About Bluepulse

Bluepulse is a live formative feedback platform that offers school administrations and higher education institutions a single and centralized platform from which to receive confidential student feedback. Incorporating LTI (learning tools interoperability) integration with learning management systems such as Moodle, Brightspace and Blackboard Learn as well as Instructure and Sakai, Bluepulse aims to deliver a user-friendly student engagement and feedback solution.

Designed to assess student satisfaction, understanding and progress, Bluepulse allows users to ask students quick questions, collect confidential feedback, and take follow-up action or provide student support in real time. By facilitating continuous feedback, Bluepulse helps instructors maintain an open two-way communication channel with students at all times during the academic year. Ongoing formative feedback functionality also serves to enhance end-of-term course evaluations.

Detailed reports enable instructors to track student engagement activity and follow-up actions, and collected feedback data can be utilized to grant actionable insight into course performance. With this learning insight, users can adjust course content or course delivery accordingly. The Bluepulse native mobile application for iOS and Android also allow students the flexibility to answer questions and extend feedback while in class or on the move.

Key benefits of Bluepulse

• Bluepulse facilitates confidential two-way communication between instructors and students, serving to provide instructors and institutions with ongoing feedback

• Bluepulse is WCAG 2.0 (AA) and Section 508 (ADA) compliant, thereby ensuring that the system is accessible to users with disabilities.

• Users can implement automatic weekly questions, allowing instructors to automate the monitoring of student progress.

• Bluepulse generates detailed reports, enabling users to track follow-up actions and student engagement data.

• Bluepulse is available as native mobile application on iOS and Android, granting students the flexibility to answer questions and give feedback on the move.

Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia, Germany

Supported Languages

English, French, Spanish

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Access personal activity feed
Determine follow-up actions
Utilize Bluepulse native mobile app
Review course feedback & response breakdown
Allow users to submit star-based ratings
Receive automatic notifications
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Features

Total features of Bluepulse: 21

  • Action Management
  • Activity Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Communication Management
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Feedback Collection
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Self Service Portal
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integration
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

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4,8 /5
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Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
5/5

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James H.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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Unique in its ability and features for formative assessment.

Reviewed on 2018/04/17

Improved student learning and graduation rates.

Improved student learning and graduation rates.

Pros

I appreciate explorance's continue pursuit of improving Bluepulse by improving ease of use and adding features to improve functionality. Webinars have been well received by new users, especially discussions of new features. I also feel that the connections with Canvas will facilitate its use by faculty and students.

Cons

Online FAQ site would be very helpful or knowledge base. Also a community page to catalog how Bluepulse is being used would be helpful.

Becky P.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Blue Evaluation addresses all of the University of Louisville's business needs

Reviewed on 2017/03/25

The University of Louisville (UofL) acquired Blue Evaluation in 2010 following the implementation...

The University of Louisville (UofL) acquired Blue Evaluation in 2010 following the implementation of two pilot projects. UofL sought a software application that would allow us to centralize the administration of course evaluations while maintaining the ability to ask students questions based upon their academic unit. Blue addresses all of UofL's business needs. Key features in Blue for UofL include the:
*ability to evaluate team taught courses;
*accommodation of multiple evaluation periods based on the course ending dates;
*option to synchronize with PeopleSoft to automate the evaluation process;
*mobile device compatibility;
*integration with Blackboard;
*robust reporting features that includes many statistical measures, including gap and trend analyses;
*ability to allow faculty to monitor their own response rates while maintaining student confidentiality; and
*need to automate report viewing based upon administrative roles within the academic unit.

Blue allows UofL to centrally manage the evaluation of all courses within our 12 academic units including three professional schools (School of Medicine, School of Law, and School of Dentistry).

eXplorance's customer support is top notch. The support staff are extremely helpful and very responsive to any type of inquiry. The support staff goes above and beyond any other vendor we work with. eXplorance's Professional Services always works to find the best solution based upon our current business practices, allowing us to make the product work for us.

Pros

Blue Evaluation has several features that optimize the automation of the course evaluation process including the ability: to append data not stored in PeopleSoft, to create a customized reporting hierarchy so deans, associate deans, and department chairs automatically view the correct reports, to leverage existing projects and reports by simply copying and updating them for the current semester, to create visually appealing and informing reports at both the faculty and departmental levels.

Cons

UofL recommends the training provided by eXplorance in order to take advantage of the vast number of features and functionality of the software.

Parrish W.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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great tool to engage with students

Reviewed on 2018/04/23

Pros

the ability to custom make your interface and questions with the class. BluePulse has allowed me to interact with my class, and get frank responses to pace, scope, assessments, and lecture style that I feel I would not have otherwise. It helps the class engage with me, and also helps me to understand my weaknesses in 'real-time' as opposed to at the end of the semester, when it is somewhat moot.

Cons

I have also found the UI a bit frustrating at times. There are some 'quirks' - e.g. you cannot delete a question, or copy a question. There is the option of a rotating question, but to enable this in multiple courses, I would like to have the option to copy between courses. It also seems that BP may be incorporating some quizzing options. This is redundant with multiple other platforms, and I think gets away from its original value.

Tarek S.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Quick Note on Blue

Reviewed on 2017/04/06

Since 2008 and we are using Blue for all our course evaluations and surveys and we are very...

Since 2008 and we are using Blue for all our course evaluations and surveys and we are very satisfied with it. Remarkably is the customer support team at Blue, they are time responsive, knowledgeable, accurate, friendly and professional.

Peter B.
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Blue = Response Rates = Quality Data = Actionable Change

Reviewed on 2017/03/27

We were challenged for years with the lack of responses for our end-of-term summative evaluations...

We were challenged for years with the lack of responses for our end-of-term summative evaluations that resulted in zero actions due to the lack of both quantitative and qualitative data. After the first semester running Blue, the institution experienced a +200% increase in response data. Combined with the Learning Experience Management solutions of eXplorance, we finally are able to obtain the actionable information we need to drive change.

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Bluepulse FAQs

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Bluepulse offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

For pricing information, contact Explorance directly.

Bluepulse offers the following features:

  • Action management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic weekly questions
  • Behavior management
  • Classroom management
  • Communication management
  • Confidential feedback collection
  • Engagement analytics
  • Feedback management
  • LTI integration with learning management systems
  • Progress reports
  • Progress tracking
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time feedback
  • Section 508 ADA compliant
  • Self service portal
  • Star-based ratings
  • Student portal
  • Survey polls & feedback
  • Tailored follow-up questions
  • Teaching goal setting / tracking
  • Teaching goals management
  • Visual analytics
  • WCAG 2.0 AA compliant

Bluepulse has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Mid Size Business

Bluepulse supports the following languages:

English, French, Spanish

Bluepulse supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Bluepulse integrates with the following applications:

Brightspace, Moodle

Bluepulse offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support

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