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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More About Blue 8 – Dynamic Days, Self-Enrollment, and Answering Your Questions

calendarWednesday, June 23rd 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Continuing with the exploration of Blue 8's features and development, we will cover how Dynamic Days are managed. We will also dive into a new feature that helps admins gather feedback when none or only a portion of an audience is known: Self-Enrollment. Through the use of QR codes, individuals not already invited to a survey or evaluation can scan to access the questionnaire. Finally, we have received many questions about Blue 8, and we will take the opportunity to share some of those questions and their answers during the webinar.

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.

  • June 22, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • June 23, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • June 23, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Erika Cost, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



Learning Webinars

Feedback Analysis with the Blue Feedback Dashboard

calendarWednesday, July 7th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone14 days remaining

The Blue Feedback Dashboard (BFD) supports data-driven decision making at every level of the organization, with flexible data management rules to distribute the right content to the right audience. Join this webinar to learn how stakeholders in every area of the organization can safely explore and make data-driven decisions in one feedback friendly environment. This webinar will also show you the capabilities included in the upcoming BFD 3.0 release, including the Aggregate Feedback Dashboard module which is the space to analyze results at the organizational and per-unit levels in a way that stakeholders in every area of the organization can safely explore and make feedback-informed decisions, as well as dynamic role access for Aggregate Feedback Dashboard to ensure that Aggregate Feedback Dashboard users only access relevant data to their function or role.

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.

  • July 6, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • July 7, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • July 7, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: David Norenberg, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



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Flip the Script! Using Blue for Course and Program Assessment

calendarWednesday, July 14th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone21 days remaining

Can Blue be used in assessment of courses and programs, in addition to students evaluating courses? Yes! Hennepin Technical College has developed an approach to use Blue in order to provide assessments on a course level and a program level, in a more efficient and effective way for faculty completing their end of term assessments.

Assessing the learning outcomes every term provides Hennepin (especially Deans and Program Directors) with insightful data and student demographic analytics – for example, reports comparing outcomes from a course level to an institutional level for benchmark comparisons. Join this webinar to learn how Hennepin Technical College has implemented Blue for assessment of courses and programs, and how everyone from faculty to deans have benefited.

Time: July 14, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenters: Shannon Thomas M.B.A., Interim Dean of Technology and Institutional Research, Hennepin Technical College



Learning Webinars

Beyond the Classroom: Measuring the Overall Student Experience

calendarWednesday, September 22nd 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone91 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



Community-Led

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 Timezone105 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 Timezone119 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



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 Timezone147 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