Learning Webinars & Community Meetups

Here you can find all the upcoming learning webinars and upcoming meetups for Regional Bluenotes Chapters and Community Interest Groups, as well as all 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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Community-Led

Bluenotes R1 Universities Chapter Meetup: January 25

calendarWednesday, January 25th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone

Members in the Bluenotes R1 Universities Chapter (Blue-using R1 universities in the United States) are holding an inaugural meetup on Wednesday, January 25 at 2pm EDT to connect and share experiences. Key topics they are interested in discussing, sharing and solving together include:

  • How to move to a more integrated evaluation of instruction
  • Role of peer feedback in evaluations of instruction
  • Handling DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) concerns with the review of course-evaluation questions and interpretation of data
  • Policies and best practices for handling open-ended feedback
  • and more!

Exclusive To: Members in the Bluenotes R1 Universities Chapter

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Time: 2pm Eastern Time



Community-Led

Data to Insights – Part 1: How Washburn School of Nursing (SON) Draws on the Power of Blue to Collect (“Project Set-ups”) and Report on Data (“Report Set-ups”) for Actionable Insights

calendarWednesday, February 8th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone8 days remaining

Join this webinar (part 1 of 2) to learn how Washburn SON draws on the power of Blue with various project set-ups for a wide range of evaluations (such as end-of-term courses, end-of-program, peer-to-peer, agency-preceptor, and faculty workshop evaluations) to provide a more holistic view of student and faculty feedback for actionable insights. Washburn SON will also share how they bring scalability and consistency to their evaluations with the use of Blue Question Bank, to connect specific learning objectives as questions in course evaluations. In addition, you will learn how Washburn SON reports on this data at various levels (including reports for Instructors, Course Coordinators, Program Directors, Associate Deans, and Dean/Director of Assessments).

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 

Time: 2pm Eastern Time

Presented By: Linda Merillat, Washburn University, School of Nursing



Community-Led

[Bluenotes U15 Chapter: February Meetup] Moving to More Integrated Evaluations of Instruction

calendarWednesday, February 15th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone15 days remaining

Thank you to all Bluenotes U15 Chapter members for making the inaugural meetup on November 16, 2022 a success! Various topics were discussed, and based upon the discussions, community members would like to dedicate each future meetup focusing on one specific topic relevant to U15 institutions with in-depth sharing and discussion.

The next Bluenotes U15 Chapter meetup is scheduled on Wednesday, February 15 to dive into the topic of moving to more integrated evaluations of instruction, including discussing and sharing what integrated evaluations of instruction looks like to their institutions, what are the driving factors towards integrated evaluations, challenges and strategies for change management, and more.

Exclusive To: Members in the Bluenotes U15 Chapter

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Time: 2pm Eastern Time



Learning Webinars

Blue 8.1: A Modernized Reporting Experience and More!

calendarWednesday, March 1st 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone29 days remaining

Join us to learn all about the Blue 8.1 release, including a modernized reporting administrator and end-user experience, public survey links available for 360 (Subject Definition) projects, an updated Item Bank that allows for the Cascaded Evaluation Framework, and more!

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for Bluenotes Community members in different time zones worldwide. Select a session that best fits your schedule.

  • February 28, 8pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • March 1, 8am Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • March 1, 2pm Eastern time zone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenters: Margot MacNutt, Training Manager, Explorance Training Academy, Explorance



Community-Led

Data to Insights – Part 2: How Washburn School of Nursing (SON) Transforms Data into Actionable Insights for Purposeful Improvements

calendarWednesday, March 8th 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone36 days remaining

You’ve collected your feedback data; now how do you turn it into actionable insights to improve the student learning experience, teaching effectiveness, and operational efficiencies? Join this webinar (part 2 of 2) to learn how Washburn SON makes sense of data from various sources (SIS, LMS, Blue, etc.) in Blue Dashboard and data warehouse in a way for various stakeholders to glean insights and take actions, using data from Blue as a basis for meta-analysis. Washburn SON will also share how the outputs from Blue are integrated to inform accreditation readiness and view improvement trends over time to improve student learning outcomes.

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 

Time: 2pm Eastern Time

Presented By: Linda Merillat, Washburn University, School of Nursing



Community-Led

[Bluenotes Midterm Surveys: March Meetup] Implementing a Midterm Survey Process and Raising Awareness Across Campus

calendarThursday, March 16th 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone44 days remaining

The Bluenotes Midterm Surveys Community meetup is scheduled on March 16, 2023 at 1pm ET. Based on feedback from our members, our upcoming meetups will be topic-specific.

The topic to be shared and discussed in this March meetup is Raising awareness across campus – strategies for engaging administrators, instructors, and students in the midterm process. We will cover policy and process items to consider, and how to outline the benefits of participation. We will also talk about strategies to engage instructors and administrators using email and other outreach strategies.

Future meetings will cover topics such as planning your midterm survey process, getting the most out of Blue’s features and upcoming enhancements, and supporting instructors with using the results and closing the loop. Specifics are listed in the Bluenotes Midterm Surveys Discussion forum.

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2023

Time: 1pm Eastern Time

Co-Chairs: Cindy Davis, The Ohio State University & Lisa Votodian, University of Pittsburgh



Community-Led

[Bluenotes Midterm Surveys: May Meetup] Sharing and Discussing Technical Considerations for Blue Midterm Survey Project Set-up

calendarWednesday, May 3rd 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone92 days remaining

The Bluenotes Midterm Surveys Community meetup is scheduled on May 3, 2023 at 1pm ET. This meetup will focus on the technical considerations when it comes to setting up a midterm survey project in Blue. Topics to discuss include:

  • How to decide between creating one project or separate projects
  • Scheduling tasks for concurrent survey periods
  • Subject Management
  • Best practices for Question Personalization

We will also continue to discuss topics being shared on the  Bluenotes Midterm Surveys Discussion forum.

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Time: 1pm Eastern Time

Co-Chairs: Cindy Davis, The Ohio State University & Lisa Votodian, University of Pittsburgh



Community-Led

[Bluenotes Midterm Surveys: June Meetup] Improving the Experience and Adding Value

calendarWednesday, June 28th 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone148 days remaining

The Bluenotes Midterm Surveys Community meetup is scheduled on June 28, 2023 at 1pm ET. This meetup's discussion will focus on topics surrounding:

  • Harnessing Blue 8 features and functionality
  • Blue Connector, including LMS integration, features, and set-up

We will also continue to discuss topics being shared on the  Bluenotes Midterm Surveys Discussion forum.

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Time: 1pm Eastern Time

Co-Chairs: Cindy Davis, The Ohio State University & Lisa Votodian, University of Pittsburgh