Sessions available for 2020, 2021

EAS Online Blue Administrator Certification Trainings

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Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) Training available via Explorance Academy Subscription (EAS) is the first level of Blue certification for all users who will be implementing Blue to manage feedback processes, such as course evaluations (CE) in HE institutions, learning evaluations in L&D organizations, institutional surveys such as exit surveys, and 360 reviews, in their Institutions. The participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of Blue, and trained on Blue’s foundational features and functionalities.

Register for EAS Blue, DIG, BTA and/or BlueX Admin training

EAS Blue Admin Certification Training Overview

The Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) Training available via Explorance Academy Subscription (EAS) is the foundation of your learning path to becoming proficient with using Blue. In this modularized training program, a certification 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 organizations.

Who Should Take Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) Training?

This EAS Blue Administrator Certification training 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 and want to strengthen Blue foundational knowledge, or
  • Those who wish to refresh 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.

EAS Online BAC Training Delivery Modes

EAS online Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) trainings are available in two (2) different delivery modes, to accommodate training subscribers’ different learning styles and time availability. During the Explorance Academy Subscription period, training subscribers will be assigned to the EAS training seats with their unique login credentials, and can take as many online BAC training sessions as needed in any of the following 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).
      • The final module is a certification activity to build a project consisting of all required elements for a complete feedback process using Blue. The Blue Administrator Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this certification activity.
    • There are 16 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 Activity
      • The final module is a certification activity to build a project consisting of all required elements for a complete feedback process using Blue. The Blue Administrator Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this certification activity.

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.
  • Exercises and Certification Project: Throughout the training, the training participants may be asked to complete multiple sets of exercises, in addition to the certification activity, 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 Topics Covered & Learning Objectives

An annual Explorance Academy Subscription provides one EAS training seat that gives you unlimited access to online Blue Administrator Certification trainings for Blue Course Evaluations (CE) in academic institutions, Blue Learning Evaluations (LE) in L&D organizations, Blue Surveys and Blue 360 (meaning you can register for these BAC trainings as many times as you need/want) during the Explorance Academy Subscription period.

Specific topics and learning objectives covered are: +

Blue Course Evaluations (CE) for Academic Institutions
  • Work with datasources and Blue’s project definitions for course evaluations
  • Create, publish, and monitor course evaluation projects
  • Build course evaluations (questionnaires) that will gather feedback data from your students
  • Automate tasks for your course evaluation projects
  • Build, manage, and automatically distribute course evaluation reports to stakeholders
Blue Learning Evaluations (CE) for Corporate Universities and L&D Organizations
  • Work with datasources and Blue’s project definitions for learning evaluations
  • Create, publish, and monitor learning evaluation projects
  • Build learing evaluations (questionnaires) that will gather learners’ feedback data
  • Automate tasks for your learning evaluation projects
  • Build, manage, and automatically distribute learning evaluation reports to stakeholders
Blue 360
  • Work with datasources and Blue’s projects definitions for 360 reviews
  • Set up various 360-degree feedback projects in Blue based on project criteria, such as rater audience, demographics, and project duration
  • Build online questionnaires that will gather the expected feedback from your rater audience(s)
  • Automate tasks for your 360-degree feedback programs
  • Build, manage, and distribute 360-degree feedback reports
Blue Surveys
  • Create, publish, and monitor organizational surveys in Blue
  • Use Simplified Surveys or Typical Surveys, based on survey criteria and goals
  • Build online questionnaires that gather the required data from the survey population
  • Automate tasks for your survey projects
  • Build, manage, and distribute survey reports

 

EAS Blue Administrator Certification Training Structure

The following is a common structure of EAS Blue Administrator certification trainings.+

Topics Covered Brief 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 of the Certification Activity. 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.

 

Key Benefits and Learning Outcomes

The key benefits of achieving a foundational Blue Administrator Certification with EAS include, but are not limited 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 distributing reports.
  • Identify ways in which Blue can be used to provide automation, autonomy, and insight into your organizational feedback processes such as course evaluations, learning evaluations, 360-degree feedback programs, and employee experience surveys.
  • More effectively communicate with your stakeholders and Explorance experts about your Blue solutions, as you apply your learning to implement Blue in your organization.
  • Access Advanced EAS’s Blue Admin Training Modules. With the completion of the certification training, you are well equipped to get trained on advanced Blue topics. As a time-valid EAS training subscription holder, you can access these Advanced Blue Admin training modules to get trained on advanced Blue features and functionalities such as Question Personalization and Relationship Demographics. Log in to Explorance LMS to access these advanced BAC Modules.
  • Effectively utilize various learning resources such as Blue online help user guides and learning webinars to further your knowledge about Blue.
  • Participate in Blue Administrator community to share and discuss topics with your Blue-certified colleagues to further your knowledge and proficiency with Blue, with the aim of expanding the Blue knowledge and experience with your training cohorts as you apply the knowledge you gained from the training at work.
  • Access any of EAS training components anytime during your EAS subscription period.
  • Register for advanced level Blue certification trainings to get certified at a master and/or expert level, as you acquire experience by applying your learning and implementing Blue in your organization.

By successfully completing foundational EAS Blue Administrator Certifications, you’ve accomplished the most important foundational key milestone in the first phase of your Blue learning journey. Resources like Online Help, Advanced Certification Trainings, Explorance Professional Services, Consulting Services, Customer Success, and Customer Support are available to help you continue to acquire more knowledge and confidence in using Blue.

EAS Online BAC Training Schedules: 2020-2021

Self-Directed, At Your Own Pace: Blue CE, Blue LE, Blue 360, Blue Surveys

   Trainee roles, Instructor Roles, Tips to complete a BAC training in a self-directed mode+

Start Date End Date Register
Start at any time End any time Register for self-directed training

 

Trainees’ roles Trainers’ roles Tips
  • Develop a learning contract with yourself, as you self-assess your self-learning style and plan time commitment
  • Monitor your learning process
  • Take initiative for all stages of the learning process — be self-motivated
  • Consult with your trainer as required.
  • Build a co-operative learning environment
  • Help to motivate and direct the trainees’ learning experience
  • Be available for learning consultations as appropriate during the learning process
  • Serve as an advisor rather than a formal instructor
  • Those who set aside a certain amount of time in advance to self-learn (such as 2-3 hours a day till the completion) tend to finish the certification training successfully.

 

Online Instructor-Led Sessions: Blue Course Evaluations(CE)

Schedule for the rest of 2020 and 2021+

(Light Blue Cells: In-person face-to-face Training Camps, Additional Fees May Apply)

Session Month AMERICAS [Eastern Timezone] APAC [Australian Eastern Timezone] EUROPE/ AFRICA / Middle East [British Timezone] Session Status

NOVEMBER 2020

Nov 3 – 5

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Closed

Nov 10 -12

(10:00AM – 3:30PM AE)

Closed

Closed

JANUARY 2021

Jan 12 – 14

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

January 19 – 21

(10:00AM – 3:30PM AE)

Jan 26 – 28

(10:00AM – 3:30PM British)

Register

FEBRUARY 2021

Feb 23 – 25

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Register

MARCH 2021

Mar 16 – 18

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Register

APRIL 2021

Apr 20 – 22

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Apr 13 – 15

(10:00AM – 3:30PM AE)

Apr 6 – 8

(10:00AM – 3:30PM British)

Register

MAY 2021

May 25 – 27

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Register

JUNE 2021

June 22 – 24

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

June 15 – 17

(10:00AM – 3:30PM AE)

Register

JULY 2021

July 30 – 31 (Camp @ BNG 2021)

(9:00AM – 5:00PM ET)

July 6 – 8

(10:00AM – 3:30PM British)

Register

AUGUST 2021

August 24 – 26

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

August 17 – 19

(10:00AM – 3:30PM AE)

Register

SEPTEMBER 2021

Sep 21 – 23

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Register

OCTOBER 2021

Oct 19 – 21

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Oct 26 – 28

(10:00AM – 3:30PM AE)

Oct 12 – 14

(10:00AM – 3:30PM British)

Register

November 2021

Nov 9 – 11

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Nov 23 – 25

(10:00AM – 3:30PM AE)

Register

December 2021

Dec 7 – 9

(11:00AM – 4:30PM ET)

Register

Online Instructor-Led Sessions: Blue 360 and Blue Surveys

Check out sessions and register!+

Session Month Blue Admin Certification for 360

(Eastern Timezone)

Blue Admin Certification for 360

(Aust. Eastern Timezone)

Blue Admin Certification for Surveys

(Eastern Timezone)

Session Status

NOVEMBER 2020

Nov 17 – 18

(11:00AM – 4:00PM ET)

Closed

DECEMBER 2020

NA

JANUARY 2021

Jan 26 – 27

(11:00AM – 4:00PM ET)

Jan 14

(11:00AM – 5:00PM ET)

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FEBRUARY 2021

Feb 23 – 24

(11:00AM – 4:00PM ET)

Register

March 2021

Mar 16 – 17

(11:00AM – 4:00PM ET)

Register

April 2021

Apr 21 – 22

(11:00AM – 4:00PM AET)

Apr 20

(11:00AM – 5:00PM ET)

Register

May 2021

May 25 – 26

(11:00AM – 4:00PM ET)

Register

June 2021

June 22 – 23

(11:00AM – 4:00PM AET)

Register

July 2021

July 7

(11:00AM – 5:00PM ET)

Register

AUGUST 2021

Aug 24 – 25

(11:00AM – 4:00PM ET)

Closed

SEPTEMBER 2021

Sep 28 – 29

(11:00AM – 4:00PM ET)

Register

OCTOBER 2021

Oct 5 – 6

(11:00AM – 4:00PM AET)

Oct 19

(11:00AM – 5:00PM ET)

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NOVEMBER 2021

Nov 16 – 17

(11:00AM – 4:00PM ET)

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DECEMBER 2021

Dec 7 – 8

(11:00AM – 4:00PM AET)

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Prerequisite for DIG and BTA Training

DIG and BTA training is self-directed, and available only to those who have first completed the EAS-Blue CE or LE certification training.

  • If you have not completed the EAS-Blue CE or LE certification training, check the schedules above to register.
  • A member of the Explorance account management team will aim to follow up with you to make sure everything is properly handled.

Fees and Terms

  • For a holder of a time-valid Explorance Academy Subscription seat: no additional fee.
  • For a non-holder of a time-valid Explorance Academy Subscription seat: $2,850 USD per person for one year. This fee includes an EAS training seat that gives unlimited access during the one-year subscription period to:
    • All EAS certification trainings (instructor-led and self-directed)
    • The Explorance Academy LMS
    • The Explorance Academy training server

Note:

  • An EAS training seat is dedicated to one person and can only be transferred to another person during the subscription period if the original subscriber leaves an institution or changes roles and thus no longer works on Blue.
  • An Explorance Academy Subscription does not include onsite face-to-face certification training camps or an advanced-level certification trainings at the master and/or expert level, which may require an additional fee.

Make sure to be part of this engaging training opportunity!

 

Blue Certification Training Primary Contact:

Explorance Academy

Email: learning@explorance.com