I purchased Bluebeam University. How do I start taking courses?
When your order is processed, you will receive a welcome email with the subject line “Welcome to Bluebeam University.” It will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will give you a link to log in and set your password before you can get into your Profile and begin taking courses.
If you purchased Bluebeam University from the shopping cart, you will receive an email shortly after purchasing to get instant access.
You can also purchase Bluebeam University when you purchase seats of software from our website. This method does not give you instant access. We’ll need to manually process the order, which can take up to two business days. If you made a purchase and cannot find the welcome email from Bluebeam University, check your spam folder. If you still do not see it, please contact email@example.com and we’ll investigate for you.
You access courses from your profile, which you can find in the top right menu when you are logged into Bluebeam University. You can also log in to courses directly from the home page if you are enrolled in them.
I’ve already received my welcome email and set up my password for Bluebeam University, but I forgot the URL.
You can go to bluebeamuniversity.com and click on Sign in in the top right corner.
What do I get when I purchase Bluebeam University?
You get one year’s access to the package you purchased. If you are a new user and just want to get your feet wet, you might just need our eight-hour foundational course, Bluebeam Basics. If you want to learn more about using Revu in more advanced workflows, you’ll want our Power Package. This includes all the courses currently available through Bluebeam University.
Do I need Revu to take courses at Bluebeam University?
Technically, no, but we highly recommend it. All the coursework at Bluebeam University is completed via a web-based interface. There are interactive software simulations built into the web interface where you can try out features in Revu. However, we also have a number of downloadable exercises you need Revu to complete.
I only need one of the courses in the Power Pack. Can I purchase it separately?
The only course we sell separately is the Basics. We hear most of our users find value in the bundled Power Pack to deepen their knowledge of Revu.
Do I get a completion certificate when I complete a course?
Yes. You should see it on your Profile once you have completed a course.
I purchased a license for Revu. Does Bluebeam University come with it?
No, Bluebeam University is a separate purchase from the software. You can purchase Bluebeam University subscriptions here.
Can I use Bluebeam University on a Mac?
Technically, yes, as the course experience is in a web-based application. However, our courses currently only cover Revu for Windows, so what you are learning may not be applicable on Revu for Mac. We hope to have a Revu for Mac course available in the future.
Can I use Bluebeam University on an iPad?
Yes, you could watch the course on an iPad. However, you’d want a full version of Revu to do the downloadable exercises. Some customers with iPads like to watch video tutorials on the iPad and follow along on their Windows laptop using the full version of Revu.
What actions do I need to take for the course to show as completed?
You need to click through each lesson of the course and pass the final test at the end of the course. Once you pass, you will be able to download your completion certificate. If you do not pass, then you will be able to retake the test.
How do I get the new courses that come out in the Power Pack?
Once the course is released, it will show up in your Profile automatically. If you have questions that were not answered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions that were not answered here, please email email@example.com or visit the Bluebeam University Page.
What is the best way to get my team trained?
There is no one best way, as every group is different. Our training team can advise you on which training option will suit your situation best.
The most important thing you can do is to make sure your group is enthusiastic about learning Revu; you have to get their buy-in first. If your group does not know what Revu is or why they need to learn it, there is only so much they can learn in our time together. Making sure they understand why you’ve chosen to put them through this training will make a big difference.
Also, if they are new users, they should have spent some time (as much as possible) playing with the software. The more familiar they are with Revu before the training, the more information they will retain. If you need advanced training, you should make sure your group has already completed Basics training or has comparable hands-on experience with Revu.
How many people can be trained in an instructor-led web training?
You can have up to 100 people in a web training. They can log in from anywhere as long as they have internet access. Due to the size of the class, everyone is muted throughout the training. You can ask questions via a chat panel, and at the end the instructor will unmute people for Q&A time.
How many people can be trained in an instructor-led onsite training?
We recommend no more than 20 people per one trainer. After leading hundreds of trainings, we’ve found that 20 is the highest number of students for a productive on-site session. If you add more students, the quality of the learning experience goes down for everyone.
What training materials do I get after the training?
All training attendees will receive a copy of our training manual after their session. This is a 400+ page hyperlinked manual that covers detailed how-to steps for topics that are covered in a Basics training. Additionally, it has sections for Document Control, Collaboration, and Measurements and Takeoffs. Customers who purchase a web training course or custom web training will receive a recording as well.
How long does it take to organize an on-site training?
For on-site trainings, we schedule about 8–10 weeks out depending on availability. We go through a detailed and robust preparation process that includes pre-training surveys to understand the current level of knowledge for each person and their individual interests. Next, we have a discovery call to talk in-depth about your current workflows and what you want to get out of the training. The best person to have on this call would be the point of contact for the training, as well as the most experienced Revu user in your group. This will allow us to gather detailed workflow information so the training can be tailored for you. The Bluebeam trainer will be on this call and will translate this information into a custom agenda.
How quickly can I get a web course scheduled?
It depends on trainer availability, but generally we can schedule web courses within 3–4 weeks. The more flexibility you have with date and time, the quicker we can get you scheduled.
How interactive are your instructor-led trainings?
If you want a highly interactive training, our on-site trainings are the way to go. These are set up as traditional classroom-style trainings. Since we are often spending a whole day together, we have the time to incorporate hands-on learning exercises to better integrate the information. Typically the trainer will first show how a particular process is done, and then the attendees will try it out on their own computers. The trainer will be walking the room and available to help anyone who needs extra assistance.
If you have questions that were not answered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.