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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BlueML 1.4 Release Q&A Webinar

calendarThursday, September 30th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone4 days remaining

Join us to learn about updates to BlueML! Highlights of this release include categorization refinements for greater precision in comment analysis, a new homepage design, the ability to create your own topic structure with Views, new widget features, enhanced drill-down capabilities, and more!

Time: September 30, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Erika Cost, Sr. Consultant, Product Expertise and Training, Explorance


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 Timezone10 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

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Preparing your Data to Take Advantage of Relationship Demographics in Blue

calendarWednesday, October 20th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone24 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


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 Timezone38 days remaining
This presentation 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

Presenters: Professors Ritu Lakhtakia, Dr. Fatemeh Amir Rad, and Farah Otaki, MBRU

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Course Evaluations, Peer Reviews, and Self-assessment: a Unified Approach to Holistic Teaching Feedback

calendarWednesday, November 3rd 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone38 days remaining

By gathering feedback from course evaluations, peer reviews, and a self-assessment together, institutions can now strengthen a system to define, develop, evaluate, refine, and finally reward teaching excellence, as well as to ensure that teaching evaluations are equitable, transparent, and aligned to the institution’s teaching excellence guidelines.

Join the webinar where we will demonstrate how Blue can unify feedback inputs to deliver actionable insights, while simplifying teaching evaluations.

Time: November 3, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Michael Weisman & Francois Beneteau, Explorance

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

calendarWednesday, November 17th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone52 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


How to Create an Annual Report in Blue when Course-Evaluation Projects to be Combined Have Different Questions

calendarWednesday, December 1st 2021, 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Eastern Timezone66 days remaining
Academic institutions listen to students, via Student Evaluations of Teaching (also known in various terms such as course evaluations and module evaluations), at the end of a semester. As you do so, stakeholders may want to see an annual report that combines the results of the semesters in a particular academic year. You can use a Blue functionality called “project mapping” to do so. However, what if you have updated or added a few questions in the survey during the second semester? Can we have both versions of the questions and their responses in the annual report? In other words, can we map projects with different question blocks in Blue? Khwarizmi International College (KIC) was able to do so in Blue. In this webinar, KIC will share with you how you can “map” projects with different questions in Blue to produce an annual report that includes results on all questions. Register to join!

Time: December 1, 4:00pm UAE Gulf Standard Time; 7:00am Eastern Time

Presenter: Anjali Rathod, Institutional Quality, Effectiveness and Assurance, Khwarizmi International College