This collection of applications is designed to provide a full range of tools to help you learn, instruct, and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff members. Whether accessing a course on BlueLine, conferencing in BlueCafé, launching a survey through BlueQ, or learning new software on BlueTrain, the BlueSuite is a one stop center for the Creighton community. Just think BLUE when exploring ways to engage and collaborate in the digital age.
As a learning management system and a collaborative space, BlueLine is for all university constituents with a NetID. Faculty can create and share course content, grade assignments, and communicate with students via several venues. Students can engage in discussions, upload course assignments, and take online exams. Departments, staff members, and campus groups can use BlueLine to share documents, collaborate on projects and even hold meetings without ever leaving the office/room.
BlueCast is a lecture capture system that has taken root in campus classrooms since the fall 2010 semester. BlueCast offers faculty the option to record their classroom lectures for students to study and review. The BlueCast lecture capture system includes the option to record video and audio in the classroom or in the convenience of an office, with the added benefit of including the computer desktop and any lecture presentation.
Creating surveys and analyzing results can be done with ease in this completely web-based application. BlueQ can also be used as a teaching tool for students learning survey methodology. Ease of use, flexibility, and full featured, BlueQ is the answer to an exhaustive quest for survey tools which fits the university’s academic, research and business needs. Starting in June 2015, all faculty, staff and students with a netID will have individual access to BlueQ, powered by Qualtrics.
- BlueQ powered by Qualtrics - http://blueq.qualtrics.com
Take advantage of the power and convenience of web conferencing. Faculty and students will enjoy the Training Center which implements audio, video, and data sharing, and the use breakout sessions to create collaborative learning experiences that improve material comprehension. The Meeting Center is a great way for smaller groups of staff, faculty or students to invite colleagues, alumni, vendors, nearly anyone to a virtual meeting to share content and discussion. And you may preserve the session by recording it for later access!
All aboard the BlueTrain express! Learn software applications on your own terms – anytime, anyplace! Whether you are faculty, staff, or student, PC or Mac user, introductory or advanced level learner, there is something for everyone. BlueTrain is an online repository of videos and training materials for a wide variety of software, including several Creighton-specific applications. You can go through a tutorial once or as many times as you wish. Use your Blue credentials to log in from your desk, at home, or on your iPad.
BlueEvals is an online evaluation platform designed to facilitate course evaluation data collection and provide better information by which faculty and administrators can make data-driven decisions. It offers flexibility and customization for different divisions and course types, and integrates with Banner to generate email invitations and reminders to students currently enrolled in courses being evaluated. BlueEvals is usually implemented within the dean's office for each college or school that utilizes it.