Learning Webinars

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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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Diving into Blue 8 Enhancements: Subject Management, Question Personalization, and more

calendarWednesday, February 24th 2021, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern Timezone

In this second part of our two-part learning webinar series presenting enhancements made to improve the end-user experience in Blue 8, we look at Subject Management and Question Personalization. Question Personalization takes on a new look with added features such as reusing questions from a previous project and more. While Subject Management has been re-imagined in a tile view to provide centralized access to:

  • Response rates
  • Evaluation timing
  • Advanced controls (e.g., an evaluation start time)
  • Easy access to all tasks for that subject

Time: This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, 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 Timezone10 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

Learning Webinars

Changing/Updating Task Dates in Published Projects in Blue

calendarWednesday, March 17th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone17 days remaining

Last year, Blue 7.13 introduced the ability to automatically update demographic information in live projects. Allowing such demographic updates after publication was eagerly anticipated. In addition to that functionality came the ability to update Task dates in live projects, and not just static dates, Dynamic Days calculations as well! When date changes need to happen (or happen in the SIS data) they can now be updated in the project and pulled through to update the live tasks. This webinar will walk through the process and particular cases and pitfalls.

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.

  • January 26, 9pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • January 27, 8am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • January 27, 2pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions

Presenter: Sara Alkadri, Professional Services Consultant, Explorance


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 Timezone45 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

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BlueML Onboarding – Interpreting Qualitative Data for Actionable Insights

calendarWednesday, April 28th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone59 days remaining

Qualitative data gives valuable understanding into the “why” behind quantitative scores. However, reading through thousands of comments can be quite exhausting - and how do you then organize those comments into actionable items? BlueML is a specialized text analytics tool built to support experience management. It uses powerful and proprietary machine learning algorithms to automatically detect sentiment and categorize your qualitative feedback, helping you dig into what people are really telling you at scale. This webinar will introduce you to the BlueML models and show you how to interpret actionable insights from the dashboard and is for anyone interested in analyzing qualitative feedback.

Time: This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Presenter: Michael Cochrane, Senior Product Training Specialist, Explorance


Did You Know Blue Could Do That?

calendarWednesday, May 5th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone66 days remaining

Many institutions have applied Blue in creative and innovative ways beyond course evaluations for feedback-informed decisions and a higher level of student experience. In this learning webinar, Candace Girard at Tufts University and Donna Davis at James Mason University are joining together to share how they are using Blue. You will learn how Tufts University uses Blue to retrieve data from OACIS, a clinical scheduling tool, to build reports that feed from multiple areas of OASIS into a single Blue-supported data sync in support of meeting the needs of medical and health sciences. You will also learn how James Madison University uses Blue to manage full-semester courses being divided into multiple four-week rotations. Each rotation covers key components for majors in specific disciplines. Enrollees are divided into smaller groups, simultaneously learning and evaluating each component before rotating to the next.

Time: May 5, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenters: Candace Girard, Tufts University and Donna Davis, James Mason University


Student Service Experience: How using Student ID Cards enables Fast Feedback on Student Services at Somerset

calendarWednesday, June 9th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone101 days remaining

As students at Somerset Community College are using services such as advisor and tutor services, they are able to provide timely feedback for student services on campus, as well as their experiences with tutors and advisors. By integrating student IDs with barcode scanning functionality, student services and Blue, Somerset initiates the student feedback process from each point-of-contact experience. This automated quick feedback process allows Somerset to address any issues as they arise in a timely manner, rather than waiting until the end of the term. Join Somerset’s community-led webinar to learn how you can expand your feedback process to the student service experiences.

Time: June 9, 2:00pm Eastern Timezone

Presenter: Jacob Held, Somerset Community College


Flip the Script! Using Blue for Course and Program Assessment

calendarWednesday, July 14th 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone136 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