Bluepulse Features

Bluepulse

Social feedback software

4.73/5 (44 reviews)

Bluepulse Feature Summary

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

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Bluepulse Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Bluepulse's features:

Sanjay Mishra

Awesome features and value for money. Very user friendly user experience.

2017-06-06

Parents are very happy to see their kids data in their mobile, hence very useful for school.

Pros

Performance management tool is very useful for decesion making and makes my day to day life easy

Cons

May be some new features integration like inventory management would be useful

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from eXplorance


Thank you Sanjay for your review. You may have entered the review about Blue when you intended to review another product. Sincerely,

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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 10001+ employees)

Robust Product with Excellent Support

2019-03-08

We use Blue to manage the course evaluation process across the entire university.

Pros

Ability to correct an error, add a course, or otherwise update data after evaluations have started.

Cons

Some of the limitations in reporting (less direct control of size/layout of displayed graphics, inability to do certain calculations in export to excel reports).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Bongani Mashaba

So far so good

2019-03-13

This will in turn makes reporting on academic activities easy and enhance alignment with the university's teaching community.

Pros

At the University of Johannesburg (UJ) we began using Blue Course Evaluation this year, 2019 after a trial in 2018.

Cons

Setting up Blue Course Evaluation is not easy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nancy Morello

Blue Course Evaluations

2019-03-04

Blue has assisted our PSI to reduce the number of survey platforms and move closer to automated survey processes.

Pros

As well, having the widget in the LMS for both students and instructors seems well used when reviewing the analytics in the response management tab.

Cons

The naming conventions take quite a bit of time and effort to bwecome familair with and that lengthened the learning curve for administrators and end users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Peter Baccile

Blue = Response Rates = Quality Data = Actionable Change

2017-03-27

Combined with the Learning Experience Management solutions of eXplorance, we finally are able to obtain the actionable information we need to drive change.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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DANIEL MAGANHA

Great tool to make assessments and reports.

2018-02-26

Make my client's assessments at home, protecting the data and meka our process more efficient.

Pros

The software brings you several options to do an assessment and generate reports.

Cons

The software is difficult to operate because it has its own mechanic and logic. The reports are great, but you cannot change the way they look.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Becky Patterson

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

2017-03-25

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Bluepulse

eXplorance's Support staff is a pleasure to work with.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Carley Dear

Blue is a multi-dimensional course evaluation tool that can be scaled to work for any institution.

2018-04-17

Ability to schedule automatic report openings and closings based on dynamic date rules--like open at 60% of the semester and close reports at 90% of semester.

Pros

The customizable solution will adapt to any institution's need... even to different scenarios within the same institution.

Cons

The additional company trainings are expensive, and after two years, our team doesn't feel like we are capable of building new reports on our own.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Junaid Siddiqui

A good value as a institutional evaluation system

2019-06-01

We are satisfied the with our implementation of Blue Course Evaluation.

Pros

The flexibility in data organization for a multi-subject multi-rater survey system is a strength of the system.

Cons

The software is adequate but can improve in the interface and features it provides in the development of survey form.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Devendrudu Potnuru

The blue survey/360 review features are excellent, the customer support team is exceptional.

2018-04-22

Pros

The analysis reports are well structured.

Cons

The UI could be enhanced and more analysis could be provided in the reports, like stack ranking feature in 360 reviews.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Peggy Collins

Blue is excellent for delivery of course evaluations that can be highly customized and automated.

2017-06-26

Pros

Fabulous software vendor, flawless delivery to students, mobile friendly, ada compliant, great performance, hosting, great customer support.

Cons

The report interface to create customized reports from scratch is not intuitive for novice users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jacqueline Rios

This is a great product to utilize for course reviews that need to be completed for students.

2018-01-17

I love that this software provides easy access to gain a lot of data from students to improve the way professors approach their teaching techniques.

Pros

I like that students can easily answer multiple questions about their experience in a course so that faculty can implement changes towards their approach to teaching students to improve their success.

Cons

Sometimes it is very easy for a student to just answer the whole assessment without them actually completing it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Shirimpaka Jean

Blue Evaluation software

2019-05-30

In my Organization, we have managed to receive enough feedback from the students and we make changes to the course as well as the teacher based on the feedback received from our students.

Pros

I like the way it is quick, and I can easily track the progress of the students who responded to the survey and those who did not respond.

Cons

This is a serious issue when it comes to the time I may choose to block the course of the students who do not respond to the evaluations, and when some of them see the course blocked and they respond the survey, I takes me again to be informed and synchronize manually, which I think it could be automated, because in case I am busy in other tasks, It can be a challenge for the students who filled the evaluations to get access on the Canvas page (for my case as we use Canvas).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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GLORIA ECCLESTON

Exemplary Customer Service Supporting Impressive Software

2019-03-15

The Customer Service and Support are extraordinary and have taken a novice user to advanced with their comprehensive training, knowledge base, as well as ongoing engagement with the product and community of users.

Pros

The Blue Course Evaluation tool is mobile friendly and multi-platform, as well as very intuitive for end-users.

Cons

The admin. side can be clunky, with essential safeguards restricting auto-updates and often multi-step changes if project needs modification after publishing. These are avoidable if you do the work before you publish, but this is often not feasible.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 51-200 employees)

For a non-programmer, learning curve has been huge BUT customer service is always on point!!

2018-04-17

Pros

The reports and evaluations look great and the ease of accessing the information is second to none.

Cons

It doesn't integrate with our records system and it is a complicated system for those without technical experience

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Donaldo López

General features

2019-05-28

In general, the experience has been very good, we are an institute of higher education and it has solved us very well the subject of evaluations of courses and teachers.

Pros

The use of predesigned templates to generate evaluations, the use of question banks and data bases in an agile way, the generation of questionnaires in a simple way, the good quality of the generated reports, non complex administration.

Cons

Sometimes it is a little complicated to navigate between the options of the application, also sometimes it is not very intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Crystal Koch

With eXplorances support we have been able to integrate Blue with BB and Banner successfully.

2018-04-17

The ability to have a completely integrated course evaluation process for the entire university including credit and non-credit courses.

Pros

eXplorance listens to our institutions needs and requirements and is continuously modifying and updating their products to be more useful. The software is evolving and has kept base with the changes in the market.

Cons

Having said that, it also can do more complicated survey design than the competitors.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ramzan Afzal

Blue Course Evaluation

2019-06-01

We have been extensively using BLUE for feedback surveys, commonly, for us as well, the most important survey is the course evaluation survey.

Pros

Additionally, it is very handy to publish the course evaluations to the students, which I reckon is the most desirable feature to the Higher Education Institutions.

Cons

There is nothing such as the least one. Instead, I believe that there is always a room for improvement, in this era of Business Intelligence. Explorance understands, knows and has always been continuously endeavouring to optimally improve its product to address the market and customer needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Parrish Waters

great tool to engage with students

2018-04-23

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Debra Schleef

the software has a steep learning curve; not intuitively obvious.

2018-04-17

it does everything I need it to do, and fairly conveniently.

Pros

Tech support is good, although their communication style is a bit hard to get used to.

Cons

I don't like the report , and I wish it could be more customizable. I am the only one who knows how to use it, and to show its quirks to another would be difficult.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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John VandeBrake

Great Survey Product for Higher Education!

2016-01-26

We use this survey tool for our student course evaluations and it works great.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jill Sawin

eXplorance Blue 360 Degree Feedback

2017-03-16

As a global leadership development company, we were seeking a 360 assessment partner that provided us with robust multi-rater assessment features that were comparable to other providers, reporting and analytics, a flexible turnkey process, and is customer-focused and interested in growing with us long-term.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Scott Henwood

Administered course evals for many programs, including low-literacy and immigrant populations.

2018-04-20

Transitioning from paper scanning and online survey providers to a professional outfit specifically intended for course evaluations was an overall positive experience.

Pros

Working with a range of literacy levels and familiarity with English language - as well as different course types like labs, practicums, continuing education, etc. - we needed frequent support and check-ins and were always able to reach a successful outcome.

Cons

I get they are an 'online first' company and a software above all else, but I was disappointed by Blue's inability to reliably process and integrate data from paper forms.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Lisa Sinclair

Great Tool!

2019-05-28

Blue Course Evaluation has allowed us to revamp the delivery of our student learning experience survey in the college which has resulted in improved engagement leading to more meaningful results.

Pros

The list of available features helped us customize the product to best suit our needs.

Cons

Sometimes with a lot of options and a limited budget you feel like you're having to exclude functionality that may have been useful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sheila Anderson-Cousins

Great flexibility in a 360 tool

2016-01-27

The set up is a bit more complex than some 360 software, but that is because of the many options available for set up and reporting, which are very important to us.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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