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Blue eXpert Certification Training Camp

pin-markerThe Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, USAcalendarJul 30th - Aug 1st

This Blue eXpert Certification Training Camp (part of the Blue eXpert Certification Training Program), taking place just prior to and in the same location as the Bluenotes Americas 2017 Conference, will further develop your Blue knowledge and expertise so that you will be able to the implement any feedback process at varying degree of complexity.


Event Details

Start your journey to become Blue eXpert Certified.

Join us for the Blue eXpert Certification Training Camp, a 3 Day Instructor-led Training Workshop followed by 4 weeks of sandbox exercises culminating in a Certification Exam.


  • Early Bird Price (ends May 12): $3250 USD
  • Regular Price: $4350 USD

Key Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the Blue eXpert Certification Training Program, of which the Blue eXpert Certification Training Camp is the first component, a training participant will be able to:
    • Deeply understand the Blue fundamental concepts and how it helps drive automation of any feedback process, provide great autonomy to end users and insight to decision makers involved in the process
    • Have full understanding of the DIG, BTA and BPI tools and how they can be used with Blue to further extend its power
    • Discuss current challenges and opportunities facing you with expert instructor and group of experienced Blue users and find concrete solutions
    • Be part of the expert community and have access to BETA functionality in a shared sandbox environment


Sunday, July 30th through Tuesday, August 1st


The Brown Hotel (Hotel Website) -
Louisville, KY 40202

Bluenotes Americas 2017

Come for the training and stay for the conference!

Who Should Attend?

  • This program is for Blue administrator certified users or
  • Those who have experience using Blue autonomously through at least one evaluation cycle in their own institutions and organizations

Blue eXpert Certification Training Camp is designed to take users to a higher level of expertise.

Topics* Covered

  • Planning your Data Structures (including advanced relationship and vertical datasources that automate access and institution role assignments).
  • Creating and Launching Projects.
  • Advanced Project Creation and Management (including managing large and dynamic questionnaires, advanced controls of evaluation windows, and task management).
  • Advanced Reporting and Analysis (including centralized report access management, merging and comparing results of subjects and projects, summary and breakdown report blocks, threshold controls, and dashboards).
  • Extending Blue Capabilities with LMS Integrations, Blue Portal Integrator, Blue Text Analytics, Data Integrity Gateway and API’s.
  • Project Best Practices and Troubleshooting.

*Please note that the agenda is subject to modification as new features become available.

Becoming Certified

  • Implement further automation in your feedback processes
  • Develop and deliver richer reports to support your decision makers
  • Gain greater autonomy in the use of Blue to administer any feedback process

Following the bootcamp, you will absorb and put into practice your new knowledge in a dedicated sandbox environment. Complete the exercises in the exercise guide at your own pace before you take the certification exam online. The exam will test both your theoretical and practical knowledge of Blue through a multiple choice questionnaire, essay-type questions and practical examples that demonstrate your newly developed expertise. Our team will then meet with you to review your results before your certificate is issued.

Typical timeline to certification:

  • Bootcamp: 3 days
  • Complete Exercises: 4 weeks
  • Exam: 1 week
  • Review session: 1 hour
  • Certificate issued

Event Program

A detailed agenda will be added in the near future. See also Topics Covered (above) for the broad outline. Breakfast and Lunch are included every day, as is evening entertainment and dinner on the Monday night.

“The Blue Certification Camp proved to be extremely valuable and as expected I learned a wide array of features within your latest platform release that [we] should (and will) utilize.”

“The instructor and environment were excellent. The overall treatment of us “guests” was very welcoming. The content was solid and packed with details about Blue. Having the hands on learning was extremely helpful in learning the features.”

“I was also able to network and create further valuable take-away items from other institutions present at the training. Great job facilitating the training!”

Download our travel approval information sheet!

Blue eXpert Camp Travel Information

Make sure to be part of this engaging training opportunity!


Event Organizer Primary Contact:

Stacey Martini

Telephone: 403-651-0412

Email: smartini@explorance.com

Travel & Lodging

Brown Hotel

One of the most comfortable and opulent hotels near the University of Louisville, the Brown Hotel features 293 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space, a business center, fitness center, two restaurants, and the renowned Lobby Bar.

Hotel Website: www.brownhotel.com

Please use the following link to reserve rooms at the Brown Hotel.

About UofL

The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. It has a student population of over 22,000. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses seven of the university’s 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville’s medical complex and houses the university’s health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.