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Blue Certification Training Camps at Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020

pin-marker In-person Training Camp | Chicago ILcalendar BAC July 30-31, 2020 | BEC August July 30-August 1, 2020 | BRMC July 30-August 1, 2020

By popular request, three specially designed instructor-led face-to-face Blue certification training camps will be held in conjunction with the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Conference – the Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) training camp, the Blue Expert Certification (BEC) training camp, and the Blue Report Master Certification (BRMC) training camp. Come a few days earlier and make the most of your conference experience by becoming Blue Certified.

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Blue Certification Training Camps at Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020

By popular request, three specially designed instructor-led face-to-face Blue certification training camps will be held in conjunction with the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Conference – the Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) training camp, the Blue Expert Certification (BEC) training camp, and the Blue Report Master Certification (BRMC) training camp.

BAC Training Camp Overview+

The Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) training camp at the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 conference is a part of a specially designed instructor-led, face-to-face BAC training program. This Blue Administrator Certification training is to be delivered in a blended format where face-to-face, hands-on training at the certification camp is combined with pre-camp self-directed learning activities. At the end of this hands-on BAC training camp, the camp participant will be at the certified Blue Administrator level, thus given the Blue Administrator Certification.For more information about the BAC training structure and agenda, please refer to the BAC Training Camp Agenda @ Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020.

Who Should Attend?

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.

BAC Training Camp Structure

To elevate your learning experience, this specially designed instructor-led training camp will be structured as follows:

  • Self-learning before the camp: This self-directed online introduction to Blue consists of 1 days’ worth of material that you can finish at your own pace. This self-directed learning is to familiarize yourself with Blue concepts, terms and features, along with practice exercises to introduce you to creating course evaluations in Blue. This session must be completed prior to the 2-day face-to-face camp, to ensure that you will be ready to fully participate in and complete the training camp with Blue Administrator Certification.
  • Camp: A 2-day instructor-led camp that offers the hands-on participation and training required to be certified a Blue Administrator, and thus you will receive your Blue Administrator Certification at the end of the camp.

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.
  • Access Advanced BAC Modules. With the completion of the certification training, you are well equipped to get trained on advanced Blue topics. As a time-valid BAC training subscription holder, you can access the Advanced BAC modules to get trained on advanced Blue features and functionalites such as Question Personalization and Relationship Demographics. Login in to Explorance LMS to access these advanced BAC Modules.
  • 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 Advanced BAC modules, Explorance Professional Services, Customer Support and Online Help are available to help you gain more knowledge and confidence in using Blue.

Fees and Terms

BAC Training Camp Registration Fee:

  • Explorance customer without a time-valid online BAC training subscription seat: $2,850 USD per participant
  • Explorance customer with a time-valid online BAC training subscription seat
    • Early bird (ending May 1, 2020): no additional fee
    • Regular: $1,425 USD per seat
  • Non-Explorance customer: $4,275 USD per seat

This fee includes:

  • One face-to-face BAC training camp (2 days)
  • Pre-camp self-directed online learning at your own pace (your access to the training server will be provided within a week prior to the BAC camp for your pre-camp online learning activities at your own face)
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the training

Training Registration Terms:

  • There are only 16 places available
  • Places are allocated on a “first-come, first-served basis”
  • Travel and lodging fees are not included in the training registration fee

 

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BRMC Training Camp Overview+

The Blue Report Master Certification (BRMC) Training Camp is a 3-day instructor-led in-person training workshop, intended to elevate your knowledge and skillset on Blue’s report building blocks and functionalities. With enhanced understanding of the reporting functions, you will be able to better analyze the data collected while understanding and visualizing what the data is revealing, in such a way that allows for improved data-driven, well-informed decision making for continuous improvement at your institution. Upon successful completion of the BRMC Training Camp, you will be awarded the Blue Report Master Certificate and therefore be certified a Blue Report Master. For more information about the BRMC training structure and agenda, please refer to the BRMC Training Camp Agenda @ Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020.

Who Should Attend?

This certification training is intended mainly for:

  • Data analysts or research analysts who are responsible for analyzing data collected through Blue to provide reports with the findings and insights, or
  • Blue administrators who are responsible for designing and delivering reports to their institutions.

Participants must have a basic knowledge of Blue and have been involved in a Blue project for a minimum of one term. Completion of the Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) training is recommended, prior to attending the BRMC training camp.

Learning Objectives and Key Benefits

By attending the Blue Report Master Certification Training Program, you will be able to:

  • Deepen your knowledge and understanding of Blue’s report building blocks and functionalities at a mastery level, enabling better analysis and interpretation of the data collected
  • Apply your enhanced Blue reporting skills to various institutional situations, developing more reports with actionable insights for data-driven informed decision making

The ability to apply the skills that a BRMC participant acquires during the certification camp to any situation is particularly important, as institutions “discover” their reporting needs over time for actionable insights.

The key benefits of attending the Blue Report Master Certification training include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acquire the mastery in using advanced report building blocks and functionalities through hands-on experience with building reports for various Higher Education use-cases (reports for instructors, reports for departments, reports for administrators, etc.)
  • Have exposure to various reporting needs to deliver actionable insights and learn how to best address the needs with other BRMC training participants through creative, critical, and problem-solving capabilities
  • Learn about the Blue features and functionalities on report administration, such as report access management and report delivery management through various channels such as LMS and email
  • In addition to becoming a master in Blue reporting, you will also meet other Blue Report Masters, expanding your network of like-minded cohorts for continual learning and sharing of best practices

Topics Covered

  • Blue report blocks and functionalities available to build reports: from basic to advanced
  • How to build and customize reports that deliver stories with actionable insights at various levels: instructor-level, departmental-level, program-level, etc.
  • Report administration such as on-going report access management and report delivery management via various channels, to effectively work with Blue Administrators and Blue Experts
  • Best practice tips for testing and troubleshooting

Fees and Terms

Registration Fees:

The BRMC registration fees are as follows:

  • Early Bird Price: $2,500 USD (ending May 1, 2020)
  • Regular Registration Price: $3,700 USD

This fee includes:

  • 3-day instructor-led, in-person training with the Blue reports hackathon
  • Blue Report Master Certificate upon successful completion of the BRMC camp
  • 1-hour online post-certification follow-up session with the trainer
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the training
  • Networking dinner

Registration Terms:

  • There are only 16 places available for each training camp
  • Places are allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served basis
  • Travel and lodging fees are not included in the registration cost

 

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BEC Training Camp Overview+

The Blue Expert Certification (BEC) training camp at Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 is designed to further develop your expertise and skills in using advanced Blue features so that you can implement any feedback process at varying degrees of complexity. Becoming a certified Blue Expert requires approximately 40 hours of your time. This Blue Expert Certification training is to be delivered in a blended format where face-to-face, hands-on training at the certification camp is combined with pre-camp self-directed learning activities. At the end of this hands-on BEC training camp, the camp participant will be at the certified Blue Expert level, thus given the Blue Expert Certification.

  • Self-directed learning module before the camp: this self-directed online review activity consists of approximately 15 hours of materials that a BEC camp participant is expected to review and complete before the camp. You can complete this self-directed module at your own pace. This self-directed module is designed to allow you to learn/review key Blue concepts that certified Blue Administrators are expected to be familiar with such as Question Personalization, Subject View Management, and relational demographics, along with practice exercises to apply these concepts in creating a Blue project. This self-direct module must be completed prior to the in-person camp, to ensure that you will be ready to fully participate in and complete the training camp with Blue Expert Certification. The instructor will work with you to plan and finish the self-directed module before the in-person camp.
  • In-person camp: this in-person camp consists of approximately 24 hours of learning activities, including a certification activity. It offers hands-on participation and training required to be certified as a Blue Expert. Upon finishing the certification activity at the end of the camp, you will receive your Blue Expert Certification.

For more information about the BEC training structure and agenda, please refer to the BEC Training Camp Agenda @ Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020.

Who Should Attend?

This certification training program is intended for:

  • Certified Blue Administrators with experience in implementing a Blue project autonomously at least in one evaluation or survey cycle, or
  • Those with an equivalent level of Blue knowledge and experience

Becoming Certified

The Blue Expert Certification (BEC) training camp is designed to further develop your Blue expertise and skills, by teaching you how to:

  • Implement an advanced level of end-to-end automation of your feedback processes
  • Merge cross-listed courses to enable unified report building
  • Implement dynamic report distribution to support your decision makers, as personnel changes
  • Gain greater autonomy in the use of Blue and its companion modules and products to administer any feedback process
  • Optimize your Blue implementation to best address your own institution’s needs
  • Experience how your expert knowledge and skills in using advanced Blue features and functionalities can help your institution and be a sought-after Blue Expert in your institution and by your colleagues!

Upon finishing the certification camp, a Blue Expert Certificate is issued to you!

Key Benefits and Learning Outcomes

With the completion of the Blue Expert Certification training camp, a training participant will be able to:

  • Acquire expert knowledge and skills in using advanced Blue concepts and functionalities to further automate feedback processes (course evaluations, institutional surveys, and 360 evaluations), end to end, in order to provide a greater level of autonomy to end users and distribute reports with actionable insights to decision-makers
  • Learn how DST (Data Sync Tool), DIG (Data Integrity Gateway), BPI (Blue Portal Integrator), and BTA (Blue Text Analytics) can be used with Blue to further realize its value in your environments
  • Find solutions to current challenges and opportunities that you are facing in your institutions, by discussing them with the instructor and other experienced Blue users in your BEC training cohort
  • Be part of the Blue Expert community, and have access to Blue BETA functionality in a shared sandbox environment
  • Have the access to the training sandbox use for one year post the BEC training camp, which gives you access to the latest Blue releases and all modules regardless of your product licenses, as well as the ability to upload your own data for testing prior to implementing these releases in your own institution

Fees and Terms

BEC Training Camp Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird Price: $3,450 USD (ending May 1, 2020)
  • Regular Registration Price: $4,950 USD 

This fee includes:

  • 15 hours of self-directed learning module and 24 hours of in-person training camp
  • Access to the learning sandbox to review and practice at your own pace (pre-camp and post-camp)
  • 1-hour post certification session with the instructor
  • Blue Expert Certificate upon successful completion of the certification training camp
  • Breakfast, refreshments, and lunch throughout the training
  • Networking dinner

Training Registration Terms:

  • There are only 16 places available
  • Places are allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’
  • Travel and lodging fees are not included in the registration fee

 

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Blue Certification @ Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Contact

Email: learning@explorance.com

Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 Contact

Email: BNG2020@explorance.com