improve Your Response Rates

Are your email communications to students and faculty in plain text? Would you like to spice things up and make your emails stand out? Join this session to learn how to leverage Blue’s built-in WYSIWYG editor to add colors, images, and flavor to your emails, and for some best practices in design to maximize the impact of your communications.

March 18

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March 18

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Using Dynamic Report Access for Hierarchical Report Distribution

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Tips and Tricks for Making Blue Work More Efficiently for You

Kimberlee Stedl, Solutions Engineer, Explorance

Margot MacNutt, Training Manager, Community Engagement & Learning Center, Explorance

Using Dynamic Report Access for Hierarchical Report Distribution

Dynamic Report Access (DRA) is a powerful and dynamic way to allow academic leaders access to their reports. DRA synchronizes the organizational hierarchy with Blue, eliminating the countless hours it takes to change each report owner individually. Access to potentially thousands of reports can be updated automatically as the organizational hierarchy changes.

Tips and Tricks for Making Blue Work More Efficiently for You

There are several built-in features in Blue that can help you set up and run your projects and extract response data. Are you using an optimal format for setting up your questionnaire content and behavior? Are you using available management tools to verify and extract data, and to help you monitor and improve your project’s progress? Learn how you can make Blue work better for you.

March 24

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Panel: Module Evaluation in a National Lockdown

What do students really think of universities’ approaches to gathering their views on teaching and learning?

Following on from our eBook, “Engaging the student voice in our ‘new normal’: How are universities planning to capture, and act upon, feedback from students in 2020-21?”, which we published in November 2020, we are undertaking research amongst students’ union representatives with responsibility for the student voice about their views on the course/module evaluation and feedback process, how it is working generally and how student voice is being captured and responded to during the first semester of 2020-21 (in the context of Covid), and what universities need to do differently going forward. At this session we will share exclusively, and for the first time, the findings from our insight with students’ union teams in the UK and Ireland.

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE

The Bluenotes EUROPE 2021 Virtual Experience is free for all Bluenotes community members.

DOOR PRIZES

Three door prizes will be awarded at the Bluenotes EUROPE 2021 Conference. Attendees will be automatically entered to win 1 of 3 all-inclusive trips to a Bluenotes Conference of their choosing in 2021 – a value of up to $3,500 USD each!

ADVANCED BLUE CERTIFICATION TRAINING CAMPS

Per popular demand, two advanced Blue Certification Training Camps will be held in conjunction with the Bluenotes EUROPE 2021 Virtual Experience Conference. A Blue Expert Certification (BEC) training camp and a Blue Report Master Certification (BRMC) training camp will be held on Tuesday 30 March, through to Thursday 1 April.

Due to the current circumstances, these specially designed training camps will take place online for your convenience. Attend one of the advanced Blue certification training programs to further develop your expertise in using advanced Blue features so that you can implement any feedback process at varying degrees of complexity.

Certification Training Camp Registration Fee Includes:

  • 3 days of virtual instructor-led training
  • Access to the Explorance LMS and to the training server to review and practice at your own pace (pre-camp and post-training) for 1 year
  • Blue Report Master Certificate upon successful completion of the BRMC training
  • Blue Expert Certificate upon successful completion of the BEC training
  • 1-hour post certification session with the instructor for 6 months upon the completion of the camp

Certification Training Camp Registration Terms:

  • There are only 10 places available for each advanced Blue certification camp
  • Places are allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’
  • Early bird registration closes 5 February 2021
  • Regular registration closes 26 February 2021

For more information, please view the BEC and BRMC certification training webpages or contact John Atherton, General Manager – Europe.

Bluenotes Europe 2021 Contact: Bluenotes Europe 2021 VX Organizing Team