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Bluenotes LIVE @ CIRPA 2019

pin-markerpin-marker Bronfman Building, DeSautels Faculty of Management, McGill University | Montreal, QCcalendarpin-marker Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Explorance is hosting the Bluenotes LIVE learning event, a pre-conference workshop series at the CIRPA 2019 conference in Montreal, Quebec, for the CIRPA 2019 attendees.

Join the Bluenotes LIVE to learn how Blue suite of products can help Institutional Research (IR) manage the unexpected through automation and optimization.

Attendance for the Bluenotes LIVE is FREE of charge for those registered for the CIRPA 2019 conference.

*Bluenotes LIVE @ CIRPA 2019 registration closes Monday, October 14, 2019.

Register for Bluenotes LIVE @ CIRPA 2019

Sponsored by Explorance, in Collaboration with CIRPA 2019

Bluenotes LIVE at CIRPA 2019 Details

As a part of CIRPA 2019 pre-conference workshop activities, Bluenotes LIVE is organized to connect, share, and learn with your community colleagues on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The Bluenotes LIVE workshops are mainly for those who want to gain a better understanding of Blue suite, with hands-on experience, to automate and optimize feedback data collection and reporting for institutional research.

Time Activity Demo
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: McKee Lounge (Room 600)

Breakfast Visit Demo Stations to meet and see Blue, BlueX, Bluepulse
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Greeniaus   (Room 625)

Workshop #1

Understanding and Optimizing the Data Journey in Blue: Learn how you can enhance the automation of your course evaluation process from beginning to end. You will understand how to automate data imports to Blue, how to automatically update projects and reports, how to automatically update report distribution, and how to monitor automated course evaluations in Blue.

Instructors: Krimo Bouaou & Sara Alkadri, Explorance

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: McKee Lounge (Room 600)

Lunch Visit Demo Stations to meet and see Blue, BlueX, Bluepulse
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Greeniaus   (Room 625)

Workshop #2

How to Use Relationship Demographics in Project Automation and Reporting: Learn how to work with relationship demographics to provide more flexibility and control over the course evaluation and reporting processes. Utilizing additional data fields to indicate relationships such as roles (instructor, TA, guest lecturer) and programs 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.

Instructors: Raluca Druta & Hossein Moosavi, Explorance

2:30 PM – 3:00 pm

Location: Greeniaus   (Room 625)

Coffee Break Visit Demo Stations to meet and see Blue, BlueX, Bluepulse
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Greeniaus   (Room 625)

Workshop #3

Cascading Reporting: The Multi-Layered Reporting in Blue: Learn about new and less known reporting functionalities in Blue, to provide the reports your institution requires. Are you making best use of report blocks and functionalities in Blue to provide key information to your audience? Is there a more efficient way to provide key insights to your stakeholders? Gain the knowledge to enhance your reporting in Blue.

Instructors: Krimo Bouaou & David Norenberg, Explorance


The CIRPA conference website is available here. CIRPA 2019 Conference registration is now open.


  • 6th Floor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
  • Address: 1001 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 1G5

Fees and Terms

  • Regular fee: $250 CAD (Refund Policy: Refunds up to 7 days before event)
  • For a CIRPA 2019 attendee: No additional fee, i.e., 100% off the regular registration fee