You are warmly invited to join this, the largest Blackboard Users Conference in the world - where participants will be sharing their experience of using Blackboard Learn from the perspectives of the learner, the lecturer and those who support it.
The conference theme was suggested by last year's delegates. Use it to think about the experience of students and staff (of all types) when using TEL. If technology helps, can you pinpoint why? If it hinders, what is the problem? If it is downright ugly and needs a spotlight shined on it to get vendor attention, bring it on. If your e-Learning is more Spaghetti than Western, now is the time to work out why!
If you have something you want to share but you don't think it is best presented by shoe-horning it into this year's theme despair not. We always welcome papers about innovate approaches, effective techniques and general lessons learned. That's what this track is all about.
There's always space for technical articles. Share your latest building block and Rest API triumphs. Inspire us with your custom styling of Learn. Talk us through your best sys admin tips. Wow us with your wrangling of the snapshot process.
Great keynotes! The variety of Presentations was brilliant. I have taken so much away to share with my team.
As ever, the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with colleagues from other institutions, alongside a selection of stimulating presentations.
I've been away for a few years so it was nice to come back and be re-energised by the enthusiasm and commitment of the conference participants.
Generally a good litmus test of where we are as an institution.
Meeting other Blackboard users and listening presentations by users rather than by businesses trying to sell something.
The conference dinner was also great, what a venue and really, really well run.