Blue course evaluation
software is purpose-built for
Through deep integration, Blue leverages enrolment data at the source enabling full automation of course evaluations institution wide. Key highlights include:
Distribution/reallocation of reports based on institutional hierarchy.
Availability of course reports after grades are released.
Supporting courses with different start/end dates and durations.
Handling of late withdrawals and registrations.
The Blue course evaluation system is built from the ground up to support the needs of academic institutions in assessing their learning experience. Key highlights include:
Supporting both centralized and decentralized models of evaluation.
Handling the unique evaluations of all schools within an institution i.e. medical, law, extension, business, etc.
Providing native support for complex courses such as cross-listed, team-taught, and serial lectures.
Accommodating hybrid paper-online evaluations.
With Blue, high response rates are achieved through student and instructor engagement. Key highlights include:
Closing the feedback loop so students feel part of an effective, value-added process.
Deep integration with Learning Management Systems (LMS) for a seamless course evaluation experience.
Setup of grade and/or course registration pathways with Student Information Systems (SIS).
Starting the learning conversation from day 1 with Bluepulse - a social feedback tool.
Blue brings together an array of reporting tools and learning analytics features that support continuous improvement in the learning process. Key highlights include:
Offering flexible reporting that allows efficiency in providing the right results, in the right way, to the right stakeholders.
Unlocking qualitative student feedback with Blue Text Analytics and its validated Teaching and Learning dictionary.
Providing live interactive access to course evaluation results with the response rates dashboard.
Leveraging the Blue Item Bank: A robust, vetted, and comprehensive database of 200+ course evaluation items that follow best practices in research and use.
Read what Blue course evaluation users are saying
What I’ve been impressed with is that to make a system like Blue work at a university of this size it has to really integrate well with the other systems (…) the way it interfaced with other systems at all our campuses makes the whole process seamless to the user.
Thomas E. Dohm
Ph.D., Director Senior Psychologist, Office of Measurement Services
We chose Blue for several reasons. In particular, we liked the flexibility, the analytics features, and the ability to customize it the way we needed it, particularly at the department level.
PhD., Dean of Business, Professional and Technology Education
Blue's ability to take my complicated, 42-department, 28-questionnaire, multi-report evaluation (…) left me feeling confident that I can continue to improve my process and the information I will be able to share with my instructors, departments, and deans.
College Course Evaluation Coordinator
We chose Blue because we were manually doing faculty/course evaluations, sending out links to Survey Monkey, etc. (…) the ROI for Blue made the investment well worth it. We will be able to free up time to work on other projects instead of manually working on faculty evaluations. Yay!
Director of Instructional Technology and Assessment
We chose Blue because it’s a flexible product that would grow with us. (…) Also, we needed something that would allow large-scale feedback processes but also facilitate one-on-one performance reviews.
Since transitioning to Blue in late 2016, Monash has made significant efficiency savings in their survey fieldwork operations, has a platform that can cater to the customisation requirements of a large and complex university, and provides a streamlined and consolidated platform for the sharing and distribution of student insights.
Manager Information Strategy and Survey
Blue course evaluations
Automate all course evaluations including courses with different durations, start dates, and end dates.
Measure the efficiency of your teaching and learning initiatives over time.
Engage students and instructors in the course evaluation process with deep LMS integration.
Leverage native support for cross-listed courses without extra effort or external data manipulation.
Analyze key learning experience results and metrics at all levels of the institutional hierarchy.
Attain high student participation rates with SIS grade and course registration pathways.
Reach your students anytime, anywhere with smart email invitations, reminders, notifications, SMS features, and other institutional systems.
Convert common attributes, sentiments, and themes from open-ended student feedback into quantifiable results.
Take advantage of institutional hierarchy associations to fully automate your course evaluation process.
Evaluate courses with multiple teaching staff including primary lecturers, instructors, and teaching assistants.
Setup event, demographic, and hierarchical report allocation and distribution triggers for a simplified administration experience.
Meet the latest accessibility standards for WCAG 2.0 (AA) and Section 508, and provide a seamless experience to all.
Blue hybrid evaluations
Are you migrating from paper to
online course evaluations?
Every higher education institution has a culture that makes their transition from paper to online course evaluations unique to them. With Blue hybrid evaluations, we offer a way to accommodate your online and/or paper processes during transition. Key highlights include:
Support for hybrid, paper, and online course evaluations.
Paper evaluations work on any scanner and print on any paper.
Delegate control of paper/in-class online evaluations to instructors.
Unified online reporting even with paper evaluations.
Blue text analytics
What are you currently doing
with your qualitative data?
As higher education institutions continue to further their focus on understanding student expectations, we find that open-ended feedback is not often used in their learning analytics. Explorance has invested years of research, analyzed millions of student comments, and have come up with a validated teaching and learning dictionary that captures the most common themes in qualitative feedback.
Key highlights include:
Based on 1.8 million real student comments.
Categorized into 110 teaching and learning vocabularies.
10+ categories of alert and discrimination.
92% coverage of paragraphs and 90% coverage of sentences.
Number of teaching and learning dictionaries: 3 and counting.
Blue instructor dashboard
Put the power of learning analytics at the fingertips of your instructors.
The richness of data that Blue course evaluations provide makes it easier to drill down results based on any demographic (age, gender, etc.), allowing institutions to make better decisions. So why not share that power with your instructors?
With the Blue instructor dashboard, you can empower your faculty members to view results from all of their courses in one interactive area. Now instructors can quickly identify successes, blind spots, opportunities, as well as see improvement over time.
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