You are warmly invited to join us at the largest and friendliest Blackboard Users Conference in the world. This is number 20 so we are planning something very special.
Delegates will share their experience of using Blackboard Learn from the perspectives of the learner, the lecturer and those who support it.
Why not start 2020 at #durbbu?
We have deliberately selected a theme you can interpret in one of two ways.
It can be a call to share your experience of making learning more inclusive, accessible to more people. We have seen a change in legislation in the UK - how have you responded, what have been the challenges and the triumphs?
Alternatively, you can treat it as permission to give the back-story, what is online learning at your institution really like?
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.
The best presentations in this track are those supported by evidence, not just anecdote.
There's always space for technical articles. Share your latest building block and Rest API triumphs. Wave the flag for LTI. Inspire us with your custom styling of Learn. Talk us through your best sys admin tips. Show us how you've beaten the integration process into submission.
You're doing great things every day. Share them...
The chance to see how others are using the tools in Blackboard to solve Teaching and Learning issues. Every year we come away with ideas on how we can improve practice.
Excellent presentations and workshops that covered many relevant topics. I found all of the ones that I attended to be honest, approachable, and often inspiring.
Best things? Quality and honesty of presentations. Community feeling, genuine interest and positive contribution by Blackboard and other companies
Excellent organisation, highly relevant content, fantastic location but perhaps above all, by far the most welcoming conference I attend each year. Can I also add that the food at all venues, particularly the conference diner, was outstanding.
Good size and amount of people - it was manageable and allowed for networking with lots of people. Networking was important and lots of friendly people sharing their experiences. Sessions were interesting and varied - good lengths. Theme was spot on and easy to understand.
A good range of speakers and topics of discussion once again; a great chance to catch up with friends and colleages; and a superb dinner in what has to be the most amazing location possible. Bb Durham is the highlight of each year.
#durbbu supports the charity soap4all who provide toiletries for people who are homeless.
During the event there will be the opportunity for you to donate unopened shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and ear buds.
OK, that might be stretching the truth a little bit, but come and experience the new Teaching & Learning Centre for yourself