Learning Webinars

Here you can find all the upcoming learning webinars, as well as all the past learning webinars.

learning webinars for Bluenotes community members are one example of how you can globally connect and share experiences with improvement in mind. Created and presented by experts from Blue® powered institutions and experts from Explorance, these sessions will give you an opportunity to learn best practices from real Blue users.

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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

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

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Automating End-to-End Feedback Processes in Blue

calendarWednesday, October 28th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone6 days remaining

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

BlueX Onboarding - Managing: Monitor and Manage Responses in BlueX

calendarWednesday, November 4th 2020, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern Timezone13 days remaining

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


Shared Insights: A Collective Community Approach to Building a Reports Repository

calendarWednesday, November 18th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone27 days remaining

A central challenge for any institution in managing the course evaluation process is meeting the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders. Competing factors along with technical challenges can make reporting difficult in various governance environments. This webinar is the first initiated by Bluenotes community members to share report examples and instructions for their creation.

In this webinar, Dr. John Jordi at the University of Florida will share anonymized examples of reports developed to meet the needs of various stakeholders (college, department, faculty, and public) and how they created them. As Bluenotes community institutions share anonymized reports and resources, they can access them via the Explorance Help Center in a new shared repository of anonymized report examples and resources. Please join this learning webinar for innovative problem solving with your like-minded Bluenotes community colleagues.

Time: November 18, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: John Jordi, Ph.D., Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Florida

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360 Reports: Harnessing the Power of Story Telling

calendarTuesday, February 16th 2021, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Timezone117 days remaining

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: October 13, 4:00pm Eastern Timezone

Instructor: Erika Cost, David Norenberg, Tyrel Anderson, Explorance


What Can You Do to Increase Course Evaluation Response Rates? Probably A Lot!

calendarWednesday, March 10th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone139 days remaining

What do you have in your toolbox to improve course evaluation response rates? More than what you think! Join this webinar to learn how Douglas College is using what they have in their toolbox to leverage social media with targeted visuals, reminders, and messaging directed towards students, with the aim of enhancing the visibility and use of their Course Feedback tool. You will also hear the future ideas on how they plan to leverage different strategies to help increase awareness and completion of students’ course feedback in the future.

Time: March 10, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Suheyl Unver, PhD, Manager, Education & Services Research, Douglas College


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 Timezone174 days remaining

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