Upcoming webinars

Here you will find a list of all upcoming webinars.

Our webinar series is 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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Learning Webinars

Insights: Questions and Ideas from the Bluenotes Community

calendarWednesday, November 20th 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone2 days remaining

Our Bluenotes community members are getting engaged more and more in the online forums, asking questions to better use Blue features and functionalities and discussing ideas to improve Blue. We, at Explorance, appreciate the opportunities to learn from questions and suggestions for improvement. In this webinar, we will share the questions and suggestions being discussed, along with other insights from the community using real-world examples, when appropriate.

Time: Three sessions are scheduled for bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule
  • Nov 19, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • Nov 20, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • Nov 20, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance

Community-Led

In Just a Few Clicks of the Mouse! Automate and Save Valuable Time with Blue

calendarWednesday, January 15th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone58 days remaining
Do you set up a course evaluation survey for each part of term, every term, every time? The Alamo Colleges District is comprised of 5 Colleges with 9 different parts of term, all surveying at the same time. The impact would have been 45 survey instances, until we were able to configure and structure the data so that we could set up one survey project to cover over 8,000 courses. We were able to automate over 181,000 surveys to be sent within the one survey instance in just a few clicks of the mouse, even the reports are automated to go out to the faculty. Join us as we show you what we did to automate using Blue, so you can replicate this too and save yourself some valuable time. Presenters:
  • Steven Szeszko II, Process Functional Manager, Alamo Colleges District
  • Michael Lee Jones, Professional Services Consultant, Explorance


Learning Webinars

Automatically Update Demographic Information in Live Projects

calendarWednesday, January 29th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone72 days remaining

Automatically updating demographic information in live projects is the eagerly anticipated functionality that allows specific course and student demographic data to be updated daily after the project has been published. Increasingly, institutions are launching course evaluation projects at the beginning of the term which allows them to capture feedback for shorter term and online courses. This has put an extra burden on the SIS/Blue data admin to ensure that course data is accurate before the evaluation project is published in Blue. In this webinar, we will walk through the process of setting up this functionality, configuring it, and examining some important use cases and the impact that this functionality will have on these projects.

  Time: Three sessions are scheduled for bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule
  • Jan 28, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • Jan 29, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • Jan 29, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance

Community-Led

Quantifying the Effect of the Learning Experience on…Learning

calendarWednesday, February 5th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone79 days remaining
Can course evaluation results tell us anything about student learning? Sheridan has created a robust multivariate model that allows us to objectively measure (isolate) the extent to which a high-quality learning experience differentially impacts learning in subsequent courses (vs. lower-quality learning experiences). The effect is significant and meaningful; independent of grades (and several other variables), the quality of experience in a course impacts future leaning. In this webinar, we will review the findings and methodology, including how course evaluation data were used in the analysis, as well as implications of the work and opportunities for further research.
  • Feb. 5, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Eastern time zone
Presenter: Dean Langan, Senior Manager - Institutional Research, Sheridan College

Learning Webinars

Impersonation and More - Presenting Enhancements in Blue 7.13

calendarWednesday, February 26th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Timezone100 days remaining

Update 7.13 is coming to Blue bringing improvements to your reporting capabilities and other features. Among them:

  • The new impersonation feature allows project administrators to log into Blue as any user to view their dashboard, tasks, and reports as they would see them.
  • Virtual questions and cross category blocks can be used with Question Bank placeholders.
  • Response thresholds can now be set for each report block.
  • Raw data CSV reports can be created and distributed for Group By reports.
  • Advanced Export reports have been enhanced to provide much needed rater demographic data.
In addition to reviewing the above features, we will look at some existing reporting features and functionalities, such as the support of new enhanced statistics in spreadsheet blocks.

  Time: Three sessions are scheduled for bluenotes community members in different time zones worldwide. Register in a time zone that best fits your schedule
  • Feb 25, 9pm-10:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the APAC regions
  • Feb 26, 6am-7:30am Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in the Europe/Africa/Middle East regions
  • Feb 26, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Timezone, mainly for customers in Americas regions
Presenter: Krimo Bouaou, Director, Learning Center, Explorance

Community-Led

Just Don't Call It "Blue" and Other Important Lessons From The Ohio State University’s Implementation Journey

calendarWednesday, April 8th 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Eastern Timezone142 days remaining
What could be challenging about implementing one survey for an entire campus? One that must be available on the university’s own mobile app. With emails that conform to strict branding standards. And have optional comments. Plus reports for seemingly random people. Just for fun let’s go live during summer when there are 8 different sessions. After that- half a million tasks for Autumn will be no problem, right? Why not add Dynamic Report Access? In fact let’s throw 10 years of historical data in there for good measure. In this webinar, we will show you that using super powers and a band of misfits, not only were did we make all of this happen, we boosted response rates by over 15% at the same time.
  • Apr. 8, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Eastern time zone (EDT),
Presenter: Cindy Davis, Program Manager, The Ohio State University