University of Waikato Chooses Blue/Evaluations eXplorance

Published: Mon 27 Aug 2012 10:36 AM
The University of Waikato (New Zealand) Chooses Blue/Evaluations by eXplorance
MONTREAL, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- Aug 26, 2012 -- The University of Waikato has chosen to leverage Blue/Evaluations in order to furnish a fully integrated online appraisal system.
The University of Waikato decided to increase its requirements for survey data around all aspects of the student experience, including student evaluations. The old paper-based system was deemed slow, inefficient and offered little integration with other university systems. At this point, the university began looking for alternatives. A scoping project was initiated in order to determine what the university required in terms of functionality, but also to find out what systems would be most useful to integrate within the University.
"A number of visits were made to universities in New Zealand and Australia to look at a number of predominantly online systems. During this time a visiting academic from the University of Western Australia told us about Blue by eXplorance. A few calls later, a demonstration of the software was setup and run from the eXplorance offices in Canada. Straightaway we could see the huge potential that this software could have for evaluations at our institution," states Dr. Trudy Harris, Teacher Developer at Waikato University. "It ticked all of the boxes on our requirements list, but also enabled us to consider some additional functions around professional development of academic staff."
About eXplorance
eXplorance is a leading provider of enterprise feedback management solutions. Founded in 2003 and based in Montreal, Canada, eXplorance counts many leading organizations as clients, including NASA,, the National Bank of Canada, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, and the University of Western Australia, among others. eXplorance created the Blue feedback management system, generally accepted as being the most comprehensive feedback management system on the market. Today the Blue software suite comprises a full range of functional feedback management modules, targeted at the automation of web-based surveys, online course evaluations, 360 degree feedback reviews, performance appraisals, tests and more, with applications in education, enterprise, and government.
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