Sessions available for 2019, 2020

Online Blue Administrator Certification Training

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The Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) Training Program is the first level of Blue certification for all users who will be implementing Blue to manage feedback processes, such as course evaluations, institutional surveys, and 360 reviews, in their institutions. The participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of Blue, and trained on Blue’s main features and functionalities.

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BAC Overview

The Blue Administrator Certification Training program (BAC) is the foundation of your learning path to becoming proficient with using Blue. In this modularized training program, a training participant will learn the fundamentals of Blue, in order to run a feedback process using Blue. This is the first level of Blue certification for all users who will be implementing Blue for feedback processes in their institutions.

Who Should Take the Blue Administrator Certification Training?

This program is for people who will implement Blue, or be a part of a Blue implementation project, to automate their feedback processes such as course evaluations, institutional surveys, and 360 reviews. They can be any of the following:

  • Those who are to implement Blue in their institutions for the first time but have no or little knowledge of Blue yet
  • Those who have some experience in using Blue but have not taken any formal Blue training
  • Those who wish to re-skill on the latest version of Blue

Having an understanding of basic database concepts (such as data structure) and program language concepts (such as the concept of variables) is a plus.

Upon successfully completing the BAC training, a training participant will be awarded with the digital Blue Administrator certificate, which can be included in your resume and LinkedIn.

Note: If you are to implement Blue in your institution for the first time with the Explorance Professional Services (PS) team, it is highly recommended that you complete a BAC training session before the PS requirement analysis phase. The completion of this BAC training will provide you with a good basic understanding of Blue concepts and functionalities; you will be better prepared to communicate with your Explorance PS consultant(s), ask insightful questions, and participate in discussion to design a solution using Blue that satisfies the institution’s specific feedback process requirements.

 

Online BAC Training Subscription: Delivery Modes

The online Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) Training is available via two (2) different delivery modes:

  • Online, Instructor-led training consisting of:
    • A 3-day Online Instructor-led Course Time Line
      • Instructor-led online classes (each day is 6 hours including breaks).
      • Slide deck and exercises (you will have access to a dedicated Blue learning sandbox to complete your exercises).
      • A final review / practice project consisting of all required elements for a complete feedback process. The Blue Administrator Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this final project.
    • There are 20 places in total on each online instructor-led session. Places are allocated on a ‘first-come, first served basis’.
    • Registration closes 1 week before training is scheduled to begin.
  • Self-directed, at your own pace, online training consisting of:
    • Approximately 10-15 Hours Cumulative Time Line
      • Following the self-directed videos, to be completed at your own pace.
      • Our experience shows that those who proactively reserve the time in their calendars to “study” over a period of 2-3 weeks tend to be more successful in completing the certification training in a self-directed mode.
    • Slide Decks and Exercises
      • You will be given access to a dedicated Blue learning sandbox with which to complete your exercises.
    • Certification Review Project
      • The final module is a review / practice project consisting of all required elements for a complete feedback process using Blue. The Blue Administrator Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this final project.

Both online instructor-led and self-directed training are composed of the following:

  • Training Materials: Designed to provide the participants’ clear grasp of the fundamental concepts of Blue and main functionalities of features in Blue. The slide deck will serve as a good reference tool for the participants to look at after the training.
  • Step-by-Step Demonstrations: The instructor will guide the training participants through step-by-step demonstrations of Blue functionalities to ensure that they familiarize themselves with these functionalities in navigating Blue.
  • Examples and Exercises: Throughout the training, the training participants will be asked to complete multiple sets of exercises providing hands-on experience with creating feedback projects (such as course evaluations, institutional surveys, and 360 reviews) and reports in Blue.

A face-to-face onsite BAC training camp can be arranged (additional fee may apply): contact learning@explorance.com.

Key Benefits and Learning Outcomes

With the completion of the BAC training camp, you established a good foundation of Blue knowledge. You will be able to:

  • Understand basic Blue functionalities and the fundamental data organization and processes:
    • Working with datasources and Blue’s project definitions.
    • Creating, publishing, and monitoring a project.
    • Copying and reusing project content.
    • Automating task processes.
    • Building, managing, and automatically distributing reports.
  • Identify ways in which Blue can be used to provide automation, autonomy, and insight into your institution feedback processes.
  • Be better prepared to communicate and discuss with Explorance staff (Professional Services and Customer Services) when implementing Blue in your institution.
  • Participate in the Blue Administrators Community forum (BAC to Blue Forum) to share and discuss topics with your BAC-trained colleagues to further your knowledge and proficiency with Blue, with the aim of becoming an autonomous and expert user.

By successfully completing the BAC training, you’ve accomplished the most important foundational key milestone in the first phase of your Blue learning curve journey. As you apply what you’ve learned to implement Blue in your institution, you are on the road to gain confidence in using Blue more and more.  Resources like Explorance Professional Services, Customer Support and Online Help are available to help you gain more knowledge and confidence in using Blue.

 

Online BAC Training Agenda

When you purchase an Online BAC training subscription, you occupy the seat that gives you unlimited access to online course evaluations, surveys and 360 training modules (meaning you can register for these modules as many times as you need/want) during the subscription period:

  • Online BAC training for course evaluations: online instructor-led and self-directed at your own pace
  • Online BAC training for surveys and 360: self-directed at your own pace
Topics Covered Description
Section 1: Learning the fundamentals of Blue terminology, concepts, data preparation, configuring a simple questionnaire for a course evaluation process. The learner is introduced to some of the core concepts that underpin a feedback process: preparing the data, selecting and configuring the appropriate data structure, and building, launching and managing a feedback process.
Section 2: Learning different tools to automate a feedback process: how to import and update data in a feedback process; using the data to control the questionnaire behavior and content, and using the data to automate timed functions (such as course evaluation start dates and report distribution dates).

Reporting basics: creating individual instructor reports; creating aggregate reports (such as Department- and Institution-level).

The learner will gain further knowledge on using institutional data to design and control the feedback process timing and behavior.

The learner will also be introduced to some of the most commonly-used report building features and functionalities to build reports visualizing the results of statistical analyses.

Section 3: Final Review. Create a complete practice project using all of the knowledge gained through the training. The learner will awarded the Blue Administrator Certificate upon the completion of all the elements required for a full feedback gathering process.

BAC Training Schedule – 2019/2020

Online Instructor-Led Sessions: Course Evaluations (CE)

Session Month AMERICAS

[Eastern Timezone]

APAC

[Australian Eastern Timezone]

EUROPE

[British Timezone]

MENA

[Arabic Timezone]

Session Status

JUNE 2019

Jun 18 – 20

(10:00AM – 3:30PM Australian Eastern)

Closed

JULY 2019

Jul 9 – 11

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Closed

AUGUST 2019

Aug 8 – 9

BAC camp @ BN GLOBAL*

Aug 27 – 29

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Closed

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sep 24 – 26

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Sep 10 – 12

(10:00AM – 3:30PM British)

Register

OCTOBER 2019

Oct 22 – 24

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Oct 8 – 10

(10:00AM – 3:30PM Australian Eastern)

Register

NOVEMBER 2019

Nov 12 – 14

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Nov 26 – 28

(10:00AM – 3:30PM Arabic)

Register

JANUARY 2020

Jan 14 – 16

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Register

FEBRUARY 2020

Feb 25 – 27

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Feb 4 – 6

(10:00AM – 3:30PM Arabic)

Register

     Self-Directed, At Your Own Pace (CE, Surveys, 360)

Start Date End Date Status
Any time Any time Register

 

       Instructor-Led, In-Person BAC Camps (Additional fees may apply)

Start Date End Date Status
Feb 12, 2019 Feb 13, 2019

BAC @ BN APAC

Closed

Aug 8, 2019 Aug 9, 2019

BAC @ BN GLOBAL

Closed

Fees & Terms

Online BAC Training Subscription (with access to Course Evaluations, Surveys, and 360)

  • For a holder of a time-valid online BAC training subscription: no additional fee.
  • For a non-holder of a time-valid online BAC training subscription: $2,850 USD per person for online BAC training. This fee includes:
    • One-year BAC training subscription with unlimited access to all online BAC training sessions (instructor-led and self-directed) during the subscription period, from the date of the participant’s registration.
    • Access to a Blue training sandbox during the one-year BAC training subscription period.
  • Note that online BAC training subscription doesn’t include onsite face-to-face BAC camps which may require additional fee.

DIG or BTA

  • Note: DIG and BTA training is self-directed and available only to those who have first completed the BAC training.
  • If you have not completed the BAC training, see the fees and terms of the online BAC training above.

A member of the Explorance account management team will aim to follow up with you to make sure everything is properly handled.

Make sure to be part of this engaging training opportunity!

 

Blue Certification Training Primary Contact:

Explorance Learning

Email: learning@explorance.com