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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The Blue community is all about learning from one another. Join the long list of Blue institutions that have shared their best practices with their fellow Bluenotes community members. Let us know below if you are interested in presenting the next session.

If you want to explore sharing via a webinar, please contact us at bncommunity@explorance.com.

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Community-Led

Bluenotes East Central CoP Meetup: April 24

calendarWednesday, April 24th 2024, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone11 days remaining

Members in the Bluenotes East Central Community are meeting on April 24, 2024 @1pm ET to discuss topics of interest. Post questions, specific topics you’d like to discuss, or solutions you’d like to share when you register. We will also continue to discuss topics being shared on the Bluenotes East Central CoP Discussion forum.

Exclusive To: Members in the Bluenotes East Central Chapter

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Time: 1pm ET

Facilitated by CoP Co-Chair: Lisa Votodian, University of Pittsburgh


Community-Led

Feedback Culture: Redefining Teaching Effectiveness with Holistic Evaluation Methods

calendarThursday, April 25th 2024, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Timezone12 days remaining
Colleges and universities have traditionally relied on a single data point in student evaluations, a perspective that cannot adequately describe the complete extent of inclusive and effective teaching practices. Join this webinar with guests speakers from Northwestern University and Dalhousie University to explore the innovative ways to evaluate teaching effectiveness beyond traditional student evaluations, and how a more holistic approach can mitigate implicit bias and create a comprehensive overview of teaching excellence.

In this episode, we'll discuss:

  • How a combination of self-assessment, peer reviews, and student evaluations of teaching can facilitate diverse perspectives on teaching and learning practices.
  • The benefits of a holistic evaluation of teaching for faculty, students, and the institution.
  • How the complexities of this comprehensive approach can be simplified and facilitated through frameworks and technology.

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2024

Time: 12pm Eastern Time

Panelists: Elizabeth Gillis, Dalhousie University, Suzanne Le-May Sheffield, Dalhousie University, Veronica Womack, Northwestern University



Community-Led

Bluenotes Western Canada CoP Meetup: April 25

calendarThursday, April 25th 2024, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone12 days remaining

Members in the Bluenotes Western Canada Community of Practice (Blue-using institutions in Western Canada) are meeting on Thursday, April  25, 2024 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT to connect together and continue discussions on topics relevant to the Western Canada region. Feel free to continue discussions and asking questions on the Bluenotes Western Canada community discussion forum and specify the topics you want to discuss together as a community as you register!

Exclusive To: Members in the Bluenotes Western Canada CoP

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT

Facilitated by CoP Co-Chair: Barish Golland, Trinity Western University


Community-Led

Bluenotes Medical & Health Sciences Community Meetup: May 1

calendarWednesday, May 1st 2024, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone18 days remaining

Members in the Bluenotes Medical & Health Sciences community of practice are meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 1pm ET to connect together and continue discussions on how to conduct clinical evaluations in Blue. In this meetup, we've invited Bluenotes Community member, John Jordi from University of Florida, to share successes and best practices for conducting clinical evaluations in Blue at University of Florida. Other topics suggested for this and future meetups include:

  • Clinical evaluation reporting scenarios
  • How to use DIG for clinical evaluations in Blue
  • How to use data from other data sources using Extension Blocks
  • Making the QR code more accessible for bedside clinical settings
  • Non-technical aspect of clinical like how to extract the data from the different clinical data source (CEMS/CRMS)
  • How to get non-institution personnel in the datasource, if students and instructors are in 2 different datasources
  • How to get past the firewall of a clinical site (e.g. VA) for clinical evaluations
  • and more!

You can also continue discussions and asking questions on the MHS CoP discussion forum.

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Time: 1pm ET

Facilitated by Chapter Co-Chairs: Christina Pomykal, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Lawrence Williams, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)


Community-Led

Bluenotes U15 Community of Practice Meetup: May 9

calendarThursday, May 9th 2024, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone26 days remaining

Members in the Bluenotes U15 Community of Practice (community members that are a part of the U15 Consortium - a group of Canadian Research Universities) are meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2024 @ 1pm ET to connect, share experiences, and continue discussions from the November 2023 meetup. Take a look at the November 22 meetup summary in the U15 community discussion forum and feel free to share and ask questions there. Please specify any other topics you wish to discuss together as a community as you register!

Exclusive To: Members in the Bluenotes U15 Community of Practice

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Time: 1pm Eastern Time

Facilitated by Chapter Co-Chair: David Greaves, University of Saskatchewan


Community-Led

Parcours avec Explorance Blue : 10 ans de développement à Nantes Université

calendarThursday, May 16th 2024, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Timezone33 days remaining

Depuis près de 10 ans, Nantes Université utilise Explorance Blue pour développer ses pratiques en matière feed-back étudiants. Cette approche inclue autant le développement pédagogie continue que le pilotage stratégique de l’offre de formation. Joignez-vous à ce webinaire au cours duquel notre invité Thibault Nelias, ingénieur qualité, présentera:

  • Comment la démarche d'évaluation à Nantes Université est née.
  • Comment ce processus se déroule et les résultats qu'ils observent.
  • Comment les résultats informent les stratégies de développement au sein de l'organisation et dans l’utilisation de Blue.

Pour conclure, nous présenterons comment Nantes Université s'engage dans un processus d'amélioration continue de son enseignement grâce au feedback étudiant.  

Date: Jeudi 16 mai 2024

Heure: 15h00 GMT/UTC: +01:00 (09h00 Heure de l'Est)

Présentateur: Thibault Nelias, Ingénieur qualité, Nantes Université



Community-Led

Bluenotes R1 Universities CoP Meetup: May 16

calendarThursday, May 16th 2024, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Timezone33 days remaining

Members in the Bluenotes R1 Universities Community of Practice (Blue-using R1 universities in the United States) are meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 1pm ET to reconnect virtually and continue discussions on current topics, catch up and share experiences, and problem-solving together, discussing topics such as transitioning to Blue 9 and current projects you are working on in. Feel free to continue discussions and asking questions on the Bluenotes R1 Universities community discussion forum and specify the topics you want to discuss together as a community as you register!

Exclusive To: Members in the Bluenotes R1 Universities CoP

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time: 1pm Eastern Time

Facilitated by CoP Co-Chairs: Lisa Emery, University of Michigan & Paul Creed III, Kent State University