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TICKED OFF: TOWARDS BETTER ASSESSMENT & FEEDBACK

The 17th Annual Durham Blackboard Users' Conference
Pre-conference Workshops: 4th January  |  Main Conference: 5th & 6th January 2017

This long-standing e-Learning event, now in its 17th year, regularly attracts over 120 delegates. The audience is a mix of repeat attendees and first time visitors: learning technologists, librarians, lecturers, administrators and even the odd manager. It is a great networking opportunity at a low price.

This is an independent conference organised by the Blackboard user community for the user community. Whilst we welcome the involvement and support of Blackboard and other companies who sponsor the conference, they have no influence on the conference theme, the programme or the content. All presentations are peer-reviewed by UK users. Delegates are free to offer constructive praise or criticism of any product as they see fit.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The call for papers is open!

We welcome papers on any topic that you think will interest delegates. As well as papers on the conference theme (assessment and feedback) feel free to submit papers about any novel eLearning development, technical tips and tricks for Blackboard system administrators, etc. There are a range of formats and session lengths - full details are on the form.

FEEDBACK FROM LAST YEAR

  • Excellent workshops with institutional context and understanding, highlighting how Blackboard is being used across the sector and what can be learnt from it. Lots of opportunities to meet with other delegates and ask questions / swap information.

  • The conference is also extremely valuable to make connections within the sector and learn about difference TEL practice. Each year I meet a few more people and this means I learn heaps and take way lots of valuable information that can be employed in my institution.

  • Unlike the more 'corporate' conferences, which only seem to promote the benefits of a particular product, it was particularly refreshing talking to other user's and learning about both their successes and failures. Which should not ignore the learning opportunities that can originate from so-called 'failures'!

  • Best feature about the conference has to be the very open, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that encapsulates Bb Durham.


    Definitely the highlight of the year.

  • Supportive atmosphere, opportunities to meet with colleague at other institutions and share practice. Good mix of presentations specific to Blackboard together with more general ones on other TEL tools etc. 

  • Great array of workshops and sessions from institutions all over the country. Perfect opportunity to hear about and discuss some of the scenarios, issues and activities that other institutions have.

  • As someone relatively new to the field it was a very positive opportunity to network with colleagues, an inspiring start to the new semester.

  • Like a good festival, if booking was open now... I would sign up! Thank you to all the Durham Team you are awesome.

  • This is genuinely the most useful conference for a Blackboard user as it is honest, informative, and reciprocal.

SECURE YOUR PLACE

We offer a range of pricing options outlined below. Presenters don't get a discount - instead they are entered into a prize draw. Register early as numbers are strictly limited.
Registration is now open.

EARLY BIRD RATE

£140
per person
  • Ends 4th November
  • incl. Pre-conference workshops
  • Full Conference Access
  • Evening Dinner

STANDARD RATE

£160
per person
  • Ends 16th December
  • incl. Pre-conference workshops
  • Full Conference Access
  • Evening Dinner

LAST MINUTE

£180
per person
  • Dependent on Availability
  • incl. Pre-conference workshops
  • Full Conference Access
  • Evening Dinner

WORKSHOPS ONLY

£40
per person
  • Available until 16th December
  • or until workshops are full
  • Pre-conference workshops
     No conference access.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

These run on the afternoon of Wednesday the 4th of January - the day before the main conference
Attendance is free for all delegates registered for the conference, or you can pay just to attend the workshops

MOBILE

Join fellow users of Blackboard's mobile apps (Mobile Learn, Bb Student and Bb Grader)at this annual meeting of the UK Blackboard Mobile Users Group.

TURNING POINT

Learn more about ResponseWare, Turning Technologies' virtual solution suitable for any web-enabled device and how to deploy this technology across your institution.

THE LTI LIFECYCLE

Stephen Vickers and Simon Booth will show you how to configure and manage external tools connected using LTI and questions to ask suppliers supporting this standard. 

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Durham University
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2017 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

eXplorance
PebblePad
Turning Technologies
Turnitin
Urkund

CASTLE TOUR

For the princely sum of £4.00 you can get yourself a tour of the Castle
Tour tickets will be available at the conference registration desk
All proceeds to duck - Durham University Charity Committee

CONFERENCE & WORKSHOPS
Durham Business School
Mill Hill Lane
Durham
DH1 3LB

CONFERENCE DINNER
University College
The Castle
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RW

DATES


  • PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
  • Wednesday 4th January 2017


MAIN CONFERENCE
Thurday 5th January 2017
Friday 6th January 2017

CONFERENCE DINNER
Thursday 5th January 2017

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This conference is organised by members of the
Learning Technologies Team at Durham University

CONTACT
Email: julie.mulvey@durham.ac.uk
Phone: 0191 334 2781

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