Special offer for Canvas Users: Use Bluepulse to Stay Connected with Your Students Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Written by Explorance.

The disruption to campus life due to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and acute. Students, instructors, and other higher education staff members are rapidly shifting to a 100% virtual teaching and learning environment, and effective communication and student engagement are more critical than ever.

At Explorance, we care about student success. We want to help institutions, instructors, and students stay connected and get the support they need to adjust to new ways of working, teaching, and learning. As you look ahead to the semester break, it will also be important to stay in touch with students to encourage them to return in the Fall. Bluepulse is a live communication channel that will help institutions address these needs, and we are offering a free 3-month Bluepulse site-wide license to any Canvas institution that would like to try it for themselves.

Additional details are included in the FAQ below, along with how to activate your institution’s free Bluepulse trial.

What do I need to do to get started with Bluepulse?

Let us know you’d like to learn more with this form, and we will be in contact to listen to your needs and establish a simple zero-dollar proposal so you can get started fast. This 3-month free trial offer is available until April 30, 2020.

What is the setup and support process?

Bluepulse is simple to configure and use. Bluepulse is LTI-certified and works seamlessly with Canvas, so no IT support is needed. We will guide your LMS administrator through the setup process. Bluepulse is designed mobile-first, with a familiar feeling interface that students, instructors, and administrative staff will be able to use immediately. If questions do arise, you will receive personalized support from our Customer Success team.

What happens when the trial period ends?

If you decide to continue to use Bluepulse after experiencing it firsthand, we will help you in that process. If you choose not to continue, your institution is under no further obligation. The data collected during the trial period belongs to you and maybe downloaded directly from Bluepulse at any time.

What makes Bluepulse different from other feedback tools?

Bluepulse is not a survey tool; it is an engagement hub that allows for immediate, confidential feedback collection, and personalized or response-based follow-up to close the loop. Institutions and instructors can connect with students about their educational experience, including personal well-being and barriers to their success. Students can provide feedback to classmates, instructors, or designated institutional departments at any time. Feedback can be shared confidentially to protect student privacy while allowing students to receive a direct, personal response and continue the conversation if needed. Bluepulse is a unique, 2-way feedback channel that will benefit everyone in your institution, including leadership, campus service administrators, instructors, and students.

How will Bluepulse help instructors?

Instructors can check-in with their students through Bluepulse at any time, anywhere, and about any teaching and learning matter. Feedback from Bluepulse helps instructors optimize the overall learning experience, leave no student behind, and enhance their teaching effectiveness throughout the course when it can have the biggest benefit to students.

How will Bluepulse help students?

Students use Bluepulse to connect with everyone on campus, including their classmates, instructors, and campus services. Unlike social platforms, the focus of Bluepulse is to optimize their overall learning and educational experience, and the confidential response feature provides opportunities for students to ask questions without fear of judgment while also developing their feedback literacy.

How will Bluepulse help our administrators and other campus staff?

Bluepulse provides a real-time communication channel to reach students to check-in on their well-being, share vital information and resources, and follow up with students who are disengaged. Because responses can be confidential, you can learn more about potential barriers to student success and make more informed decisions on how to support and retain as many students as possible. The Bluepulse mobile app means you can continue checking in with students, even after the semester ends.

We can help now.

Bluepulse will help you engage with your students more easily, in a time when they need your institution’s support more than ever. Contact us today to get started with your free trial.

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