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.
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 so that you can implement projects in Blue, including:
- 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’s 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
|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.