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 8.0.2 Release Q&A Webinar

calendarWednesday, August 18th 2021, 04:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone15 days remaining

Blue 8.0.2 is available as of August 17. In this short webinar, we will go over the features and enhancements included in Blue 8.0.2. One of our developers will be available for questions following the presentation. 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.

  • August 17, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • August 18, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • August 18, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg, Product Training Specialist, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Beyond the Classroom: Measuring the Overall Student Experience

calendarWednesday, September 22nd 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone50 days remaining

While the student experience in classrooms is important, understanding the overall student experience is also crucial as it impacts both enrollment and retention. In this webinar we will show you what a student experience journey map is, why it is important and how to develop one for your institution. Your student experience journey map will allow you to easily identify improvement opportunities from the student’s perspective and measure their impact.

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.

  • September 21, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • September 22, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • September 22, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Jennifer Balcom, Principal Consultant, Explorance



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What can Students Contribute to Assessment and Improvement of Teaching Quality? University of Saskatchewan’s Journey from Student Evaluation of Teaching to Student Learning Experience Feedback

calendarWednesday, October 6th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone64 days remaining

Increasingly institutions are reflecting on the purposes of student evaluations of teaching, referred to by many names including student ratings of instruction and course evaluations. The numerous terms used to describe these instruments suggest a multitude of potentially conflicting purposes and/or audiences. In this webinar, the University of Saskatchewan will share its journey of shifting its instrument’s focus from evaluations to student learning experience feedback, along with its thoughtful change management efforts including rethinking of its instrument’s purposes and establishing student learning experience feedback policy and related processes for evidencing and assessing teaching quality.

Time: October 6, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Nancy Turner, PhD, Director Teaching and Learning Enhancement, University of Saskatchewan



Learning Webinars

Preparing your Data to Take Advantage of Relationship Demographics in Blue

calendarWednesday, October 20th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone78 days remaining

Join this webinar to learn how to work with relationship demographics to provide more flexibility and control over the course evaluation and reporting processes. Utilizing additional data fields 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.

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 19, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • October 20, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • October 20, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Customer Success Specialist, Explorance



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MBRU’s Experiences with Abruptly Transitioning Medical Programs to Distance Learning at the Onset of COVID-19

calendarWednesday, November 3rd 2021, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Eastern Timezone91 days remaining

This panel discussion will shed light on the rapid transition to distance learning of a postgraduate dental medicine and an undergraduate medical program at the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). An action research approach constituted the foundation of this collaborative effort that involved investigations, reflections, and improvements of practice, through ongoing cycles of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. Accordingly, existing platforms were leveraged, learning and teaching activities (including but not limited to assessments) were modified, and distance learning was proactively facilitated for all involved stakeholders. A series of convergent mixed methods research studies were conducted to systemically evaluate the experiences. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected, from learners and instructors, using contextualized, tailor-made surveys assembled through the Blue platform. These internally consistent and externally valid data collection tools were made using input provided by the Bluenotes community members. Join this webinar to learn more about the results and implications.

Time: November 3, 4:00pm Dubai Time; 8:00am Eastern Timezone

Panelists: Farah Otaki & more, MBRU



Learning Webinars

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting – How to Identify and Prevent Common Issues in Blue

calendarWednesday, November 17th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone106 days remaining
Why aren’t my emails going out? Why aren’t students able to access the evaluation forms? Why is the wrong teacher being evaluated? Why are my report viewers all wrong? How do I get Dynamic Report Access to work? In this webinar, we will show you how to verify, check, and test your data to prevent common issues when running projects in Blue. Join this webinar to learn how to identify other common configuration issues and what to do to prevent them. These tips and tricks will help to ensure a successful course evaluation process and improve your day-to-day efficiencies when administering Blue.

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.
  • November 16, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • November 17, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • November 17, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Margot MacNutt, Training Manager, Explorance