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 - Spring 2022
Applicable to CNHS DPT, PUBLIC HEALTH, and CEMS only.
Deadline to submit new or to make changes to existing surveys*Jan 28
DIG tasks open for DIG AdminsFeb 14 - 18
Mid-Term evaluations period**Feb 28 - Mar 13
All reports published***Mar 16 - 17


End-of-Term Course Evaluations - Spring 2022
Deadline to submit new or to make changes to existing surveys*Feb 11
DIG tasks open for DIG AdminsFeb 28 - Mar 25
End-of-Term evaluations period**Apr 18 - May 15
All reports published***May 19 - 20


Course Evaluations - Summer 2022
Deadline to submit new or to make changes to existing surveys*Apr 22
DIG tasks open for DIG AdminsMay 2 - 27
Evaluation period**Jun 13 - Aug 19
All reports published***Aug 23 - 24


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


*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 Emma Lane
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Lee Andors
Community Development and Applied Economics Tina Haskins 
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 Nickie Fleury
Arts and Sciences - Dean (vacant) 
Asian Languages and Literature Alice Wang
Biology Aaron Robinson
Chemistry Andrea Lucey
Beth Stinebring
Classics (vacant) 
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 Tilza
Music Andy Aquino
Philosophy Andrew Malcovsky
Physics Beth Stinebring
Political Science Candace Smith
Psychological Science Cyn Sullivan
Cynthia Snyder
Religion (vacant) 
Romance Languages and Cultures Tilza
Sociology Salli Griggs
Theatre and Dance Kellie Fleury


College of Education and Social Services
All departments Amanda Simpfenderfer


College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
All departments Doug Dickey


College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Biomedical and Health Sciences Anne MacLeod
Mischka Rizzo
Communication Sciences and Disorders Nicholas Lawrence
Dale Thibault
Nursing Christina Adamczak
Kevin Perry
Jo-Ann Barwin
Rehabilitation and Movement Science Tish


Food Systems Allison Spain
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Maddie Cotter
Marian Miller


Grossman School of Business
All departments Jen O'Donnell


Honors College
All departments Simone Blaise-Glaunsinger


Larner College of Medicine
Neuroscience 225/255 Margaret Vizzard
Pharmacology Susan Curtis
Public Health Caitlin Jenkins
Ruth Rowell


Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
All departments Chelsea Davidson