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Schedule of Blaise 5 Training sessions for Monday, March 30, 2020.


The focus of these sessions is knowledge transfer, not workshops/courses. There is no need to bring your device.
The color coding reflects the general level of the presentation for use by attendees.
Attendees can select either session to attend during each of the time slots.

TimeTitlePresenterTitlePresenter
9:00am - 9:45amManiplusTeam Blaise Performance TestingTeam Blaise
9:45am - 10:30amAppsTeam BlaiseSecurityTeam Blaise
10:30am - 10:45am
BREAK
​10:45am - 11:30amCATITeam BlaiseAPITeam Blaise
​11:30am - 12:15pmCustom MVC appsTeam Blaise
12:15pm - 1:15pmLUNCH
​1:15pm - 2:00pmLayoutTeam BlaiseAdd-insTeam Blaise
2:00pm - 2:45pmDeploymentTeam BlaiseMultimodeTeam Blaise
2:45pm - 3:00pmBREAK
​3:00pm - 3:45pmTips & TricksTeam Blaise
3:45pm - 4:30pmNew FeaturesTeam Blaise

Levels

​Level 1​Basic​Assumes some knowledge of Blaise 5.
​Level 2​Advanced​Assumes knowledge of Blaise 5, C# and/or JavaScript.

Information about the sessions

Maniplus
In this session we’ll show you how to use Manipula Dialogs (Maniplus). Topics include conversion of existing Blaise 4 Maniplus scripts, and designing a Blaise 5 Maniplus script from scratch.

Apps
In this session we will have a look at the Dep-, Android and iOS apps. Although the apps can run in questionnaires in several different modes, their main purpose is to be able to conduct surveys in an offline environment. To do this, the Blaise 5 apps have the ability to download and install surveys on a device/laptop/desktop computer. Once a survey is installed on the device, you can run it completely offline. The apps have functionality to download cases for particular interviewers and to upload data of completed cases to the server when a connection to the internet is available.

A case study demonstrates what you’ll have to do to run a survey offline in the apps and walks you through the most important functions of the apps, among others how interviewers can be assigned to particular cases.

We will also explain the functionality of the Maniplus program CMA, a case management application for CAPI surveys.

Performance Testing
In this session, we’ll show you how to set up a testing environment to determine how many concurrent users your questionnaire can handle.

Security
In this session we'll talk about the things you need to consider when tightening up the locks and chains around your system. We will discuss security patches and how to implement an HTTP module.

CATI
In this session we’ll talk about the newest features in CATI, and explain how you can set up CATI in your organization. The new Multi-Scheduler functionality and the new appointment control will be part of this session.

API
In this session, we will give an overview of the new APIs in Blaise

Custom MVC Apps
In this session we’ll show the basic framework for a custom MVC DEP application. After that, we will show how to build custom controls.

Layout
In this session, we’ll show you how you can use a Resource Database that uses your house style to tweak your survey to its specific needs.

Deployment
In this session, we will explain the functionality of the Server Manager, and show how to handle installation and updates of surveys

Add-ins
In this session we’ll show you how to set up add-ins in the Blaise Control Centre.

Multimode
In this session we’ll show you how to set up a multimode survey. We’ll focus on a CAWI/CATI setup.

Tips & Tricks
In this session we’ll show you some tips & tricks for the Blaise system. We will show, among others, how to use Genymotion to develop mobile questionnaires and how to use record filter optimizations.

New Features
In this session, we’ll show you an overview of the new features in Blaise 5.


Preconference_Training.pdf