Institutions are challenged to play an active role in enabling faculty development and fostering communities of self-directed learners. Bluepulse by eXplorance is an adaptive improvement tool that allows instructors to leverage anonymous formative feedback to make iterative changes in the learning environment. Instructors publish opportunities for improvement that are current and relevant to students. Having students and instructors participate in the improvement process allows institutions to engage students, support faculty development and achieve student success. Learn how Bluepulse integrates seamlessly with Brightspace and listen first-hand how Sheridan [...]
Engaging students and faculty is essential to an effective assessment process. If you’re interested in increasing engagement, accessibility, and student participation in online course evaluations, come find out how Washington State University is successfully delivering eXplorance’s reliable solutions through their Blackboard Learn environment to achieve their assessment goals. Watch the video presentation.
Breaking Down Barriers to Implementing Online Course Evaluations by Cultivating Institution Wide Buy-in
The University of Louisville (UofL) successfully transitioned the decentralized course evaluation administration processes of 12 academic units to a centralized online administration using Blue in the fall 2010 semester. The success of this implementation was due to a multifaceted approach that addressed the cultural and logistical aspects of institutional assessment. In this presentation, we share UofL’s experience in creating a cultural of assessment by getting institutional “buy-in”, identifying and addressing barriers in the structure of institutional data, developing faculty-centered and student-centered marketing campaigns to increase engagement, and [...]
As it implemented an online system for course evaluations, Penn created a “grade pathway” that prompted students to either complete their evaluations or opt out of evaluations prior to retrieving their grades for a semester. This strategy led to an increase in response rates to over 85%, up from 70% using the old method. Join Penn administrators for an overview of Penn’s approach to increasing response rates including what has worked and not worked about this approach. Watch the video presentation.
Email is the primary and most effective way to communicate with your students and faculty. A properly designed email can improve your response rate, increase transparency and improve faculty satisfaction. At Virginia Commonwealth University we combined our past experience of online evaluations with functionality available in Blue to craft awesome emails. Join us to learn: How to write better content What has or hasn’t worked for VCU Email personalization HTML/CSS formatting Testing Appropriate timing for sending emails. Watch the video presentation. Download the PDF with links to [...]
In 2012, the faculty council passed a policy allowing students access to five of the nine campus-wide common course questions asked on the Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ), Indiana University Bloomington’s name for course evaluations. This spring, in time for students to create their semester schedule, the OCQ Student Dashboard was released and students for the first time had access to what students said about their classes. This session will show you the process and creation of the student dashboard and the various iterations. Then demonstrate the final [...]
Simon Fraser University has been engaged in a multi-year process to replace its outdated student evaluation of teaching and courses with an updated system that reflects new understanding from educational research. This ambitious initiative is squarely aimed at supporting teaching and enhancing student learning. The session will cover an overview of the journey so far, share perspectives on key challenges and solutions, and discuss the critical importance of faculty and student engagement. Watch the video presentation.
The University of Minnesota started using eXplorance Blue in Fall 2013 with one college and rolled its use out to much of the rest of the undergraduate population in spring term 2014 for its main Twin Cities campus. This session will focus on course evaluation implementation issues and strategies from the perspective of the university. Watch the video presentation.
Closing the Loop with Bluepulse®: Using Instant Social Feedback to Deliver an Improved Student Experience at RMIT
**Unfortunately, this webinar’s recording was unusable. In its place we offer the slides used, the questions & answers submitted, and a short video of the features presented.** View PDF document: Closing the Loop with Bluepulse. View PDF document: Questions from the Webinar - RMIT Responses. Watch the Bluepulse video demonstration.
Liverpool John Moores University is committed to ensuring that the students receive the highest quality learning experience, and student opinion of their academic programmes is highly valued by the institution. The University has a range of formal and informal mechanisms for obtaining student feedback of which module evaluation is a crucial component. The module evaluation survey seeks feedback from students on learning-related issues and is a key indicator in the institutional processes for the enhancement and assurance of academic quality. During this presentation the University will share [...]
Caso de éxito. Aplicación práctica del módulo de evaluación docente en IE Business School e IE University (Spanish Language Presentation)
Cómo IE utiliza Blue en sus evaluaciones de profesores y encuestas generales de satisfacción en su universidad y escuela negocios. Incluyendo: -Objetivos -Requisitos -Puesta en producción -Resultados. Watch the video presentation.
Legislation is shifting rapidly regarding what is expected of higher education institutions when it comes to online accessibility, and those in assessment have specific challenges. In light of recent lawsuits, the threat of non-compliance in higher education is very real. Yet, bringing an entire organization up to accessibility standards can be daunting. How do you make sure that the tools used within your institution will not just accommodate but delight all your users? Can you get it done in a way that ensures you meet or exceed [...]
Email is the primary and most effective way to communicate with your students and faculty. A properly designed email can improve your response rate, increase transparency and improve faculty satisfaction. At Virginia Commonwealth University we combined our past experience of online evaluations with functionality available in Blue to craft awesome emails. Join us to learn: How to write better content What has or hasn’t worked for VCU Email personalization HTML/CSS formatting Testing Appropriate timing for sending emails. The presentation will ensure we have time to answer questions [...]
Wednesday, February 1 at 2 p.m. EST Dr. Shafto is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Galen College of Nursing, a single-purpose nursing college. She will give an overview of the kinds of data problems that colleges and universities face with a focus on recent changes in accreditation requirements. She will review the tools that she uses at Galen for collecting, analyzing, and presenting data. She will then review the ways that eXplorance software is used toward IE/IR efforts and why Galen chose eXplorance over other survey [...]
The University of Alabama in Huntsville – Optimizing Course Evaluations for All Stakeholders – Lessons Learned
Ginny Cockerill at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has learned a lot since taking over the management of the course evaluation process just nine months ago. The institution had a smooth transition from a paper process to Blue in early 2015. However, the initial implementation did not fully leverage the flexibility of an online process or the advanced functionality of the Blue software itself. By meeting with stakeholders and gaining a fresh understanding of how departments and colleges viewed the current process and used the resulting [...]
Maintaining a High Response Rate for Course Evaluation While Assuring the Feedback Reliability: The Case of USEK
In 2011, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik has implemented the online course evaluation using Blue by Explorance. As a strategy for achieving the highest possible response rate, a special hold linked to the final-grades view was employed. A valid question raised is how reliable these evaluations, as this strategy essentially makes the feedback submission “compulsory”. In this webinar, we will present the various techniques that we adopted to ensure the reliability of these evaluations as a trustworthy source of assessment. The important result is that an [...]
IUPUI has begun the transition from multiple class evaluation tools to one centralized tool used by multiple campuses within the IU system. It is a process that began three years ago as a pilot. The campus has encountered a creative tension between utilizing enterprise systems among all campuses and customization within each IUPUI school in terms of reporting, types of questions, beginning/ending dates of evaluations, etc. This webinar speaks about how the process has evolved thus far and lessons learned along the way. The webinar will conclude [...]
The University of Louisville (UofL) is a “power user” of Blue Surveys, relying on this platform for all major university surveys (e.g. Graduating Student Surveys, Recent Graduate Surveys, Climate Surveys, IT Surveys, Academic Surveys, Programmatic Surveys). As such, The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) has become adept at utilizing the many useful features that Blue Surveys has to offer on both the project and reporting sides. This webinar will focus on how UofL utilizes Blue’s functionalities to get the most out of online survey administration. Presenter: Katie [...]
Unpacking the Complexity of Dynamic Evaluations of Health Science Clinical Rotations: Tufts University’s Experience
Tufts University has several health sciences schools with a need for efficient and dynamic evaluation of the instructors and content of their clinical rotations across time periods and teaching sites. This sounds more complicated than it really is. This community-led webinar will present how Tufts is able to accomplish the tasks associated with dynamic evaluations of clinical rotations by adapting the typical didactic course evaluation process to not only include but also focus on the additional ‘when and where’ details that are involved in a clinical rotation. [...]
Multiple Datasource Challenges in Course and Teaching Evaluations? University of Auckland’s Experience in Using Data Sync Tool
How to locate and link data from multiple sources has become one of the common challenges for many tertiary institutions in administering course and teaching evaluations. The University of Auckland was confronted with the same challenge, when course and teaching evaluations were moved to the centralised online system on eXplorance’s Blue platform. We used Data Sync Tool (DST), Blue’s companion application, as the technical solution for streamlining data flow from the various data sources and systems to the cloud-hosted instance in a timely manner. This community-led webinar [...]