Blue by Explorance

Blue course evaluation software was adopted by UVM in Fall 2019. Blue by Explorance is a centralized online evaluation tool with decentralized control and access. It automates invitation and administration of surveys to students, compiles data anonymously and securely, and delivers private, comprehensive reports to faculty members.

Blue is also integrated with Blackboard so students may access surveys in this familiar location as well.

Course Evaluation Schedule

Mid-Term Course Evaluations - Fall 2022
Applicable to CNHS DPT, Public Health, CALS PBIO, and CEMS only.
Deadline to submit new or to make changes to existing surveys*Aug 29
DIG tasks open for DIG AdminsSep 12 - 16
Mid-Term evaluations period**Sep 26 - Oct 23
All reports published***varies by department


End-of-Term Course Evaluations - Fall 2022
Deadline to submit new or to make changes to existing surveys*Sep 23
DIG tasks open for DIG AdminsOct 3 - 21
End-of-Term evaluations period**Nov 14 - Dec 16
All reports published***Dec 22 - 23


Winter Session Course Evaluations - Spring 2023
Applicable to CALS only.
Deadline to submit new or to make changes to existing surveys*Jan 3
DIG tasks open for DIG AdminsJan 4 - 9
Mid-Term evaluations period**Jan 13 - 22
All reports published***Jan 23 - 24


Mid-Term Course Evaluations - Spring 2023
Applicable to CNHS DPT, PUBLIC HEALTH, and CEMS only.
Deadline to submit new or to make changes to existing surveys*Jan 27
DIG tasks open for DIG AdminsFeb 13 - 14
Mid-Term evaluations period**Feb 27 - Mar 12
All reports published***Mar 15 - 16


End-of-Term Course Evaluations - Spring 2023
Deadline to submit new or to make changes to existing surveys*Feb 10
DIG tasks open for DIG AdminsFeb 27 - Mar 24
End-of-Term evaluations period**Apr 17 - May 14
All reports published***May 18 - 19


*Department Chairs: If your department is not yet using Blue and would like to, please contact by the date noted (by term) to start the onboarding process.
**This period is the maximum amount of time a department may choose to open course evaluations for students. Faculty: Please contact your DIG Admin (below) for the exact start and end dates for your particular course.
***Please contact the DIG Admin (below) if you require assistance retrieving reports. Individual instructors have access to their own reports in Blue directly.

Data Integrity Gateway (DIG) for Department DIG Admins

UVM has licensed the Blue Data Integrity Gateway (DIG). Each term, DIG Administrators complete a data review task via DIG before evaluations are published for students. The task includes a review and adjustment of the unit’s Banner courses and their attributes: instructor(s), survey assigned to a given course, and evaluation start and end dates. DIG Admins act as the contact for any information regarding these data points.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Agriculture and Life Sciences - Dean Kaylee Boutin
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Lee Andors
Community Development and Applied Economics Carolyn Claxton 
Julie Starr
Nutrition and Food Sciences Ann Martin
Plant Biology Sarah Goodrich
Plant and Soil Science Anne Marie Resnik


College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology Margaret Gilman
Art and Art History Ashleigh Howard 
Nickie Fleury
Arts and Sciences - Dean Kimberly
Asian Languages and LiteraturesAlice Wang
Biology Aaron Robinson
Chemistry Diana Fennimore
Shan Shan Zheng
Classics Shan Shan
Economics Barbara Stewart
English Beth Wilbur
Holly Brevent
Lynn Cawthon
Geography and Geosciences Jennifer
German and Russian Brian Minier
History Ande Tagliamonte 
Shari Dike
Linguistics Shan Shan
Music Andy Aquino
Philosophy Andrew Malcovsky
Political Science Candace Smith
Psychological Science Cyn
Religion Shan Shan
Romance Languages and Cultures Shan Shan
Sociology Salli Griggs
Theatre and Dance Nickie Fleury


College of Education and Social Services
All departments Kristen Rousse
Kunie Renaud
Stephanie Ratmeyer


College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
All departments (except Physics) Doug Dickey
Physics Beth Stinebring


College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Biomedical and Health Sciences Anne MacLeod
Mischka Rizzo
Communication Sciences and Disorders Elizabeth Allen
Dale Thibault
Nursing Christina Adamczak
Whitney Feininger
Rehabilitation and Movement Science Mariah Hawkins
Tish Boldwin


Food Systems Allison Spain
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Debora Pereira Nascimento
Marian Miller


Grossman School of Business
All departments Darcie Klassen
Jen O'Donnell


Honors College
All departments Simone Blaise-Glaunsinger


Larner College of Medicine
Office of Medical Student EducationCara Simone
Neuroscience 225/255 Margaret Vizzard
Pharmacology Susan Curtis
Public Health Audree Frey
Ruth Hackett


Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
All departments Jackie Bruning
Chelsea Davidson